Media release

WEKO investigates suspected anti-competitive agreements in the See-Gaster region (Canton St. Gallen)

Dietlikon, 16 April 2013 – On 15 April 2013 the Swiss Competition Commission opened an investigation into suspected anti-competitive agreements in Canton St. Gallen, and especially in the See-Gaster region and neighbouring areas. The investigation in particular concerns the markets for road construction, civil works and surfacing. Implenia is cooperating fully with the competition authorities to clarify the facts of the matter. Implenia is committed to free and unhindered competition and has a zero tolerance policy on infringements. This principle is enshrined in Implenia's internal Code of Conduct, which every employee must sign and which is the subject of annual training.

Media contact:

Philipp Bircher

Head of Communications Implenia Group

Tel.: +41 44 805 45 23


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 Modernisation & Development, Buildings and Tunnelling & Civil Engineering Sectors, and its Switzerland and Norway Regions 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 more than 6500 people and posted turnover of around CHF 2.7 billion in 2012. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (IMPN, CH0023868554). More information can be found at www.implenia.com.