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Ford sought a supplier for 2 sedans. But wire-harness makers had already decided who would bid, suit alleges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
In March 2009, Ford Motor Co. asked suppliers to bid for a contract to provide wire harnesses for the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. It should have been an attractive proposition for two high-volume sedans. But, oddly, some suppliers weren't interested, Ford says in a federal lawsuit claiming that Fujikura Ltd., Yazaki Corp., Sumitomo Corp. and Furukawa Electric Co. engaged in price-fixing over the contract.... Read More »


Ford sues Japanese wiring supplier over conspiracy to fix prices

11:19 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2013
Ford has sued one of its Japanese suppliers following a criminal case in which the parts maker admitted to being part of a conspiracy to fix prices of key wiring components. Fujikura, of Tokyo, in April 2012 agreed to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit to one count of price fixing.... Read More »


Leoni, other wire harness suppliers fined 142 million euros in EU cartel probe

July 10, 2013 13:00 CET
EU competition regulators fined four suppliers, including Germany's Leoni, a total of 141.8 million euros ($182 million) for taking part in cartels that affected Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Renault.... Read More »


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