Biography of Ferdinand Porsche~Founder of Porsche Car Company

For automotive enthusiasts, certainly know the name "Porsche". An automotive company that bore the name of the car with a luxurious design and sporty. Its founder was Ferdinand Porsche who founded the Porsche brand car manufacturer company based in Germany in the year 193, he was an engineer who created the first Volkswagen car. German automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche at a young age, he has an interest in technology, and particularly interested in matters related to electricity. Porsche works as a successful engineer vehicles from the 1800s to 1931, when he founded his own company. In 1934, Porsche and his son, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, collaborated to develop the first design of the Volkswagen car.

Biography Ferdinand Porsche
Porsche's founder was born on 3 September 1875 Maffersdorf, Austria, Ferdinand Porsche became fascinated with electricity at a young age. In 1893, when he was just 18 years, Porsche got a job in Bela Egger & Co., a power company in Vienna which was later renamed Brown Boveri. In the same year, he enrolled as a student at the Imperial Technical University in Reichenberg which is now called the Vienna University of Technology. After only a few years working at Bella Egger & Co., who worked as a supervisor Porsche really impress his boss by technological capabilities and skills so that he was promoted to the position of an employee a manager.
Ferdinand Porsche
1897 full history milestone for Porsche. That year, he built an electric wheel-hub motors, this machine concept has actually been developed by the American inventor Wellington Adams more than a decade earlier, and then porsche began working at the Department of Electric Car newly created in Hofwagenfabrik by Jacob Lohner & Co., a Vienna-based company owned Austro-Hungarian army along the Imperial and Royal Army, three years later, Porsche engine engineering capabilities in the international spotlight in Paris, when the engine of his wheel-hub is used to power the machine-made Jacob Lohner. The new co-developed system of non-transmission vehicle in Car Fair 1900. For the great satisfaction, wheel-hub engine Porsche gained wide recognition.

Then in 1900, the Porsche engine tested circuit race in Semmering, near Vienna, and won. Porsche Engineering in the field of machine continues on the path of success. After working in the Lohner for almost eight years, in 1906, he became technical manager of the company Austro-Daimler. In 1923, he moved to the company Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft based in Stuttgart and became a technical manager and member of the executive board. There, his career highlights include overseeing the construction of the compressor Mercedes. For his achievements, Porsche received the honorary doctorate degree by the Technical University Imperial in 1917. In 1937, he was awarded the German National Prize for Art and Science.

Porsche then left Daimler in 1931 to form his own company, which he named "Dr. Ing hc F. Porsche GmbH., Konstruktionen und Beratung für Motoren und Fahrzeuge," the name by Document Commercial Register in April 1931. In 1934 , Porsche became very involved in the project "people's car" initiated by Adolf Hitler. That year, when he was working on a project, his son Anton Ernst Porsche, who was born in 1909, also known as Ferry then with developing the first design for Volkswagen cars. From that point on, the father and son working together.

During World War II, Porsche and his son was employed by Hitler to produce heavy tanks called Tank King Tiger tank that is most feared by the allies when World War II. Porsche filed a prototype with advanced propulsion systems are superior on paper, but not on the battlefield. Cartilage damage and also design a design flaw, then a competitor (Henschel & Sohn) awarded the contract to produce the Panzer tanks. Ninety to one hundred chassis Porsche Macan is produced and then some converted into tangk destroyer (Panzerjäger) called by the name of Ferdinand.

When the war ended in 1945, Porsche was captured by the French army and then serving a prison sentence of 22 months. While he was imprisoned, son Ferdinand Anton oversaw the creation of a new race car, Cisitalia, the products of the company Porsche. When released from prison, the father and son team continues to make history in 1950, when they introduced the Porsche sports car. Porsche died in Stuttgart on January 30, 1951, at the age of 75. Almost 60 years later, in 2009, the Porsche Museum opened in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart suburb.