PTV Group opens its first branch office in Africa

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways January 31, 2017 08:00 Updated

PTV Group opens its first branch office in Africa


The PTV Group has announced 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.

The CEO of the PTV Group, Vincent Kobesen, is pleased: “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 still more intensively 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 German software producer has been successful on its international expansion course for many years. With its own office in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company can now lay the last cornerstone for a global presence on all continents. Customers will profit from greater availability and better customer service.

Experienced management on-site

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

Schickerling has roots in South Africa and has great expertise in the transport and logistics industries. Regardless of whether he was working as a consultant or a Managing Director, for him process optimisation has always been a main objective. His future scenario: “Over the last two years we were able to establish a stable business environment with the help of numerous renowned customers. Our customers’ needs are always at the centre of our actions. This is also reflected in our excellent reputation we have gained since then. These are precisely the goals and values that we will continue to pursue within the new corporate structures. Dealing with logistics and traffic products opens up a variety of options and opportunities. Thus we are convinced that we will be able to establish strong and successful business relationships which will result in measurable added value for market participants”.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways January 31, 2017 08:00 Updated