Automotive wire harnesses cartels (COMP/39.748) [Archived]
Automotive wire harnesses cartels (COMP/39.748) [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 10 July 2013; it is no longer maintained.

Case facts

Outline European Commission Article 101 TFEU investigation into five cartels in the market for wire harnesses for cars (case number COMP/39.748).

Latest development On 10 July 2013, the Commission issued its infringement decision and imposed fines totalling €141m.
Sumitomo was awarded immunity from fines after it revealed the existence of the cartels to the Commission, admitted wrongdoi