Karosserie Friedrich Rometsch was a German coachbuilding company, located in Berlin-Halensee and founded in 1924. They produced car bodies on various rolling chassis on customer request. They soon concentrated on producing quality taxi conversions built on Opel models. Because of the war, the firm switched to producing mobile field kitchens. When the war was over Rometsch began to look to build civilian cars again, and the Volkswagen was the inevitable basis for their post war work. The company became known for constructing a lengthened four door VW Beetle Taxi.
Friedrich Rometsch wanted to build an affordable alternative to the flashy sports cars of the day and the Volkswagen Beetle chassis proved to be an ideal starting point. Production began in 1950. Rometsch first offered two models: a coupe and a convertible designed by Johannes Beeskow.