On 8 November 2011, officials from the Commission and national competition authorities undertook unannounced inspections at the premises of several EU producers of bearings used for automotive and industrial use. One of the companies concerned, SKF, has confirmed that officials visited its facilities in Gothenburg, Sweden and Schweinfurt, Germany. SKF commented that it has “a strict Code of Conduct which prohibits anti-competitive behaviours and is co-operating fully with the investigation”. Details of the allegations have yet to be released.
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