Employees

Group headcount was 34,259 at December 31, 2011, compared with 29,573 employees at December 31, 2010. Of this increase, 2,772 persons are accounted for by acquisition of the Kirov production unit in Russia. The following tables show the breakdown of headcount by geographical area and type:

GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS 12/31/2011 12/31/2010
Europe:        
- Italy 3,629 10.6% 3,587 12.1%
- Rest of Europe 10,746 31.4% 7,714 26.1%
of which Russia 2,850   39  
Nafta 490 1.4% 285 1.0%
Central and South America 13,202 38.5% 12,522 42.3%
Middle East/Africa 3,296 9.6% 2,983 10.1%
Asia/Pacific 2,896 8.5% 2,482 8.4%
  34,259 100.0% 29,573 100.0%
TYPE 12/31/2011 12/31/2010
Executives 326 1,0% 302 1.0%
White collar staff 6,109 17.8% 5,429 18.4%
Blue collar staff 25,175 73.5% 21,416 72.4%
Temps 2,649 7.7% 2,426 8.2%
  34,259 100.0% 29,573 100.0%