The European Commission has found that two German producers of automotive parts, Eberspächer and Webasto, have breached Article 101. The Commission found that the two companies, which were the only two suppliers of parking heaters in Europe, coordinated prices and allocated customers with regards to fuel-operated parking heaters (which heat parked cars or trucks) and auxiliary heaters (which support the heating system of a running car or truck). The Commission has imposed a fine of €68,175,000 on Eberspächer for its involvement in the cartel. This fine was reduced under the Commission's leniency programme to reflect Eberspächer's cooperation with the investigation. Webasto was not fined because it benefited from immunity for revealing the existence of the cartel to the Commission. Both companies agreed to settle the case with the Commission, so that Eberspächer's fine was reduced by a further 10%. Click here.