In 1946, Helmut Esselmann founded the company as a classic vehicle body manufacture and constructed, among others, small series such as the „green Minna“ to tipper trucks for the steel industry. The foundation stone for the company’s success was the first mobile bar built in 1967. Since then, the company Helmut Esselmann GmbH & Co. KG has been known as a specialist in the field of dispensing vehicles. In addition to many innovations in the further development of the bar trucks, refrigerated boxes are also an integral part of the trailers produced in Hamm. In 2011, Esselmann Fahrzeugtechnik was founded in Lengenbostel, which expanded the product portfolio to include market vehicles, food trucks and general sales vehicles.