Investigation into suspected anti-competitive agreements
Dietlikon, 15 November 2012 – In its press release of 1 November 2012, Implenia announced that representatives of the Secretariat of Switzerland’s Competition Commission (WEKO) had carried out inquiries at its branch in Zernez (Canton Grisons) on 31 October 2012 and 1 November 2012. On 13 November 2012 the Competition Commission published a notice in the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce no. 221 saying that during its investigations it had become aware that agreements may have been made in the building construction, civil engineering and roads sectors, as well as in upstream markets in Canton Grisons. According to the Competition Commission, there is reason to suspect that these agreements may constitute illegal restraints on competition. Implenia continues to cooperate with the competition authorities to clarify the facts of the matter.
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Implenia is Switzerland's leading construction and construction services company. Formed in 2006 from the merger between Zschokke and Batigroup, Implenia can look back on more than 140 years of history in the construction industry. The company brings the expertise of its highly skilled Real Estate, Infrastructure Construction and Industrial Construction divisions under the single roof of a nationally and internationally active company. With its integrated business model and specialists operating in all its divisions, Implenia can manage a building project through its entire lifecycle and deliver work that is economical, integrated and customer-centric. The focus is on striking a sustainable balance between financial success and social and environmental responsibility.
Implenia, with its headquarters in Dietlikon near Zurich, employs around 6400 people and posted turnover of more than CHF 2.5 billion in 2011. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.