Heinrich Fehrenkötter (born on 15 March 1900), farmer's son from Münsterland, grew up with three sisters and as schoolboy he wanted to be a dentist. But this was not to be. The parents wanted rather that he continued agriculture. However, Fehrenkötter jr. recognized early the lack of transportation possibilities on the lowland, where a railway connection was missing. In 1929 he decided together with his friend Wilhelm Lückewerth from Sassenberg to establish a forwarding company.
The first truck was a five-tonner from Krupp with petrol engine and 90 PS. The maximum speed amounted only 37 kilometres per hour. The both partner seperated after two years and everyone walked hisown path.