Car closure systems (AT.40299) [Archived]

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Car closure systems (AT.40299) [Archived]


ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 29 September 2020; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

OutlineEuropean Commission Article 101 TFEU investigation into two cartels for the supply of car closure systems (door modules, window regulators and latching systems (latches and strikers)) to European car manufactures (the Daimler Group and the BMW Group) in the EEA (AT.40299). The cartels involved the coordination of pricing behaviour and the exchange of confidential information.

Latest developmentOn 29 September 2020, the Commission issued its infringement decision after two car part suppliers settled with the Commission and acknowledged their involvement in cartels concerning the supply of car closure systems to European car manufactures (the Daimler Group and the BMW Group) in the EEA. Fines totalling €18m were imposed. Magna also participated in the cartels but received full immunity under the Commission’s leniency programme.

Parties• Brose: Brose is German based company. It manufactures mechatronic systems and electric drives for vehicle body and interior applications. Bose offers products such as vehicle doors, liftgates, front and rear seat systems, electric drives, electronics, and charging systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.

• Kiekert: Kiekert is a German based company. It  designs, develops, and manufactures electronic and electro-mechanical locking systems. Kiekert offers

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