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Terms & Conditions of Trading

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In these Conditions of Sale (“the Conditions”)

“The Company” means “Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd”.

“The Buyer” means the person, firm or company ordering or purchasing the goods from the Company.

“The Specification” means the technical description of the goods (if any) contained or referred to in any quotation or acceptance of order of the Company.

“Special Conditions” are any terms (including any specification) set out by the Company in any quotation or acceptance of order by the Company.

“The Contract” means the contract for sale and purchase of the goods made between the Company and the Buyer to which the Conditions and Special Conditions apply.

“Delivery” means when carriage is arranged by the Company by its own transport or otherwise delivery shall be deemed to take place at the moment when possession or control of goods is offered or transferred to the Buyer or its agent at a delivery address before off-loading or otherwise. When carriage is arranged by the Buyer by its own transport or otherwise delivery shall be deemed to take place when possession or control of goods is passed by the Company to the carrier.

These conditions supersede any previous conditions that may have been issued.



These Conditions apply to all contracts for the sale of goods by the Company to any Buyer and prevail over and extinguish all terms and conditions of contract imposed or sought to be imposed by the Buyer or implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing in so far as such terms and conditions are inconsistent therewith or additional thereto. Purported provisions to the contrary are hereby excluded. No alteration, exclusion or waiver of any of these conditions shall be effective or binding unless made in writing by a duly authorised representative of the Company. 



Any notice or communication (including without limitation invoices or other documents) may be sent by first class post or facsimile or delivered to the Company at its registered office or to the Buyer at any address which it may have used in correspondence with the Company or (if the Buyer is a company) at its registered office or may be served personally on any director or the secretary of the Buyer. A notice by first class post shall be deemed served on the next working day after posting. A notice by facsimile shall be deemed served at the time of sending.


Quotations and Orders:

i) A quotation or estimate by the Company does not constitute an offer and may be revised or withdrawn at any time prior to the Company’s acceptance of the Buyer’s order.

ii) The Company’s acceptance of the Buyer’s order shall be conditional upon approval of the Buyer’s credit. Where such approval has not been given cash must accompany the order.

iii) All quotations in respect of goods to be delivered from the stock are subject to such goods remaining or being unsold on receipt of the Buyer’s order.

iv) No order which has been accepted by the Company may be cancelled or varied by the Buyer except with the written agreement of the Company and on such terms that the Buyer shall indemnify the Company in full against all loss (including loss of profits), costs (including costs of labour, materials ordered or used, tooling and setting of machines and all manufacturing costs), damages, charges and expenses incurred by the Company as a result of such cancellation or variation. 



i) Prices payable shall be as quoted errors and omissions excluded. The Company may at any time revise prices to take into account any increase in the Company’s costs (including, but not limited to the cost of raw materials, labour, transport or other overheads, any tax due or other levy and variation in exchange rates). Unless otherwise specified VAT and any other tax or duties payable by the Customer shall be added to the price.

ii) When the Buyer requests certification, the Company reserves the right to charge for any certificates supplied. Prices in currencies other than pounds sterling are subject to increase in price based on the exchange rate applicable at the date of payment. The Buyer shall pay or reimburse any tax, levy or charge of whatever nature imposed by the authorities in any foreign country. The company reserves the right to charge carriage at cost for requested direct deliveries for items that are not ex-stock and the buyer requests delivery sooner than the normal delivery time.



Estimated delivery dates (if any) are given in good faith but are not binding unless so confirmed in writing in the Company’s acceptance of an order and in that event time shall not in this respect be of the essence of the contract. Goods may be delivered by the Company in advance of the quoted delivery date. Where the contract provides for delivery by schedule or instalments (whether or not on specified dates) and the Buyer fails to take delivery of an instalment the Company shall not in any event be bound to make up such instalment according to any informal or binding schedules, programme or timetable. When the Buyer is to arrange carriage the Buyer shall procure:  


i) That delivery takes place as soon as possible after the Company has given notice that a consignment is ready and in any event within four days of such notice and

ii) That the transport is suitable in all respects to carry the goods involved and the Company may without liability withhold delivery if in its opinion the transport is unsuitable in any respect.


Without prejudice to other conditions receipt or delivery note signed by or on behalf of a Buyer or by its purported agent, employee or carrier or a statement that goods have been duly delivered signed by an agent, employee or carrier of the Company shall be conclusive proof that goods have been duly delivered and as to the date and time of delivery. Unloading the Buyer shall provide all necessary labour, access assistance and facilities at the delivery address for unloading goods.


Payment Terms:

Credit Accounts;

Payment of invoices shall be made in full without deduction or set off within one calendar month from the end of the month in which the goods are invoiced unless otherwise agreed in writing upon acceptance of order.

i) Any extension of credit to the Buyer maybe withdrawn or altered at anytime.

ii) Interest shall be payable on overdue accounts at an annual rate of 4% above (Barclays Bank Plc) base rate to run from the due date of payment thereof until receipt by the Company of the full amount whether or not after judgement.

iii) Payment shall not be deemed to have been made until payment in cash or cleared funds has been received by the Company.

Cash Accounts;

Payment of goods must be made in full prior to despatch.

i) In the event that the goods are made to special or custom order, full payment will be required prior to production/manufacture. Payment by Credit or Business (Compnay) Debit card will be subject a card fee of 2.35%. Payment by BACS or cheque will require funds to clear before goods can be despatched.

ii) The Company may appropriate any payment made by the Buyer (on any account) to any goods under the contract or any other contract as the Company may think fit (not with standing any purported appropriation by the Buyer).

iii) The Company may exercise a lien on any property of the Buyer in the possession of the Company for any indebtedness by the Buyer to the Company. Where the Buyer is overdue with any payment owed to the Company, or shall have failed to take delivery of goods, or makes default in or commits any breach of its other obligations to the Company hereunder or any other contract between the Company and the Buyer, or commits an act of bankruptcy, enters into a deed of arrangement or compounds with his creditors or a receiving order is made against him, or passes a resolution or has an order made for its winding up or has a receiver appointed over, upon or for its assets or when execution or distress is levied upon its assets or if the Buyer under the national law of its own country suffers the equivalent of any of them, or ceases or threatens to cease trade and then if the Company shall reasonably doubt the solvency of the Buyer the Company reserves the right to stop manufacture and delivery under any contract made between the Buyer and the Company and manufacture and future deliveries made under this and any other contract will only be recommenced upon payment by the Buyer in full of all outstanding accounts due.

iv) If the Company exercises its right to cease manufacture and deliver, any goods to be delivered to a Buyer following default shall be paid for on pro forma invoice before or at the time of dispatch of the goods and payment will become due on receipt of such pro forma invoice. In no circumstances shall the Company be liable for loss of any nature suffered by a Buyer as a result of the application of this Condition nor shall it be a reason for the cancellation of this or any other contract which shall at the Company’s option remain in full force and effect, to determine the rights of the Buyer under Condition 12 hereof, by notice in writing to the Buyer to determine the contract.


Quantities and Installments:

The Company reserves the right to manufacture and deliver the goods in such quantities and in such installments for delivery as will minimise production costs.


Failure to accept delivery:

i) If the Buyer fails to accept or take delivery by or from the Company or if there is no representative of the Buyer at the delivery address to accept delivery or if the Buyer does not pick up goods within four days of notice as aforesaid (whichever may be the case):

ii) The Company at its own initiative (and without prejudice to any rights against the Buyer) or at the request of the Buyer may store goods at the risk of the Buyer and the Buyer shall pay upon demand the reasonable storage costs of the Company and all other expenses involved including insurance (at the Company’s option), costs of re-delivery, loading and unloading and goods may re-invoiced at the rates ruling at the date of actual despatch;

iii) The Company may deliver by itself or by its agent at the cost of the Buyer any goods which the Buyer has failed to collect within four days of notice as aforesaid;

iv) The Company may sell goods at the best price readily obtainable and (after deducting all reasonable storage and selling expenses) account to the Buyer for the excess over the contract price or charge the Buyer for any shortfall below the contract price;

v) The Company may deposit goods at or near the address which shall constitute due delivery.

vi) Risk in the goods shall pass to the Buyer on delivery.

vii) The Buyer shall insure goods against loss or damage in their full invoice price in the joint names of the Company and the Buyers from delivery until payment in full has been made.



Goods will be packed without additional charge at the discretion of the Company in a suitable manner. A charge in respect of any returnable cases/pallets will be invoiced unless returned undamaged to the Company carriage paid within one month of delivery of the goods to the Buyer.


Title Reservation:

i) Not with standing delivery, the goods shall remain the absolute property of the Company (which reserves the right to dispose of them) until the Company has received the full price for the goods and the full price for any other goods for which payment is due from the Customer. Until property in the goods passes to the Buyer the relationship between the Company and the Buyer shall be that of bailor and bailee and the Buyer shall store the goods separately, fully protected and insured and in such a way that they are readily identifiable as the property of the Company. If before the property in the goods passes to the Buyer:-

ii) The goods are altered or other goods become attached to the goods or if any part of the goods is replaced such other goods or replacement parts shall accede to and form part of the goods and such attachment and placement shall not affect the Company’s title as absolute owner of the goods.

iii) The goods are sold by the Buyer, such sale or sales shall be deemed to be on behalf of the Company, but without imposing any liability on the Company to the sub-purchaser and the Buyer shall hold such part of the proceeds of sale or rights arising there from against the sub-purchaser as represents the sum due to the Company for such goods as trustee for the

iv) Company and the Buyer shall keep such part of the proceeds of such sale separate from its other monies and account to the Company accordingly.

v) The Buyer shall forthwith upon receipt of written notice from the Company assign to the Company all rights and claims which the Buyer may have against any such sub-purchaser as aforesaid.

vi) If payment of the price of the goods or any part of it is overdue or if it appears to the Company that the Buyer is or may be insolvent, the Company may require the Buyer to deliver up the goods to the Company and, if the Buyer fails to do so forthwith, the Buyer shall permit the Company to recover and resell the goods and by its servants or agents enter upon the Buyer’s premises (or such other premises where the goods are stored or situated) for that purpose.

vii) The Buyer shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the goods which remain the property of the Company but if the Buyer does so or purports to do so, all monies owing by the Buyer to the Company shall (without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Company) forthwith become due and payable.


Indemnity and Intellectual Property:

The Buyer hereby warrants that any designs, drawings specification or other information or any models, specimens or other articles provided to the Company are his own unencumbered property and will indemnify the Company against all and any costs, expenses, damages or penalties incurred by the Company as a result of, or in connection with, any infringement or alleged infringement of any patent or design or any other right whether or not of the same nature as the foregoing to which any third party may be entitled arising out of the use of any drawings, designs, specification, models or specimens or other information or articles furnished by or instructions given by the Customer.


Force Majeure:

The Company shall not be liable to the Buyer or be deemed to be in breach of the contract by reason of any delay in delivery or any delay in performing or any failure to perform any of the Company’s obligations if the delay or failure arises directly or indirectly to any cause beyond the Company’s reasonable control. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the following shall be regarded as causes beyond the Company’s reasonable control: Act of God, explosion, flood, storm, fire, or accident; war or threat of war, sabotage, insurrection, civil disturbance or requisition; acts, restrictions, regulations, bye(c)laws, prohibitions or measures of any kind on the part of any governmental, parliamentary or local authority; import or export regulations or embargoes; strikes, lockouts or other industrial actions or trade disputes (whether involving employees of the Company or a third party); difficulty or increased expense in obtaining materials, labour, transport, fuel, parts or machinery; power failure or breakdown in machinery.


Liability and Warranty:

i) The Company shall not be liable to the Buyer:-

ii) For shortages in quantity delivered unless the Buyer notifies the Company of any claim for short delivery within 7 days of receipt of the goods;

iii) For damage to or loss of the goods or any part thereof in transit (where the goods are carried by the Company’s own transport or by a carrier on behalf of the Company) unless the Buyer shall notify the Company of any such claim within 7 days of receipt of the goods or receipt of the Company’s advice of consignment whichever shall be the earlier;

iv) For defects in the goods caused by any act, neglect or default of the Customer or of any third party;

v) For other defects in the goods unless notified to the Company within one month of receipt of the goods by the Customer or where the defect would not be apparent on reasonable inspection within 6 months of delivery.

vi) If the goods are to be manufactured or any processes to be applied to the goods by the Company in accordance with specifications submitted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall indemnify the Company against all losses, damages, costs and expenses awarded against or incurred by the Company in connection with or paid or agreed to be paid by the Company in settlement of any claim for infringement of any patent, copyright, design, trademark, or other industrial intellectual property rights of any other person which results from the Company’s use of the Buyer’s specification.

vii) The Company may at its option make good any shortage or non delivery and/or as appropriate replace or repair any goods found to be damaged or defective and shall be under no further liability to the Buyer. If requested by the Company the Buyer at the Buyer’s risk will return to the Company carriage paid goods the subject of complaint. The Company will be under no obligation whatsoever in respect of goods which have deteriorated or been damaged during return transit.

viii) The Company’s aggregate liability to the Customer whether for negligence breach of contract misrepresentation or otherwise shall in no circumstances exceed the cost of the defective, damaged or undelivered goods determined by net price invoiced to the Customer.

ix) The Company’s prices are determined on the basis of the limits of liability set out in the Conditions. The Buyer may by written notice to the Company request the Company to agree a higher limit of liability provided insurance cover can be obtained therefore. Any higher limits must be agreed by the Company in writing signed by an officer of the Company. If the

x) Company shall effect insurance up to such limit the Buyer shall pay upon demand the amount of any and all premiums. The Buyer shall disclose such information as the insurers shall require and in no case shall the Buyer be entitled to recover from the Company more than the amount received from the insurers.

xi) Subject to the foregoing and so far as and to the fullest extent permitted by law all conditions, warranties and representations expressed or implied by statute, common law or otherwise in relation to the goods are hereby excluded and the Company shall be under no liability to the Buyer for any loss, damage or injury direct or indirect resulting from defective material faulty workmanship or otherwise howsoever arising and whether or not caused by the negligence of the Company, its employees or agents SAVE THAT the Company shall accept liability for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the Company.

xii) It shall be the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure that the goods shall be suitable for the particular application and for use under the particular conditions for which they are purchased. Suitability may be dependent upon operating and other conditions over which the Company has no control.


In no event will the Company be liable:-

i) In respect of goods which are given unfair or improper usage or which are used for any purpose other than that for which supplied or in abnormal working conditions;

ii) In respect of goods which have been damaged or altered or repaired in any manner after delivery;

iii) For fair wear and tear;

iv) If the Buyer has failed to follow instructions and recommendations for use, maintenance or otherwise;

v) In respect of any defect in goods arising from any documents or tooling supplied or instructions given by the Buyer;

vi) In respect of any goods not manufactured by the Company but the Company at the request and cost of the Buyer shall use its reasonable endeavors to pass to the Buyer the benefit of any warranty or guarantee given by the manufacturer;

vii) In respect of goods which have been used after discovery of defect.


Customers Returns:

The Buyer is legally bound to purchase the goods comprised in the contract and return of goods will not be accepted without prior written consent of (an officer of) the Company. In no event will returns or cancellation be accepted on goods made to Buyer’s order.

i) The Buyer will be responsible for the packing and carriage of any goods returned for any reason (in the original packaging and complete with all accessories manuals etc). Goods returned will remain at the risk of the Buyer until certified as safely received by the Company. The Company may in any event refuse to accept back any goods which have deteriorated or been damaged during return or which are incomplete.

ii) Any advice or recommendation given by the Company or its employees or agents to the customer or its employees or agents as to the storage, application or use of goods is followed or acted upon entirely at the Buyer’s own risk and accordingly the Company shall not be liable for any such advice or recommendation.


The Buyer acknowledges that:-

i) No statement or representation (save as may have been made by the Company in writing) which may have been made to the Buyer or anyone concerned on the Buyer’s behalf by or on behalf of the Company induced the Buyer to enter into the contract;

ii) Any such statement or representation as aforesaid does not form part of the contract; and

iii) Any liability of the Company and any remedy of the Buyer at law or in equity in respect of any such statement or representation as aforesaid is hereby excluded save in so far as liability in respect of any particular statement or representation may not be excluded pursuant to law.

iv) Subject and without prejudice to the Conditions the Company shall be under no liability to the Buyer in respect of any claim made by any third party against the Buyer for breach of intellectual property rights; unless the Buyer notifies the Company forthwith of any claim or threatened claim or any circumstances which might give rise to a claim together with full details;

v) If the Buyer makes any admission without the Company’s written consent;

vi) Unless the Buyer permits the Company to have the conduct of any proceedings subject to reasonable security for costs;  

vii) Unless the Buyer keeps the Company fully informed at all times as to any matters arising.



The Contract is personal to the Buyer who or which shall have no right to assign or delegate all or any of its rights and obligations hereunder.



The conditions are considered and acknowledged by the Buyer to be reasonable in the circumstances and the trade. Any avoidance or restriction or limitation upon them or their effect by law shall be limited to the condition or the part of the condition and the issue to which it specifically relates and applies and no further. If any condition or part of a condition or limitation of liability is found to be invalid and would be valid if it or some part thereof were deleted or modified as amended it shall at the option of the Company take effect with such deletion, modification or amendment as may be necessary to make it valid and effective. If the Company at its discretion decides that the effect of any such avoidance restriction or limitation is to defeat the original intention of the parties the Company may without liability cancel the contract.



Failure on the part of the Company to exercise or enforce any right conferred by the Contract shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such right to operate so as to bar the exercise or enforcement thereof or any other right on any later occasion.


Sub-Contracting of Work:

The Company reserves the right to sub-contract the whole or any part of the fulfillment of the order at its absolute discretion.



The contract between the Company and the Buyer shall be deemed to have been made in England and shall be governed in all aspects by English law. The Buyer shall submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts provided that the Company at its option may bring any legal proceedings against the Buyer in the courts of any other country.



Any dispute at the option of the Company in its sole discretion may be referred to an arbitrator or expert to be appointed by the British Turned Parts Manufacturers Association and his award including any direction as to payment of fees and costs in the arbitration or award shall be binding.



i) This privacy policy sets out how Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd uses and protects any information that you give Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd when you use this website.

ii) Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

iii) Floyd Automatic Tooling Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st April 2008.


We may collect the following information.

Name and job title

Contact information including email address

Demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests

Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers


What we do with the information we gather.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.


We may use the information to improve our products and services.

We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.



We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


How we use cookies:

i) A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computers hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

ii) We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

iii) Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

iv) You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites:

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Controlling your personal information:

i) You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

ii) If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by email Unsubscribe with the subject of “unsubscribe”, or use one of the alternative contact methods.

iii) We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. 

iv) We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

v) You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us for further details.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.



i) Errors & Omissions Excluded.

ii) “SPECIAL” denotes a made to order item and is NON-RETURNABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE. Please ensure that the details are correct prior to placing your order.

iii) A re-stocking and handling charge of 20% is applicable on stock returns (please note all prices exclude VAT and carriage charges where appropriate).

iv) All deliveries from stock are subject to prior sale. Please order promptly to avoid disappointment.

v) Delivery times are quoted in working days/weeks, and exclude UK & European public holidays, and supplier’s seasonal holidays when they occur. They are given in good faith, but we cannot be responsible for late deliveries caused by circumstances outside our control.

vi) This quotation is valid for 90 days.


Carriage Charges:

i) All export shipments are charged to the clients preferred carrier account when available. If no client account is available, then our carrier, UPS, will ship the goods. The charge will be added to the invoice, and payment will be made in advance.

ii) Carriage is charged per shipment.


Payment Terms:

i) All exported goods require payment with order.

ii) We accept payment by Money Transfer to our bank*

iii) Payment is accepted by Visa, MasterCard and American Express**


*Please note that International payments can take time to reach our Bank account (a charge for collecting these payments may be applied).

**Visa/MasterCard/Amex payments are subject to a 2.35% Bank Charge.


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