Holding may refer to a Holding company, a company that owns stock in other companies.
In the industrial or industry context, "holding" refers to the storage of goods, materials, or inventory in a temporary or intermediate location, usually in a warehouse or storage facility. Some examples of holdings in the industrial context include:
- Raw Materials: such as metals, plastics, and wood, which are stored before being processed into finished products
- Finished Products: such as cars, consumer goods, and electronics, which are stored before being shipped to customers or distributors
- Inventory: such as spare parts, tools, and supplies, which are stored for later use in manufacturing, maintenance, or repair operations
- Agricultural Products: such as grain, fruit, and vegetables, which are stored before being transported to markets or processors
- Hazardous Materials: such as chemicals, fuels, and explosives, which are stored in special facilities to ensure safety and comply with regulations
- Construction Equipment: such as cranes, bulldozers, and excavators, which are stored when not in use at construction sites.