Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, with headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, is the world’s most successful sports car manufacturer. The company traces its origins back to an automotive design office in Stuttgart founded by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931. In 2013, Porsche delivered more than 162,145 vehicles of the 911, Cayenne, Panamera, Boxster and Cayman models to customers worldwide. That was 15 percent more than in 2012. The sports car manufacturer’s 2013 operating profit amounted to 2.58 billion euros, up 6 percent from the previous year’s figure of 2.43 billion euros. This makes Porsche one of the most profitable carmakers in the world.
Porsche operates plants in Stuttgart and Leipzig as well as a development centre in Weissach. The 911 and the Boxster model series are produced in the main factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Alongside the Cayenne sports utility vehicle, the new compact SUV Macan also rolls off the assembly line in the Leipzig plant. In addition, the Panamera sports sedan is assembled in the Saxon city. The sports car maker employs about 19,500 people.
The Porsche principle of getting the most out of all opportunities stems from the race track and is embodied in every vehicle. Thanks to its high quality standards, 70 percent of all the Porsches ever built are still on the street today. The company’s strong sense of lived social responsibility is also reflected in its commitment to environmental protection: In the past three years, Porsche lowered the fuel consumption of its cars and thus its CO2 emissions by four percent on average and continues in its efforts to save more fuel, reduce pollution and CO2 emissions, while intensifying the use of recyclable materials.