The Structure of the IDES Group 

The IDES group comprises four subgroups. The European subgroup consists of five companies, North America has two. Latin America and Asia each consist of one company. Each of these companies has its own clearly defined business objectives within the consolidated group and is organized according to local business practices and legal requirements. Consolidation takes place across the financial areas. For example, the French subsidiary operates solely as a sales company, or in Mexico, we represent high-inflation methods and the material ledger. The American and German subsidiaries produce goods, as well as carrying out purchasing and sales activities. Accounting and Human Resources for each individual company have been adapted to meet the particular business objectives. Germany and the United States, for example, have been set up to use flexible standard costing, whereas the United Kingdom uses static standard costing based on full costs.