Holtkötter was founded by Schlossermeister Franz Holtk√∂tter in 1964 in the town of Bad Waldliesborn located in the heart of Westphalia, Germany. Since that time and under his guidance, we have produced lighting fixtures and lamps using true manu-facturing methods that are steeped in the German "Handwerkstradition" (Craft tradition).

Over time the company grew to encompass three locations. The toolmaking, milling, stamping, and the various finishing departments are still located in Bad Waldliesborn, while the lacquering, assembly, packing and shipping departments are located in the neighboring town of Liesborn.

United States

Holtkoetter USA is now the headquarters for the 120 Volt market. First established in 1983 as Holtkoetter International, Inc. in Saint Paul, MN, and expanded in South Saint Paul, MN in 1995 and 2005, the assembly, distribution, customer service and sales departments are now located in one facility in South St. Paul, MN. New ownership and management of the business came about in 2014, with the intention to carry on the main purpose behind Holtkoetter: to produce high-quality, energy-efficient, luxurious, ever-evolving and technologically advanced lighting.