Forkliftcenter BV
Hornweg 18
NL - 1045 AR Amsterdam
Sales Team
Tel. +31 (0)20 497 4101
Fax +31 (0)20 497 4865

Terms & Conditions

Article 1.                Applicability of these General Conditions

1.1        These General Conditions apply to offers and agreements under which Forkliftcenter supplies goods and/or services of any nature whatsoever and under any name to the customer.

1.2        In the event of conflict between the content of the agree ment concluded between Forkliftcenter and the customer and these General Conditions, the provisions of the agreement will prevail.

Article 2.                Offers

2.1        Offers, advice and all other types of information are without obligation, unless otherwise stated in writing by Forklift center.

2.2        Forkliftcenter warrants the correctness and completeness of the information provided to the customer by or on behalf of Forkliftcenter, on which Forkliftcenter bases its offer.

2.3        The prices specified in the offer are based on delivery “ex works”, in accordance with the Incoterms 2010. The prices are exclusive of VAT and packaging.

Article 3.                Price and payment

3.1        All prices are exclusive of turnover tax (VAT) and other charges that have been or will be imposed by the authorities. Unless otherwise agreed, all prices are in euros and the customer must make all payments in euros. Payments must be made to Forkliftcenter’s bank account, unless another manner of payment is agreed on. Payments must be made within fourteen (14) days of the invoice date, unless the parties agree otherwise.

3.2        Forkliftcenter will have the right to demand security for payment from the customer that is adequate in Forklift center’s opinion. Forkliftcenter will furthermore be entitled to demand payment in advance. If the customer fails to comply with the aforesaid requests within the stipulated term, the customer will automatically be in default. In that case Forkliftcenter will have the right to dissolve the agreement and to claim damages.

3.3        The customer will not be entitled to any setoff, except in the event of bankruptcy of Forkliftcenter or if the debt rescheduling arrangement applies to Forkliftcenter.

3.4        The entire claim for payment will fall due immediately if:

a.    a payment term has been exceeded;

b.    the customer has been declared bankrupt or has filed a petition for a suspension of payment;

c.     an attachment is levied on goods or claims of the cus tomer; or

d.    the customer, being a natural person, requests to be admitted to the debt rescheduling arrangement, is pla ced under compulsory guardianship or dies.

3.5        If the customer fails to pay the amounts due or to do so in a timely manner, the customer will owe 1% (one percent) interest per month on the outstanding amount, without any demand or notice of default being required. If the customer fails to pay the claim after the demand or notice of default, Forkliftcenter may hand over the claim, in which case the customer, in addition to the total amount due, will fur thermore be required to reimburse all judicial and extra judicial costs, including all costs calculated by external experts.

3.6        Forkliftcenter may pass on to the customer any increase of cost-determining factors that arises after the conclusion of the agreement if the performance of the agreement has not yet been completed at the time of the increase. The customer will be required to pay the price increase together with payment of the principal amount or the next agreed instalment.

Article 4.                Delivery term

4.1        All delivery and other terms, and all completion and other dates, stated or agreed on by Forkliftcenter have been determined to the best of its ability on the basis of the information known to it upon the conclusion of the agreement and are for information purposes only, must always be regarded as target dates and will not be binding on Forkliftcenter. Forkliftcenter will make a reasonable effort to observe final delivery and other terms and final completion and other dates to the extent possible. Forkliftcenter will not be bound by a whether or not final delivery or other term, or completion or other date, which can no longer be met due to circumstances beyond its control that occurred after the conclusion of the agreement. Forkliftcenter will furthermore not be bound by any whether or not final completion or other date, or delivery or other term, if the parties have agreed on any change in the content or scope of the agreement or any change in the approach to the performance of the agreement. In the event of any imminent exceeding of any term, Forkliftcenter and the customer will consult in order to discuss the consequences of the exceeding for the further planning.

4.2        The mere exceeding of a whether or not final delivery or other term, or completion or other date, stated by Fork liftcenter or agreed on between the parties will not give rise to default on the part of Forkliftcenter. In all cases – there fore also if the parties have expressly agreed in writing on a final delivery or other term, or completion or other date – Forkliftcenter will not be in default on the grounds of the exceeding of the term until the customer has given it written notice of default. The notice of default must contain as complete and detailed a description of the default as possible, to enable Forkliftcenter to adequately respond.

Article 5.                Passing of the risk

5.1        Delivery will be “ex works”, within the meaning of the definitions in the Incoterms 2010, unless the parties agree otherwise.

5.2        Irrespective of the provisions of the preceding paragraph, Forkliftcenter and the customer may agree that Forklift center will arrange for the transport. The risk of storage, loading, transport and unloading will be on the customer also in that case. The customer may take out insurance against those risks.

5.3        If in the event of an exchange the customer continues to use the goods to be exchanged pending delivery of the new goods, the risk in the goods to be exchanged will be on the customer until it has handed the goods over to Forkliftcenter.

Article 6.                Force majeure

6.1        Forkliftcenter will not be required to fulfil any obligation, in cluding any guarantee obligation agreed on between the parties, if it is prevented from doing so by an event of force majeure. An event of force majeure includes: (i) late ful filment or non‑fulfilment of obligations by suppliers of Fork liftcenter; (ii) weather conditions; (iii) war, fire, loss or theft; (iv) government measures; (v) electricity breakdowns; (vi) breakdown of the Internet, computer network or telecom munications facilities; (vii) blockades; (viii) strikes or work interruptions; (ix) import of trade restrictions; (x) general transport problems and (xi) the unavailability of one or more employees.

6.2        If an event of force majeure lasts longer than six months, either of the parties will have the right to dissolve the agreement in writing. Any performance already provided under the agreement will in that case be settled on a pro rata basis, without the parties otherwise owing each other any amounts.

Article 7.                Liability and indemnification

7.1        Forkliftcenter’s total liability on the grounds of breach in the performance of the agreement or on any other ground, expressly including any breach in the fulfilment of a gua rantee obligation agreed on with the customer, will be limited to reimbursement of direct damage up to the amount of the price stipulated for that agreement (excl. VAT). However, Forkliftcenter’s total liability for direct damage, on any ground whatsoever, will in no event ex ceed the amount for which Forkliftcenter is insured, subject to a maximum of EUR 500,000 (five hundred thousand euros).

7.2        Forkliftcenter’s liability for damage caused by death, phy sical injuries or material damage to goods will in no event exceed EUR 1,250,000 (one million two hundred and fifty thousand euros).

7.3        Forkliftcenter’s liability for indirect damage, damage to goods that are being worked on or that are near the place where the work is being performed, consequential damage, loss of profit, lost savings, loss of goodwill, damage caused by business interruption, damage resulting from claims from customers of the customer, damage related to the use of goods, materials or software of third parties prescribed to Forkliftcenter by the customer, and damage related to the engagement of suppliers prescribed to Forkliftcenter by the customer is excluded. Forkliftcenter’s liability on the grounds of damage, destruction or loss of data and docu ments is also excluded.

7.4        Unless performance by Forkliftcenter is permanently im possible, the supplier’s liability on the grounds of breach in the performance of an agreement will arise only if the customer immediately gives Forkliftcenter written notice of default, setting a reasonable time for repairing the default, and Forkliftcenter fails to fulfil its obligations also after that term. The notice of default must contain as full and detailed a description as possible of the default, to enable Forkliftcenter to respond adequately.

7.5        The occurrence of any entitlement to damages will at all times be subject to the condition that the customer reports the damage to Forkliftcenter as soon as possible, but no later than three days after its occurrence. Any claim for da mages against Forkliftcenter will lapse upon the mere ex piry of a period of twenty-four months after the claim arose.

7.6        The customer indemnifies Forkliftcenter against any and all third-party claims on the grounds of product liability due to a defect of a product or system that the customer has supplied to a third party and that included hardware, software or other materials supplied by Forkliftcenter, except and insofar as the customer proves that the dama ge was caused by that hardware or software or those other materials.

7.7        The provisions of this Article and all other limitations and exclusions of liability referred to in these General Condi tions also apply for the benefit of all legal entities and natu ral persons engaged by Forkliftcenter in the performance of the agreement.

Article 8.                Goods of which delivery has not been taken

8.1        If delivery has not been taken of goods at the end of the delivery term, they will remain at Forkliftcenter’s disposal, provided that full payment has been made. Goods of which delivery has not been taken will be stored for the custo mer’s account and risk. Goods of which delivery has not been taken whereby full payment has not been made will be at Forkliftcenter’s free disposal after a period of 30 days. Any partial payment or down payment made will not be refunded by Forkliftcenter.

Article 9.                Retention of title and pledge

9.1        After delivery Forkliftcenter will remain the owner of the goods delivered for as long as the customer:

a.    fails to fulfil its obligations under the agreement or other agreements concluded with Forkliftcenter or affi liated legal entities; or

b.    fails to pay for work performed or yet to be performed under such agreements; or

c.     fails to pay claims arising from non-performance of the aforesaid agreements, such as damages, penalties, interest and costs.

9.2        As long as goods are subject to retention of title, the custo mer may not encumber those goods outside its normal conduct of business.

9.3        After Forkliftcenter has invoked its retention of title, it may take back the goods delivered. The customer must allow Forkliftcenter to gain access to the place where those goods are located.

9.4        If Forkliftcenter cannot invoke its retention of title on the grounds of confusion, distortion or accession of the goods delivered, the customer will be required to pledge the new ly formed goods to Forkliftcenter.

Article 10.             Governing law and competent court

10.1      The agreements between Forkliftcenter and the customer are governed by Dutch law. The applicability of the 1980 Vienna Sales Convention, as well as any other interna tional regulations that may be excluded, is excluded.

10.2      The Dutch court in the Amsterdam district will have juris diction to hear and decide on any dispute between the parties.