For generations, the Keyaniyan name has stood for a Persian merchant tradition firmly rooted in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. The Keyaniyan family originated in northwestern Persia. At the beginning of the 20th century they lived in Ashgabat, an important trading center at the end of the Silk Road, the current capital of Turkmenistan. Because of the political changes in the 20s of the last century the family was forced to leave the former Soviet Union.
Merchants for generations
Keyaniyan Company was founded from Reza and Hassan Keyaniyan as well as Taghi Tabarrok in 1928 with branches in Hamburg, Tabriz and Teheran. The headquarters of the Hamburg Keyaniyan branch was located on the historical Schopenstehl street.
Keyaniyan Company was founded in 1928. It imported and exported German and Persian products, mainly dried fruits, nut kernels and hand-knotted Oriental carpets.
In the turmoil of World War II, the family had to retreat to Iran. After the monetary reform and the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Keyaniyans moved back to Hamburg in 1949.
In 1958, Mr. Hussein Keyaniyan founded his own company. The company began to increasingly concentrate on importing dried fruits and nut kernels for the German market.
His son, Behnam Keyaniyan, has been running the company since 1985. Nowadays the company imports products worldwide from 33 countries for the European market. Since September 2013, Keyaniyan operates once again under the historical name Keyaniyan Company and is located at Stadthausbrücke 7.