The founder of PTB Group organization was the late Seyyed Mahdi Kahnamooi (my father’s uncle).
The late Seyed Mehdi Kahnamooi started his professional activity in the field of transportation in 1941 with exporting dried fruit products (for family companies) by rail from Jolfa border to Europe; then continuing to operate as a founder’s partner in the establishment and operation of the East Freight and Passenger Company.
And then they established Nobashari Domestic Transportation Company in Tabriz and Kahnamooei Company in Khorramshahr.
Along with the domestic freight activities, Mr. Kahnamooi started Import customs clearance in Jolfa. Subsequently, the representative office of the Freight and Shipping Company for Azerbaijan was opened in Tabriz in the mid-1950s
Kahnamooi had the freight and shipping agency of the German transport company (DEUGRO) which transported cargo to Iran via Jolfa border and the Soviet Union.
At that time, Millitzer & Munch were transporting their groupage in a wagon, jointly with DEUGRO.
This process resulted in acquaintance of Mr. Kahnamooi and Militzer & Munch Company and establishment of PERSE Co. to cooperate with this group.