VEB-Haldensleben was born of Carstens Uffrecht which had been founded by Jacob Uffrecht in 1845. After WW II the Carstens family moved from East to West Germany and formed Carstens Tonnieshof. Carstens Uffrecht became the East German ceramics producer VEB Haldensleben, a state owned company. Many of their decors show a similarity with Strehla. After 1990 the company was once again in the hands of the Carstens family and became Carstens Keramik Rheinsberg.