According to Greek mythology, Hermes is the protector god of traffic, travelers, merchants and shepherds - this is absolutely perfect for a mail-order business. Maybe that's why they chose this name when the company was founded on 1 June 1972. The organization was developed by Otto Versand, who wanted to create a post-independent parcel distribution system. After a five-year planning phase, we started. By the end of the year, Hermes already had 20 branches in Germany. Already on January 14, 1980, the 100 millionth shipment has been delivered since the company was founded. Since 1989, the 48-hr. the 24-hour express service and after the opening of the wall there were already in the Christmas season first deliveries to the new federal states.