Company Profile

  • PTV Group improves mobility and transport – by using world-class software, data and scientific know-how gained from four decades of experience in planning and optimising the movement of people and goods. Recognised as global market player with German technology, we help cities, companies and people save time and money, enhance road safety and minimise the impact on the environment. Based on our unique expertise in every facet of mobility, we support smooth traffic flow.

    In the Logistics business field, our portfolio ranges from software for scheduling transport routes and trips to distribution planning and fleet management, including truck navigation and parking. A special online service provides real-time transparency during the transport process and across the entire supply chain.

    In the Traffic business field, we offer state-of-the-art technologies for traffic planning, transport network modelling and simulating across all modes of transport, including real-time traffic management as well as Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solutions.

    PTV software is used to develop the European transport model, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in Europe. Our headquarters have been located in Karlsruhe – a centre of innovation and development – since the company was founded in 1979. We currently have approximately 900 colleagues worldwide committed to driving the high performance of our products.

    PTV. The mind of movement.

  • Facts & Figures

    > 20 subsidiaries around the world

    > 40 years of experience and innovation

    > 2.500 cities use PTV technology

    > EUR 116m revenue

    > 900 employees worldwide

    > 1m vehicles planned per day with PTV software

    > 40.000 tons of CO2 saved daily

    Customers in > 120 countries

    Our Story

PTV Values

  • We think globally and act locally

    We are a smart software company for transport and traffic. We are a global player with products made in Germany.

    We practice fairness and respect

    We communicate at eye level. We cultivate open communications from person to person as well as a constructive feedback culture. We treat each other with fairness and respect. We responsibly create room to manoeuvre.

  • We shape the market with our continued development

    The heart of our commercial success is the product business. As an expert for traffic and transport we actively shape the market with our solutions - now and in the future. At the same time we consistently extend our market leadership. We continually develop our products based on customer feedback, continuous observation of the market as well as knowledge gained from research. We face new things with an open mind in order to deliver the best solutions for tomorrow - we therefore promote and demand creativity and technical innovation.

  • We vouch for our solutions

    We market our services with passion and strive for profit, but not at any price. We share the same values and believe in our common objective. We thereby portray a clear image to the outside world and reinforce the perception of our brands.

  • We act and grow

    With our goal in mind, we make decisions and put them into practice. We concentrate on what is essential, clear up important issues and make the results transparent. We see our different corporate cultures as an opportunity to learn from each other and to grow together.

The PTV Group Executive Board

"We believe that technology will shape the future of mobility.
PTV is best positioned to lead this path - together with our customers and global network."

Learn more about our Executive Board (f.l.t.r.) Klaus Lechner (CFO), Christian U. Haas (CEO) und Dr. Peter Overmann (CTO).

Milestones in PTV's history


A new Executive Board team - Christian U. Haas (CEO), Klaus Lechner (CFO) and Dr. Peter Overmann (CTO) - assumes responsibility for the management of the former CEO Vincent Kobesen.

PTV Group celebrates its 40th anniversary under the theme ‘Shaping tomorrow since 1979’.


With PTV Optima, PTV provides the core technology for the new, future-oriented traffic management system of the City of Sydney.

PTV Group is one of the strategic partners developing Singapore's first test centre for autonomous vehicles.

Set up of international virtual mobility labs.

Successful internationalisation of the transport logistics business – both within and outside Europe.


Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart, becomes the new owner of PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG. As a financially strong investor, Porsche SE supports the innovation and growth strategy of the entire PTV Group with all its offices around the world.

PTV launches its MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) Accelerator Program, a software component portfolio designed to help city administrations and operators plan, operate and manage their MaaS processes.


PTV software is used to develop the pan-European transport model for the EU Commission. As a new European standard, it will model in detail all freight and passenger transport movements across Europe.


The company receives World Market Leader and Best of German Mittelstand Award.


PTV invests in the development of apps, e.g. Truck Parking Europe, the largest free platform for HGV parking facilities in Europe.


Vincent Kobesen succeeds company founder Dr.-Ing. Hans Hubschneider as CEO.


PTV receives prestigious World Leader Seal from German Standards Editions.


PTV launches the first professional route planner that allows for qualified calculation of emissions.


The company introduces the first multi-modal microscopic simulation program that can model realistic interactions between pedestrians and vehicles.


Active internationalisation 18 shareholdings, 500 employees and a revenue of EUR50m


Foundation of the PTV AG as stock corporation under German law through merger of five individual companies.


Expansion of international activities and development of regional organisations and partners in the USA, UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands.


Company moves into its newly constructed office building in Karlsruhe.


PTV opens its first branch office: PTV system Software and Consulting, focusing on traffic and transport planning. Formation of further GmbHs (private limited companies).


PTV develops first software solution for trip planning.


Hans Hubschneider and Michael Sahling set up PTV Planungsbüro Transport und Verkehr GmbH as a spin-off of Karlsruhe University (TH), now Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT).