As at 31 December 2017, a total of 2,978 people were employed by DEUTZ AG. This meant that the number of employees had increased by 114 year on year (31 December 2016: 2,864 employees). We also had a further 366 people on temporary employment contracts as at 31 December 2017 (31 December 2016: 159 temporary workers). Employing temporary workers enables us to respond flexibly to any fluctuations in demand.
From a segment perspective, DEUTZ Compact Engines employed 2,534 people as at 31 December 2017, 151 more than it had employed a year earlier. The number of employees at DEUTZ Customised Solutions was 444, which was 37 fewer year on year.