Conditions of Sale
(NOTE: These conditions contain exclusion clauses)
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1.1 In these Conditions:
‘Buyer’ means the person who accepts a quotation of the Seller for the sale of the Goods or whose order for the Goods is accepted by the Seller
‘Goods’ means the goods (including any instalment of the goods or any parts for them) which the Seller is to supply in accordance with these
‘Seller’ means Tratos Group Company
‘Conditions’ means the standard terms and conditions of sale set out in this document and (unless the context otherwise requires) includes any special terms and conditions agreed in writing between the Buyer and the Seller
‘Contract’ means the contract for the purchase and sale of the Goods
‘Writing’ includes facsimile transmission and comparable means of communication
1.2 Any reference in these Conditions to any provision of a statute shall be construed as a reference to that provision as amended, re‑enacted or extended at the relevant time
1.3 The headings in these Conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation
2. Conditions Applicable
2.1 These Conditions shall apply to all contracts for the sale of Goods by the Seller to the Buyer to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including any terms or conditions which the Buyer may purport to apply under any purchase order confirmation of order or similar document
2.2 All orders for Goods shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Goods pursuant to these Conditions
2.3 Acceptance of delivery of the Goods shall be deemed conclusive evidence of the Buyer’s acceptance of these Conditions
2.4 The Seller shall sell and the Buyer shall purchase the Goods in accordance with any written quotation of the Seller which is accepted by the Buyer, or any written order of the Buyer which is accepted by the Seller, subject in either case to these Conditions, which shall govern the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions subject to which any such quotation is accepted or purported to be accepted, or any such order is made or purported to be made, by the Buyer and for the avoidance of doubt these Conditions shall override any contrary different or additional terms or conditions (if any) contained on or referred to in an order form or other documents or correspondence from the Buyer, and no addition alteration or substitution of these terms will bind the Seller or form part of any Contract unless they are expressly accepted in writing by the Seller
2.5 No variation to these Conditions shall be binding unless agreed in Writing between the authorised representatives of the Buyer and the Seller
2.6 The Seller’s employees or agents are not authorised to make any representations concerning the Goods unless confirmed by the Seller in Writing. In entering into the Contract the Buyer acknowledges that it does not rely on any such representations which are not so confirmed
2.7 Any advice or recommendation given by the Seller or its employees or agents to the Buyer or its employees or agents as to the storage, application or use of the Goods which is not confirmed in Writing by the Seller is followed or acted upon entirely at the Buyer’s own risk, and accordingly the Seller shall not be liable for any such advice or recommendation which is not so confirmed
2.8 Any typographical, clerical or other error or omission in any sales literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer, invoice or other document or information issued by the Seller shall be subject to correction without any liability on the part of the Seller
2.9 The Buyer shall not assign or transfer or purport to assign or transfer the Contract or the benefit thereof to any other person whatsoever
3. Orders and Specifications
3.1 No order submitted by the Buyer shall be deemed to be accepted by the Seller unless and until confirmed in Writing by the Seller’s authorised representative
3.2 The Buyer shall be responsible to the Seller for ensuring the accuracy of the terms of any order (including any applicable specification) submitted by the Buyer, and for giving the Seller any necessary information relating to the Goods within a sufficient time to enable the Seller to perform the Contract in accordance with its terms
3.3 The quantity, quality and description of and any specification for the Goods shall be those set out in the Seller’s quotation (if accepted by the Buyer) or the Buyer’s order (if accepted by the Seller)
3.4 If the Goods are to be manufactured or any process is to be applied to the Goods by the Seller in accordance with a specification submitted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller against all loss, damages, costs and expenses awarded against or incurred by the Seller in connection with or paid or agreed to be paid by the Seller in settlement of any claim for infringement of any patent, copyright, design, trade mark or other industrial or intellectual property rights of any other person which results from the Seller’s use of the Buyer’s specification
3.5 The Seller reserves the right to make any changes in the specification of the Goods which are required to conform with any applicable statutory or EC requirements or, where the Goods are to be supplied to the Seller’s specification, which do not materially affect their quality or performance
3.6.1 No order which has been accepted by the Seller may be cancelled by the Buyer except with the expressed agreement in Writing of the Seller.
3.6.2 The Buyer shall place orders with the Seller for not less than £3000.00 cash value of Goods.
3.6.3 In the event of cancellation the Buyer shall indemnity the Seller in full against all loss (including loss of profit), costs (including the cost of all labour and materials used), damages, charges and expenses incurred by the Seller as a result of the cancellation together with liquidated damages of 25% of the Contract price in the event of cancellation.
3.6.4 No delay by the Buyer is permitted except with the express agreement in Writing of the Seller.
3.6.5 In the event of delay the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller in full against all loss (including loss of profits), costs (including the cost of all labour and materials used), damages, charges and expenses incurred by the Seller.
3.6.6 Further to clause 3.6.5 in respect of any additional costs or expenses caused by reason of the delay of the Buyer, the Seller shall be entitled to adjust the price for the Goods at any time where a delay has occurred where such a delay has occurred to take account of any increase in costs incurred by the Seller.
4. Sample Goods and Brochures
In those circumstances where the Seller supplies a sample and/or sales brochure to Buyers or prospective Buyers it is not intended to provide them with a contractual specification of the Goods or to constitute a sale or offer of sale by sample or by description from the sales brochure and the Buyers shall be responsible to the Seller for ensuring the accuracy of the terms of any order (including any applicable specification) submitted by the Buyer in accordance with clause 3
5. Price of the Goods
5.1 The price of the Goods shall be the Seller’s quoted price or, where no price has been quoted (or a quoted price is no longer valid), the price listed in the Seller’s published price list current at the date of acceptance of the order. Where the Goods are supplied for export from the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain,Germany, the Seller’s published export price list shall apply. All prices quoted are valid for 7 days only or until earlier acceptance by the Buyer, after which time they may be altered by the Seller without giving notice to the Buyer. The price is exclusive of any applicable Value Added Tax, which the Buyer shall be additionally liable to pay to the Seller
5.2 Unless otherwise stated in writing by the Seller the price of the goods shall include delivery to any address within the country, from which the Buyer has received the offer, the Sale price never include for United Kindom, Spain, Italy the delivery in the islands, but only delivery to the main land, ( for exaple Offer from Italian office does not include the delivery to Capri, but only to the closest main land Port, Napoli), provided always that the Seller reserves the right to make an additional charge to cover any increase in transport costs occurring before the date of delivery.
5.3 On all orders which are for less than 50 metres of cable or flexible cord of any one size, type and colour, the price of the Goods determined in accordance with the provisions of clause 5.1 hereof will be increased by a further 25%.
5.4 The Seller reserves the right, by giving notice to the Buyer at any time before delivery, to increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost to the Seller which is due to any factor beyond the control of the Seller (such as, without limitation, any foreign exchange fluctuation, currency regulation, alteration of duties, significant increase in the costs of labour, materials or other costs of manufacture), any change in delivery dates, quantities or specifications for the Goods which is requested by the Buyer, or any delay caused by any instructions of the Buyer or failure of the Buyer to give the Seller adequate information or instructions
5.5 The cost of pallets and returnable containers will be charged to the Buyer in addition to the price of the Goods, but full credit will be given to the Buyer provided they are returned undamaged to the Seller before the due payment date
6. Terms of Payment
6.1.1 Subject to any special terms agreed in Writing between the Buyer and the Seller, the Seller shall be entitled to invoice the Buyer for the price of the Goods on or at any time after delivery of the Goods, unless the Goods are to be collected by the Buyer or the Buyer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the Goods, in which event the Seller shall be entitled to invoice the Buyer for the price at any time after the Seller has notified the Buyer that the Goods are ready for collection or (as the case may be) the Seller has tendered delivery of the Goods
6.1.2 The Buyer shall pay the price of the Goods without any deduction within 30 days of the date of the Seller’s invoice, and the Seller shall be entitled to recover the price, notwithstanding that delivery may not have taken place and the property in the Goods has not passed to the Buyer.
6.2 The time of payment of the price shall be of the essence of the Contract. Receipts for payment will be issued only upon request
6.3 If the Buyer fails to make any payment on the due date then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Seller, the Seller shall be entitled to:
6.3.1 cancel the contract or suspend any further deliveries to the Buyer;
6.3.2 appropriate any payment made by the Buyer to such of the Goods (or the goods supplied under any other contract between the Buyer and the Seller) as the Seller may think fit (notwithstanding any purported appropriation by the Buyer); and
6.3.3 charge the Buyer interest (both before and after any judgment) on the amount unpaid, at the rate of 4 per cent per annum above HSBC base rate from time to time, until payment in full is made (a part of a month being treated as a full month for the purpose of calculating interest)
7.1 Delivery of the Goods shall be made by the Buyer collecting the Goods at the Seller’s premises at any time after the Seller has notified the Buyer that the Goods are ready for collection or, if some other place for delivery is agreed by the Seller, by the Seller delivering the Goods to that place.
7.2 Any dates quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only and the Seller shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods however caused nor for any loss or damage whatever due to failure by the Seller to deliver the Goods (or any of them) promptly or at all
Time for delivery shall not be of the essence of the Contract unless previously agreed by the Seller in writing
7.3 Where delivery of the Goods is to be made by the Seller in bulk, the Seller reserves the right to deliver up to 25 per cent more or 25 per cent less than the quantity ordered without any adjustment in the price and the quantity so delivered shall be deemed to be the quantity ordered
7.4 Where the Goods are to be delivered in instalments, each delivery shall constitute a separate contract and failure by the Seller to deliver any one or more of the instalments in accordance with these Conditions or any claim by the Buyer in respect of any one or more instalments shall not entitle the Buyer to treat the Contract as a whole as repudiated. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid for in accordance with the provisions in this contract of sale
7.5 If the Seller fails to deliver the Goods (or any instalment) for any reason other than any cause beyond the Seller’s reasonable control or the Buyer’s fault, and the Seller is accordingly liable to the Buyer, the Seller’s liability shall be limited to the excess (if any) of the cost to the Buyer (in the cheapest available market) of similar goods to replace those not delivered over the price of the Goods
7.6 If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods or fails to give the Seller adequate delivery instructions at the time stated for delivery (otherwise than by reason of any cause beyond the Buyer’s reasonable control or by reason of the Seller’s fault) then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Seller, the Seller may immediately invoice the Buyer for the Goods, and:
7.6.1 shall be entitled to arrange storage on behalf of the Buyer whereupon delivery shall be deemed to have taken place, all risk in the goods shall pass to the Buyer and delivery to the Buyer of the relevant warehouse receipt shall be deemed to be delivery of the goods for the purposes of Condition 8. Further, all charges incurred by the Seller relating to the storage, including without limitation any transport and insurance, shall be chargeable to the Buyer and the Buyer shall pay the same within 30 days of the date of the invoice for the same.
7.6.2 sell the Goods at the best price readily obtainable and (after deducting all reasonable storage and selling expenses) account to the Buyer for the excess over the price under the Contract or charge the Buyer for any shortfall below the price under the Contract
7.7 Goods which are manufactured specifically to a Buyer’s order must be collected by the Buyer within seven working days of notification by the Seller that the Goods are ready. If the Goods are not collected within seven working days then the Seller may immediately invoice the Buyer for the Goods, and store the Goods until actual delivery and charge the Buyer for the reasonable costs (including insurance) of storage
8. Risk and Property
8.1 Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods shall pass to the Buyer:
8.1.1 in the case of Goods to be delivered at the Seller’s premises, at the time when the Seller notifies the Buyer that the Goods are available for collection; or
8.1.2 in the case of Goods to be delivered otherwise than at the Seller’s premises, at the time of delivery or, if the Buyer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the Goods, the time when the Seller has tendered delivery of the Goods
8.20 Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the Goods, or any other provision of these Conditions, the property in the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Seller has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the Goods and all other goods agreed to be sold by the Seller to the Buyer for which payment is then due
8.3 Until such time as the property in the Goods passes to the Buyer:
8.3.1 the Buyer shall hold the Goods as the Seller’s fiduciary agent and bailee, and shall keep the Goods separate from those of the Buyer and third parties and properly stored, protected and insured and identified as the Seller’s property, but the Buyer shall be entitled to resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business;
8.3.2 the Buyer shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the Goods which remain the property of the Seller, but if the Buyer does so all moneys owing by the Buyer to the Seller shall (without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Seller) forthwith become due and payable;
8.3.3 in the event of the sale or hire of the Goods or altered Goods by the Buyer, the Buyer shall hold the proceeds of such sale or hire on trust for the Seller in a separate bank account opened by the Buyer for this purpose and/or the Buyer shall assign its rights to recover the selling price or hire charges from the third parties concerned to the Seller if required to do so in writing by the Seller;
8.3.4 the Seller may trace all such proceeds of sale or hire charges received by the Buyer through any Bank or other account maintained by the Buyer;
8.3.5 the Buyer shall not assign to any other person any rights arising from a sale or hire of the goods or the altered goods without the express consent of the Seller in writing.
8.4 Until such time as the property in the Goods passes to the Buyer (and provided the Goods are still in existence and have not been resold), the Seller shall be entitled at any time to require the Buyer to deliver up the Goods to the Seller and, if the Buyer fails to do so forthwith, to enter upon any premises of the Buyer or any third party where the Goods are stored and repossess the Goods
8.5 Further to Clause 8.4 hereof until such time as the property in the Goods passes to the Buyer (and provided the Goods are still in existence and have not been re-sold) and without prejudice to any of its other rights, the Seller shall have the right to recover and re-sell the Goods for any of them and may enter upon the Buyer’s Premises by its servants or agents for that purpose.
8.6 Should the Buyer alter the Goods by subjecting them to any manufacturing process or incorporating them into another products or mixing them in any way, the Seller will own the resulting product (“Altered Goods”) until payment due under all contracts between the Seller and the Buyer has been made in full and all the Seller’s rights under this Clause 8 shall extend to the altered goods.
8.7 As the insurable risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer pursuant to Clause 8.1, pending disposal, the Buyer shall keep the Goods insured in the amount of the price at which the Goods are sold to the Buyer against all insurable risk.
8.8 If Goods are destroyed by an insured risk prior to the same being paid for by the Buyer, the Buyer shall receive the proceeds of the insurance as Trustee for the Seller.
9. Warranties and Liability
9.1 Subject to the conditions set out below the Seller warrants that the Goods will at the time of delivery correspond to the description given by the Seller
9.2 The above warranty is given by the Seller subject to the following conditions:
9.2.1 the Seller shall be under no liability in respect of any defect in the Goods arising from any drawing, design or specification supplied by the Buyer;
9.2.2 the Seller shall be under no liability in respect of any defect arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, abnormal working conditions, failure to follow the Seller’s instructions (whether oral or in writing), misuse or alteration or repair of the Goods without the Seller’s approval;
9.2.3 the Seller shall be under no liability under the above warranty (or any other warranty, condition or guarantee) if the total price for the Goods has not been paid by the due date for payment;
9.2.4 the above warranty does not extend to parts, materials or equipment not manufactured by the Seller, in respect of which the Buyer shall only be entitled to the benefit of any such warranty or guarantee as is given by the manufacturer to the Seller
9.30 Subject as expressly provided in these Conditions, and except where the Goods are sold to a person dealing as a consumer (within the meaning of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977), all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law
9.4 Where the Goods are sold under a consumer transaction (as defined by the Consumer Transactions (Restrictions on Statements) Order 1976) the statutory rights of the Buyer are not affected by these Conditions
9.5 Any claim by the Buyer which is based on any defect in the quality or condition of the Goods or their failure to correspond with specification shall (whether or not delivery is refused by the Buyer) be notified to the Seller within 7 days from the date of delivery or (where the defect or failure was not apparent on reasonable inspection) within a reasonable time after discovery of the defect or failure. If delivery is not refused, and the Buyer does not notify the Seller accordingly, the Buyer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods and the Seller shall have no liability for such defect or failure, and the Buyer shall be bound to pay the price as if the Goods had been delivered in accordance with the Contract
9.6 Where any valid claim in respect of any of the Goods which is based on any defect in the quality or condition of the Goods or their failure to meet specification is notified to the Seller in accordance with these Conditions, the Seller shall be entitled to replace the Goods (or the part in question) free of charge or, at the Seller’s sole discretion, refund to the Buyer the price of the Goods (or a proportionate part of the price), but the Seller shall have no further liability to the Buyer
9.7 The Seller will replace free of charge any goods proved to the Seller’s satisfaction to have been damaged in transit, provided that within 48 hours of delivery both the Seller and the carriers have received from the Buyer notification in writing of the occurrence of the damage and also if and so far as practicable of its nature and extent.
9.8 Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the Seller’s negligence, the Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent), or any implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law, or under the express terms of the Contract, for any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for compensation whatsoever (whether caused by the negligence of the Seller, its employees or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the supply of the Goods or their use or resale by the Buyer, and the entire liability of the Seller under or in connection with the Contract shall not exceed the price of the Goods, except as expressly provided in these Conditions
9.9 The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer or be deemed to be in breach of the Contract by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of the Seller’s obligations in relation to the Goods, if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond the Seller’s reasonable control. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the following shall be regarded as causes beyond the Seller’s reasonable control:
9.9.1 Act of God, explosion, flood, tempest, fire or accident;
9.9.2 war or threat of war, sabotage, insurrection, civil disturbance or requisition;
9.9.3 acts, restrictions, regulations, bye‑laws, prohibitions or measures of any kind on the part of any governmental, parliamentary or local authority;
9.9.4 import or export regulations or embargoes;
9.9.5 strikes, lock‑outs or other industrial actions or trade disputes (whether involving employees of the Seller or of a third party);
9.9.6 difficulties in obtaining raw materials, labour, fuel, parts or machinery;
9.9.7 power failure or breakdown in machinery
10. Insolvency of Buyer1000
10.1 This clause applies if:
10.1.1 the Buyer makes any voluntary arrangement with its creditors or (being an individual or firm) becomes bankrupt or (being a company) becomes subject to an administration order or goes into liquidation (otherwise than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction); or
10.1.2 an encumbrancer takes possession, or a receiver is appointed, of any of the property or assets of the Buyer; or
10.1.3 the Buyer ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on business; or
10.1.4 the Seller reasonably apprehends that any of the events mentioned above is about to occur in
relation to the Buyer and notifies the Buyer accordingly
10.20 If this clause applies then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Seller, the Seller shall be entitled to cancel the Contract or suspend any further deliveries under the Contract without any liability to the Buyer, and if the Goods have been delivered but not paid for the price shall become immediately due and payable notwithstanding any previous agreement or arrangement to the contrary
11.1 Any notice required or permitted to be given by either party to the other under these Conditions shall be in Writing addressed to that other party at its registered office or principal place of business or such other address as may at the relevant time have been notified pursuant to this provision to the party giving the notice and shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee within two working days of posting or 24 hours if sent by facsimile transmission or be electronic mail or by telex to the correct facsimile number or electronic mail number of the addressee
11.2 No waiver by the Seller of any breach of the Contract by the Buyer shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision
11.3 If any provision of these Conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of these Conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected
11.4.1 This Contract shall be governed by the laws of England, and the parties hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
11.4.2 If any dispute or difference shall arise between the parties as to the meaning of these Conditions of any matter or thing arising out of or connected with these Conditions or the sale of the Goods, then it shall be referred to the determination of an arbitrator to be appointed by agreement of the parties or (in default of agreement within 21 days of the service upon one party of a written request to concur in such appointment) by the President for the time being of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators