Porsche is giving something back to its employees following the most successful year in the company’s history.
The German manufacturer today announced that it would be giving workers a voluntary bonus – and the figure is a coincidental €9,111.
These bonuses will be handed out to around 21,000 Porsche AG employees, with the amount given taking into account individual working hours and length of company service.
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Uwe Hück, Chair of the Group Works Council, said: “Negotiating a bonus is never easy. However, this time it was particularly difficult to arrive at an outcome. In the end, no one in our large VW family received anywhere near as large a bonus as our employees at Porsche. We had to walk a very fine line during the negotiations.
“On the one hand, supporting the group is very important to me, something that leads to us taking on staff from Audi and Volkswagen. On the other hand, we want to reward our staff for their outstanding achievement. The result was this extraordinary and one-off, but completely justified, bonus. The aim was to show solidarity for colleagues in the Group and at the same time to thank the staff at Porsche.”
The bonuses come after an impressive 2016 from Porsche. The manufacturer increased its deliveries by six per cent to 237,778 vehicles over the previous year which resulted in revenue of just over £19m – an increase of four per cent compared to 2015.