The Kellner Coachbuilding Company began creating custom bodies for carriages in 1861. It had been created by George Kellner. As the automobile industry began during the late 1890's and early 1900's, the Kellner Company followed suite. They began creating custom coachbodies for automobiles beginning in 1903. By this time, the sons of the company's founder were now in-charge.
Georges Kellner Jr. is credited as being the creator of the 'torpedo' body style.
During World War I, the company produced the SPAD fighter planes, along with another company.
Carrosserie Kellner became well known for their work on the Hispano-Suiza automobiles. They opened showrooms on the Chmaps Elysees.