Based on officers, European Union antitrust investigators raided the vitality drink maker Crimson Bull on suspicion of abusing its market dominance. Based on Crimson Bull, EU Fee officers “visited our premises” on Monday.
“After all, we are going to work with them on all issues that concern them,” the corporate mentioned in a press release, declining to elaborate.
The EU’s government arm beforehand said that unannounced inspections had been carried out on Monday “on the premises of an organization energetic within the vitality drinks sector in varied member states.”
It didn’t title the corporate or specify which international locations investigators — assisted by competitors authorities from every affected member state — raided.
The fee is trying into claims that the corporate violated EU antitrust guidelines prohibiting cartels and restrictive enterprise practices.
If the corporate raided is discovered to have dedicated antitrust violations, it faces important fines however could also be granted immunity if it cooperates with the fee.
The Thai Yoovidhya household owns 51% of Crimson Bull, which is headquartered in Fuschl-am-See, western Austria.
Dietrich Mateschitz, a late Austrian entrepreneur, created Crimson Bull after discovering the drink on a enterprise journey to Thailand. He made the drink a worldwide phenomenon whereas additionally constructing a championship-winning Formulation One crew and a sports activities empire.
Crimson Bull named a board of three administrators to guide the corporate after Mateschitz died final October on the age of 78.
Mark Mateschitz, his son, now owns Distribution and Advertising and marketing GmbH, which owns the remaining 49% of Crimson Bull shares.
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