The European Commission fines several producers and distributors for cartel in the retail food packaging sector (Nespak)

Commission fines producers and distributors € 115 865 000 for operating retail food packaging cartels* The European Commission has fined eight manufacturers and two distributors of retail food packaging trays a total of €115 865 000 for having participated in at least one of five separate cartels. The eight manufacturers are Huhtamäki of Finland, Nespak and Vitembal of France, Silver Plastics of Germany, Coopbox, Magic Pack and Sirap-Gema of Italy and Linpac of the UK. The two distributors are Ovarpack of Portugal and Propack of the UK. The companies fixed prices and allocated customers of polystyrene foam or polypropylene rigid trays, in breach of EU antitrust rules. Polystyrene foam and polypropylene rigid trays are used for packaging food sold in shops or supermarkets, for products

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European Commission, The European Commission fines several producers and distributors for cartel in the retail food packaging sector (Nespak), 24 June 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin Leniency, Art. N° 74055

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