Thursday, 13 May 2021

Scania fined 880m euros over price collusion

SCANIA

PARIS: Scania has been fined 880m euros (£771m) by the European Commission for colluding with five other truckmakers over prices and emissions costs.

The other five companies were given a record 2.9bn euro fine in July 2016 but Scania held out and would not co-operate with the investigation.

The EU antitrust regulators ruled that Scania, owned by Volkswagen, and the other companies colluded for 14 years.

Volkswagen’s Man, Daimler, Volvo, Iveco and DAF admitted to taking part.

Man avoided a fine after blowing the whistle on the cartel and the others had their fines cut by 10% for pleading guilty.

The companies had been accused of colluding to fix prices and avoid the costs of stricter pollution rules around emissions by passing them on to consumers.

Between them, they produce nine out of every 10 medium and heavy trucks sold in Europe.

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