The ACM recently carried out follow-up checks with respect to the commitments made by companies in the ready-mix concrete sector. The checks revealed that the commitments reduced anticompetitive risks in the sector.

The commitments were made in 2016 by seven ready-mix concrete companies – which owned more than half of all ready-mix concrete plants – following the results of the ACM’s sector investigation. The investigation revealed that the close ties between the companies and/or their employees combined with the structure of the sector could be harmful for competition. The commitments involved structural changes to the companies involved and are binding for a period of ten years (until 2026).