February 21, 2007 / 12:45 PM / 11 years ago

FACTBOX-Top EU Commission cartel fines

 Feb 21 (Reuters) - The European Commission imposed its
highest ever cartel penalty on Wednesday, fining lift makers a
total of 992 million euros ($1.3 billion) for price fixing.
 The following is a list of the highest fines the European
Commission has imposed on companies and by sector.
 
 BY COMPANY:
                           mln euros   year
 ThyssenKrupp                 480      2007
 Hoffmann-La Roche AG         462      2001
 Siemens                      396.6    2007
 Eni*                         272.3    2006
 Lafarge SA*                  249.6    2002
 BASF AG**                    236.8    2001
 Arkema*                      219.1    2006
 Arjo Wiggins Appleton PLC*   184.3    2001
 Solvay*                      167.1    2006
 Shell*                       160.9    2006
 
 BY SECTOR:                mln euros   year
 Elevators                    992.3    2007
 Vitamins**                   790.5    2001
 Gas insulated switchgear     750.5    2007
 Synthetic rubber             519      2006
 Plasterboards                478.3    2002
 Hydrogen peroxide            388.1    2006
 Acrylic glass                344.6    2006
 Copper fittings              314.8    2006
 Carbonless paper             313.7    2001
 Industrial bags              290.7    2005
 
  *  Appeal lodged before the Court of First Instance.
 ** Following judgment by the Court of First Instance.
 
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