kzkThe Commission for the Protection of Competition has launched an ex officio competition infringement investigation against the company VAILLANT doo from Belgrade, a distributor of heating equipment of the “Vaillant” and “Protherm” brands, due to the well-founded suspicion that the said company determines the prices of the said brands for resale in the Republic Serbia, and carried out a dawn raid at its premises.

The Commission compared the wholesale and retail prices from the price list of Vaillant with the retail prices displayed on the websites of certain authorized distributors and determined that they are identical, both among all of the observed retailers, and against the prices from the price list available on the website of Vaillant. Moreover, based on the available data, the company Vaillant is not present on the retail market of products of the “Vaillant” and “Protherm” brands, but only through its distributors.

Based on the analysis and evaluation of the collected data, the Commission reasonably assumed the existence of competition infringement, in the sense of Article 10 of the Law, in the form of an illegal restrictive agreement, by which the company Vaillant determines the prices of the products of the “Vaillant” and “Protherm” brands for resale, i.e. to its distributors.

All persons having data, documents or other relevant information that can contribute to establishing the factual situation in this procedure are hereby invited to submit them at the address of the Commission for Protection of Competition, Savska 25 / IV, Belgrade.