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Type of case:

Restrictive agreement

Undertaking(s) concerned:

  • Alcufer Ipari Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft.

  • Fe-Group Invest Vagyonkezelő, Tanácsadó és Nagykereskedelmi Zrt.
  • Jász-Plasztik Kft.

Short description:

The parties are waste management undertakings which had discussions about the sharing of the market of collection of lead-acid batteries and the restriction of competition on the market of collection and sale of lead-acid batteries in Hungary.


Alcufer, Fe-Group and Jász-Plasztik committed a single, continuous and complex infringement when they carried out discussions from 26 June 2013 until 27 March 2014 relating to

  • the allocation of the collection market for lead-acid batteries in Hungary,

  • the joint establishment of a price system in which Jász-Plasztik would have offered Alcufer and Fe-Group a favourable purchase price, while it would have offered a price that was detrimental to not party to the agreement,

  • the exchange of confidential and individualized quantity, pricing and shipping data in order to comply with the consortium agreement.

The GVH imposed a total fine of HUF 112,520,000 (approx. EUR 360,000) on the undertakings for the infringement.


26 July 2016

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