The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) found Engels Instrument-Making Association Signal guilty of unfair competition.
In 2019, EIMA Signal” sent letters to its counterparty stating that it is the only manufacturer of certain dual-use military equipment, the development of which was completed in 1992. The letters said that the JSC “Engels Experimental Design Bureau Signal” has no design documentation for this product.
These statements were not true. The Signal bureau itself complained about the violation.
Such actions of EIMA “Signal” gave the company an unreasonable advantage and could lead to financial losses for the Experimental Design Bureau, the FAS noted.
The company was fined 250 thousand rubles ($3.4 thousand), and its director – 12 thousand rubles.