18.12.2013

PTV Group sets up a subsidiary in Italy

Logistics business gaining ground in Italy

Karlsruhe, 18 December 2013. The software provider PTV Group based in Karlsruhe is driving forward its expansion strategy in foreign markets. The corporate group has now established a subsidiary in Italy, focusing on the logistics sector. The newly founded PTV Italia Logistics srl offers transport and telematics service providers a wide range of software solutions for transport logistics optimisation.

PTV Group, whose guiding principle is to plan and optimise everything which moves people and goods, offers its complete product portfolio to position itself successfully in the Italian logistics market. With a sales volume of around 60 billion euro in 2009, Italy's transport and logistics sector ranked fourth in Europe, according to the German-Italian Chamber of Commerce. Germany occupies the top position with sales of 92 billion euro. The Western European logistics market is expected to grow at an average rate of four to five per cent over the next few years.

CEO Vincent Kobesen emphasises: “Italy is an exciting growth market for logistics. It is one of the strongest European markets within our business field Logistics. Through PTV Italia Logistics, we want to expand our local presence and open up one of the major logistics markets in Europe.”

Today, more than 150 customers rely on software made in Germany, including
Arcese and Fercam, the Italian leaders in the field of road transport. Texa – one of the European leaders in pioneering telematics solutions – and INDESIT Company, one of the European leading manufacturers and distributors of major domestic appliances, have opted for PTV mapping and routing technology. Poste Italiane is a long lasting customer that is using PTV software for its transport optimisation and route planning applications. PTV software was also selected from Nagel Group, one of the leading companies for food logistics in Europe, for its exact toll and transport costs calculation.

The new Italian company was established through a management buy-in by the employees of the former local distributor TPS. Marco Picciafuoco (39), a long-standing partner of the PTV Group, is the new managing director of PTV Italia Logistics which has two locations, one in the north and one in the centre of Italy.

Great potential for investment in Italy's infrastructure
In order to cope with the ever increasing transport volumes and to meet the new ambitious climate goals through reduced CO2 emissions, more and more transport companies are interested in effective and competitive intermodal services. Since Italy's transport infrastructure is still focused on road transport, it offers great potential for investment. The intensification of road freight transport, especially in the Alpine region, has led to increased investment in infrastructure which helped to create a framework for promoting intermodal transport modes.

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PTV. The Mind of Movement

Die PTV Group betrachtet Verkehr und Logistik als Ganzes, um Mobilität zukunftsfähig zu gestalten. Ausgezeichnet als Weltmarktführer entwickelt das Unternehmen intelligente Softwarelösungen für die Transportlogistik, die Verkehrsplanung und das Verkehrsmanagement. Das hilft Städten, Unternehmen und Personen dabei, Zeit und Kosten zu sparen, Straßen sicherer zu machen und Auswirkungen auf die Umwelt zu minimieren. Die PTV setzt ihr weltweit einzigartiges Expertenwissen zu allen Facetten der Mobilität dafür ein, dass Menschen und Güter rechtzeitig, sicher und ressourcenschonend ihre Ziele erreichen.

Mehr als 2.500 Städte setzen PTV-Produkte ein. Transporte in über einer Million Fahrzeugen werden mit PTV-Software geplant. Das Europäische Verkehrsmodell, das den gesamten Personen- und Güterverkehr in Europa abdeckt, wird mit PTV-Software entwickelt. Auch dafür arbeiten rund um den Globus über 900 Kolleginnen und Kollegen mit Leidenschaft an leistungsstarken Lösungen. Der Hauptsitz im Herzen der Technologieregion Karlsruhe ist Entwicklungs- und Innovationszentrum. Von hier aus plant und optimiert die PTV seit 1979 alles, was Menschen und Güter bewegt.

Die deutsche Gesellschaft PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG ist ein Unternehmen der PTV Group. www.ptvgroup.com.

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