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The FAS began checking Russian-German joint venture “Autobahn” and the two companies. They are suspected members of a cartel in the repair of Federal roads. Also, the Agency will check the customer’s trading GU “uprdor “Russia”
The Federal Antimonopoly service conducts inspection in the office of the Russian-German JV “Autoban”, the press service of the Antimonopoly Agency.
The company is suspected of involvement in a multibillion-dollar cartel cases in the construction of roads in Russia. According to the FAS, the staff of “Autobahn” hampered the test.
“The company’s employees, blocking access to the server and copy information from computers, and in addition, improperly restrained an employee of the FAS in one of the premises of the enterprise”, — said the representative office.
As explained RBC, the head of the Department for combating cartels Andrey Tenishev, checks are also carried out in construction companies “Maple” and SU-908. Three companies suspected of cartel agreements in the repair and construction of Federal roads, said Tenishev, refusing to clarify on what exactly was going on. “There are certain issues to customer trading “uprdor “Russia”, said Tenishev, adding that the results will be known not earlier than in a month.
According to the Agency, to the inspection venue caused by members of the interior Ministry. The duty of the press-service GU MVD of Russia in Moscow told RBC that does not have information about call the police in the office of JV “Autobahn”, where the FAS checks.
The representative of the joint venture “Autobahn” RBC refused to confirm the fact checking. As reported by “RIA Novosti”, the Executive Director of JV “Autobahn” Vladimir Kromov denied the information that the employees hinder the inspection. “Everything is open, the specialists of the FAS freely go to classrooms and look at the documents, the server we created for them”, — said the Agency Kromov.
JV “Autobahn” was founded in 1995 by a firm Wirtgen (Germany) and the Russian road construction organizations. Performs on its own and as a General contractor for the complex of works on designing and construction, reconstruction and repair of objects of transport infrastructure. In 2016, the company repaired the section of the road M-9 “Baltia”, the entrance to the airport Domodedovo, the section of the highway M-1 “Belarus” from Moscow to the border with Belarus, part of the road M-8 “Holmogory” Moscow — Yaroslavl—Vologda — Arkhangelsk. Overhaul sections of Federal highways “Caspian” and M-4 “don”, provides information on the website of the company.