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Antitrust Actions

Italian corrugated-cardboard cartel en

Deminor invites companies that purchased corrugated-cardboard sheets and/or packaging in Italy between 2004 and 2017 to join a group action aimed at seeking recovery for the losses suffered as a result of an illicit cartel between several producers of corrugated-cardboard sheets and corrugated-cardboard packaging (the “Cartel”).
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On 17 July 2019, the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato – “AGCM”) concluded an investigation, finding that two separate agreements had been implemented to distort competition in the market for corrugated-cardboard sheets and the market for corrugated-cardboard packaging respectively. The agreements involved the main companies that manufacture corrugated-cardboard sheets and packaging, as well as the trade association Gruppo Italiano Fabbricanti Cartone Ondulato (GIFCO).

In view of the severity and duration of the infringement, the AGCM imposed sanctions totalling over EUR 287 million, among the highest ever imposed in Italy. However, these penalties will not be used to compensate the victims of the Cartel who will have to intervene to protect their interests and to claim compensation for the surcharge paid.

Deminor proposes that victims of the Cartel join our action at no cost and without any risk.

If your company purchased corrugated-cardboard sheets and/or packaging from the members of the Cartel between 2004 and 2017, please register for free below and you will be contacted by our Team.

Register to the case (free)

Members of the Cartel

GROUP DS SMITH*; SMURFIT KAPPA ITALIA S.P.A.; GROUP PRO-GEST*; INTERNATIONAL PAPER ITALIA S.R.L.; GROUP LAVEGGIA*; SANDRA S.P.A.*; GROUP SADA*; I.C.O. INDUSTRIA CARTONE ONDULATO S.R.L.; GROUP INNOVA*; SAICA PACK ITALIA S.P.A.; IMBALLAGGI PIEMONTESI S.R.L.; ONDULATI ED IMBALLAGGI DEL FRIULI S.P.A.; ONDULATI NORDEST S.P.A.; ONDULATO PICENO S.R.L.; ADDA ONDULATI SOCIETÀ PER AZIONI; ICOM S.P.A.; GROUP MILLESTAMPE*; MAURO BENEDETTI S.P.A.; GRIMALDI S.P.A.; ONDULATI DEL SAVIO S.R.L.; SCATOLIFICIO IDEALKART S.R.L.; TOPPAZZINI S.P.A.

* Please contact Deminor for the full lists of group companies involved in the Cartel

Relevant period

01/01/2004 – 30/03/2017

Registration deadline

31/07/2020

Contact person

✉️ Rosario Marcone 

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