The Italian Competition Authority fines eight ready-mix concrete manufacturers for two cartels and applies its new fining guidelines (Intermodale / General Beton Triveneta / Calcestruzzi / SuperBeton)

On 25 March 2015, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) fined eight ready-mix concrete manufacturers. The ICA imposed penalties of more than EUR12.5 million as a result of establishing price fixing and market allocation in the Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) region. The investigation was opened on 17 December 2013, following a leniency application made by the firm Calcestruzzi SpA, which admitted to the existence of two cartels among concrete manufacturers in FVG: 1) The first cartel was spread across the provinces of Udine, Pordenone, Gorizia and Treviso. It lasted from April 2010 to January 2014 [1]. The firms involved were General Beton Triveneta SpA, La Nuova Calcestruzzi Srl, Calcestruzzi Zillo SpA, Friulana Calcestruzzi SpA, SuperBeton SpA, Cobeton Srl and Calcestruzzi SpA; 2)

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Giovanni Scoccini, Francesco Bruno, The Italian Competition Authority fines eight ready-mix concrete manufacturers for two cartels and applies its new fining guidelines (Intermodale / General Beton Triveneta / Calcestruzzi / SuperBeton), 25 March 2015, e-Competitions March 2015, Art. N° 73066

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