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German software provider PTV Group opens its first branch office in Africa

Mar 27, 2017

PTV Group announces the expansion of its software business on the African continent with its own office. The signs for this were set in 2016 with the successful takeover of Distribution Planning Software International Ltd. (DPS) with an office in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the future, the newly created PTV Africa branch office should boost the software business for planning and optimization of traffic and logistics with local expertise.

“Africa is an extremely interesting sales market. We have long been active in this region and now, with our own branch office and locally experienced personnel, we can support our customers more effectively than from our headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany. At the same time, we will further extend the geographic market coverage for our entire product range”. The CEO of the PTV Group, Vincent Kobesen said.

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 new PTV Africa branch office, the experienced Managing Director of DPS South Africa, Charel Schickerling, will advance and be responsible for PTV Africa’s business development in future. This affects not just the transport logistics sector, but also the traffic planning sector.

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