Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd - Revocation & Substitution - A91377

Summary

Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd ("Holcim") has sought to have authorisation A91082 revoked and replaced with a new authorisation in substantially the same terms. The ACCC notes that the applicant for A91082 was CEMEX, which Holcim acquired the Australian operations of in 2009.

Holcim proposes to allocate concrete delivery jobs to trucks via an 'Equal Opportunity of Trips' system ("EOT system"). All trucks in the Holcim fleet (whether owned and operated by Holcim or contracted to independent concrete truck drivers) have their workloads determined by the EOT system.

Under the EOT system, the volume of concrete each truck is allocated for delivery is monitored and trucks that have been
under-allocated concrete are prioritised for future work. The EOT system is designed to ensure that no truck receives more or less work than the fleet-wide average (to within a margin of five per cent). Holcim notes that the EOT system is designed to ensure trucks have equal access to delivery jobs, but does not guarantee that truck drivers receive the same amount of income.

To ensure that trucks are kept within +/- 5% of the fleet-wide average of volumes, trucks below the average are allocated to higher-frequency concrete production points, and trucks above the average are allocated to lower-frequency concrete production points.

Holcim has requested authorisation for six years.

On 2 October 2013 the ACCC granted re-authorisation until 31 March 2013.

Applicant(s)

  • Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91377