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CCCS to conduct public consultation on proposals by Chevalier and Fujitec Singapore

The two firms are eyeing to sell spare lift parts for the maintenance of lifts in HDB estates.

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) will conduct a public consultation on two proposed commitments separately provided by lift developers Chevalier Singapore Holdings (Chevalier) and Fujitec Singapore Corporation, an announcement revealed.

The consultation comes after the CCCS’s investigation of alleged refusals to supply lift spare parts for the maintenance of lifts in Housing and Development Board (HDB) estates. The separate voluntary commitments submitted by Chevalier and Fujitec Singapore underline that the respective companies will left lift spare parts with software if applicable to a purchaser which will be subject to terms and conditions such as clarifying liability in the event of any mishaps and injuries and ensuring that the spare parts purchased are not modified.

“CCCS understands that there could potentially be cost savings in engaging a third-party lift maintenance contractor for multiple brands as compared to having to procure lift maintenance services from each original lift installer,” the agency said in a statement.

The agency is inviting public feedback on the proposed commitments from the lift manufacturers to assist with CCCS’ assessment of whether each of the proposed commitments are reasonable and necessary on top of sufficiently addressing the competition concerns with supplying the relevant lift spare parts.

Following the public consultation, CCCS will decide whether to accept or reject each of the proposed commitments. Full details of the proposed commitments can be accessed from the CCCS website and the closing date for feedback submissions is 24 January 2019. 

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