On 20 September 2011 the Bundeskartellamt imposed fines totalling €42 million on four wood-board manufacturers for price‑fixing. Ten individuals were also fined. The companies were found to have met regularly between 2002 and 2007 in order to agree price increases, minimum prices, additional fees for certain services. The Bundeskartellamt reached settlement with most of the companies implicated, which led to lower sanctions.