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Document 52020M9911

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.9911 — Voith/PCSH/TSA) Candidate case for simplified procedure (Text with EEA relevance) 2020/C 362/05


OJ C 362, 28.10.2020, p. 24–25 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 362/24

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.9911 — Voith/PCSH/TSA)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2020/C 362/05)


On 16 October 2020, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1).

This notification concerns the following undertakings:

Voith Austria GmbH (‘Voith’, Austria), part of Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA (‘Voith Group’, Germany).

PCS Holding AG (‘PCSH’, Switzerland).

Traktionssysteme Austria GmbH (‘TSA’, Austria).

Voith and PCSH acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of the whole of TSA.

The concentration is accomplished by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

The Voith Group is active in the following sectors: manufacture and sale of paper-making machines, hydropower installations, transmission and control technology for commercial vehicles and buses, agricultural and construction machines, rolling stock, shipping and industrial applications including for numerous industry sectors such as the chemical and petrochemical industry, the oil and gas industry and the mining and steel industry. The Voith group is also active in the sectors of automation and IT for mechanical and plant engineering.

PCSH, through its shareholdings, is active in rolling stock and special-purpose vehicles for municipalities and agriculture.

TSA manufactures in particular electric traction motors and generators.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved.

Pursuant to the Commission Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain concentrations under Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2), it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in the Notice.


The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. The following reference should always be specified:

M.9911 — Voith/PCSH/TSA

Observations can be sent to the Commission by email, by fax, or by post. Please use the contact details below:


Fax +32 22964301

Postal address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.