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In 1960, Khrushchev hit the table at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York - and the Berlin based moving company founded the Frankfurt office in 1961

After the 2nd World War the "Cold War" began. The political situation in Europe and especially Berlin was extremely tense. The city's future was uncertain. Many companies therefore relocated parts or even went completely to West Germany. For the moving company Hertling, founded in 1865, the question of establishing a branch in West Germany arose not only because of the uncertain situation in Berlin, but also because of the fact, that Hertie, one of the largest department store groups in Germany at the time, was at the time one of the most important customer of the family business relocated the administrative headquarters from Berlin to Frankfurt. For these reasons, the decision was clear, the Hertling moving company founded a branch in Frankfurt am Main. As a result, the regular customer could continue to be serviced directly on site and the Hertling company would have had a location in West Germany to ensure the continuation of business in the event that Berlin would have been taken over.

On May 1st, 1961 the time had come: the business registration was completed and the first office was opened at Thomasiusstrasse 14 in Frankfurt am Main. We are proud of it and are pleased that our branch in Frankfurt still exists 60 years after! We would like to thank all employees who have contributed to this and continue to ensure that the branch was founded, built up and expanded to the current state and will continue to be successfully continued! - Read more about the history of our branch on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of our Frankfurt branch in the next anniversary post!