The characteristics such as courage and determination, which are a crucial condition for running a company, can be traced back a long way in the Abresch family. In May 1832, Heinrich Abresch’s great-great uncle, Johann Philipp Abresch, as a co-founder of democracy, shaped the origin of today's German flag
with the colours black - red - gold
(for unity, freedom and democracy), and carried the flag as a standard bearer at the head of a 3-day democracy demonstration procession from the Neustadt market place to Hambacher Schloss. His brother – Heinrich Abresch’s great-grandfather – Karl Philipp Abresch, at the same time ran a successful timber wholesale firm, which at that time supplied railway sleeper timber and timber for building wine barrels across the whole of Europe.