The schooner "MARIA" off Liverpool, UK & our founder, Mr. JOHN HOLT (1841-1915)
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Based in modern Liverpool City offices (the UK), John Holt & Co (Liverpool) Ltd carries on the business first started by John Holt in 1897.

The companies principal operations are in the UK and Nigeria and has trading partnerships worldwide; including Russia, Japan, Middle East and Africa.

The Schooner "MARIA"
(pict. 1912)
First 65 ton schooner, which was purchased in 1868 by Jonathan Holt, enabled John Holt to begin to establish trading posts in West Africa

John Holt & Co (Liverpool) Ltd is a major international trading, procurement and finance operation with a consolidated turnover exceeding US$100m.

John Holt & Co (Liverpool) Ltd is the majority shareholder (52%) in John Holt Plc, Nigeria.

John Holt's headquarters in Liverpool manages 3 UK-based lines of procurement and trading activity:

  1. Finance, purchase and shipment of products to its Nigerian subsidiary John Holt Plc.
  2. Trading and finance of goods to companies and private organisations worldwide.
  3. General trading to Government and International aid financed tender business worldwide.

Teams of specialist buyers are able to call on many years of experience in world markets to source and supply various goods and services for our diverse customer base.

Current markets include - Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Russia, Libya and Far East.

(pict. 1912)
Jonathan Holt SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 1,522 tons built in 1910 by William Hamilton & Co, Port Glasgow for John Holt & Co. (Liverpool) Ltd. She was powered by a triple expansion steam engine 3 cylinder.

John Holt's experience has been built up over 130 years, during which time it has established distribution channels for a wide range of goods, a reputation for reliable service and its own brand name for a variety of consumer and industrial products.

Below we give an indication of some of the merchandise handled. However this list is not exhaustive and you should still contact us if the products you require are not mentioned:

  • Vehicles incl Buses, Trucks, 4x4 Pickups/Station Wagons etc., Passenger Cars, Specialist Conversions e.g. Ambulances, Mobile Workshops;
  • Fire engines and all types of Fire Fighting Equipment;
  • Motorcycles and Bicycles;
  • Fishing / Patrol Boats, Hovercraft, Outboard Motors, Marine diesel engines;
  • Agricultural Machinery, incl. Tractors, Implements, Irrigation equipment and Pumps;
  • Earthmoving Equipment incl. Bulldozers, Loaders, Graders. Equipment for Construction, Compaction, Road Maintenance and Mining;
  • Generators up to 2MVA as standard and above if required;
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment;
  • Printing and Reprographic Equipment;
  • Electrical Plant & Equipment;
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Equipment;
  • Domestic Appliances, such as Gas cookers, Televisions, Audio, Fridges, Aircon, etc;
  • Audio Visual and Office Equipment;
  • Spare parts for all of the above;
  • Commodities;
  • Paper and Board;
  • Pharmaceuticals and all types of Medical Equipment;
  • Building Materials;
  • Industrial Raw Materials and Chemicals.