Porsche SE has acquired PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG (PTV Group) - a leading software provider for traffic planning and transport logistics. The German luxury sports carmaker bought 97 per cent shares in the PTV Group with a total investment of over 300 million euros. The company's software solutions aid not only cities but also companies save time and money, improve road safety, and reduce the impact on the environment. Porsche said the PTV Group's operations are "of particular relevance for the future development of the mobility landscape. We see substantial growth potential in the area of optimizing flows of people and goods."
Hans Dieter Potsch, chairman of the executive board of Porsche SE, said, "With this acquisition, Porsche SE has taken another important step towards creating a complementary portfolio to the existing investment in Volkswagen AG. As a long-term investor, our focus is on the sustainable growth of PTV Group's business, counting on the company's experienced management."
The software company develops intelligent software solutions for transport logistics as well as traffic planning and management that are used by 2,500+ cities in 120 countries across the world. In fact, over one million logistics vehicle trips every day are planned using PTV software.
Other than that, Porsche SE also has a 10 per cent investment in INRIX, a US technology company, and plans to acquire additional strategic investments along the automotive value chain. This includes the entire spectrum of basic technologies from supporting the development and production process through to vehicle- and mobility-related services.