The Commission on Wednesday is an in-depth study was initiated for the merger of automakers Fiat and Chrysler (FCA), and Peugeot's parent company PSA. The merger would make the new company a major player in the market for vans.
finally, The Committee is concerned that the merger will result in a lack of competition will result in the bestelbusjesmarkt in thirteen EU countries, plus the United Kingdom. The netherlands is not one of the fourteen European countries.
"There are fewer competitors in the vans than in passenger vehicles, and in most of these countries were to all of the competitors are significantly smaller than that of the company," according to the Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager (Competition) as to why the study is being initiated.
"Vans are essential for individuals, smes and large companies as well as in the provision of goods or services to the customer on arrival. It's going to be a growing market that is becoming more and more important in a digital economy where the customers are, more than ever, to rely on a courier," he writes Vestager.
It is a marriage between the FCA, known for brands such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Jeep, and the PSA, with the brands such as Peugeot, Citroën, Opel / vauxhall, it was at the end of last year, has been announced. Together, the groups will be the world's third largest car company in the world, with a head office in the Netherlands. The Commission has until the end of October of this year, in order to make a decision about the impact of the merger of the two autoconcerns.