Houlder works with government, international navies, prime contractors and subcontractors on all forms of floating assets including design, supply and maintenance of critical equipment. All work is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standard as well as relevant military codes and regulations.


Houlder is a UK Ministry of Defence approved supplier of technical support solutions, these include:

  • Consultancy Projects
  • Equipment Design and Supply
  • Requirements and Option Analysis
  • Through Life Support
  • Safety Management


Equipment includes:

  • Heave compensated 3.5t rescue boat davits across the RN Type 23 and 26 Frigate fleet.
  • Ammunition handling cranes and monorail hoists aboard HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark
  • Submarine munitions winches and handling systems


Houlder also acts as prime contractor for maintenance, upgrade and refurbishment of non-OEM military equipment. Typically, Houlder acts a maintainer when the item is out of warranty or the original manufacturer no longer provides service. In this capacity, Houlder has deployed teams of engineers globally, including into theatre, to support mission critical equipment.

Houlder’s defence team is made up of former RN personnel with long proven track records of Service. The company maintains security cleared personnel and its IT systems are approved by the Cyber Essentials security standard. Houlder is also accredited by the JOSCAR defence industry procurement system.



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