Tholin-Audio are...

…an innovative organisation with branches in Germany, Hong Kong and China that designs, produces and sells high quality music equipment that should be affordable by everyone.

All our Hi-Fi products are designed by our German CEO and his team in Shanghai and produced in our OEM plant in southern China. The fact that design is done in Shanghai allows for efficient and direct communication with the people who eventually handle the manufacturing. This allows for fast innovation and eliminates a large range of possible reasons for quality issues. Before devices are shipped off to Europe, each of them is quality inspected in Shanghai.

Our service center in Germany is then handling a final quality inspection before shipping them off to you. From here we also support you with possible repairs, spare parts, and other services. 

Financial operations are located in Hong Kong for one plausible reason: Hong Kong offers very favourable policy for handling international trade with operations in China and Europe. A value that you find reflected in our clean prices as well.  

Our Mission is to deliver Value for Money – we do not reduce cost by offering cheap products but by reducing overhead to the absolute minimum and focusing each of our activities on delivering value to YOU!

How we keep our Cost Down

  • Direct sales only – you are basically purchasing your machine directly from the the one who made it. No resellers, no wholesalers.
  • No large marketing teams besides the two people handling this website and the content on our online shops and social media – globally!
  • Utilize state of the art cloud and IoT systems for design engineering, production, logistics, and finance. Even our bank accounts are fully digital and operated on the web!
  • Outsource everything not related to our core business, which is: making cool devices to listen to music!
  • Do not do anything that doesn’t create value to our customers (apart from those legally required tasks like paying taxes…)
  • Have a hands-on CEO with great passion to innovate and a CFO with passion to control cost

How we keep our Quality High

  • Quality lies in the process. That’s for sure! It’s therefore important that our whole “idea to design to manufacturing to delivery process” is digitally captured in our systems so it is transparent and can easily be assessed for possible loopholes. We therefore made it part of our innovation process to eliminate repeating product issues in their root cause. 
  • We safeguard that each part of our products is supplied by companies holding the necessary certifications – we choose quality over cheap (instead we go cheap on everything not related to the products we make).
  • Yes, we produce in China! The reason for this is not that we want to produce cheap but the complete opposite: Chinese manufacturing capabilities have dramatically advanced over the past decades and the factory we work with is on par with those from Europe. The difference is, here we enjoy a lot of flexibility and can easier source the parts to build our products.
  • Also, we do of course have several quality gates in place. The first before our products leave the factory in southern China, then by our CEO team before leaving Shanghai, and eventually by our service team in Germany upon receiving. During those checks each device undergoes a visual inspection and functional test.
  • Anyway, should you, despite all these checks, ever have any issues with your Tholin-Audio product please get in touch with us through the contact form below and we will gladly repair or replace it for you! 

How we Innovate

  • Innovation can only happen when you love what you do. Since we love what we do, innovation comes on its own accord. With the very first version of our bluetooth connectable tube amplifiers we have set the starting point to the continuous journey of innovation.
  • But let’s be a bit more formal. Innovation requires smart brains combined with creativity but what we do must also follow a formal process to make sure it eventually delivers value. Therefore, each Tholin-Audio branch appointed an innovation officer who represents the ideas from other team members as well as customer feedback (complaints and ideas) and input for new technologies at the monthly innovation workshop led by our CEO. Everything starts from there and takes it route into our product development system. After prioritisation, ideas move on into design engineering and eventually into manufacturing, supply chain and quality control. 
  • Furthermore, innovation doesn’t stop with the design of our products but extends into the responsibility of each of us to continuously investigate better ways of getting the job done – whether it be optimising a process by reducing “muda” (waste / overhead) or employing new technology to increase efficiency and transparency. In fact, at Tholin-Audio, people can earn a bonus for finding ways to doing less!

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Our Locations

Tholin-Audio Service Center

Werdener Str. 51
42551 Velbert
NRW, Germany

Tholin Limited (Administration)

1512, 15F Lucky CTR
165-171 Wan Chai Rd 
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, 999077 

Tholin-Audio Design Center

101 Jinbang Road, L08
Shanghai
China, 200335
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Tholin-Audio
Design Center

101 Jinbang Road
Building L08
Shanghai
China, 200335

Tholin Limited
(Administration)

1512 Lucky Centre
165-171 Wan Chai Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, 999077

Tholin-Audio
Service Center

Werdener Str. 51
42551 Velbert
NRW, Germany

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