Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S 2014 (17)

Η αύξηση των πωλήσεων για τη Porsche συνεχίστηκε και τον Απρίλιο, αφού η εταιρία από τη Στουτγάρδη ανακοίνωσε πως πούλησε 15.232 αυτοκίνητα, αύξηση 21% σε σχέση με τον Απρίλιο του 2012, όπου είχε πουλήσει 12.588 αυτοκίνητα.

Από την αρχή του έτους, η Porsche έχει πουλήσει 52.241 αυτοκίνητα (+21,1%) με τον στόχο των 200.000 πωλήσεων έως το 2015 να μην είναι πλέον και τόσο μακρινός

Wolfgang Porsche

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις o πρόεδρος του Εποπτικού Συμβουλίου της Porsche, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, στις 10 Μαΐου θα γίνει 70 ετών και με τον CEO της Porsche, Matthias Müller, να του δίνει ένα βραβείο για την “ανεκτίμητη συνεισφορά του”.

Ο Wolfgang Porsche γεννήθηκε στη Στουτγάρδη στις 10 Μαΐου του 1943 και είναι ο νεότερος γιος της Δωροθέας και του Ferry Porsche. Ο ίδιος κατέχει μια θέση στο Εποπτικό Συμβούλιο της εταιρίας τα τελευταία 35 χρόνια, ενώ από το 2007 είναι ο πρόεδρος του Εποπτικού Συμβουλίου.

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Chairman of the Porsche Supervisory Board keeps company tradition alive

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche: 70th birthday on May 10

Stuttgart. Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Shareholder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE as well as of the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, is celebrating his 70th birthday on May 10, 2013. Matthias Müller, President and CEO of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, paid tribute to the “invaluable contribution” Mr. Porsche has made for the sports car maker: “The fact that a member of the founder family is actively representing our company internationally is essential for many Porsche fans in their extraordinary identification with the brand and its products. As the son of Professor Ferry Porsche, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche supports our company with the greatest personal commitment. He has shaped the development of the Porsche AG over the past 35 years as a Member of the Supervisory Board and since 2007 as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.”

Wolfgang Porsche was born in Stuttgart on May 10, 1943, the youngest son of Dorothea and Ferry Porsche, the founder of the Porsche sports car brand. His grandfather was the brilliant automotive design engineer who shaped the history of the car history with his Stuttgart automotive design engineering office. Wolfgang Porsche spent the first six and a half years of his life at the so-called “Schüttgut” in Zell am See, Austria, the estate of his grandfather Ferdinand Porsche. The family, and the company, returned to Stuttgart in 1950. Wolfgang obtained his Abitur (higher school-leaving certificate) in 1965. He also passed his journeyman’s examination as a metalworker. Afterwards, Porsche obtained his degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He received his doctorate in International Business in 1973.

At first, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche went into business as an independent entrepreneur: As Managing Director of JAMOTO, he became general importer of Yamaha motorbikes in Austria. He returned to Germany in 1976 and worked at the Daimler-Benz AG in Stuttgart as manager in various areas of domestic and foreign sales. In 1978, he was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, taking over the position of Chairman in 2007. He was also appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE at its incorporation in June 2007. In addition, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, since April 24, 2008.

Upon the death of his father Ferry in 1998, he was selected spokesman by the Porsche family. The father of four lives alternatively in Salzburg and the “Schüttgut” in Zell am See, which he acquired from the family estate. There, in Salzburger Land, he operates an Alpine organic farm with around 200 dairy cows. An ardent hunter, he has always felt close to nature. His enthusiasm for sports cars has been the focus of his life from his very early youth on. Over the course of decades, a private collection of vintage cars has evolved that contains numerous very rare Porsche vehicles, which he drives regularly.

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche has received numerous honours for his services to business. In 2005, he was awarded the “Great Golden Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria” by the Chancellor of Austria, the highest award granted by his homeland. For his services to the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, he received the Gold “Staufermedaille” Award. At the onset of 2012, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche was appointed Honorary Senator of Salzburg University and was admitted to the University’s Council in 2013.

Success continues for sports car manufacturer

Porsche ships 21 per cent more vehicles in April

Stuttgart. Porsche AG has recorded a strong start to this spring: in April more than 15,200 customers around the world delighted in taking delivery of their new sports car. That equates to an increase of 21 per cent compared to April 2012. Over the first four months of the year the sports car manufacturer has already shipped 52,241 vehicles – a fifth more than in the same period last year.

“With our globally popular products and evenly spread international sales we were also able to add further growth in April,” pointed out Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. “Nevertheless we are monitoring the market fluctuations very closely and continue to proceed cautiously.”

Demand continues to be strong: Porsche achieved growth in April in every region. The model leading the way this month is once again the Cayenne: 7,536 of the sporty off-road vehicles were handed over to customers – a fourth more in comparison with the same month last year. The current 911 generation will be gaining two new family members from this September: the top 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S models. So far this year, sales of the iconic sports car already exceed 10,000. Since 1963, the total number of 911 cars produced is over 840,000 – two thirds of which are still in use on the roads all over the world.

PORSCHE AG Deliveries April January – April
2013 2012 Variance (%) 2013 2012 Variance (%)
World 15,232 12,588 21.0 52,241 43,141 21.1
Europe 5,125 4,627 10.8 16,460 15,557 5.8
Germany 2,333 1,851 26.0 7,128 5,735 24.3
America 4,756 3,983 19.4 15,939 12,319 29.4
USA 4,032 3,437 17.3 13,682 10,596 29.1
Asia Pacific, Africa and Mideast 5,351 3,978 34.5 19,842 15,265 30.0
China 2,988 2,338 27.8 11,832 9,459 25.1