At year-end 2011, we employed 57,240 staff (year-end 2010: 55,590 employees). The net increase was due to:
- An increase of 900 due to acquisitions and divestments, mainly from the Schramm acquisition (790 employees)
- A decrease of 1,050 employees due to ongoing restructuring
- An increase of 1,800 employees due to new hires in high growth markets.