As at 31 December 2016, a total of 2,864 people were employed by DEUTZ AG. This meant that the number of employees had fallen by 79 year on year (31 December 2015: 2,943 employees). We also had a further 159 people on temporary employment contracts as at 31 December 2016, compared with 124 a year earlier. Employing temporary workers enables us to respond flexibly to any fluctuations in demand.

Looking at it by segment, DEUTZ Compact Engines employed 2,383 people as at 31 December 2016, 71 fewer than it had employed a year earlier. The number of employees at DEUTZ Customised Solutions was 481, which was eight fewer year on year.