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Commitments: The French Competition Authority accepts commitments to give third-party maintenance providers access to a certain number of spare parts necessary for their operations, provided they agree to undertake required training (Schneider Electric)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By Decision No 17-D-21 of 9 November 2017, the Competition Authority (the 'Authority') accepts and makes binding commitments offered by Schneider Electric in the sector of maintenance of medium-voltage ('MV') and low-voltage ('LV') electrical distribution equipment. MV and LV electrical distribution equipment is subject to preventive or corrective maintenance which is carried out by the manufacturers themselves but also by third party maintainers (installation managers or electrical installers). In order to ensure this maintenance, access to spare parts is necessary. There are two types of spare parts: generic parts that can be manufactured by everyone

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Anne Wachsmann, Nicolas Zacharie, Commitments: The French Competition Authority accepts commitments to give third-party maintenance providers access to a certain number of spare parts necessary for their operations, provided they agree to undertake required training (Schneider Electric), 9 November 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 86094, pp. 97-98

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