Two Japanese car suppliers have to pay the record amount of 1.24 billion yuan in China for prohibited price agreements, converted about 151 million euros, pay. It is the highest money pit, which China’s competitive helps have previously. German carmakers are also affected by the anti-monopoly investigation of the Reform and Development Commission (NDRC) in Beijing. So a penalty against Audi is expected in short, according to information of the news agency dpa achieved a double-digit million euro amount. According to media reports, Daimler evidence has also been found for price agreements with spare parts. Both manufacturers cooperate in the investigation.
After the investigation of the Japanese suppliers, the competitive glosses of the powerful development committee were both Hitachi, Derso, Aisan, Mitsubishi Electric, Mitsuba, Yazaki, Furukawa, Sumitomo and the four ball bearing manufacturers Nachi, NSK, JTEKT and NTN of the Ustician Anti-Monopoly Law guilty. But Hitachi and Nachi are excluded from the penalty because they were the first self-made and "important evidence" supplied for the examination, as the authority notified.
Between 2000 and 2010, the eight spare parts manufacturers have set the prices for products due to frequent agreements, which were built in 20 autotypes of Toyota, Nissan, Suzuki, Ford and others. Similarly, the four ball bearing producers between 2000 and 2011 had set their price strategy in the Chinese market and in Asia. Thus, price yards were enforced, bothered it in the message. The penalties reached up to eight percent of sales, depending on the acquisition of the suppliers and each fluctuate between 29 and 290 million yuan (3.5 to 35 million euros).
China’s began examine the pricing policy of automakers and suppliers for weeks. Last week, due to violations of the Anti-Monopoly Act, penalties for the first time were penalties in high 1.6 million yuan (195.000 Euro) have been detected against BMW handler. The money pow against Audi is expected in short, as the proceedings against the German-Chinese joint venture with First Automotive Works (FAW) is coming before graduation. According to business newspaper 21st Century Business Herald should the penalty be paid to 250 million yuan (30 million euros).