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Porsche North America

Maker of fine sportscars.

Headquarters:
980 Hammond Drive, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30328
Employees 250 in U.S., 11,571 worldwide
CEO: Matthias Muller
Division of Germany's Porsche AG

Website: http://www.porsche.com

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Porsche is a German company known for manufacturing some of the finest sports cars in the world including the Boxster, 911 Carrera, Cayman, Panamera and Cayenne SUV.

In September of 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), became the exclusive importer, marketer, and distributor of Porsche automobiles for the United States. The headquarters are located in Atlanta, GA, and PCNA also has three service training centers and a network of "field" employees who are located in major cities throughout the U.S., providing sales, service, and parts support to the dealerships.

In addition, PCNA has an office in Ontario, Canada that provides support to dealers and customers in Canada, and Porsche Financial Services, headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, provides financing and leasing activities.

Porsche Motorsport North America provides racing assistance, parts and service from their home base in Southern California. Porsche Logistics Services, LLC provides parts distribution from Ontario, CA and Atlanta, GA.

In fiscal 2009, a total of 81,850 vehicles were sold worldwide, an 8.8% increase.

Porsche was rated No. 1 in customer satisfaction for new vehicles according to a survey by research firm JD Power and Associates.

History

The company was founded by German automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche, who worked for Daimler and helped develop the Mercedes SS and SSK sports car.

On June 8, 1948 the first sports car bearing the name Porsche is built based on Volkswagen parts and is known as the Porsche 356. The 10,000th Porsche 356 is sold in 1956.

Ferdinand Porsche would die at the age of 75 in 1951 but the company would continue on with his son Ferdinand Alexander.

The Porsche 911 was developed in 1963.

Volkswagen increased its stake in Porsche to 49.9% in 2009.

Benefits

Each employee receives benefits such as dental, health and vision, along with a great 401K plan. Every year PCNA has an Employee Day where each employee gets to experience the speed and performance of these magnificent cars. Employees have the opportunity to ride with professional drivers, on a world-renowned racetrack that showcases the capabilities of the 911. Other advantages that you may be able to participate in include a company picnic, holiday party, tickets to concerts, and sporting events.

Updated October 29, 2010