Annual Report 2013

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Home Care

Capital expenditures

We focused our investment activity on expanding production capacity for innovative products, and on optimizing and streamlining our production and distribution processes. This included the construction of an automated high-bay warehouse in Düsseldorf as the central distribution center for Germany. We made further investments in plant safety. Capital expenditures for property, plant and equipment totaled 153 million euros compared to 146 million euros in the previous year.