Employees

Overview of the DEUTZ Group’s workforce
  31 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2016
Headcount    
DEUTZ Group 4,154 3,665
Thereof    
In Germany 3,060 2,827
Outside Germany 1,094 838
Thereof    
Non-salaried employees 2,421 2,177
Salaried employees 1,657 1,403
Trainees 76 85
Thereof    
DEUTZ Compact Engines 3,333 2,989
DEUTZ Customised Solutions 688 676
Other/Torqeedo 133

Increase in headcount

At the end of 2017, the DEUTZ Group employed a total of 4,154 people, 489 more than at the end of 2016 (a rise of 13.3 per cent). This was partly due to the acquisition of Torqeedo and DEUTZ Italy (formerly IML Motori S.r.l.). As at 31 December 2017, we also had a further 423 people on temporary employment contracts, compared with 182 a year earlier. By offering fixed-term contracts and employing temporary workers, DEUTZ can respond flexibly to any fluctuations in demand. Almost 16 per cent of all staff at DEUTZ had fixed-term or temporary contracts as at 31 December 2017.

Nearly 74 per cent of our workforce was employed in Germany as at the reporting date. Most of these employees were based in Cologne – 2,356 as at 31 December 2017. 450 employees were based in Ulm. Of the 1,094 employees outside Germany, 558 of them work at our DEUTZ SPAIN subsidiary.

From a segment perspective, DEUTZ Compact Engines employed 3,333 people as at 31 December 2017, 11.5 per cent more than it had employed a year earlier. The number of employees at DEUTZ Customised Solutions was 688, up by 1.8 per cent compared with the end of 2016. There were 133 employees in the Other segment at the reporting date; Torqeedo’s employees have been included in this segment since the fourth quarter of 2017.

DEUTZ Group: Breakdown of workforce by location
  31 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2016
Headcount    
Cologne 2,356 2,202
Ulm 450 411
Other 254 214
In Germany 3,060 2,827
Outside Germany 1,094 838
Total 4,154 3,665