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PTV Group, Econolite, and Conundra Continue their Integration by Creating Two Strong and Distinct Businesses, Mobility and Logistics

Jan 19, 2023 | Press
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  • Bridgepoint and Porsche SE supported PTV, Econolite, and Conundra to join forces in 2022 and now back the further integration into two strong and distinct businesses, Mobility and Logistics.
  • The strategic reorganization allows precise focus on each independent sector: Mobility on accelerating the achievement of end-to-end, smart, and sustainable traffic management and planning solutions that drive innovation in safety-critical areas, ensuring the efficient mobility of multimodal travelers; and Logistics on optimizing and preparing the supply chains for the challenges of the future, thereby reducing logistics costs and emissions.
  • Econolite and PTV Mobility will be combined to form the new Mobility business, operating under the brand Umovity, led by newly appointed CEO, Christian U. Haas, former CEO of PTV.
  • PTV Logistics and Conundra will be combined to form the new Logistics business, operating under the brand PTV Logistics while rebranding is in progress. This business will be led by newly appointed CEO, Steven De Schrijver, formerly CEO and co-founder of Conundra.
  • Abbas Mohaddes, former CEO of Econolite, is appointed to Chairman of the Advisory Board for both businesses.

PTV – KARLSRUHE, Germany, Econolite – ANAHEIM, California, Conundra – BRUSSELS, Belgium, along with backers – Bridgepoint, the quoted private assets growth investor, and Porsche Automobile Holding SE (“Porsche SE”) announced today the further integration and strategic reorganization of PTV, Econolite, and Conundra into two strong and distinct businesses serving their respective end markets Mobility and Logistics.

Under the new Mobility brand Umovity, Econolite and PTV Mobility are integrating their respective resources and expanding their Research and Development (R&D) capabilities to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions aligned with the needs of traffic and mobility planning and operating management agencies worldwide. From hardware to software, and services including traffic planning, simulation, and optimization, as well as maintenance of Smart Mobility systems, Umovity will serve as the One-Stop-Shop for smart and sustainable mobility solutions.

In order to form a new pure-play software Logistics business, PTV Logistics and Conundra are integrating their respective resources to offer state-of-the-art software solutions for route planning and optimization with best-in-class algorithms and data, as well as additional use cases to enhance savings in logistics costs and emissions. Rebranding for Logistics is in progress and will be announced shortly.

Structure and leadership is as follows:

  • PTV Mobility and Econolite merge to form the industry’s premier ITS systems provider Umovity, to be led by newly appointed CEO, Christian U. Haas, formerly CEO of PTV.
  • The PTV Logistics group joins forces with Conundra to form a global software provider for logistics solutions in route planning and optimization. This combined group will be led by newly appointed CEO, Steven De Schrijver, former CEO and Co-founder of Conundra.
  • Abbas Mohaddes, former CEO of Econolite is appointed to Chairman of the Advisory Board for both businesses.

Abbas Mohaddes, Chairman of the Advisory Board, said “Our focus remains to be market and demand driven, offering superior products and services to better plan and manage our transportation systems, sensitive to desire and needs of users, travelers and alike. We are committed to embrace Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in support of global Mobility for Humanity.”

Carsten Kratz, Partner, and head of the DACH region at Bridgepoint, added “We made great progress during 2022 with the integration of PTV and Econolite, while acquiring Conundra and other enhancing assets. This rebranding and reorganization are the logical next steps in enhancing our growth and our quest for global market leadership. This is a big milestone for us, and we’ll continue to invest in both businesses.”

Lutz Meschke, member of the board of management responsible for investment management at Porsche SE, stated “The new strategic setup of the mobility and logistics businesses marks yet another important milestone in the development of PTV, Econolite, and Conundra. We look forward to further supporting the development of both businesses.”

Christian U. Haas, Umovity Chief Executive Officer, commented “I am excited about the forthcoming opportunities and in knowing we will seize these opportunities with an outstanding expanded staff. Econolite and PTV team members have already been working together closely and will continue in development of innovative products and services and go to market strategies.”

Steven De Schrijver, Logistics group, Chief Executive Officer, added “ Our goal is to provide exceptional optimization tools, that meet and exceed the expectations of the global Logistics marketplace.”

ABOUT Umovity (PTV Mobility & Econolite)

Umovity is a global market leader for end-to-end traffic management and transportation technology that takes a holistic approach to provide safer, smarter, and more sustainable Mobility for Humanity. Uniting the best-in-class solutions for intelligent traffic management systems, cloud-based adaptive traffic control, real-time traffic management software, controllers, cabinets, and sensor products by Econolite, and simulation and predictive modelling software by PTV, Umovity enables innovators and decision makers in politics, municipalities, and industry to shape smart and livable communities, multimodal mobility, as well as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). For more information, visit www.umovity.com.

ABOUT PTV Logistics (PTV Logistics & Conundra)

PTV Logistics is a leading global software company for planning, calculating, and optimizing transport logistics to save time and costs. With more than 40 years of experience and record-breaking algorithms in route planning and tour optimization, the software empowers logistics companies to realize the theoretical savings potential of route planning automation in practice. For more information, visit https://lp.myptv.com/en/logistics

ABOUT Bridgepoint

Bridgepoint Group, PLC, is the world’s leading quoted private assets growth investor focused on the middle-market with over €30 billion AUM and a local presence in the US, Europe, and China. Bridgepoint specializes in private equity and private credit and invests internationally in six principal sectors – Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Advanced Industrials, and Technology.

Media contacts:

Persephone Oliver
persephone.oliver@umovity.com

Janine Stuchl
janine.stuchl@umovity.com

About Econolite

Econolite’s ITS solutions ease traffic congestion, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. As the one-stop-shop leader for traffic management systems, sensor products, and services, Econolite is committed to the advancement of connected and autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and cybersecurity. For more information, visit us at www.econolite.com.

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