Holding Structure

Holding Structure

Porsche Automobil Holding SE holds a stake of 52.2 percent of the ordinary shares of Volkswagen AG. As a consequence, the stake of subscribed capital of the Wolfsburg company amounts to 30.8 percent.

Volkswagen Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.

Furthermore, Porsche SE holds almost 100 percent in PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG (”PTV AG”), Karlsruhe/Germany, a provider of software for traffic planning and traffic management as well as transport logistics. Additionally, Porsche SE has minority stakes in the US-technology company INRIX Inc., Kirkland, Washington/USA (”INRIX”) and in the two 3D printing specialists Markforged Inc., Watertown/Massachusetts/USA ("Markforged”) and Seurat Technologies Inc., Wilmington/Massachusetts/USA ("Seurat Technologies").

The Volkswagen Group

With its stake of 52.2 percent of the ordinary shares and 30.8 percent of the subscribed capital of Volkswagen AG, Porsche Automobil Holding SE is the biggest single shareholder of the Wolfsburg company. Thereby, Porsche SE considers itself as a long-term oriented strategic anchorshareholder of the Volkswagen Group.

The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, is one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe.

The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity on the market. The product spectrum ranges from motorcycles to small cars and luxury vehicles. In the commercial vehicle sector, the products include ranges from pick-ups, buses and heavy trucks. The Volkswagen Group is also active in other fields of business, manufacturing large-bore diesel engines for marine and stationary applications, turbochargers and -machinery, special gear units, compressors and chemical reactors. In addition, the Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of financial services, including dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance activities, and fleet management. 


The Group operates 121 production plants in 20 European countries and a further 11 countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Every weekday, 610,076 employees worldwide produce nearly 42,000 vehicles, and work in vehicle-related services or other fields of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries.

Source: Volkswagen AG as of 5 December 2016

PTV AG

Porsche Automobil Holding SE holds almost 100 percent in PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG (”PTV AG”), Karlsruhe/Germany.

PTV AG is a leading provider of software for traffic planning and management as well as transport logistics. PTV AG is based in Karlsruhe and has some 700 employees at 20 locations worldwide. PTV solutions are used by more than 2,500 cities. More than one million logistics vehicle trips per day in more than 120 countries are planned using PTV software. The software solutions of PTV AG help cities and companies save time and money, enhance road safety and reduce the impact on the environment.

INRIX Inc.

Porsche Automobil Holding SE holds a minority stake in the US-technology company INRIX Inc., Kirkland, Washington/USA.

INRIX is a specialist for cloud-based real-time processing of location data. As a market leader in its segments, the company INRIX plays an important role in the development of connected-car services and traffic information. INRIX leverages an extensive crowd-sourcing network of data sources that draws on data from vehicles, smartphones and road sensors. This is supplemented with additional information, e.g., local weather data. Machine learning and predictive algorithms thus mean that route recommendations can constantly improve.

Markforged Inc.

Porsche Automobil Holding SE holds a minority stake in the 3D printing specialist Markforged Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts/USA.  

Founded in 2013, Markforged Inc. designs and sells end to end 3D print solutions. The company is the only industrial 3D printing platform that produces strong parts out of the entire range of materials from carbon fiber to metal. Moreover, in 2017 the company launched its first 3D metal printer for industrial applications. With around 100 employees, several thousand companies worldwide use Markforged technology.

Seurat Technologies Inc.

Porsche Automobil Holding SE holds a minority stake in the 3D printing specialist Seurat Technologies Inc., Wilmington, Massachusetts/USA.

Seurat Technologies was founded in 2015 and is developing an innovative new technology in the field of 3D metal printing. This technology will allow a significant acceleration of 3D metal printing and will promote its use in industrial series production. The most recent financing round served to develop the existing prototype further.