Shaping the future of the sportscar – this is the theme of Strategy 2025. At the heart of the strategy is our future product portfolio. The sportscar of the future will blend the history and values of the Porsche brand with innovative technologies, while at the same time ensuring sustainability. In achieving this, topics such as electromobility, digitalisation and connectivity will play an important role. Embracing these topics will allow us to shape the exclusive and sporty mobility of tomorrow. Nevertheless, with all the innovations and modifications in front of us, one thing remains constant: Anything that carries the Porsche crest will also feature the excellent quality that is synonymous with Porsche.
The company's main objective is to achieve value-generating growth. Only by achieving such growth can we make sustainable investments in innovative technologies, new products, and most importantly, in our team here at Porsche.
With this approach we are already on our way towards rethinking dynamic mobility. We want to excite customers with our products and services. We are also aiming to consolidate our reputation as an excellent employer and business partner that fulfils its social and environmental responsibilities. And the return needs to be sufficient too.
Porsche AG set new records for deliveries, revenue and operating results in the 2017 financial year, delivering a total of 246,375 vehicles (+4 per cent) and increasing its revenue by five per cent – to 23.5 billion euro. Its operating profit rose by seven per cent to 4.1 billion euro (2016: 3.9 billion euro). As a result, its operating return on sales increased from 17.4 per cent in the previous year to 17.6 per cent. At the end of 2017, Porsche employed 29,777 people, representing an increase of eight per cent compared to the previous year.
We refer you to the annual report for more detailed information about 2017.
Oliver Blume has been Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG since October 1st, 2015. Other members include Lutz Meschke (Finance and IT, Deputy Chairman), Andreas Haffner (Human Resources and Social Affairs), Detlev von Platen (Sales and Marketing), Albrecht Reimold (Production and Logistics), Uwe-Karsten Städter (Procurement) and Michael Steiner (Research and Development).
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche has been Chairman of the 21-member Supervisory Board of Porsche AG since 2007. His deputy is Chairman of the Central and Corporate Works Council Uwe Hück.
Click here for an overview of the members of the Supervisory Board.
The heart of Porsche beats in Zuffenhausen. That is where the management has its headquarters, and the sports cars and all engines are also built here in northern Stuttgart. The Research and Development Centre is situated in Weissach. It has grown substantially over the last few years – as did the second production site of the company in Leipzig, where the Cayenne, Panamera and Macan roll off the assembly lines today. Furthermore, a part of the After Sales division is located at Ludwigsburg aswell as the Digital GmbH. The main spare parts warehouse is at Sachsenheim. And Bietigheim-Bissingen is the home of several subsidiaries.