Overall assessment of the risk situation

We identify and evaluate material risks on an ongoing basis using our risk management system. Appropriate action is taken to manage these risks and, as far as possible, bring them under control. Changes in material risks are monitored regularly at Group level. Currently, the DEUTZ Group has not identified any risks that either individually or in their totality could jeopardise the continued existence of the enterprise as a going concern. Legal and short-term strategic risks decreased in comparison with 2015. Other risk factors changed only marginally year on year. Consequently, the overall risk level fell slightly compared with 2015. Because of the precautions that have been taken and our position in the market, we are confident in our ability to successfully manage the existing risks and overcome the resulting challenges – despite conditions remaining difficult.