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Document C2012/057/07

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.6410 — UTC/Goodrich) Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 57, 25.2.2012, p. 11–11 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 57/11

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.6410 — UTC/Goodrich)

(Text with EEA relevance)

2012/C 57/07


On 20 February 2012, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which United Technologies Corporation (‘UTC’, United States) acquires, within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation, control of the whole of Goodrich Corporation (‘Goodrich’, United States) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for UTC: production and sale of a broad range of high-technology products and support services for the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. The UTC group comprises the following major business units: Carrier heating and air conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, UTC Fire & Security systems and UTC Power fuel cells,

for Goodrich: production and sale of systems and services to the aerospace, defense and security industries. Goodrich has activities in three main business areas: actuation and landing systems; nacelles and interior systems; and electronic systems.


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


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. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by e-mail to or by post, under reference number COMP/M.6410 — UTC/Goodrich, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry


1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


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