Staff news: Dirk Franke is reinforcing PTV’s management team

Karlsruhe, Germany, June 03, 2019. PTV Group's regionalization strategy is continuing to gain momentum: the worldwide business of the mobility experts is now managed in six regions with more than 30 offices: Dirk Franke has now been appointed Regional Managing Director of the high-turnover region CEE (Central & Eastern Europe), for which he assumes overall regional responsibility of PTV’s software business. He will attend the transport logistic trade fair in Munich from 4 to 7 June at PTV's stand in Hall A3.

Jointly with his international team located  in Germany, Austria, and Poland, he will continue to advance sales success, as well as services and offers in the field of traffic planning, transport logistics and new mobility in the entire region.

Dirk Franke has a lot of entrepreneurial spirit and extensive market experience. In the course of his career, he has founded, managed, and successfully launched two start-ups: Picavi GmbH and ToolBox Software GmbH, both leading companies in the field of intralogistics. In addition to business development, his areas of expertise include IT, project management, and augmented reality.

Commenting on his new position at PTV Group, Franke said: "PTV has achieved market leadership. Despite its size, the company has maintained its start-up spirit. This is something special - a way of thinking and acting that inspires me. I think that transport-related issues such as autonomous driving and the development of smart cities present a great opportunity for progress. That’s why I am already looking forward to helping shape the future and being part of this fascinating PTV family."



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PTV. The Mind of Movement

PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. Recognised as global market leader, PTV develops intelligent software solutions for transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management. Thus cities, companies and people save time and money, enhance road safety and minimise the impact on the environment. Based on its unique expertise in every facet of mobility, PTV ensures that people and goods arrive at their destinations safe and sound, and on time.

More than 2,500 cities deploy PTV products. Trips and routes for over one million vehicles are planned with our software. The European transport model, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in Europe, is developed using PTV software. We currently have approximately 900 colleagues worldwide committed to driving the high performance of our products. PTV’s headquarters, located in the heart of the Karlsruhe technology region, house the company’s centre of development and innovation. From here, PTV plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – it's the central idea which has accompanied the Group since its foundation in 1979.

The PTV business is managed worldwide in six regions: Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, MENA (Middle East, Africa, India), Asia Pacific, Americas.

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Dirk Franke, PTV Regional Managing Director of the high-turnover region CEE (Central & Eastern Europe)


Dirk Franke has been the new Regional Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe at PTV Group since April 2019.