Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Robert Bosch GmbH
Current Parent Company: 
Robert Bosch
Penalty: 
$57,800,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
March 31, 2015
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Robert Bosch GmbH, the world's largest independent parts supplier to the automotive industry, based in Gerlingen, Germany, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $57.8 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for spark plugs, oxygen sensors and starter motors sold to automobile and internal combustion engine 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 Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
Specific Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
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Parent company note: 
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