The FCA, by its decision dated December 15, 2015, has fined 20 distribution service companies for coordinating on annual price increases that they charged their respective clients. This information sharing process, which occurred between September 2004 and September 2010, mainly took place during meetings held within the framework of a professional trade union body (TLF) which has additionally been fined.

The case was brought to the knowledge of the FCA through the leniency procedure by the Deutsche Bahn Group as well as the Alloin group in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Both these companies filed for leniency.

A considerable amount of evidence obtained during the case was provided both directly by the two leniency applicants (verbal expressions, hearings) and additionally contained in the documents obtained during dawn raids conducted in September 2010.