Report By the Board of Directors


The parent company of the Group and its subsidiaries employed an average of 1699 people between January and December 2014. In addition, GmbH, the jointly owned company of EB and AUDI, employed 380 people. At the end of December, the parent company of the Group and its subsidiaries had 1804 employees and GmbH 431 employees (1648 in Groupīs parent company and subsidiaries and GmbH 321 at the end of 2013). A significant part of EBīs personnel are R&D engineers.

The following table presents the average personnel amounts and salaries of the Continuing operations from the past two years:

  2014 2013
The average amount of the personnel during the reporting period 2080 1925
Salaries and wages (MEUR) in the reporting period 105.4 94.1

At the end of 2014 about 79 per cent of the employees worked in the Automotive Business Segment, about 21 per cent in the Wireless Business Segment, and short of 1 per cent in corporate functions. When compared to 2013, the number of personnel in the Automotive Business Segment increased by 4 percentage points, in the Wireless Business Segment it decreased by 4 percentage points and in corporate functions remained at the same level.