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Document C2010/058/05

Prior notification of a concentration (Case COMP/M.5795 — Siemens/Sinara Locomotives/JV) — Candidate case for simplified procedure Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 58, 10.3.2010, p. 18–18 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

10.3.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 58/18


Prior notification of a concentration

(Case COMP/M.5795 — Siemens/Sinara Locomotives/JV)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

2010/C 58/05

1.

On 1 March 2010, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (‘Siemens’, Germany) and Sinara Locomotives Limited (‘Sinara Locomotive’, Cyprus), controlled by Mr. Pumpyansky (Russia), acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the EC Merger Regulation joint control of Ural Locomotives Holding Company (‘Holding Company’, the Netherlands) and OOO Ural Locomotives (‘Operating Company’, Russia) by way of purchase of shares in a newly created company constituting a joint venture. The Operating Company shall be active in the design, manufacturing, commissioning, marketing, sale and servicing of locomotives in Russia.

2.

The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

for Siemens: Energy, Healthcare and Industry. Siemens Sector Industry is active in the area of railway technology encompassing in particular electrical and diesel locomotives,

for the Pumpyansky group: financial service, property development, steel pipe production, transport machinery engineering, including electrical and diesel locomotives.

3.

On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the EC 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 the EC Merger Regulation (2) it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in the Notice.

4.

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 email to COMP-MERGER-REGISTRY@ec.europa.eu or by post, under reference number COMP/M.5795 — Siemens/Sinara Locomotives/JV, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

J-70

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË


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

(2)  OJ C 56, 5.3.2005, p. 32 (‘Notice on a simplified procedure’).


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