Hollis Incorporated

Hollis Incorporated
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Interstellar Company Yes
Primary Site(s) Corey
Tsinghai
Primary Products BattleMechs


Overview[edit]

Hollis Incorporated began as a military supplier for the Terran Hegemony. Their first attempt at a BattleMech was the Xanthos, the first quadrupedal unit. However the prototype of the Xanthos had many engineering problems and the project was cancelled by the Hegemony Armed Forces. Hollis had hedged their bets by producing the Catapult however, and this allowed them to remain solvent in the wake of the Xanthos debacle as the Capellan Confederation and Free Worlds League began buying the sixty-five ton unit.[1]

Another once-prosperous manufacturer almost bankrupted by the Succession Wars, Hollis Incorporated produced such iconic Assault 'Mechs as the BattleMaster and the Highlander until a House Marik raid during the Second Succession War destroyed much of the factory. Hollis Incorporated had only barely begun to recover and was about to begin production of their first new BattleMech design in well over three-hundred years when forces of the CCAF overran Corey during Operation Guerrero. Hardly surprised by the turn of events, Hollis' Board of Directors had remained loyal to the Celestial Throne ever since the Fourth Succession War, paying lip service to the Archon-Prince only to take advantage of military subsidies Hollis Inc used to rebuild their facilities.[citation needed]

Shortly after falling under Capellan control, Hollis began producing the Huron Warrior.[2]

Hollis found itself booming during the Jihad, with the production facility on Corey serving as the closest major supplier to the front line between the Word of Blake Protectorate and the Confederation. The plants on Corey expanded, adding new production lines, only to then be hit by a raiding party of Blakist forces after the fall of Terra. Hollis was lucky that the mercenary unit the Hexare Grenadiers were undergoing repair and refit on Corey at the time - the Grenadiers were able to drive the Blakists off before the plant could be completely destroyed, but the extent of the damage hadn't been clarified as at mid-3081.[3]

In 3125 the Corey plant was raided by elements of the 8th Free Worlds Legionnaires. They seized tons of replacement parts for Catapult 'Mechs before leaving the world.[4]

Leadership[edit]

The company's CEO in 3067 is Lord Jason Hollis. The board of directors has to occasionally reign him in as his determination to return Hollis to glory sometimes leads him to wild schemes.[2]

Manufacturing[edit]

Hollis Incorporated has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Corey[edit]

Note: The Catapult production facility was destroyed in 2791.[5] By 3079 however, this production line was back in operation.[6]

As at 3079 the Corey Plant had suffered no losses during the Jihad, and was operating at 100% capacity.[7]

Sometime in 3081, Hollis Incorporated reintroduced the BattleMaster to their Corey production line.[8][3]

Components produced on Corey:[9][10][11][12][13]
Component Type
Mechs
HUR-WO-R4L Huron Warrior[6][9] Medium BattleMech
HUR-WO-R4N Huron Warrior[9] Medium BattleMech
HUR-WO-R4O Huron Warrior[9] Medium BattleMech
HUR-WO-RX4 Huron Warrior[10] Medium BattleMech
CPLT-C1 Catapult[5][6] Heavy BattleMech
CPLT-L7 Catapult II[11] Heavy BattleMech
BLR-4L BattleMaster[14] Assault BattleMech
HGN-733 Highlander[15] Assault BattleMech - Until Fourth Succession War[16]
XNT-2O Xanthos[12] Assault BattleMech (Primitive)
XNT-3O Xanthos[6][13] Assault BattleMech
Chassis
Geometric 590 Endo Class HC Huron Warrior[9]
Hollis Mk. II Endo Steel Catapult[5]
Hollis Mk. II-Beta Endo Steel Catapult II[11]
Hollis Mk. III Shipped to St. Ives and Sian for Thunder
Hollis XNT Mk. V Xanthos[13]
Fusion Engine
Magna 260 Catapult[5]
Vlar 300 Xanthos[13]
Fusion Engine - XL
GM 280 XL Catapult II[11]
Magna 250 XL Huron Warrior[9]
Magna 350 XL [citation needed]
Jump Jets
Anderson Propulsion 25 Catapult II[11]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Ceres Heavy Catapult II[11]
Durallex Heavy w/CASE Xanthos[13] & Catapult[5]
Valliant Lamellor Huron Warrior[9]
Communications System
HartfordCo Com 2500 Xanthos[13]
O/P COM-211 Catapult[5] & Catapult II[11]
O/P COM-500 Huron Warrior[9]
Targeting-Tracking System
HartfordCo XKX 2 Xanthos[13]
O/P 1078 Catapult[5] & Catapult II[11]
O/P Scanoptics Model 5 Huron Warrior[9]
Jump Jets
Anderson Propulsion 25 Catapult II[11]
Medium Laser
Martell Xanthos[13] and Catapult[5]
ER Large Laser
Martell Huron Warrior[9]
Medium Pulse Laser
Martell Huron Warrior[9]
ER Medium Pulse Laser
Diverse Optics Sunfire Catapult II[11]
LRM-20
Holly Catapult[5]
Holly "Ballista" Catapult II[11]
TSEMP
Firmir Hypnos Catapult II[11]

Tsinghai[edit]

During the Jihad, Hollis operated a RetroTech factory on Tsinghai. By 3079 this factory had been shut down and resources moved to Corey.[17]

Components produced on Tsinghai:[17]
Component Type
Mech
XNT-2O Xanthos[17] Assault BattleMech

References[edit]

  1. Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 4, p. 8
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handbook: House Liao, p. 135, "Hollis Incorporated Company Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 101, "Capellan Commonality"
  4. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 8
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 146, "Produced Catapult Components on Corey"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 11
  7. Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 3, "State of the Industry Table"
  8. http://www.masterunitlist.info/Unit/Details/293/battlemaster-blr-4l Master Unit List
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 38, "Produced Huron Warrior Components on Corey"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Most Wanted, p. 4
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 Technical Readout: 3145 Capellan Confederation, p. 40, "Produced Catapult II Components"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 4, p. 8, "XNT-2O Xanthos"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 246, "Produced Xanthos Components on Corey"
  14. Technical Readout: 3085, p. 264
  15. Technical Readout: 3025 Revised, p.114
  16. Technical Readout: 3039, p.276
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Objectives: Capellan Confederation, p. 3

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