Standard Terms of Sale for Leitz Tooling UK Ltd - Jan 2015


Conditions of Sale


1.            DEFINITIONS

All orders accepted by the Supplier are subject to the following conditions which shall prevail over all conditions by the Customer to the extent that the latter conflict or are inconsistent with them.

1.1         In these Conditions, the following definitions apply:

Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday when UK banks are open for business.

Conditions: the terms and conditions set out in this document

Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.

Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods from the Supplier.

Force Majeure Event: has the meaning given in clause 8.

Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.

Order: the order by the Customer for the Goods and/or Services hereby accepted by the Company.

Services : the Services (or any part of them) to be provided by the Supplier set out in the Order.

Specification: any specification for the Goods and/or Services, including any related plans and drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.

Supplier: Leitz Tooling UK Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 00093766).

1.2         Construction. In these Conditions, the following rules apply:

(a)          Any phrase introduced by the terms including, include, in particular or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms

(b)          A reference to writing or written includes faxes and e-mails


2.            BASIS OF CONTRACT

2.1         These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate.

2.2         The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order and any applicable Specification submitted by the Customer are complete and accurate.

2.3         The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues a written acceptance of the Order, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.

2.4         The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Customer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by or on behalf of the Supplier which is not set out in the Contract.

2.5         Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter, or advertising produced by the Supplier and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the catalogues or brochures of the Supplier are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.

2.6         A quotation for the Goods and/or Services given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer. A quotation shall only be valid for a period of 20 Business Days from its date of issue.


3.            GOODS

3.1         The Goods are described in the Order and any Specification.

3.2         The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Specification if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.


4.            DELIVERY

4.1         The Supplier shall deliver the Goods to the location set out in the Order or such other location as the parties may agree (Delivery Location).

4.2         Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the arrival of the Goods at the Delivery Location.

4.3         Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. The Supplier shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the failure of the Customer to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions.

4.4         If the Customer fails to take delivery of the Goods within 3 Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready, then, except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the default of the Supplier:

(a)          delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9:00 am on the third Business Day following the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and

(b)          the Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).

4.5         If 10 Business Days after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not taken delivery of them, the Supplier may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods.

4.6         The Supplier may deliver the Goods by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Each instalment shall constitute a separate Contract. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other instalment.


5.            QUALITY

5.1         The Supplier warrants that on delivery the Goods shall:

(a)          conform in all material respects with the Specification;

(b)          be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship;

(c)           be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979); and

(d)          be fit for any purpose held out by the Supplier.

5.2         Subject to clause 5.3, if:

(a)          the Customer gives notice in writing to the Supplier within 3 days of Delivery that some or all of the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1;

(b)          the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and

(c)           the Customer (if asked to do so by the Supplier) returns such Goods to the place of business of the Supplier at the cost of the Customer,

the Supplier shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full.

5.3         The Supplier shall not be liable for failure of the Goods to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1 in any of the following events:

(a)          the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 5.2; or

(b)          the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the oral or written instructions of the Supplier as to the storage, commissioning, installation, use and maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice regarding the same; or

(c)           the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Specification supplied by the Customer; or

(d)          the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier; or

(e)          the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions; or

(f)           the Goods differ from the Specification as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.

5.4         Except as provided in this clause 5, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the failure of the Goods to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1.

5.5         The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

5.6         These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.


6.            TITLE AND RISK

6.1         The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.

(a)          Goods in any order or instalment of order remain, with all legal and beneficial or equitable interest, the property of the Supplier until payment is received in full of all sums owed by the Customer on any account whatsoever.  Until such time the Customer shall be holding the goods in trust on behalf of the Supplier and shall store them upon his premises separately from his own goods or those of any other person and in a manner which makes them readily identifiable as the goods of the Supplier.

(b)          If goods belonging to the Supplier are united in any way with those of the Customer the product thereof shall become and shall be deemed for all purposes to be the property of the Supplier.  If goods belonging to the Supplier are united in any way with the property of any person or persons other than the Customer or incorporated therein the product thereof shall become and shall be deemed for all purposes to be owned in common with that of the person or those other persons.

(c)           The Customer, in accepting delivery of any goods before payment, is thereby deemed irrevocably to authorise the Supplier to repossess any or all such goods when and if payment is not made in accordance with these terms of business or at any time if the Customer commits any act which, if committed by an individual, would amount to an act of bankruptcy.  The Customer hereby grants to the Supplier full and irrevocable authority to repossess and to enter the Customer’s premises during normal business hours causing no unnecessary damage to effect repossession.

(d)          If any goods are sold by the Customer before all sums owed to the Supplier by the Customer on any account whatsoever have been paid in full, the Customer shall be deemed to be acting on such sale as agent for the Supplier and shall receive the proceeds of sale as such and shall immediately pay the entire proceeds of sale into a fiduciary account with his bankers and advise them that he holds the entire proceeds of sale upon an immediate trust to pay the same to the Supplier and that not until payment to the Supplier of the agreed price shall he be entitled to transfer any profit thereon to any other account.  The Customer shall not mix such proceeds with any other monies and shall not pay the cheque or cash therefore into an overdrawn bank account.

(e)          Notwithstanding the foregoing, the risk in goods passes to the Customer upon delivery of them to the Customer or his representative and the Customer to pay reasonable storage charges (as determined by the Supplier) after the expiry of 7 days from the date of the Customer being notified that the Goods are ready for despatch.


7.            PRICE AND PAYMENT

7.1         The price of the Goods and/or Services shall be the price set out in the Order, or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the published price list of the Supplier in force as at the date of delivery.

7.2         The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time up to 5 Business Days before delivery, increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods that is due to:

(a)          any factor beyond the control of the Supplier (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs); or

(b)          any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification; or

(c)           any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions.

7.3         The price of the Goods is exclusive of the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to the Customer.

7.4         The price of the Goods is exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT). The Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from the Supplier, pay to the Supplier such additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Goods.

7.5         The Supplier may invoice the Customer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery.

7.6         The Customer shall pay the invoice in full and in cleared funds within 30 days from the invoice date. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier. Time of payment is of the essence.

7.7         If the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment, then the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above the base rate of Barclays Bank PLC from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Customer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.

7.8         The Customer shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (except for any deduction or withholding required by law). The Supplier may at any time, without limiting any other rights or remedies it may have, set off any amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Customer.


8.            FORCE MAJEURE

Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under the Contract to the extent that such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event. A Force Majeure Event means any event beyond a party's reasonable control, which by its nature could not have been foreseen, or, if it could have been foreseen, was unavoidable, including strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving its own workforce or a third party's), failure of energy sources or transport network, acts of God, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, interference by civil or military authorities, national or international calamity, armed conflict, malicious damage, breakdown of plant or machinery, nuclear, chemical or biological contamination, sonic boom, explosions, collapse of building structures, fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, loss at sea, epidemics or similar events, natural disasters or extreme adverse weather conditions, or default of suppliers or subcontractors.


9.            GENERAL

9.1         Severance.

(a)          If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted.

(b)          If one party gives notice to the other of the possibility that any provision or part-provision of this Contract is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to amend such provision so that, as amended, it is legal, valid and enforceable, and, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.

9.2         Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

9.3         Third party rights. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights to enforce its terms.

9.4         Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the Supplier.

9.5         Governing law. The Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.