Starting at the last mile

Successful kick-off at transport logistic (9 – 12 May 2017): Numerous visitors found their way to PTV’s stand 401/502 in hall B to explore the most innovative software solutions for modern cities and advanced logistics. Copyright PTV Group.

As stressed by Alexander Dobrindt in his opening speech at transport logistic in Munich, only those who are willing to digitise can achieve greatly. This year’s international transport logistics trade show with an exhibition area of 115,00 square metres attracted more than 2,150 exhibitors and more than 60.000 visitors from all over the world. The German software provider PTV Group presented its wide range of innovative logistics solutions for modern cities. From the first day onwards PTV’s logistics experts were very pleased with the response from the trade visitors, and over the course of the show, the numbers just kept rising and rising.

Covering an area the size of fourteen football pitches, the exhibition addresses all aspects of modern logistics.

In times of digitisation, it is vital to ensure precise transport planning, optimisation and notification. According to Dobrindt, logistics is needed to a larger extent than in the past – it is the key to successful digitisation.

Alexander Dobrindt, the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, at the opening ceremony of the 2017 transport logistic trade show: “Logistics is needed to a larger extent than in the past.” Copyright PTV Group

An important aspect is the last mile, i.e. the last stage of the delivery process, which often takes place in urban areas. And there are many other challenges, such as same-day delivery, that logistics companies have to cope with. This year’s motto Urban Logistics and the specific requirements with regard to last-mile delivery are also reflected by PTV’s product portfolio presented at transport logistic – a portfolio that always takes account of the specific customer needs and excellent customer service. In a panel discussion during the exhibition opening, Bernd Schwenger, Director Amazon Logistics, Amazon Deutschland Transport GmbH, stressed the significance of the ‘Demand Chain’, pointing out that the logistics process had to be looked at from the customer’s point of view.

Sharing knowledge with like-minded peers in a relaxed atmosphere

Get-together at PTV’s stand at transport logistic:  Focus on an exercise that makes people aware of their own perception of time. Copyright PTV Group.

Networking, communication and exchange: in real time during the get-together at PTV’s stand 401/502 in hall B2. Copyright PTV Group.









Numerous customers, partners and press representatives attended the evening event at PTV’s stand on the first day of the trade show. The side event on the launch of the EU reserach project Clusters 2.0 was one of the highlights of the second day. Marcel Huschebeck, Chief Portfolio Manager and Project Manager at PTV Group, invited interested parties and project members to participate in an open discussion. As part of the event, which took place at Schuhbecks am Turm, Munich Trade Fair Centre, he presented the plans for the development of a toolbox for future logistics. Here the focus is on close cooperation and overarching networking between service providers, platforms and economic regions.

Top quality in every respect

Sylvia Koopmann, Event Manager at PTV Group, is more than pleased with the outcome of the event: “It could not have been any better. We were particularly pleased with the large number of high-calibre talks and contacts and we wish to thank our customers and partners for the exciting discussions on the manifold aspects of logistics.

PTV Group presented its wide range of innovative solutions for modern logistics at transport logistic in Munich. The highlights on display included the new PTV Route Optimiser and the new release of the trip planning software PTV Smartour. Copyright PTV Group.