The EU Commission fines three car lighting system producers for cartel (Automotive Lighting / Hella / Valeo)

Antitrust: Commission fines three car lighting system producers €27 million in cartel settlement* The European Commission has fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of €26 744 000 for participating in an automotive lighting cartel, in breach of EU antitrust rules. Valeo was not fined as it revealed the cartel to the Commission. All companies admitted their involvement and agreed to settle. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "The Commission has sanctioned another cartel in the automotive sector. Three lighting producers harmed car and commercial vehicle manufacturers by colluding instead of competing against each other. Today's decision underlines that we do not accept cartels that affect the European market.” Vehicle lighting systems include

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European Commission, The EU Commission fines three car lighting system producers for cartel (Automotive Lighting / Hella / Valeo), 21 June 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2017, Art. N° 84320

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