Terms and conditions

Here are our general terms and conditions...

By placing an order the purchaser recognises these terms of sales, delivery and payment as binding. Diverging regulations and conditions shall only be applicable after written confirmation by bredent UK Ltd.

Offers

The offers are subject to alterations. Delivery commitment for orders placed shall depend on the written confirmation of bredent UK Ltd.

Prices

Prices shall be regulated by bredent UK Ltd. and do not include VAT. The prices stated in our orders and acknowledgement of orders represent quotations valid at this time. If there are any changes in costs we reserve the right to adjust the prices.

Dispatch

If the customer did not give any particular instructions, the goods shall be despatched at the discretion of bredent UK Ltd.

Passing of risk and transport insurance

The risk shall pass to the customer as soon as the goods are despatched and leave the company; this shall also apply if, by way of exception, delivery including carriage prepaid has been agreed upon. If any circumstances that go beyond the responsibility of bredent UK Ltd. should result in the delay of despatch, the risk shall pass to the customer from the day when the goods are ready for despatch.

Delivery periods

Delivery periods have no binding force and exclude claim for damages or penalty for default for any delay in delivery unless they had been explicitly agreed upon. If the customer demands any change of the order after receipt of the order which influence the production time, a new delivery period will commence only after the change has been carried out (after the change has been confirmed). bredent UK Ltd. shall not be held liable for exceeding the delivery period if the delay is due to circumstances bredent UK Ltd. is not responsible for. Disruption of operations, in our own company as well as in foreign companies, that influence the production and the transport and that are caused by war, strike, lockout, riots, lack of coal or other energy sources, failure of means of transport, reduction of operations as well as any other case of Act of God shall exempt from maintaining the delivery periods and prices agreed upon. If, due to such conditions, the delivery period is exceeded, the customer shall not be entitled to withdraw from the order or to claim compensation.

Delay of delivery

In case of delay in delivery the customer shall only be entitled to exercise his legal rights after granting an adequate extension. The right of rescission of the customer shall not apply to partial deliveries that have already been affected. Compensation for any loss of profit can not be claimed for.

Terms of payment

Unless different written agreements are made, payment must be effected without any discounts within 30 days from the end of the month when the invoice was issued. In case of bank transfers or cheques, the day of the credit advice shall be considered as the date of receipt of payment. Regardless of the legal ground, the customer shall not have the right of retention or the right to set-off for possible own reasons. In case of delay in payment interests customary in banking may be charged.

Retention of ownership

The delivered goods remain the property of bredent UK Ltd. until all invoices have been paid, regardless of the legal ground. If the purchaser fails to meet his obligation on time, bredent UK Ltd. shall have the right at any time, without prejudice to the other rights of bredent UK Ltd., in particular the right to withdraw from the contract, to claim return of goods subject to reservation to bredent UK Ltd.. The risk of loss or deterioration of the goods shall pass to the customer for the duration of retention of ownership, in particular in case of detention after action for the returned goods. The purchaser must immediately inform bredent UK Ltd. about seizure of property or any other detriment of the rights of bredent UK Ltd. by a third party. The purchaser is required to furnish immediate written notice to the third party about the property of bredent UK Ltd.. Assertion of the retention of ownership by bredent UK Ltd. must not be considered as withdrawal from the contract. In addition to the claim for return of our property, bredent UK Ltd. shall also have the rights arising from the sales contract, in particular the right of compensation for damages and lost profit.

Complaints

Complaints due to incomplete or incorrect delivery or notice of defects can only be accepted if they are bought to the knowledge of bredent UK Ltd. in writing within 8 days after receipt of the goods. In case of insignificant decrease in value or fitness of the goods supplied the liability for defects shall be excluded. Defects of a part of delivery shall not result in a complaint of the entire delivery. Only reduction of the purchase price but not conversion or compensation can be claimed. Claims of the customer for compensation of damages to the delivery itself, in particular accidents, material damages including operational breakdowns resulting from defective or faulty goods supplied, shall be excluded.

Guarantees

bredent UK Ltd. accepts a guarantee for the goods supplied by bredent GmbH&Co.KGThe guarantee for machine equipment is included in the respective promise of guarantee stated in the guarantee card enclosed with the unit. As far as the consumables are concerned, it is guaranteed that these products will fulfil the respective purpose within the usual period of consumption.

In case of exceeding the storage period and/or improper storage, the guarantee claim shall not apply. bredent UK Ltd. shall be liable for the goods in the way that bredent UK Ltd. shall eliminate defects attributable to faulty material through replacement or repair free of charge at the option of bredent UK Ltd. Costs of carriage, work and travelling arising from repair work under guarantee shall be borne by the purchaser. The claim for guarantee or repair of our units shall lapse, if these units were operated or repaired by third parties that were not authorised by bredent UK Ltd. Wear due to operation, damage due to negligence, damage due to non-compliance with the operating instructions or due to incorrect voltage supply, corrosion damage due to aggressive water, blocked steam channels, seals, steam hoses as well as plastic elements are not covered by the guarantee.