Trucks (AT.39824) [Archived]

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Trucks (AT.39824) [Archived]

NOTE—appeal lodged by Scania before the General Court in Case T- 799/17

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the final decision of 27 September 2017; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

OutlineEuropean Commission Article 101 TFEU investigation into an alleged cartel in the market for heavy and medium duty trucks (Case AT.39824).

Latest developmentOn 27 September 2017, the Commission issued its infringement decision against the sixth truck manufacturer under investigation, Scania, and imposed a fine of €880,523,000. Scania chose not to settle with the Commission.

Parties• MAN
• Volvo/Renault
• Daimler
• Iveco (a subsidiary of Fiat)
• Scania

BackgroundThe Commission carried out dawn raids in January 2011 following an immunity application made by MAN.

On 20 November 2014, the Commission issued a statement of objections.

On 19 July 2016, the Commission announced that five truck manufacturers (MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF) have settled with the Commission, acknowledged their involvement in the cartel and have been fined a combined €2,926,499,000. The fines imposed on the five manufacturers were:
• MAN–full immunity (thereby avoiding a fine of approximately €1.2bn)
• Volvo/Renault–€670,448,000 (including a 40% reduction under the Leniency Notice and a 10% reduction under the Settlement Notice)
• Daimler–€1,008,766,000 (including a 30% reduction under the Leniency Notice

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