The French Competition Authority fines six household appliance manufacturers for agreeing on price increases (BSH / Candy Hoover / Eberhart Frères / Electrolux / Indesit / Whirlpool)

The Autorité de la concurrence hands down fines worth a total of €189 million to six household appliance manufacturers, among the largest in the sector, notably for having agreed on price increases * Background Following evidence provided by the Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) and further evidence (handwritten notes, slideshows, documents, tables) gathered by the Autorité during dawn raids carried out at the headquarters of the companies concerned, the Autorité is handing down fines to six household appliance manufacturers, including some of the largest in France [1] , BSH, Candy Hoover, Electrolux, Indent [2] ,Whirlpool, and Eberhardt Frères (distributor of the Liebherr brand) for having consulted each other during secret meetings

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines six household appliance manufacturers for agreeing on price increases (BSH / Candy Hoover / Eberhart Frères / Electrolux / Indesit / Whirlpool), 5 December 2018, e-Competitions December 2018, Art. N° 88689

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