Siegfried Truttenbach’s garage was the first office for Faulhaber & Truttenbach OHG. He founded his first company there in 1969 along with Gerhard Faulhaber. At the time, they were both employees of BASF in Willstätt had the vision to make the expensive machines purchased by BASF at a higher quality and for a lower price. In succeeding in these goals, the first major customer of the newly founded company was BASF. Additional customers followed shortly thereafter; among them, Zielfe in Kehl, which produced equipment for transporting and distributing gas.