The European Commission imposes the highest-ever cartel fine on four car glass manufacturers (Asahi Glass Company, Saint-Gobain, Pilkington, Soliver)

"Commission imposes the highest-ever cartel fine (more than € 1.3 billion) on four car glass manufacturers"* On 12 November 2008 the Commission adopted a decision and imposed fines totalling € 1 383 million on four manufacturers of car glass. The addressees of the decision were the Japanese firm Asahi Glass Company (AGC), the French group Saint-Gobain, UK-based Pilkington and Soliver from Belgium. These four companies participated in a single and continuous infringement of Article 81 of the EC Treaty and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement between early 1998 and early 2003. The Commission started the cartel investigation on its own initiative (“ex-officio”) following a tip-off from an anonymous source. I. The product Automotive glass or car glass is made from float glass, which is the basic

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Sigyn Monke, Lorenzo Piazza, Stephan Simon, The European Commission imposes the highest-ever cartel fine on four car glass manufacturers (Asahi Glass Company, Saint-Gobain, Pilkington, Soliver), 12 November 2008, e-Competitions November 2008, Art. N° 35134

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