Porsche always knew to motivate its employees, offering them an important bonus every end of fiscal year. After the most successful year in the company’s history, employees are receiving a voluntary bonus with a gross total of 8,911 euros.

During the 2015 business year, the sports car maker increased deliveries by 19 per cent compared with 2014, to 225,121 vehicles. Revenue rose by one quarter to just under 21.5 billion euros and operating profit also increased by a quarter to 3.4 billion euros.

The bonus contains two components: 8,211 euros are being paid on account of the positive company results and for the special achievements of the workforce during the past financial year of 2015. 700 euros are available as a special contribution to the Porsche VarioRente pension scheme or to individual retirement provisions.

The special bonus for 2015 will be paid out to some 15,600 employees of Porsche AG, adapted to their individual working hours and length of service as of last year.

”There’s probably nobody who expected this and hardly anyone would have dared hope for a result like this. But our people have done a good job, haven’t they? That’s why I’ve been happy to have the matter out with the Executive Board and take a few symbolic bruises. I don’t mind that at all if, in return, our colleagues receive an exceptional special bonus”, said Chairman of the General Works Council, Uwe Hück.