Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
Hitachi
Penalty: 
$55,480,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
August 9, 2016
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd. agreed to plead guilty and to pay a criminal fine of at least $55.48 million for its role in a conspiracy to allocate markets, fix prices and rig bids for shock absorbers installed in automobiles sold to U.S. consumers.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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