CA Clamps Down On Barloworld, Komatsu Dominance

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The Competition Authority (CA) has removed a barrier to entry in the machining/line boring services market putting a stop to the dominance that has all along been enjoyed by Barloworld Equipment Botswana and Komatsu Botswana.

Line boring services is a term used for enlarging a hole that has already been drilled or cast, using one or more cutting tools held within a boring head.  It is a specialised small component of the larger process of servicing, repairing, replacing machines or equipment used in mines.

The CA intervened upon receipt of information that Komatsu and Barloworld were engaged in conduct of abuse of dominance therefore enjoyed monopoly of their space.  The duo reportedly refused to register or list suppliers on their vendors list for the provision of machinery/line boring services, therefore limiting other anticipating entrants.

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