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Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Annual Report 2017

Company profile and annual report for 2017.

As a leading technology and services company, we take advantage of our global opportunities for strong and meaningful development. Our ambition is to enhance the quality of life with solutions that are both innovative and beneficial. We focus on our core competencies in automotive and industrial technologies as well as in products and services for professional and private use.

 

 

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Sales revenue

46,068

48,951

70,607

73,129

78,066

Share outside Germany as percent

77

78

80

80

80

Number of associates (as of 12/31 of the year)

281,381

290,183

374,778

389,281

402,166

located in Germany

107,285

105,429

131,994

133,974

137,701

located outside Germany

174,096

184,754

242,784

255,307

264,465

Capital expenditure

2,539

2,585

4,058

4,252

4,345

Research and development cost1

4,543

4,959

6,378

6,911

7,264

Profit after tax

1,251

2,637

3,537

2,374

3,274

Currency figures in millions of euros

1Including development work charged directly to customers