The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) has recognized the company “Euromash” and Goleks guilty of collusive tendering on procurement of trucks for Volnogorsk mining and smelting complex (VGMK, the Dnepropetrovsk region) included in JSC “United mining and chemical company” (OGHK), placing them in a total fine in the amount of UAH 66.5 million.

As the head of AMKU Yury Terentyev on his page in Facebook on Tuesday, JSC with foreign investments “EUROMASH” imposed a fine of 62 million UAH, JSC GOLEKS – 4,5 million UAH.

“September 3, 2019 of the company “EUROMASH” and GOLEKS found guilty of violation of legislation on protection of economic competition, namely, bid rigging in the procurement of articulated dump trucks with a lifting capacity 55 ton. Customer – VGMK”, – stated in the message Terentyev.

According to him, the company has entered the bidding as competitors. However, the investigation, the AMC has established a number of relationships between companies at the time of bidding, such as persistent economic relations and financial assistance to each other, the connection through the officials, that firms have common employees, the same person was authorized to represent both companies, the use of the premises at the same address and the same mailing address, use public IP addresses, simultaneous creation and uploading of electronic files to participate in the procurement.

“Based on these facts, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has established the violation of the Law of Ukraine “On protection of economic competition” in the form of anticompetitive concerted actions regarding the distortion of tender results”, – says the head of the AMC.

Company with foreign investments, OOO AI “Euromash” (Kiev) is engaged in wholesale trade of machines and equipment for mining industry and construction.

In the ownership of physical persons Galina Pokotilovo is 100% stake of OOO. Authorized capital – 20 million 386,502 thousand UAH.

OOO Goleks (Kiev) is engaged in, among other things, the wholesale trade of machines and equipment for mining industry and construction.

In the ownership of physical persons-non-resident Gevorg Babayan (Germany, Bremen) is 95% share of the LLC, the individuals of Sergei Kolyadenko (Kiev, Ukraine) – 5%. The authorized capital is UAH 1 thousand.

SE “United mining and chemical company” beginning the actual activity from August 2014, when the Ukrainian government adopted the decision on transfer to it in management of property complexes of Irshansk and UGMK. 8 December 2016 GP was reorganized into PJSC “OGHK”, 26 December 2018 from PAO CHAO.

OGHK sells its products in more than 30 countries. Main markets – the EU, China, Turkey, USA and African countries. The authorized capital of PJSC “OGHK” – 1,944 billion.

The government in August 2016 related to the OGHK list of companies to be privatized in 2017. Then the privatization of the company, the state property Fund postponed to 2018, however, the privatization did not take place. To prepare OGHK for privatization will “BDO corporate Finance” as part of a consortium Baker McKenzie, Baker Tilly Ukraine and Asset Expertise.