Braking Systems (AT.39920) [Archived]
Braking Systems (AT.39920) [Archived]

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  • Braking Systems (AT.39920) [Archived]
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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 21 February 2018; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline European Commission Article 101 TFEU investigation into two cartels relating to braking systems. The cartels involved coordinating prices or markets and information sharing.

Latest development On 21 February 2018, the Commission issued its infringement decision after the three suppliers settled with the Commission and acknowledged their involvement in the two cartels. Total fines totalling €75,426,000m were imposed.

Total fines imposed on each supplier were:
• TRW–no fine (as a result of being awarded immunity)
• Bosch–€31,420,000 (as a result of being granted immunity, Bosch was not fined for its involvement in one of the cartels)
• Continental–€44,006,000