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Company: Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd.
Current Parent CompanyAisin Corp.
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Penalty: $35,800,000
Year: 2014
Date: November 13, 2014
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., an automotive parts manufacturer based in Kariya, Japan, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $35.8 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to allocate customers of variable valve timing (VVT) devices sold to automobile manufacturers in the United States and elsewhere.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: criminal
HQ Country of Current Parent: Japan
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: automotive parts
Specific Industry of Current Parent: automotive parts
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