Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) celebrated ten years of operation in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday, with a ceremony that included president and CEO Peter Schwarzenbauer and Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin.
PCNA moved its headquarters ten years ago from Reno, Nevada to the greater Atlanta metro area in Sandy Springs, due to the city’s pro-business attitude, proximity to one of the world’s largest airports and only a six-hour time difference with Germany. The company has grown from 35 to 245 employees and operates a Logistics Services Center near the airport that serves the entire region. It also imports many of its cars from Germany through Georgia’s Brunswick Port.
“When you look at Porsche’s last ten years, you can see growth in our sales, and just as importantly, success in our way of doing business,” Schwarzenbauer said. “While clearly the market’s reaction to our products is the biggest reason for this success, I am convinced that being here in Atlanta played a huge role in our solid results and enhanced service to our customers and 212 North American dealers.”
PCNA is also a long-standing member of the German American Chamber of Commerce South; it supports Atlanta’s TechBridge, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Life University Wheelchair Tennis Masters Series and the United Way, and is one of the first corporate patrons of the Georgia Aquarium.