Bathroom Equipment Manufacturers
|Bathroom Equipment Manufacturers|
|Overall Cartel Period||1992-2004|
|Participants||Artweger; Cisal; Dornbracht; Duravit; Duscholux; Grohe; Hansa; Ideal Standard; Kludi; Mamoli; Masco; RAF; Roca; Sanitec; Teorema; V&B; Zucchetti|
|Total Fines (DOJ)||No fines imposed|
|Total Fines (EC)||€622.2 million|
In 2010, the European Commission (“EC”) fined 17 bathroom equipment manufacturers a total of €622 million for their role in a cartel that fixed prices for baths, sinks and other bathroom fittings from 1992 to 2004. According to the EC, the companies coordinated the sales prices for bathroom fixtures and fittings during hundreds of national trade association meetings in various European countries.
- Masco, a U.S. company, received full immunity for being the first to provide information about the cartel to the EC.
- Ideal Standard, a U.S. company, was fined €326 million for its participation in the cartel despite receiving a 30% leniency reduction.
- The fines for five companies were reduced because of their likely inability to pay the fine given their financial situation.
|Artweger||€ 2.8 million|
|Cisal||€ 1.2 million|
|Dornbracht||€ 12.5 million|
|Duravit||€ 29.3 million|
|Duscholux||€ 1.7 million|
|Grohe||€ 54.8 million|
|Hansa||€ 14.8 million|
|Ideal Standard||€ 326.1 million|
|Kludi||€ 5.5 million|
|Mamoli||€ 1 million|
|Roca||€ 38.7 million|
|Sanitec||€ 57.7 million|
|V&B||€ 71.5 million|
|Zucchetti||€ 4 million|