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Terms of sale

Prodim Netherlands B.V. Industrial Valves & Automation Terms of Sale 


1.1 “Associated Company” means any company which is a subsidiary undertaking or parent undertaking of the Seller or any subsidiary undertaking of such parent undertaking from time to time and subsidiary undertaking and parent undertaking shall have the meanings set out in article 2:24a of the Dutch Civil Code as amended from time to time.

1.2 “Buyer” means the person(s), firm or company who buys or agrees to buy the Goods from the Seller.

1.3 “Conditions” means the terms and conditions of supply set out in this document.

1.4 “Confidential Information” means any and all information provided by the Seller and/or any Associated Company under the Contract.

1.5 “Contract” means any contract between the Seller and the Buyer for the supply and purchase of Goods which incorporates these Conditions, the Order and the Order Confirmation.

1.6 “Control” means the ability of a person to direct the affairs of another whether by virtue of the ownership of shares, contract or otherwise.

1.7 “Ex-Works” and “Free Carrier” means delivery under Incoterms 2010.

1.8 “Goods” means any goods which the Buyer agrees to buy from the Seller as set out in the Order Confirmation.

1.9 “Order” means any order made by the Buyer for the Goods from the Seller.

1.10 “Order Confirmation” means the Seller’s written confirmation of the Order, incorporating these Conditions.

1.11 “Price” means the price payable by the Buyer for the Goods as notified by the Seller.

1.12 “Seller” means Prodim Netherlands B.V., registered in the Netherlands with company number Chamber of Commerce 62398008


2.1 These Conditions shall apply to all Contracts to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including any terms or conditions which the Buyer purports to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order or other document.

2.2 All Orders shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Goods from the Seller subject to these Conditions.

2.3 No Order placed by the Buyer shall be deemed to have been accepted by the Seller, and no Contract shall be formed, until an Order Confirmation has been issued by the Seller.

2.4 Except as otherwise provided in these Conditions, all other terms, conditions, warranties and representations (whether oral or in writing) are excluded from any Contract between the Seller and the Buyer and these Conditions supersede any and all prior promises, representations, undertakings or implications.


3.1 Unless agreed otherwise in writing by the Seller, all Prices are Ex-Works.

3.2 The Price is exclusive of VAT and any import taxes or duties which the Seller shall add to its invoices and shall be payable by the Buyer at the appropriate rate.

3.3 Payment of the Price shall be due and payable by the Buyer in cleared funds to the bank account nominated in writing by the Seller within 30 days of the date of invoice, unless agreed otherwise in writing by the Seller. Time of payment shall be of essence.

3.4 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue on a daily basis from the date when payment becomes due until receipt of payment in full and cleared funds by the Seller at a rate of 5% above Barclays Bank Plc’s rate from time to time in force.

3.5 Any queries in respect of invoices should be brought to the Seller’s attention in writing within 5 calendar days of the date of the invoice. If the Buyer reasonably disputes an invoice, whilst the Buyer and the Seller try to reach an agreement over the disputed amount the Buyer will pay the undisputed sum under the invoice in accordance with the timescale in Condition 3.3.

3.6 In the event of default of payment by the Buyer, then without prejudice to any of the Seller’s other rights, the Seller may: (i) without notice suspend or cancel any or all further deliveries to the Buyer under any Contract, and/or (ii) serve notice on the Buyer requiring immediate payment for Goods supplied by the Seller under any Contract.

3.7 The Buyer shall make all payments due under the Contract to the Seller without any deductions whatsoever whether by way of set-off, counterclaim, discount, abatement or otherwise.

3.8 The Seller has the right to withhold or deduct from payments due to the Buyer, any amounts the Seller reasonable believes that the Buyer owes to the Seller under any Contract.

3.9 The minimum order value is EUR 250,- per order. In case the order value is below EUR 250,- the Buyer accepts the Seller will invoice EUR 250,- as being the agreed order value.

3.10 Unless contractual agreed by Seller, all given prices are for indication only, without obligation. Prices may be changed by Seller without prior notice to Buyer.

3.11 Intermediaries, agents and/or or sales persons from third party do not have the power of authority to handle on behalf of the Seller. Their offers should be confirmed by those persons having authority to handle on behalf of the Seller.


4.1 Save as provided in these Conditions, all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

4.2 The Seller warrants that the Goods will at the time of delivery materially correspond to any description or specification given by the Seller and be of good and merchantable quality.

4.3 The Seller’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or beach of statutory duty), misrepresentation or otherwise, arising in connection with the Contract shall be limited to the Price payable for the Goods under the Contract, and the Seller shall not be liable in contract, tort (including negligence), statutory duty or otherwise howsoever for any claim, damage, loss or costs in respect of (whether direct or indirect): loss of profit; loss of use; loss of anticipated contracts and/or savings; loss of goodwill; loss of opportunity; loss of business and/or business interruption or any indirect loss or consequential or special loss or damage.

4.4 Nothing in these Conditions excludes or limits the liability of either party for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability that cannot be restricted by law.


5.1 Delivery of Goods shall be Ex-Works or Free Carrier at the collection point specified in the Order Confirmation unless agreed otherwise by the Seller in writing. The Seller shall use reasonable efforts to deliver the Goods on time. Time for delivery shall not be of the essence and as such the Buyer shall not be entitled to any claim in termination, damages or otherwise for any failure by the Seller to deliver on time.

5.2 The Seller may deliver the Goods by separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid for in accordance with the provisions of the Contract. Any failure by the Seller to deliver or any claim by the Buyer in respect of any one more of the instalments in accordance with these Conditions shall not entitle the Buyer to treat the Contract as a whole as repudiated.

5.3 The failure of the Buyer to pay for any one or more of the said instalments of the Goods on the due date shall entitle the Seller (at the sole option of the Seller): (i) without notice suspend or cancel any or all further deliveries to the Buyer under any Contract, and/or (ii) serve notice on the Buyer requiring immediate payment for Goods supplied by the Seller under any Contract.


6.1 The Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted Goods 5 calendar days after delivery to the Buyer. After this period Goods will be considered as being accepted and Seller is not obliged to consider any complain.

6.2 After acceptance the Buyer shall not be entitled to reject Goods which are not in accordance with the Contract.


7.1 The Goods shall be at the Buyer’s risk as from time of delivery.

7.2 Ownership of the Goods shall not pass from the Seller to the Buyer until the Seller has received in full and in cleared funds: (i) all sums due to it in respect of the Goods, and (ii) all sums otherwise due or becoming due to the Seller from the Buyer.

7.3 Until ownership of the Goods passes to the Buyer in accordance with Condition 7.2 the Buyer shall: (i) hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as Bailee solely in the interest of the Seller, (ii) store the Goods (at no cost to the Seller) separately from all other goods in its possession and marked in such way that they are clearly identified as the Seller’s property; (iii) maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition, insured on the Seller’s behalf for their full price against all risks (at costs for the Buyer) to the satisfaction of the Seller and shall whenever requested by the Seller produce a copy of the policy of insurance; and (iv) hold the proceeds of the insurance referred to in (iii) on trust and for the sole behalf of the Seller and not mix them with any other money nor pay the proceeds into an overdrawn bank account.

7.4 Notwithstanding that the Goods (or any of them) remain the property of the Seller the Buyer may sell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of the Buyer’s business at full market value for the account of the Seller. Any such sale or dealing shall be a sale or use of the Seller’s property by the Buyer on the Buyer’s own behalf and the Buyer shall deal as principal when making such sale or dealings. Until property in the Goods passes from the Seller the entire proceeds of sale or otherwise of the Goods shall be held in trust for the Seller and shall not be mixed with other money or paid into an overdrawn bank account and shall be at all material times identified as the Seller’s money.

7.5 The Seller shall be entitled to recover payment for the Goods (plus VAT) notwithstanding that property in any of the Goods has not passed from the Seller.

7.6 In respect of Goods to which ownership has not passed to the Buyer, the Seller shall be entitled to require the Buyer to deliver up the Goods to the Seller and if the Buyer fails to do so, the Seller may either accelerate any credit period in relation to payment of the Price or enter upon any premises owned, occupied or controlled by the Buyer where the Goods are situated and repossess the Goods. On the making of such requests the rights of the Buyer under Condition 7.4 shall cease.

7.7 The Buyer shall not pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the Goods which are property of the Seller. Without prejudice to the other rights of the Seller, if the Buyer does so all sums whatever owing by the Buyer to the Seller shall forthwith become due and payable.

7.8 This Condition 7 shall apply during the continuance of the Contract and after its termination howsoever arising.


8.1 Where the Buyer rejects any Goods then the Buyer shall have no further rights whatever in respect of the supply to the Buyer of such Goods or the failure by the Seller to supply Goods which conform the Contract.

8.2 Where the Buyer accepts or has been deemed to have accepted any Goods then the Seller shall have no liability whatever to the Buyer in respect of those Goods.

8.3 In the event that any Goods are found to be faulty within 12 months of the date of delivery of the Goods, the Buyer shall be entitled to return such Goods to the Seller on the Buyer’s request. All involved costs for returning the goods will be costs for the Buyer.

8.4 Goods can only be returned to Seller after written agreement from Seller. Goods will have to be returned, clearly indicating the return shipment number (RMA) which will be supplied by Customer Service department of the Seller.

8.5 In the event that the Seller reasonably considers that any Goods returned in accordance with Condition 8.3 are not faulty, or have been damaged or otherwise caused to be unworkable as a result of any action of the Buyer and/or the end user of the Goods, the Seller may at its sole discretion, return the same to the Buyer at the Buyer’s costs.

8.6 Subject to Conditions 8.3 and 8.4, the Seller will at its sole discretion repair or replace faulty Goods at its cost.


9.1 The Seller may terminate the Contract with immediate effect from the date of service of written notice to the Buyer: (i) if the Buyer commits a material and/or persistent breach of any of their obligations under the Contract and (if the breach is capable of remedy) the Buyer fails to remedy it within the time reasonable permitted as stated in any notice in writing provided by the Seller; (ii) if the Buyer commits any act which brings or is likely to bring the Seller into disrepute or which damages or is likely to damage their interests; (iii) if the Buyer becomes insolvent or if the Seller, acting reasonable, has serious doubts as to the Buyer’s solvency; or (iv) the Buyer undergoes a change in Control.

9.2 On termination of the Contract for any reason the accrued rights of the parties as at termination and the continuation of any provision expressly stated to survive or implicitly surviving termination shall not be affected.

9.3 The Buyer may not cancel any Order without the Seller’s written consent. If the seller agrees to cancel an Order, the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller for all costs associated with such cancellation (including but not limited to shipping costs and restocking fees and supplier termination fees) as determined by the Seller.


10.1 Any notice to be given under the Contract by either party to the other shall be in writing and may be served by personal service or by post to the address of the other party given in the Order.

10.2 Any such notice shall be deemed to have been served: (i) if delivered by hand, at the time of delivery; or (ii) if posted at the expiration of 48 hours after the envelope containing the same shall have been put in the post.


11.1 The Buyer shall not be entitled to assign, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of the Seller.

11.2 The Seller may assign or sub-contract all or any part of its obligations under the Contract to any person, firm or company.


12.1 The Seller reserves the right to defer the date of delivery or to cancel any Contract (without liability to the Buyer) and shall not be liable for any failure to meet its obligations under any Contract of it is prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of its business due to any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Seller.


13.1 The Buyer will and shall procure that the Buyer’s personnel will, keep confidential all Confidential Information that it may acquire and will not use the Confidential Information for any purpose other than to complete its obligations under the Contract.

13.2 The Buyer’s obligations under this Condition 13 will not apply to information which: (i) is publicly available or becomes publicly available through no act or omission of the Buyer; or (ii) the Buyer is required to disclose by order of a court or regulatory body of competent jurisdiction.

13.3 The Buyer shall not make any press announcements or publicize the Contract in any way, without the prior written consent of the Seller.

13.4 The Buyer shall acquire no right, title or interest of any kind in, or with respect to, any of the Seller’s, Associated Companies’ or manufacturers’ trademarks appearing on Goods or otherwise, or software developed or provided by the Seller. Title to, or property rights in, software developed or provided by the Seller or an Associated Company shall pass to the Buyer only pursuant to a separate written agreement specifically setting forth the property rights provided, and only if the Buyer is specifically and separately invoiced for such software.

13.5 This Condition 13 shall apply during the continuance of the Contract and after its termination howsoever arising without limitation in time.

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14.1 An entity which is not expressly a Party to the Contract shall have no right to enforce any term or provision of the Contract.

14.2 Any Associated Company may enforce any term of the Contract.


15.1 The Buyer shall perform its obligations under the Contract and shall at all times act in accordance with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations, and codes from time to time in force including but not limited to such laws, statutes, regulations or codes governing anti-bribery and corruption.

15.2 Any breach of Condition 15.1 shall be a material breach for the purposes of Condition 9.1.

15.3 These Conditions and each Contract is governed exclusively by Dutch law. All disputes arising of these Conditions and out of each Contract will be submitted to the competent Court of Zeeland-West Brabant.