• 1.
    General
    All our contracts are submitted to the following terms and conditions unless otherwise agreed upon in writing. These terms and conditions are deemed acknowledged and agreed upon through signing of the contract. Any terms and conditions – of any nature – contrary to the present General Terms and Conditions, shall be completely inapplicable and invalid, irrespective of the form in which they were brought to our knowledge. Modifications of or amendments to these General Terms and Conditions shall only be effective if they have been agreed upon and confirmed by us in writing. Any agreement to abandon this formal requirement must equally be in writing and signed by both parties. Silence about any terms and conditions deviating from those given below shall not be regarded as acceptance or as confirmation of the same.
  • 2.
    Offers | Prices | Contents of contract
  • 2.1
    Our offers remain valid for 60 days after submission, subject to changes as provided for in clause 2.5.
  • 2.2
    Details given in our catalogues are not binding (see also clause 3).
  • 2.3
    All our prices must be understood in Euros excl. VAT. Unless otherwise agreed upon, prices as mentioned in our price list valid at the time of contract conclusion will be invoiced. The prices are stated ex works. Costs for packaging, freight and/or shipping costs are not included. If consignment and delivery have explicitly been agreed upon, prices do not include costs for unloading and transportation to the working site. Risk and right of use pass to our contractual partner at the time of shipment. Delivery is always ex works.
  • 2.4
    Delivery times and dates are binding, provided they have been promised by us in writing. This commitment ceases if our contractual partner requests to modify the order after the contract award or in the occurrence of impediments beyond our control, such as for instance through force majeure or due to late supply by our presuppliers.
  • 2.5
    Economic changes
    In the event of circumstances beyond our control, e.g. raw materials, taxes, wage rates, currency differentials, strike, war, terrorist attacks, blockades, fire, natural disasters or any other acts of God, we shall be entitled to appropriately adjust our offers and orders placed with us. This shall particularly be applicable in the case of changes in the prices of e.g. aluminium and copper to the extent of more than 10%. In all of the above mentioned cases we will be entitled to adapt our prices | target dates even after contract conclusion.
  • 3.
    Construction and design
    The selection or dimensioning is performed by the customer’s designer because we do not have any details on construction factors such as the installation location and application usage. Upon request, we can provide support during selection and design and then prepare a proposal component drawing and calculation based on your parameters. The drawing with parts list is subject to your approval and release and subsequently serves as basis for manufacture and preassembly.
  • 4.
    Technical modifications during the term
    We are entitled to carry through technical modifications after contract conclusion provided such modifications do not affect the contractually guaranteed performance of the goods.
  • 5.
    Warranty and liability for defects
  • 5.1
    Without any exception the warranty period will be of one year. Modifications of this term must explicitly be confirmed by us in writing.
  • 5.2
    To ensure safe operation, a test run under load or real operation (according to the Contractor’s design parameters) is required. We carry out idle, no-load test runs according to the Contractor’s installation conditions. The test runs at the Contractor’s site are necessary to achieve a perfect installation geometry by means of exact mounting and to exclude dysfunctional influences. Any liability for damages and defects due to the fact that test runs under load or real operation are not carried out at the Contractor’s site is excluded. Furthermore, we assume no liability or warranty for the installation of our products in all types of land, water and air vehicles without our written permission to the contrary.
  • 5.3
    Our contractual partners are obligated to verify goods after delivery and, if necessary, to inform us in writing immediately, however, at the latest within 14 days after delivery, about any defects. If no notice of defects is communicated within this time limit, these goods are deemed approved and warranty claims and damage claims shall be excluded.
  • 5.4
    Our liability is limited to intent and gross negligence. Any liability for slight negligence, the replacement of indirect and property rights, unrealized earnings, interest losses for damages incurred by our Contractors due to the third party claims against them is excluded.
  • 5.5
    Mechatronic products
    Especially in outdoor applications where increased environmental impact occurs. In case of breakdown we need the documented cause analysis – for example, of environmental influences or product errors. If such a cause analysis is not provided to us by Contractor, we are not obliged to remedy any defects. In this case claims for warranty and damages are excluded.
  • 5.6
    Corrective actions
    Should a product delivered by us be really defective, an immediate return to our site – including fault documentation / cause analysis – is required. Cause analysis is the basis for our laboratory review and sustainable error prevention. The shipping costs are borne by the Consignor.
  • 6.
    Retention of title
  • 6.1
    All goods delivered shall remain our sole property until complete payment of the purchase price.
  • 6.2
    Our contractual partner shall be obligated to treat the goods carefully as long as retention of title applies to the delivered goods. If maintenance and/or inspection work is necessary, our contractual partner shall carry out such work regularly at his own expense.
  • 6.3
    Retention of title remains effective even if goods supplied by us are mounted or built in. Our contractual partner shall not be entitled to resell the goods which are subject matter of the present contract as long as retention of title is effective.
  • 7.
    Place of performance | Applicable law | Competent court
    The exclusive place of performance for all contractual relations is A-6890 Lustenau. Austrian law shall govern under exclusion of the conflict rules. All legal disputes arising from or relating to the business relations and contracts shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the court having competence for A-6890 Lustenau.
  • 8.
    Severability clause
    Should any individual provisions in the above General Terms and Conditions be or become invalid, either in part or in full, this will not affect the validity of the other provisions. The invalid provision will be replaced by a ruling that is as close as possible in economic purpose to the invalid provision in a legally effective and practicable form.