Conditions of Sale, Terms of payment & delivery

General Conditions of Sale


of ITES Gummi- und Dichtungstechnik GmbH
Stedinger Strasse 29, 26723 Emden Germany
(Subsequently referred to as “ITES”)

Preamble: The following General Conditions of Sale are applicable to all (including future) contracts and other services of ITES. And are an addition to the applicable law.

Terms of the purchaser which deviate from those of ITES are not binding for ITES unless expressly confirmed in writing by ITES.

1. Offer
(1) Our offers are subject to confirmation. Agreements, in particular verbal ancillary agreements and assurances expressed by our sales staff will become binding only following our confirmation in writing.
(2) If the order confirmation deviates from the order, the purchaser must object in writing within one week of receipt, otherwise the contents of our confirmation of order apply.
(3) Documents such as drawings, illustrations, technical data, references to standards and information contained in publicity material which are part of the offer are not warranties of characteristic properties unless they are expressly indicated by us in writing as such.
(4) Deviations of the product / article supplied from offers, patterns and samples and preliminary consignments are permissible in line with the DIN / EN standards in force or other relevant technical standards.
(5) Our offers are only valid for the time period specified.If no period is specified, the period of validity is a maximum of 4 weeks. ITES reserves the right to withdraw from the offer immediately in the event of force majeure or similar unforeseeable circumstances that cannot be represented by ITES and which can be shown to have a significant influence on the items offered.

2. Conclusion of contract
(1) The contract is concluded on written confirmation of order by ITES or on delivery of the goods
(2) Agreements, in particular verbal ancillary agreements and assurances expressed by our sales staff will become binding only following our written confirmation.

3. Prices
(1) Prices are deemed to be fixed only on written confirmation of order by ITES and with the reservation that the order details on which the order confirmation is based remain unchanged. Unless agreed or stated otherwise, our prices are ex-works excluding packaging in EUROS plus the statutory VAT rate valid at the time of delivery.

(2) Packaging, postal charges, insurance and other shipping costs are not included and will be invoiced additionally.

(3) Within the framework of the statutory regulations, we will take back packaging supplied by us if it is returned by the purchaser carriage paid within an appropriate period.

4. Delivery time, period, dates and quantity
(1) For production reasons, excess deliveries or shortfalls of up to 10% of the quantity contracted shall be permissible.

(2) ITES shall be entitled to make partial deliveries to an acceptable extent.

(3) The delivery dates stated by ITES refer to the dispatch date of the goods. They are deemed to be observed if the goods leave the works on this date or the purchaser is informed of readiness to deliver.

(4) The agreed delivery date applies always after clarification of all technical and commercial details. In this respect, they are generally unconfirmed delivery dates. They are only binding delivery dates if they have been confirmed in writing to the purchaser as such.

(5) If any actions of the purchaser are required for the production of the goods or for effecting delivery, the delivery periods begin with the complete execution of these actions by the purchaser. Such actions are, for example, the provision of all documents required for execution of the order, where applicable the provision of faultless material in good time and free of charge according to agreed specifications with an appropriate quantity surcharge for possible waste (but at least 5%) and effecting of the agreed down-payments by the purchaser.

(6) If delivery dates are exceeded, the purchaser is to grant a reasonable extension
(7) The delivery time will be appropriately extended in the case of measures connected with force majeure, operational stoppages and similar unforeseen circumstances which are outside of ITES control, insofar as such obstacles can be shown to have considerable effect on the production or delivery of the products to be supplied. This also applies if the circumstances occur with ITES suppliers. In these cases, the customer is particularly not entitled to withdraw from the contract or to claim damages.

(8) If the delivery time including the reasonable extension is not observed, ITES is only liable for the invoice value of the quantity of goods not delivered on time, to a maximum of the amount of negative interest. If ITES is in arrears with delivery, the purchaser shall be able to withdraw from the contract at the end of an appropriate additional period granted to us, insofar as the goods have not been dispatched by the end of the period. Claims for damages resulting from delays and non-fulfilment shall be in line with point 6 of these general conditions of sales: “Breaches of obligation”.

(9) The risk shall pass to the purchaser on handing over of the goods to a shipping agent or carrier although no later than on their leaving of the warehouse or – in the case of drop shipments – the supplier’s works, even in the case of consignments delivered “franco domicile”. The obligations and costs of unloading shall be borne by the purchaser. ITES shall take out insurance only at the purchaser’s instructions and expense.

(10) In the case of call-off orders, ITES shall be entitled to manufacture the entire quantity ordered in one batch. Any changes required can no longer be taken into account after the order has been placed, unless this has been expressly agreed. The call-off dates and quantities can be complied with only to the extent of our delivery and manufacturing capacities, unless firm agreements have been reached. Should the goods not be called off in line with the contract, we shall be entitled to invoice for them as having been delivered after an appropriate additional period has passed.

5. Warranty
(1) For newly produced parts the warranty period is 24 months from date of delivery. For self-adhesive parts the warranty period is 12 months from date of delivery. Please take into account, that self-adhesive is only an assembly aid. If the glue dries out due to in-proper storage for example the warranty extinguishes. These warranty periods apply if no other agreements have been made.

(2) The purchaser has to check the goods for perfect condition immediately after delivery. Obvious defects are to be reported to ITES in writing immediately, at the latest 2 weeks after receipt of the goods. If obvious defects are not reported, not reported in time or not correctly reported, the warranty does not apply in this respect.

(3) Other defects are to be reported to ITES within one week of detection but at the latest 6 months after receipt of the goods.

(4) ITES is entitled to repair or replace faulty goods at its own discretion. This means that ITES decides whether faults are to be repaired or new deliveries are to be made, under appropriate consideration of the interests of the purchaser.

(5) If the attempt to repair or replace goods fails, ITES is entitled to repeat the attempt. In this case ITES decides again whether to replace or repair defective goods.

(6) The purchaser is only entitled to withdraw from the contract and/or assert claims for compensation if the attempt to repair or replace goods has failed repeatedly. Claims for compensation are only valid in the case of gross negligence or intent on the part of ITES. Compensation is always restricted to the negative interest. Compensation for consequential damage is excluded in as far as it is not the result of intent.

6. Breaches of obligation
(1) ITES is only liable for breaches of contractual and non-contractual obligations, in particular for unfeasibility, delay, faults on conclusion of the contract and allowed action – also for executives and other vicarious agents – in cases of intent and gross negligence, restricted to the contractually typical damage foreseeable on conclusion of the contract. Direct claims against these persons are excluded in all cases. Liability does not apply in the event of force majeure, operational disruptions and similar unpredictable circumstances for which ITES is not responsible.

(2) This exclusion does not apply in cases of culpable breaches of important contractual obligations in as far as the achievement of the contractual purpose is jeopardised, in the absence of assured attributes and in cases of binding liability according to product liability law. Regulations concerning burden of proof are not affected.

(3) ITES is not generally liable for breaches of obligation which result from work performed according to the drawings, documents or samples checked by the purchaser and released by him as production documents. ITES is not responsible for the design and correctness of the reproduced documents.

(4) However, ITES is obliged to inform the purchaser without delay of the infeasibility of the technical implementation of the documents in as far as this can be ascertained.

(5) In particular, liability for the infringement of industrial property rights in the performance of work according to the purchaser’s specifications is excluded. There is no duty of inspection on the part of ITES with regard to industrial property rights of third parties.

7. Payment conditions
(1) Unless otherwise agreed, our invoices are payable within 10 days with 2% discount, or 30 days net, from the date of invoice. Invoices for net amounts of less than EUR 50.00 and those for installation work, wage labour, repairs, moulds and shares of the cost of tools are due immediately and are payable net in each case. Payment must be effected within the above-mentioned periods in such a way that the amount required for settlement of the invoice is available to us no later than the due date.

(2) Counterclaims which are contested by us or have not been recognised by legal force do not give the purchaser the right to withhold or offset the amount due.

(3) If the term of payment is exceeded, and following a reminder at the latest, ITES is entitled to charge interest at a rate of 10%. We reserve the right to assert further claims for damage caused by further delay.

(4) Bills of exchange are not accepted. Cheques are only accepted for the sake of performance and with the reservation that the amount is credited.

(5) If the purchaser is in arrears with payment, ITES is entitled to refuse further fulfilment of the contract.

(6) If claims for payment are considerably jeopardised, ITES is entitled to withdraw from the contract and assert claims for compensation.

(7) If the purchaser refuses to make pre-payments or provide securities, ITES is entitled to withdraw from the contract and assert claims for compensation.

(8) Irrespective of a contrary stipulation of the purchaser, payments received redeem first costs, then interest and last the principal claim. In the case of more than one claim, the oldest is redeemed first.

8. Reservation of proprietary rights
(1) All goods supplied remain the property of ITES (conditional commodity) until all claims resulting from the business connection have been fulfilled, irrespective of the legal reason, including claims arising in the future or contingent claims.

(2) In the event of processing, combining and mixing of the conditional commodity with other products by the purchaser, ITES shall be entitled to (co-)ownership in the resulting product to the value of the state of the conditional commodity before processing, combining or mixing.

(3) The purchaser shall be entitled to sell the conditional commodity only within the normal course of business subject to his standard business terms and for as long as it is not in arrears. If the purchaser resells the conditional commodity, he shall cede the claim vis-à-vis the acquiror to ITES at the time of resale. They serve as sureties to the same extent as the conditional commodity. The purchaser is to oblige the acquiror to make payment directly to the ITES with regard to the obligation of payment resulting from the resale. Exceptions to this must be previously agreed in writing between ITES and the purchaser.

(4) All other dispositions regarding the conditional commodity are not permitted, in particular assignments by way of security or mortgage

(5) If foreclosure is made on the assets of the purchaser and this involves the conditional commodity, ITES is to be informed immediately in writing, including all required data (enforcement office, file number), if applicable including enforcement reports.

(6) Articles supplied by the ITES to the purchaser which are not part of the scope of performance as such (e.g. drafts, design drawings, tools etc.) remain the property of the ITES.

9. Copyrights
(1) We retain the right of ownership and copyright in respect of cost estimates, drafts, drawings and other documents; they may be made accessible to third parties only with our consent. Drawings and other documents relating to offers must be returned on request.

(2) Insofar as we have supplied articles based on drawings, models, samples or other documents handed over by the purchaser, the purchaser assumes liability to ensure that the protected rights of third parties are not infringed. Should third parties forbid us – on the basis of protected rights – in particular to produce and deliver such articles we shall be entitled – without being obliged to examine the legal situation – to stop all further activities in this respect and to ask for damages if the purchaser is at fault. In addition, the purchaser undertakes to indemnify us immediately in respect of third- party claims connected therewith.

10. Trial components, moulds, tools and other production equipment
(1) The production of trial components will be borne by the purchaser.

(2) For forms, tools and other devices required for production, the purchaser will only be invoiced for a part of the total costs. The right of ownership remains with ITES. If the purchaser insists on sole ownership, the part already invoiced will be invoiced again.

(3) If moulds, tools and other devices required for production become useless before the agreed output quantity has been reached, the costs incurred for the replacement will be borne by ITES.

(4) In respect of moulds, tools and other production devices made available by the purchaser, our liability will be restricted to the care given to our own property. The costs of maintenance and servicing will be borne by the purchaser.

(5) Our obligation to keep the articles concerned – irrespective of the purchaser’s ownership rights – will terminate no later than 2 years from the last date of production using the mould or other tools.

11. Additional conditions for wage labour
(1) Parts are delivered free of costs for ITES.

(2) Packaging is invoiced at cost where applicable but not taken back.

(3) If execution of work is delayed through no fault of the ITES, the prices can be adjusted in accordance with the change in costs in the period of the delay.

12. Fulfilment and jurisdiction
The place of jurisdiction is the relevant registered seat of ITES – Emden.

13. Final provisions
(1) If any provision of this conditions should be invalid, all other provisions of this agreement shall continue in effect. The invalid provision is to be replaced by a valid one which most closely corresponds to the economic purpose of the provision which it replaces.

(2) All declarations which affect the validity of the contractual relationship must be made in writing. An alteration of the requirement for the written form must in turn be made in writing.

Excerpt/Terms of payment and delivery

Stand 08/2018

Price for equipping with one side self-adhesive foil:

Rubber sheets + 4,20 €/sqm

Cellular Rubber/Foam Rubber +12,10 €/sqm

Price for roll cuts:

+15,00 € per roll and/or cut (linear meter)

  maximum 5 m length

Short lengths:
When purchasing roll goods, we reserve the right to deliver a maximum of 10% of ordered quantity in short lengths

Terms of delivery:

ex works

exceeding 1.250 € net, DDP within Germany

otherwise DAF (German Frontier)

plus packaging

Prices and Dimensions:

Prices and mentioned dimensions are subject to alteration, due to errors or change of raw material prices e.g.

Minimum invoice amount:

30,00 € net

Terms of payment:

within 10 days – 2 % discount or 30 days – net

Tooling costs: within 10 days net

Contractmanufacturing: within 30 days net

Customized cuts:

Please send us your inquiry. The prices mentioned in our price list only apply to mentioned standard roll formats.

Customized produced materials:

We reserve the right to deliver +/- 10 % of the total ordered quantity.


Thickness (1-8 mm), length and width acc. to DIN7715 T5P3, for thicknesses 10 mm and more – +/- 10%
Semperit Sheets: up to 6 mm thickness DIN 7715P2, 8 mm and more ISO 3302ST2. For more information about hardness tolerances please find these on our technical data sheets:

Rubber moulded parts and profiles: DIN ISO 3302-1E3, Cutted, punched as well as customized parts acc. to DIN 7715 T5P3, Plastics: DIN ISO 2768 For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

The information, figures, test values and data correspond to actual engineering standards and are the result of many years of tests and trials. As individual operation conditions influence the application of each product, the information supplied can only be seen as a rough guideline. In every case it is the sole responsibility of the customer to evaluate his individual requirements, in particular whether specified properties of our products are sufficient for the intended use. The use of our products is at the user’s own risk. We do not have any influence concerning the application and individual usage.