Capital expenditure on property, plant and equipment and on intangible assets

After deducting investment grants, capital expenditure on property, plant and equipment and intangible assets in 2014 totalled €66.6 million, which was €9.7 million less than in 2013 (€76.3 million). Of this total expenditure, €37.0 million was accounted for by property, plant and equipment (2013: €35.5 million) and €29.6 million (2013: €40.8 million) by intangible assets. The capital expenditure on property, plant and equipment focused on production facilities and tools for engines that meet new emissions standards. Capital expenditure on intangible assets was mainly spent on the refinement of existing engines to meet new exhaust emissions standards. Before the capitalisation of development expenditure, €40.3 million was spent on capital investment, a similar level to the previous year (2013: €42.5 million). Because demand in the Chinese market is not following the anticipated trend, virtually all growth-related capital expenditure in China is now on hold, with the result that capital spending is much lower than envisaged in our forecast at the beginning of the year.

The bulk of the total capital expenditure after deducting investment grants – €57.8 million – was invested in the DEUTZ Compact Engines segment (2013: €69.2 million). Capital expenditure in DEUTZ Customised Solutions was €8.8 million (2013: €7.1 million). As was the case in 2013, investing activities in both segments focused on property, plant and equipment and on development expenditure.

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