Official Journal of the European Union

C 339/11

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.8209 — GLM/Multico/Toray Group/TTC/JV)

Candidate case for simplified procedure

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2016/C 339/14)


On 9 September 2016, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertakings PT. Gapura Liqua Mandiri (‘GLM’ of Indonesia), Multico Infracore Holdings Pte Ltd (‘Multico’ of Singapore), Toray Industries, Inc. (‘Toray Group’ of Japan) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation (‘TTC’ of Japan) acquire within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation joint control of PT. Gapura Liqua Solutions (‘GLS’ of Indonesia), a newly created company constituting a joint venture, by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

—   for GLM: water solutions, including wastewater treatment processes, upgrading, recycling and recovery services,

—   for Multico: distribution of heavy equipment, engines and parts for use in various sectors such as construction, agriculture, oil and gas and renewable energy,

—   for Toray Group: production and sale of chemicals for various applications,

—   for TTC: global trading across various industries, including metals, automotive, aircraft, chemicals and electronics,

—   for GLS: sale, installation and maintenance of water treatment systems and other water treatment services, with a focus on Indonesia.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the 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 Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (2), it should be noted that this case is a candidate for treatment under the procedure set out in this Notice.


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 M.8209 — GLM/Multico/Toray Group/TTC/JV, 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 ‘Merger Regulation’).

(2)  OJ C 366, 14.12.2013, p. 5.