Agb

General terms and conditions of purchase

 

General terms and conditions of purchase - SAH

Sec­tion 1 - Area of ap­p­lica­bi­li­ty

1.
The ge­ne­ral terms and con­di­ti­ons of purcha­se of SAH shall ap­p­ly ex­clu­si­ve­ly. Terms and con­di­ti­ons of the Sup­p­lier which con­flict with or de­via­te from tho­se of SAH shall not be re­co­gnis­ed by SAH, un­less SAH has ex­press­ly agreed to their ap­p­lica­bi­li­ty in wri­ting.
The terms and con­di­ti­ons of purcha­se of SAH shall al­so ap­p­ly if the de­li­very of the Sup­p­lier is ac­cep­ted by SAH wi­thout re­ser­va­ti­on in the know­ledge of terms and con­di­ti­ons of the Sup­p­lier which con­flict with or de­via­te from tho­se of SAH.

2.
All agree­ments which are con­clu­ded bet­ween SAH and the Sup­p­lier for the pur­po­se of per­for­mance of the contract shall be set out in this contract in wri­ting.

3.
The terms and con­di­ti­ons of purcha­se of SAH shall on­ly ap­p­ly in re­la­ti­on to en­tre­pre­neurs, le­gal per­sons un­der pu­blic law or spe­cial funds un­der pu­blic law.

4.
The ge­ne­ral terms and con­di­ti­ons of purcha­se of SAH shall al­so ap­p­ly to all fu­ture tran­sac­tions with its sup­p­liers.

Sec­tion 2 - Of­fer - of­fer do­cu­ments

1.
The Sup­p­lier shall be ob­li­ged to ac­cept the or­ders of SAH wi­t­hin a dead­line of two weeks.

2.
SAH shall re­ser­ve ow­nership rights and co­py­right in re­spect of images, drawings, cal­cu­la­ti­ons and other do­cu­ments. The­se may not be ma­de ac­ces­si­ble to third par­ties wi­thout the ex­press writ­ten agree­ment of SAH.
The above-men­tio­ned da­ta and do­cu­ments may on­ly be used for ma­nu­fac­tu­ring on the ba­sis of the or­der of SAH. Fol­lo­wing com­ple­ti­on of the or­der, the­se must be re­tur­ned to SAH, wi­thout the need for a re­quest to be is­sued.
The said do­cu­ments must be kept con­fi­den­ti­al in re­la­ti­on to third par­ties. The re­gu­la­ti­on in Sec­tion 9 Num­ber 5 of the­se ge­ne­ral terms and con­di­ti­ons of purcha­se shall ap­p­ly ad­di­tio­nal­ly.

Sec­tion 3 - Pri­ces, terms and con­di­ti­ons of pay­ment

1.
The pri­ce sta­ted in the or­der shall be bin­ding. Un­less writ­ten agree­ments to the con­tra­ry exist, the pri­ce shall in­clu­de de­li­very free to the buy­er's ad­dress, in­clu­ding pa­cka­ging. The re­turn of the pa­cka­ging shall re­qui­re a se­pa­ra­te agree­ment.

2.
The purcha­se pri­ce sta­ted by SAH shall be net, plus the re­spec­tive sta­tu­to­ry va­lue ad­ded tax.

3.
In­voices can on­ly be pro­ces­sed by SAH if the or­der num­ber sta­ted in the or­der is sta­ted, in ac­cor­dance with the or­der gui­de­li­nes. The Sup­p­lier shall be re­s­pon­si­ble for all con­se­quen­ces due to non-com­p­li­an­ce with this ob­li­ga­ti­on, un­less it pro­vi­des pro­of that it is not re­s­pon­si­ble for the said non-com­p­li­an­ce.

4.
Un­less other­wi­se agreed in wri­ting, SAH shall pay the purcha­se pri­ce wi­t­hin 30 days with a 2% dis­count, cal­cu­la­ted from the ti­me of de­li­very and re­ce­ipt of the in­voice, or wi­t­hin 60 days net from the ti­me of re­ce­ipt of the in­voice.

5.
SAH shall be en­t­it­led to rights of set off and rights of re­ten­ti­on to the extent pre­scri­bed by law.

6.
In­te­rest af­ter the due date can­not be de­man­ded. The ra­te of de­fault in­te­rest shall be 5 per­cen­ta­ge points above the re­spec­tive ba­se ra­te of in­te­rest. SAH shall be en­t­it­led to pro­vi­de pro­of of de­fault in­te­rest which is lo­wer than that de­man­ded by the Sup­p­lier.

Sec­tion 4 - De­li­very ti­me

1.
The de­li­very ti­me sta­ted in the or­der shall be bin­ding.

2.
The Sup­p­lier shall be ob­li­ged to im­me­dia­te­ly in­form SAH in wri­ting should cir­cum­stan­ces ari­se or be­co­me known to it, due to which the agreed de­li­very ti­me can­not be com­plied with.

3.
In ca­se of de­li­very de­lay, SAH shall be en­t­it­led to the sta­tu­to­ry claim. In par­ti­cu­lar, SAH shall be en­t­it­led to de­mand da­mages in lieu of per­for­mance and to re­scind the contract, fol­lo­wing the fruit­less ex­pi­ry of a re­a­sonable dead­line.
Should SAH de­mand da­mages, the Sup­p­lier shall ha­ve the right to pro­vi­de pro­of to SAH that it is not re­s­pon­si­ble for the breach of ob­li­ga­ti­on.

Sec­tion 5 - Trans­fer of risk, do­cu­ments

1.
Un­less other­wi­se agreed in wri­ting, the de­li­very shall ta­ke place free to the place of do­mi­ci­le.

2.
The Sup­p­lier shall be ob­li­ged to sta­te the ex­act or­der num­bers of SAH on all dis­patch pa­pers and de­li­very no­tes. Should it fail to do so, SAH shall not be re­s­pon­si­ble for any pro­ces­sing de­lays cau­sed as a re­sult.

Sec­tion 6 - Lia­bi­li­ty for de­fects, de­fect in­spec­tion

1.
SAH shall be ob­li­ged to check the goods for any qua­li­ty and quan­ti­ty de­via­ti­ons wi­t­hin a re­a­sonable dead­line. The com­plaint shall be de­emed to ha­ve be­en ma­de on ti­me if it is re­cei­ved by the Sup­p­lier wi­t­hin a dead­line of 5 working days, cal­cu­la­ted from the ti­me of re­ce­ipt of the goods, or, in ca­se of hi­d­den de­fects, from the ti­me of dis­co­very.

2.
SAH shall be ful­ly en­t­it­led to the sta­tu­to­ry de­fect claims. In all ca­ses, SAH shall be en­t­it­led, ac­cor­ding to its choice, to de­mand cor­rec­tion of the de­fect or de­li­very of a new item by the Sup­p­lier. The right of da­mages, in par­ti­cu­lar the right to da­mages in lieu of per­for­mance, shall re­main ex­press­ly re­ser­ved.

3.
SAH shall be en­t­it­led to car­ry out the cor­rec­tion of the de­fects by its­elf at the ex­pen­se of the Sup­p­lier, should the Sup­p­lier be in de­fault con­cerning sub­se­quent per­for­mance.

4.
The li­mi­ta­ti­on pe­ri­od shall be 36 months, cal­cu­la­ted from the ti­me of trans­fer of risk.

Sec­tion 7 - Pro­duct lia­bi­li­ty, re­lease, lia­bi­li­ty in­suran­ce pro­tec­tion

1.
Should the Sup­p­lier be re­s­pon­si­ble for da­ma­ge cau­sed by a pro­duct, it shall be ob­li­ged to re­lease SAH from any third par­ty da­mages claims on first re­quest, to the extent that the cau­se lies in its area of con­trol and or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on and to the extent that it is its­elf lia­ble vis a vis third par­ties.

2.
Wi­t­hin the frame­work of its own lia­bi­li­ty in ca­ses of da­ma­ge in the pa­ra­graph above, the Sup­p­lier shall al­so be ob­li­ged to reim­bur­se the ex­pen­ses which SAH con­siders ne­cessa­ry in the cir­cum­stan­ces, as well as tho­se which cor­re­spon­ded to the ac­tu­al or pre­su­med in­te­rest of the Sup­p­lier, which are in­cur­red un­der or in con­nec­tion with a la­w­ful­ly car­ri­ed out re­call ac­tion by SAH. The sa­me shall ap­p­ly should mo­re than one par­ty ha­ve cau­sed the loss and the­re­fo­re would in­cur joint lia­bi­li­ty. To the extent that is pos­si­ble and re­a­sonable, SAH shall in­form the Sup­p­lier in a ti­me­ly man­ner in ad­van­ce of the con­tent and scope of such a re­call mea­su­re and pro­vi­de the Sup­p­lier with the op­por­tu­ni­ty to ma­ke a state­ment.

3.
The ne­cessa­ry in­for­ming of the re­spec­tive com­pe­tent aut­ho­ri­ties in ac­cor­dance with the Ger­man Pro­duct Safe­ty Act (Pro­dukt­si­cher­heits­ge­setz) shall be un­der­ta­ken by SAH in agree­ment with the Sup­p­lier.

4.
The Sup­p­lier shall be ob­li­ged to main­tain a pro­duct lia­bi­li­ty in­suran­ce po­li­cy with a fi­xed sum in­su­red of 10 mil­li­on eu­ros per in­ci­dence of per­so­nal in­ju­ry/da­ma­ge to pro­per­ty. Should SAH be en­t­it­led to fur­ther da­mages claims, the­se shall not be af­fec­ted.

Sec­tion 8 - Pro­per­ty rights

1.
The Sup­p­lier her­e­by gua­ran­tees that no third par­ty rights are being in­frin­ged in the Fe­deral Re­pu­blic of Ger­ma­ny in con­nec­tion with its de­li­very.

2.
Should a claim be brought against SAH due to in­frin­ge­ment of a third par­ty right, the Sup­p­lier shall be ob­li­ged to re­lease SAH from the said claims on first writ­ten re­quest. In ca­se of third par­ty da­mages claims, the Sup­p­lier shall re­tain the right to pro­vi­de pro­of that it is not re­s­pon­si­ble for the in­frin­ge­ment of the third par­ty rights.

3.
SAH shall not be en­t­it­led to con­clu­de any agree­ments, in par­ti­cu­lar the con­clu­si­on of a sett­le­ment, with the third par­ty wi­thout the agree­ment of the Sup­p­lier.

4.
The re­lease ob­li­ga­ti­on of the Sup­p­lier shall ex­tend to all ex­pen­ses which are ne­ces­sa­ri­ly in­cur­red by SAH un­der or in con­nec­tion with the brin­ging of a claim by the third par­ty.

5.
The li­mi­ta­ti­on pe­ri­od shall be 36 months, cal­cu­la­ted from the ti­me of trans­fer of risk.

Sec­tion 9 - Re­ser­va­ti­on of ow­nership, sup­p­ly, work tools, se­crecy

1.
Should SAH pro­vi­de parts to the Sup­p­lier, SAH shall re­ser­ve ow­nership in re­spect of such. Pro­ces­sing or al­te­ra­ti­ons by the Sup­p­lier shall be un­der­ta­ken for SAH. Should the goods of SAH which are sub­ject to re­ser­va­ti­on be pro­ces­sed with other items which do not be­long to SAH, SAH shall ac­qui­re co-ow­nership in the new item to the re­la­ti­ons­hip of the va­lue of the item of SAH (purcha­se pri­ce plus sta­tu­to­ry va­lue ad­ded tax) to the other pro­ces­sed items at the ti­me of pro­ces­sing.

2.
Should the item pro­vi­ded by SAH be ins­e­pa­ra­b­ly mi­xed with other items which do not be­long to SAH, SAH shall ac­qui­re co-ow­nership in the new item to the re­la­ti­ons­hip of the va­lue of the item which is sub­ject to re­ser­va­ti­on (purcha­se pri­ce plus sta­tu­to­ry va­lue ad­ded tax) to the other mi­xed items at the ti­me of mi­xing.
Should the mi­xing ta­ke place in such a way that the item of the Sup­p­lier is to be con­side­red the prin­ci­pal ob­ject, it is her­e­by de­emed to be agreed that the Sup­p­lier will as­sign pro-ra­ta co-ow­nership to SAH. The Sup­p­lier shall keep the so­le ow­nership or co-ow­nership safe for SAH.

3.
SAH shall re­ser­ve ow­nership in re­spect of work tools. The Sup­p­lier shall al­so be ob­li­ged to on­ly use the work tools for the ma­nu­fac­tu­re of the goods pro­vi­ded by SAH. The Sup­p­lier shall be ob­li­ged to in­su­re the work tools pro­vi­ded by SAH to the re­pla­ce­ment va­lue against fi­re and wa­ter da­ma­ge and theft at its own ex­pen­se.
At the sa­me ti­me, the Sup­p­lier her­e­by now as­signs to SAH all com­pen­sa­ti­on claims un­der the said in­suran­ce. SAH her­e­by ac­cepts the said as­si­gn­ment. The Sup­p­lier shall be ob­li­ged to car­ry out all ne­cessa­ry main­ten­an­ce and in­spec­tion work, as well as all up­keep and re­pair work in re­spect of the tools of SAH in good ti­me and at its own ex­pen­se. The Sup­p­lier must im­me­dia­te­ly in­form SAH of any break­downs. Should the Sup­p­lier cul­pa­b­ly fail to do so, da­mages claims shall re­main re­ser­ved.

4.
Should the se­cu­ri­ty rights to which SAH is en­t­it­led in ac­cor­dance with Pa­ra­graph 1 and/or Pa­ra­graph 2 ex­ceed the purcha­se pri­ce of all SAH goods which are sub­ject to re­ser­va­ti­on of tit­le which ha­ve not yet be­en paid by 10%, on re­quest of the Sup­p­lier, SAH shall be ob­li­ged to re­lease the se­cu­ri­ty rights in ac­cor­dance with the choice of the lat­ter.

5.
The Sup­p­lier shall be ob­li­ged to main­tain strict se­crecy in re­spect of all images, drawings, cal­cu­la­ti­ons and other do­cu­ments/in­for­ma­ti­on which it re­cei­ves.
The above items may on­ly be dis­clo­sed to third par­ties with the ex­press agree­ment of SAH. The se­crecy ob­li­ga­ti­on shall al­so ap­p­ly fol­lo­wing per­for­mance of the contract. Howe­ver, it shall lap­se if and to the extent that the ma­nu­fac­tu­ring know­ledge con­tai­ned in the trans­fer­red images, drawings, cal­cu­la­ti­ons and other do­cu­ments has be­co­me ge­ne­ral­ly known or can be pro­ven to ha­ve al­re­a­dy be­en known to the Sup­p­lier at the ti­me of no­ti­fi­ca­ti­on as set out in Sen­tence 1.

Sec­tion 10 - Qua­li­ty, en­vi­ron­ment, en­er­gy

The Sup­p­lier must set up and main­tain a sui­ta­ble do­cu­men­ted qua­li­ty and en­vi­ron­men­tal ma­nage­ment sys­tem which is sui­ta­ble ac­cor­ding to ty­pe and scope and which cor­re­sponds to the sta­te of tech­no­lo­gy. The Sup­p­lier shall crea­te re­cor­ds, in par­ti­cu­lar con­cerning its qua­li­ty in­spec­tions, and ma­ke the­se avail­able to SAH on re­quest. The Sup­p­lier her­e­by agrees to an eva­lua­ti­on of the ef­fec­tiven­ess of its qua­li­ty and en­vi­ron­men­tal ma­nage­ment sys­tem by SAH or a par­ty aut­ho­ri­sed by it wi­t­hin the frame­work of qua­li­ty and en­vi­ron­men­tal au­dits. The Sup­p­lier shall be re­s­pon­si­ble for en­su­ring all sta­tu­to­ry and safe­ty re­la­ted cons­traints for re­stric­ted dan­ge­rous sub­stan­ces and par­ti­cu­lar­ly ha­zar­dous ma­te­ri­als in ac­cor­dance with the Che­mi­cal Pro­hi­bi­ti­on Or­di­nan­ce (Che­mi­ka­li­en-Ver­bots­ord­nung) in the ma­nu­fac­tu­ring and ac­cep­tan­ce coun­tries. The Sup­p­lier has be­en ma­de awa­re of the en­vi­ron­men­tal and en­er­gy po­li­cies of SAH and shall ob­ser­ve the­se in the frame­work of the contrac­tu­al re­la­ti­ons­hips. SAH her­e­by points out that the en­er­gy per­for­mance and en­er­gy ef­fi­ci­en­cy class (if avail­able) will be con­sul­ted as a selec­tion cri­te­ria for goods of any kind.

Sec­tion 11 - Ap­p­lica­ble law, place of ju­ris­dic­tion, place of per­for­mance

1.
The law of the Fe­deral Re­pu­blic of Ger­ma­ny shall ap­p­ly to each in­di­vi­du­al contract to be con­clu­ded to which the­se ge­ne­ral terms and con­di­ti­ons of purcha­se ap­p­ly. The ap­p­lica­bi­li­ty of the United Na­ti­ons Con­ven­ti­on con­cerning the In­ter­na­tio­nal Sa­le of Goods is her­e­by ex­press­ly ex­clu­ded.

2.
Should the Sup­p­lier be a busi­ness­man, the place of busi­ness of SAH shall be the place of ju­ris­dic­tion. Howe­ver, SAH shall be en­t­it­led to al­so bring a law­su­it at the court of the place of do­mi­ci­le of the Sup­p­lier.

3.

Un­less other­wi­se sta­ted in the or­der, the com­pa­ny head­quar­ters of SAH shall be the place of per­for­mance.

 

As of: De­cem­ber 2014