January 10, 2018
Pfleiderer, Kronospan and Swiss Krono accused of forming a cartel in Poland
The Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Bureau announced on 28 December 2017 that it had imposed fines on several wood-based material manufacturers because they were allegedly forming a cartel. The companies had made price agreements for nearly four years, from early 2008 to September 2011, and exchanged, while exchanging other confidential information. The total amount of the fine amounts to nearly PLN135 million (EUR 32 million). According to the report, five companies from three groups are affected: Kronospan Szczecinek, Kronospan Mielec, the Pfleiderer Group, Pfleiderer Wieruszów and the Swiss Krono ...
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