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Porsche AG, Zuffenhausen (Germany)
Ferry Porsche, son of the founder
of the company
Porsche is the most
important manufacturer of purebred sports cars with the longest history,
and at the same time the world’s smallest independent car manufacturer.
Today’s company originated from the design office established by Professor
Ferdinand Porsche senior (1875–1951) in Stuttgart in 1931.
Initially it worked entirely
on orders from third parties. The company maintained this customer development
work – after the war in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen and since 1972 in the
Weissach Research and Development Center.
The first sports cars bearing
the Porsche name were build by Ferry Porsche (1909–1998), the
son of the company founder, as Porsche 356 No. 1 was put together in
Gmünd/Carinthia in Austria. Since 1950, Porsche sports cars have been
rolling off the production lines in to-day’s headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
A second plant was opened in Leipzig in August
2002. Porsche Deutschland GmbH headquartered in Bietigheim-Bissingen
has been responsible for sales and marketing in Germany since September
1999. It currently cooperates with 84 Porsche centers in Germany. The
global export of vehicles is managed from the Ludwigsburg location.
Porsche is now represented in some 80 markets worldwide
Porsche Sales 1994 - 2005
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