The EU Commission fines a parking heaters producer for cartel in the context of a settlement (Eberspächer)

Commission fines parking heaters producer €68 million in cartel settlement* The European Commission found that two German producers of automotive parts, Eberspächer and Webasto, have breached EU antitrust rules prohibiting cartels and restrictive business practices. They coordinated prices and allocated customers with regards to fuel-operated parking heaters (which heat parked cars or trucks) and auxiliary heaters (which support the heating system of a running car or truck). The Commission imposed a fine of € 68 175 000 on Eberspächer for its involvement in the cartel. This fine was reduced under the Commission's leniency programme to reflect Eberspächer's cooperation with the investigation. Webasto was not fined because it benefited from immunity for revealing the existence of the cartel

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European Commission, The EU Commission fines a parking heaters producer for cartel in the context of a settlement (Eberspächer), 17 June 2015, e-Competitions June 2015, Art. N° 73937

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