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BWB/K-352 Decision to impose fines against SSA Fluidra Österreich GmbH

13.06.2014, Vienna. On 08.05.2014 the Cartel Court (to 29 Kt 21/14), imposed a fine in the amount of EUR 50 000 against SSA Fluidra.

​13.06.2014, Vienna. On 08.05.2014 the Cartel Court (to 29 Kt 21/14), imposed a fine in the amount of EUR 50 000 against SSA Fluidra.

​According to section 29 Z 1 lit a and lit b KartG 2005, a fine of EUR 50 000 has been imposed to SSA Fluidra Österreich GmbH, due to infringement against Art 101 AEUV and section 1 KartG 2005, namely vertical pricing agreements with numerous business enterprises concerning Pool and Pond cleaning robots, as well as disruption of trade sale (online sale) in the period between April 2011 and June 2013. 

The BWB imposed fines at the end of February 2014 against various companies, due to infringing vertical price maintenance in combination with coordinated behavior, which partly resulted in a disruption of the trade sale "online sales" of consumer electronics and household appliances. The cartel court proceedings were able to complete house searches as a result of court approved warrants. The above-mentioned decision is final.