Terms & Conditions


1.1 Definitions

In these conditions the following words shall have the following meanings.

1.1.1  "The Company" shall mean Crusher Manganese Steels Ltd / (commonly known as CMS Cepcor).

1.1.2  "The Customer" shall mean the corporate entity, firm or person referred to in the order or tender.

1.1.3  "The Goods" shall mean the plant, machinery, products, parts or other articles which the Customer agrees to purchase from the Company.

1.2  These conditions of sale shall be for all goods supplied by

Crusher Manganese Steels Ltd.

Acceptance of order by the Company deems acceptance of these conditions by the Customer.


2.1 Any tender or quotation by the Company is deemed withdrawn unless accepted in writing by the Customer within 30 days from its date, unless otherwise stated in the quotation.  On acceptance by the Customer of any tender or quotation the Company will only be bound by the order when written confirmation has been given by the Company.

2.2  Acceptance by the Customer in accordance with clause 2.1 shall be deemed conclusive evidence of the Customer's acceptance of these conditions to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including any terms and conditions which the Customer may purport to apply under any purchase order confirmation of order or similar document.

2.3  Any variation of these conditions (including any special terms and conditions agreed between the parties) shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by the Company and for the avoidance of doubt no representative or Agent of the Company has any authority to vary or add to these standard conditions except with the official confirmation of the Company in writing from it's head office.


3.1 No cancellation by the Customer is permitted except where expressly agreed by a duly authorised officer of the Company in writing.

3.2 The Customer will in the event of agreed cancellation by the Customer indemnify the Company fully against all expenses incurred up to the time of such cancellation and also against all loss of profit suffered by the Company as a result of such cancellation.


4.1 All prices quoted are those ruling at the date of the tender.

4.2 Unless otherwise stated all prices quoted are ex works exclusive of V.A.T.

4.3 The Company reserves the right at any time prior to delivery of the machine to increase the price to take account of any increase in the cost of raw materials labour or services or any currency fluctuations affecting the cost of imported materials.

4.4 Payment for goods become due and payable under the terms and conditions of the quotation or tender.

4.5 Time for payment shall be of the essence. Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due from day to day until the date of payment at a rate of 2% above HSBC Bank Plc's base rate from time to time in force and shall accrue at such a rate after as well as before any judgement.


5.1 Despatch of the goods from the Company's premises constitutes delivery.

5.2 Times for delivery are business estimates only and not contractual obligations for the Company. The Company will make every endeavour to deliver by the time given, but will not accept cancellation or be liable for any loss claimed to have arisen from any delay.

5.3 Where delivery takes place ex works the Company may for the Customer's convenience arrange transport of the goods to some other place. The Company agrees to insure the goods in transit, but all charges and costs in connection with such insurance and transport shall be payable by the Customer.

5.4 If the Company quotes CIF or C and F no lighterage, landing charges, dock, wharf, or customs duties are included.  All taxes and duties imposed in the Country to which the goods are consigned are payable by the Customer. Freight, insurance, lighterage, landing charges, dock and port dues where included are based on rates applicable at the date of the Company's tender or quotation and if at the date upon which the charges are incurred there has been a variation the price shall be increased or decreased (as the case may be) by the net amount of the increase or decrease in these charges.


6.1 The goods shall be at the Customer's risk as from delivery.

6.2 In spite of delivery having been made property in the goods shall not pass from the Company until the Customer shall have paid the price in full and no other sums whatever shall be due from the Customer to the Company.

6.3 Until property in the goods passes to the Customer in accordance with clause 6.2 the Customer shall hold the goods in a fiduciary basis as Bailee for the Company.  The Customer shall store the goods (at no cost to the Company) separately from all other goods in its possession and marked in such a way that they are clearly identified as the Company's property.


7.1 The customer is under a duty wherever possible to inspect the goods on delivery or on collection as the case may be.

7.2 Where the goods cannot be examined the carriers note or such other note as appropriate shall be marked "not examined".

7.3 The Company shall be under no liability for any defects or shortages that would be apparent on careful inspection if the terms of this clause are not complied with and in any event will be under no liability if a written complaint is not delivered to the Company within 14 days of delivery detailing the alleged defect or shortage.


8.1 The Company warrants that it has or will have title to and the unencumbered right to sell the goods at the time title is to pass.

8.2 No representations or warranty is given as to the suitability or fitness of the goods for any particular purpose and the customer shall satisfy himself in this respect and shall be totally responsible therefore.

8.3 If the goods are in such a state as would but for this condition entitle the Customer to repudiate the contract and/or claim damages from the Company, the Company reserves the right to repair or replace the goods.


9.1 The Company agrees that if any defect is discovered in the cases of refurbished machines and non-wearing spare parts during that period of six months or 1000 operating hours whichever is the shorter commencing with the date of delivery the Company will repair or replace the goods at its own expense.  Any goods replaced will belong to the Company.

9.2 In the case of wearing parts the Company can give no guarantee of performance or working life.

9.3 In the case of goods not manufactured by the Company the Customer shall only be entitled to the benefit in so far as it may be transferred to the customer of any rights which the Company has  against the supplier of such goods.

9.4 The Customer cannot claim benefit under this clause unless:

9.4.1  He informs the Company of the relevant defect within 7 days of discovering it.

9.4.2  He shall have at all times complied with the advice and abided by the procedures and instructions set out in the instruction manual and not have subjected the goods to any unauthorised use or improper installation.

9.4.3  He returns the defective goods to the Company at his own expense.  The Company agrees to return the goods carriage paid within the United Kingdom or FOB to United Kingdom port of exportation.


Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the Company's negligence, the Company shall not be liable to the customer by reason of any representation or any implied warranty, condition or term, or any duty at common law, or under express terms of contract, for any consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims or consequential compensation whatsoever (and whether caused by the negligence of the Company, its employees or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the supply of the goods or their use or resale by the Customer, except as expressly provided in these Conditions of Sale.


These conditions and all tenders, quotations, offers and acceptance shall in all respects be construed and operate in conformity with English Law.  Unless otherwise arranged it is subject to the jurisdiction of the English Court.