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PTV UK continues expansion with appointment of key modelling expert

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Transport modelling company PTV Group has recruited Chris Davis to its team to support the growth of business with new and existing public authority and industry clients across the UK and Ireland.

Davis has more than a decade of experience as a transport planner in both the public and private sectors working with the company’s PTV Vissim and PTV Visum software.

“Having used PTV software for the bulk of my career, I know to my own benefit why it is rightly regarded as the best transport planning software in the world,” Davis explained. “When the opportunity to join PTV came up, I grabbed it with both hands. The acquisition of PTV Group by Porsche SE underlines the importance of the company in the future of mobility and allows the company to expand not only here but around the world.”

PTV UK Director Devrim Kara added, “I have known Chris for many years and am delighted to welcome him to the team. His background in transport planning and modelling and knowledge of the PTV Software makes him the ideal recruit. We are planning to really grow our business here in the traditional and emerging markets and are looking for the right people to join, so Chris’s appointment definitely won’t be our last.”

Founded in 1979, PTV Group plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – be it transport routes, distribution structures or private and public transport. The company offers software, data, content, consulting and research. It was bought by Porsche SE in June 2017.

The announcement comes on the day PTV Group confirmed the closure of the sale to Porsche, with CEO Vincent Kobesen saying, “This allows us to further expand our market position as the leading provider of software solutions for planning and optimisation of traffic and transport logistics throughout the world.”


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