13. Property, Plant and Equipment

in thousands of EUR

Notes

Buildings and leasehold improvements

Machinery and equipment

Furniture and vehicles

Total

At 1 January 2013

Cost

434,080

445,504

295,302

1,174,886

Accumulated depreciation and impairment

-256,709

-325,541

-224,035

-806,285

Carrying amount

177,371

119,963

71,267

368,601

Movements in 2013

Acquisitions

783

812

246

1,841

Additions

36,728

37,986

22,378

97,092

Disposals / retirements

-2,687

-1,464

-822

-4,973

Impairments

-

-15

-211

-226

Depreciation charge

7

-32,208

-38,320

-21,864

-92,392

Reclassification

-4,256

-941

3,877

-1,320

Exchange differences

-5,360

-1,786

-2,572

-9,718

At 31 December 2013

170,371

116,235

72,299

358,905

At 1 January 2014

Cost

420,124

461,368

295,225

1,176,717

Accumulated depreciation and impairment

-249,753

-345,133

-222,926

-817,812

Carrying amount

170,371

116,235

72,299

358,905

Movements in 2014

Acquisitions

5

7,178

4,712

7,524

19,415

Additions

52,791

47,544

31,532

131,868

Disposals / retirements

- 2,032

- 1,822

- 914

- 4,768

Depreciation charge

7

- 35,407

- 38,893

- 22,505

- 96,805

Reclassification

- 1,994

1,160

151

- 683

Exchange differences

- 689

303

181

- 205

Carrying amount

190,218

129,240

88,269

407,727

At 31 December 2014

Cost

479,399

535,356

329,128

1,343,883

Accumulated depreciation and impairment

- 289,181

- 406,116

- 240,860

- 936,157

Carrying amount

190,218

129,240

88,269

407,727

Leased assets included under machinery and equipment as shown above, where the Group is a lessee under a financial lease, comprise mainly equipment. The carrying amount of assets leased is €596 (2013: €943).

The difference between the acquisition of subsidiaries of €19,415 and the amount listed in note 5 on acquisitions of subsidiaries of €14,765 is caused by the property, plant and equipment obtained from the acquisitions in Turkey and China, which is accounted for based on predecessor accounting.

The impairments on fixed assets in 2013 relate to the closing of stores.