The recently concluded fiscal year 2013/2014 was another important milestone for HELLA. We were able to further expand our position as a technologically leading, globally positioned and economically successful company. With a comparable increase in sales of 11 % to € 5.3 billion, the speed of the Group’s growth saw considerable acceleration. The operative earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for HELLA increased by 17 % and reached € 341 million. With figures adjusted for structural special items, HELLA reached earnings of € 393 million, which corresponds to an earnings margin (EBIT margin) of 7.4 %. In order to strengthen our innovative capacity, more than 9 % of sales were invested in the expansion of the research and development structures all around the world. Innovative capacity is the engine of the company's success and an important driver of HELLA's global growth. Insights into our distinctive culture of innovation can be found in the annual report 2013/2014. In line with the motto "Being innovative" our employees are demonstrating what it means to shape innovative products and processes. The bottom line is: Innovations are not down to coincidence, but rather the result of many single steps und the continuous networking of people and knowledge.
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