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The German Competition Authority fines two manufacturers of industrial batteries and their representatives for cartel (Hawker)

Bundeskartellamt imposes fines totalling approx. 28 million euros on manufacturers of industrial batteries* The Bundeskartellamt has imposed fines totalling around 28 million euros on two manufacturers of industrial batteries and their representatives for agreeing between them to levy the so-called "lead surcharge" as a key price component of lead batteries. The companies involved are Hawker GmbH, Hagen, and Hoppecke Batterien GmbH & Co. KG, Brilon. The proceeding was initiated with a sector-wide dawn raid in April 2014 following an application for leniency by Exide Technologies GmbH,

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority fines two manufacturers of industrial batteries and their representatives for cartel (Hawker), 27 June 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2017, Art. N° 84547

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