Six companies and eight managers received a total of over PLN 122 million in fines. This is the result of decisions on agreements restricting competition between truck dealers, according to the Monday’s announcement by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.
“The President of UOKiK, Tomasz Chróstny, issued two decisions on agreements restricting competition between truck dealers. The buyers of these vehicles for many years did not have a free choice of seller and paid inflated prices,” the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection announced in a statement. He added that six companies and eight managers received fines in the total amount of over PLN 122 million.
“The two decisions issued concern the collusion of DAF car dealers. In the first of them, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection stated that five companies had concluded an agreement restricting competition between the following five companies: DBK from Olsztyn, ESA Trucks Polska from Komorniki (Greater Poland Voivodeship), TB Truck & Trailer Serwis from Wolica (Greater Poland Voivodeship). . Mazowieckie), Van Tilburg-Bastianen Groep from Breda in the Netherlands and WTC from Długołęka (Dolnośląskie Voivodeship) “- the office announced.
The communication explains that entrepreneurs have partitioned the market among themselves. Together, they agreed that each of them would sell DAF trucks in a specific area and would not compete for customers in other parts of Poland. They also exchanged information on prices. In the case of four companies (without ESA Trucks Polska), the findings also concerned the exchange of information on offers submitted in tenders.