Capital expenditure

After deducting investment grants, capital expenditure on property, plant and equipment and on intangible assets totalled €62.0 million in 2016, which was €7.2 million less than in the previous year (2015: €69.2 million). As in 2015, the bulk of this spending (€49.3 million) went on property, plant and equipment (2015: €50.9 million). Capital expenditure on intangible assets accounted for €12.7 million (2015: €18.3 million). The investing activities relating to property, plant and equipment focused on the construction of the shaft centre in Cologne-Porz, where production was progressively ramped up from mid-2016 onward. There were also additions in connection with replacement investments in machinery and tools. Capital expenditure on intangible assets went mainly on the development of the new TCD 2.2 and TCD 5.0 engine series.

Before the capitalisation of development expenditure, capital investment amounted to €52.9 million (2015: €56.2 million). Capital investment was therefore slightly lower than we had predicted (forecast: €55.0 million). Including the capitalisation of development expenditure, our spending was almost €13.0 million less than the forecast amount of €75.0 million. This was mainly due to a far lower capitalisation rate as a result of the reprioritisation of the timing of development projects.

As in 2015, the bulk of the total capital expenditure after deducting investment grants was invested in the DEUTZ Compact Engines segment (€55.0 million in 2016 and €61.7 million in 2015). Capital expenditure in DEUTZ Customised Solutions was €7.0 million (2015: €7.5 million).