Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
TRW Deutschland Holding GmbH
Current Parent Company: 
ZF Friedrichshafen
Penalty: 
$5,100,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
July 30, 2012
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

TRW Deutschland Holding GmbH, a Koblenz, Germany-based subsidiary of U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., agreed to plead guilty for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices of seatbelts, airbags and steering wheels sold to two German automobile manufacturers, and installed in cars sold in the United States. It agreed to pay a $5.1 million criminal fine and to cooperate with the department's ongoing investigation.

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: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
Specific Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
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Parent company note: 
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