PTV Group recognized as World Market Leader for Mobility Planning Software

In a second study, PTV ranks fifth among digital pioneers

Karlsruhe, November 28, 2019. PTV Group is one of the 450 German companies identified as global market leaders. The transportation and logistics software vendor made it onto the list of world market leaders 2020 recently published by the University of St. Gallen and the magazine WirtschaftsWoche. In the ranking of digital pioneers in the SME sector that was published yesterday, PTV is also ranked fifth out of a total of 4,000 evaluated companies.

The so-called “world market leader index” is compiled annually under the scientific guidance of Professor Dr Christoph Müller of the University of St. Gallen. The selection criteria are extremely strict: The companies must rank first or second in the relevant market segment and operate on at least three continents. In addition, half of the annual revenue of at least 50 million euros must be generated abroad. The jury bases its assessment on the current annual financial statements (for listed companies) or the publications in the Federal Gazette.

Christian U. Haas, CEO of PTV Group, is delighted that PTV has been recognized as World Market Leader by this internationally renowned university: "This assessment is proof of our work to date. At the same time, it is an incentive for us to further expand our high standards as mobility experts and as the world's number one for all facets of transportation".

In a second study, Munich Strategy consultants, together with Amsterdam-based digital consultancy Bloom, assessed the progress made in transforming around 4,000 German companies. With a digital score of 89.75, PTV came fifth, 19 percent above the average. Two-thirds of this digital score is calculated from the digitization of the entire value chain and one-third from the company's growth power.

The PTV Group has around 30 offices on all continents. 900 employees worldwide work on innovative solutions for the planning and optimization of transportation and logistics. Since this year, CEO Christian U. Haas, CTO Dr. Peter Overmann and CFO Klaus Lechner have been directing the business of the Karlsruhe-based company.


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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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The Karlsruhe software company PTV is one of the world market leaders awarded by Wirtschaftswoche.