Terms & Conditions

SUPERIOR INDUSTRIES, INC. (d/b/a Superior Equipment and as Superior Components)

  1. OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE. Superior Industries, Inc’s (“Seller”) acceptance of Buyer’s order to purchase products is expressly made conditional on assent to these Terms and Conditions, which along with the Sales Order constitute a binding “Contract” between the parties. This Contract constitutes the complete and final agreement between Seller and Buyer for the products. Any additional or different terms or conditions contained in any document furnished by Buyer, including but not limited to, any purchase order or any acknowledgment, are deemed to be material and are hereby objected to and rejected by Seller. If such agreement shall be deemed an offer or counter-offer by Buyer, Seller expressly rejects such offer or counter-offer and limits acceptance to these Contract terms and expressly objects to any different or additional terms proposed by Buyer. Any actual performance by Buyer or Seller thereafter shall be deemed a renewal of the offer contained in this Contract and acceptance of this Contract without change. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Contract and the terms of any other document, the terms of this Contract shall control. This offer to purchase Seller’s products is valid for thirty (30) days from the date of the Sales Order.

    In the event of a significant general material price increase (as measured by any applicable third-party material price index) after the date of issuance of any purchase order, Seller reserves the right to charge a materials surcharge calculated to recoup the actual increase in material cost for the products subject to the purchase order which is attributable to such general material price increase. Documentation of the general material price increase and the actual increase in material cost will be provided to the Buyer upon written request.

  2. PAYMENT TERMS. All prices specified in this Contract are FCA Seller’s designated location, which constitutes delivery. All risk of damage to or loss of the products from any cause whatsoever shall pass to Buyer upon delivery, even if Seller arranges for shipment of the product. Unless otherwise expressly provided on the reverse hereof, payment shall be made within thirty (30) days from the earlier of the date of delivery or the date of an invoice, without discount. Any discount which may be expressly provided on the reverse hereof applies to the sale price of the products at the shipping point, and does not apply to any charges made for taxes, storage, loading or transportation. All payments shall be made in United States dollars. Interest will be charged at the rate of eighteen percent (18%) per annum, or the maximum interest rate allowable by applicable law, whichever is lower, on all unpaid invoices. Buyer shall pay all taxes and charges of any nature imposed by any federal, state, or local governmental authority by reason of the sale or delivery of the products whether levied or assessed against Seller, Buyer, or the products. Such applicable taxes or charges, if not included in this Contract, shall be invoiced separately. If, in Seller’s opinion, reasonable doubt exists as to Buyer’s financial condition, Seller may, at any time and without prejudice to any other remedies, suspend or terminate performance of any order, decline to ship, stop any material in transit, or require full or partial payment by Seller in advance.

  3. DELIVERY. Any delivery or promise date indicated on the Sales Order is an estimate of the date Seller believes the products will be available for delivery, provided, however, Seller shall not be responsible for any delays in delivery.

    1. New Product(s) Limited Warranty. Subject to the terms, conditions and limitations contained herein, Seller makes the single applicable warranty of paragraphs (i) through (v) below only to the original Buyer of Seller’s new product(s). Each specified warranty period begins on the applicable date (the “Warranty Start Date”) determined as follows: (1) for Seller-manufactured conveyor components, the date of shipment; (2) for Seller-manufactured capital equipment, the earliest applicable of the following dates, if any: (a) one year from date of shipment if not commissioned, (b) the date of shipment if commissioned and unregistered, or (c) the date of registration if commissioned and registered; or (3) for all other cases, the date of sale. The specified warranty periods are sometimes referred to as “original warranty periods.” The terms “shipment” and “sale” as used herein refer to the dates of shipment and sale from by the Seller and not from any distributor of the Seller. The warranties specified below do not apply to any system, article of equipment, part, portion or component of any product which is manufactured by a third party (“Third-Party Component”).

      1. Conveying equipment and conveying components (e.g., conveyors and Superior-manufactured conveyor components such as idlers and pulleys) (a) will not fail to operate in accordance with the product(s)’ respective specifications due to defects in material or workmanship during the period ending two (2) years from the Warranty Start Date or at 6,000 hours of operation, whichever occurs first, normal wear and tear excluded, and (b) will not incur a failure of the product(s)’ respective structural members (e.g., truss) due to defects in material or workmanship during the period ending five (5) years from the Warranty Start Date, normal wear and tear excluded.

      2. Crushing equipment (e.g., cones, jaws and impactors) will not fail to operate in accordance with the product(s)’ respective specifications due to defects in material or workmanship during the period ending two (2) years from the Warranty Start Date or 6,000 hours of operation, whichever occurs first, normal wear and tear excluded.

      3. Vibratory equipment (e.g., screens and feeders) will not fail to operate in accordance with the product(s)’ respective specifications due to defects in material or workmanship during the period ending two (2) years from the Warranty Start Date or 6,000 hours of operation, whichever occurs first, normal wear and tear excluded.

      4. Washing equipment (e.g., washers and classifiers) will not fail to operate in accordance with the product(s)’ respective specifications due to defects in material or workmanship during the period ending two (2) years from the Warranty Start Date or 6,000 hours of operation, whichever occurs first, normal wear and tear excluded.

      5. Other Superior Products. Any Superior-manufactured new product to which no single category of subparagraphs (i) through (iv) above clearly applies will not fail to operate in accordance with the product’s respective specifications due to defects in material or workmanship during the period ending two (2) years from the warranty start date defined in this paragraph, normal wear and tear excluded.

    2. Aftermarket Part(s) Limited Warranty; Exclusion of Third-Party Components. Subject to the terms, conditions and limitations contained herein, Seller warrants only to the original Buyer that Seller’s manufactured aftermarket parts (e.g., mainframe, axle, undercarriage) (the “Aftermarket Parts”) will not fail to operate in accordance with the Aftermarket Parts’ specifications due to defects in material or workmanship during the period length of one (1) year, normal wear and tear excluded. Warranty period starts from date of shipment. The foregoing limited warranty does not apply to any part, portion or component of any Third-Party Component.

    3. Coverage Exclusions. The warranties provided in subsections (a) and (b) above shall not apply to any of the following:
      1. consumable parts (including but not limited to manganese or other wear parts, screen mesh, v-belts, bearings, oil, liners, etc.);
      2. failure or damage due to improper installation or commissioning;
      3. failure or damage of equipment or equipment support structure (e.g., chassis) due to improper selection or improper support of equipment (e.g., improper cribbing, chassis, etc.);
      4. labor, travel, or freight costs associated with repairs and/or parts installation, unless such costs (1) are associated with a repair or parts installation approved in writing by the Seller, (2) are carried out by or coordinated with a dealer of Seller as may be required by the Seller, and (3) do not exceed a total amount authorized in writing by the Seller;
      5. any loss or damages resulting from plant or equipment down time or loss of equipment or plant use, or equipment or plant productivity (all of which include but are not limited to loss or damages resulting from down time or loss of use of the products or components subject to this warranty and any equipment used with such products or components); and
      6. for avoidance of doubt, any of the items excluded in subsection 4(e) below.


    5. Terms and Conditions of Warranty; Voiding of Warranty; Notice Requirements. The limited warranties set forth above shall be null and void if (a) any alterations or modifications are made to a product, (b) a product is not maintained in strict compliance with the maintenance requirements set forth in the maintenance manual for such product or otherwise provided to Buyer of such product, (c) any repairs are made to a product which are not authorized by Seller in writing, (d) any failure of a product to comply with the above limited warranty is not reported to Seller in writing within thirty (30) days of the date such failure first occurs, (e) a product is operated after the failure of any warranty first occurs, (f) a product is used for any purpose other than for the purpose for which it was manufactured, (g) a product is not operated, maintained, and/or repaired in strict compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in any operating manual for the product (including but not limited to exceeding the load bearing capacity of the product), (h) a product is abused or damaged, (i) Buyer fails to deliver the product to Seller for inspection and testing if requested by Seller or Buyer disposes of the product or any part or component on or before the sixtieth (60th) day after sending a written claim under the warranty to Seller, (j) such failure of the limited warranty results from a failure of any Third-Party Component, (k) Buyer replaces any part or component of the product with a non-authorized part or component other than genuine parts or components sold, distributed or authorized by Seller.

    6. Course of Dealing; Course of Performance; Usage of Trade. No course of dealing or course of performance of Seller with respect to the products sold under this Contract or with respect to any of its products to whomever sold and no usage of trade shall be considered in interpreting this Contract or any part thereof and none of the foregoing shall be considered a waiver or modification of any such terms, conditions, disclaimers or limitation of the limited warranties or disclaimers contained in this Contract. No statement, whether written or oral, made by any employee, salesperson, distributor, agent or contractor of Seller which is not set forth in this Contract shall be considered a representation or warranty with respect to any product, its specifications or its performance and all such statements are hereby disclaimed.

    7. Exclusive Remedies for Breach of Warranty. The sole and exclusive remedy for any failure of any product to comply with the limited warranty set forth above or any other warranty imposed upon Seller by law, if any, shall, at the election of Seller, in its sole discretion, be either (a) the repair or replacement of the product or component which failed to comply with such warranty or (b) the refund of the purchase price of the product. Except as provided below, any repair or replacement shall carry the same warranty as the original product but only for the remainder of the original warranty period. Buyer’s exclusive remedy with respect to any claim arising out of or as a result of Third-Party Component shall be against the third-party manufacturer.

    8. Warranty Claims; Notice Requirement; Limited Time to Bring Claims. Any and all claims under the above-limited warranty shall be made to Seller only in writing and not later than thirty (30) days after the date the product first fails to comply with the above-limited warranty but in no event later than the expiration of the original warranty period with respect to which the claim is being made. Any claim under the above-limited warranty made after such period for making a claim shall be null and void. After receiving written notice of the warranty claim, Seller shall determine whether to (a) repair or replace the product or part or (b) refund the purchase price of the product. Seller may require Buyer to return any product or component part thereof which Buyer claims to be defective to Seller at Buyer’s cost for inspection as a condition to any claim under the above-limited warranty. No product or part may be returned to Seller without Seller’s prior written authorization. If a product which is returned is determined by Seller in its sole discretion not to have failed to comply with the limited warranty, Buyer shall pay costs of removal, repair and/or replacement for such product. If a product which is returned is determined by Seller in its sole discretion to have failed to comply with the limited warranty, Seller shall pay for all repair and/or replacement costs for such product (or refund the purchase price if so elected by Seller) and Seller shall reimburse Buyer for the reasonable costs of shipping the product or component to Seller.

    9. Limitation on Liability for Breach of Warranty and Other Claims. If the warranty and the remedy for any failure of any product to comply with any warranty are deemed for any reason to fail their intended purpose, Seller’s liability for any failure of any product to comply with any such warranty, together with any and all other liability, if any, arising out of or in connection with such product, including, but not limited to, all claims, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising out of, connected with, or resulting from the manufacture, sale, delivery, resale, repair, replacement, or use of the product, shall not exceed the purchase price for such product. In no event shall Seller be responsible or liable to Buyer or any third party under any circumstances for any delay damages, indirect damages, consequential damages, special damages, punitive damages or exemplary damages; including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use of the product or any other equipment or other intangible losses which may be incurred in connection with the product regardless of the type of claim or the nature of the cause of action, even if Seller has been advised of the possibility of such damage or loss. Any and all claims that Buyer has against Seller, whether or not Buyer is aware of such claims, must be brought by Buyer within thirty (30) days after the date that such claim first arose, but in any event within the applicable warranty period set forth above. Any claim not brought by Buyer within the applicable thirty (30) day period shall be deemed null and void.

  5. INDEMNIFICATION. Buyer will indemnify and hold harmless Seller, its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and other representatives and defend any action brought against same with respect to any claims, judgments, actions, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and legal expenses) associated with or arising from the ownership, use or operation of the products by Buyer or any third party, including without limitation, product liability, an international, federal or state occupational safety and health statute, or any other governmental regulations or laws.

  6. TERMINATION OF PERFORMANCE. Buyer may cancel its order only with the written consent of Seller and upon terms that will indemnify Seller from any loss, damage and expense arising from such cancellation. Seller may terminate this Contract pursuant to Section 2 and/or 11 hereof due to any material breach of Buyer’s warranties, obligations, and covenants hereunder, and in such event, Seller shall have no further liability to produce or ship any products hereunder and shall have no liability for damages to Buyer or any third party.

  7. TECHNICAL ADVICE. No obligation or liability shall arise out of Seller’s rendering of technical advice in connection with Buyer’s order of products. Any technical advice furnished, or recommendation made by Seller or any employee or representative of Seller, concerning any use or application of any products or parts furnished under this Contract is believed to be reliable, but Seller makes no warranty, express or implied, of results to be obtained. Buyer assumes all responsibility for loss or damage resulting from the handling or use of any such products or parts in accordance with such technical advice or recommendation. The selection of the products ordered, or design of any custom products, shall be Buyer’s sole and ultimate responsibility, and Seller shall have no liability whatsoever for any design defects of custom products, or if the products ordered are unsuitable for Buyer’s intended use. Any advice or assistance provided by Seller to Buyer in connection with Buyer’s selection or design of the products is at Buyer’s risk, and Seller makes no representation or warranty whatsoever in connection with such advice or assistance.

  8. BUYER’S REPRESENTATIONS. Buyer represents and warrants to Seller, expressly acknowledging that Seller is relying on these representations and warranties, that: (i) all information supplied by Buyer to Seller in any financial, credit or accounting statement is and will be true, correct, valid and genuine; (ii) the products are to be used only for business purposes; (iii) Buyer is duly organized, validly existing, and in good standing under the Laws of the state of its formation and is qualified to operate and use the products in the jurisdictions in which the products are used; (iv) Buyer has the full authority to agree to these Terms and Conditions and to perform all of its obligations hereunder.

  9. BUYER’S OBLIGATIONS AND COVENANTS. In addition to and not in limitation of any other agreements of Buyer hereunder, Buyer agrees at its sole expense: (a) to use the products in accord with all applicable laws and insurance policies as well as in accord with the best and safest practices recognized in the industry for driving and other operation of the products; (b) to operate and use each of the products within its rated capacity and only for the application for which it was provided, to operate each of the products only in the appropriate environment (including but not limited to weather and/or road conditions) recognized as safe and in accord with best practices in the industry, to follow any instructions, manuals and other materials provided by Seller or the manufacturer of any Third-Party Components utilized in the products, and in the case of damage or defect in the products, to immediately cease operating and using the products until such damage or defect is repaired and immediately report such damage or defect to Seller; (c) to restrict operation of each of the products to safe, careful, competent and trained personnel selected, employed, trained and controlled by Buyer; (d) to properly store the products; (e) that Buyer will not (or permit any party to) misuse or illegally use the products nor permit any of the products; (f) Buyer will not use or permit the use of the products for uses not contemplated or reasonably foreseeable by the Seller; and (g) that Buyer will not alter or permit the alteration of any products without the prior written consent of Seller.

  10. ASSIGNMENT. Buyer shall not assign its rights or obligations under this Contract without the prior written consent of Seller, which consent may be withheld for any reason in the sole discretion of Seller. Any attempt at such assignment by Buyer without the prior written consent of Seller shall be deemed null and void. This Contract will be binding upon the parties hereto, and their successors and permitted assigns.

  11. SECURITY INTEREST OF SELLER. Title to the products will not pass to Buyer until all required payments have been made to Seller. Until the purchase price and all other applicable costs and expenses are paid in full, Seller reserves a purchase money security interest in the products and the proceeds therefrom, and Seller thereby possesses the rights of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code. Upon Seller’s request, Buyer shall execute all necessary financing statements and other documents evidencing this security interest with the appropriate state and local authorities. Seller is entitled to and is hereby granted reasonable access to Buyer’s locations as necessary to exercise its remedies as a secured party.

  12. GOVERNING LAW. This Contract shall be construed, interpreted, and governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to its conflict of laws principles. The exclusive forum for any disputes arising out of or relating to this Contract shall be any federal or state court sitting in the State of Minnesota. The parties irrevocably consent to such exclusive jurisdiction in such courts and to the proper venue therein.

  13. FORCE MAJEURE. Seller does not assume the risk of and shall not be liable for failure to perform any obligation relating to the products caused by civil insurrection, war, fire, strike, labor stoppages or other labor disturbances, acts of God, acts or omissions of Buyer, acts or omissions of the United States Government, floods, epidemics, freight embargoes, shortages of fuel, energy or materials, failure of suppliers or subcontractors to satisfactorily meet scheduled deliveries, or any other cause beyond the reasonable commercial control of Seller.

  14. NOTICES. Any notices, consents or other communications required or permitted under this Contract must be in writing and delivered personally, overnight air courier, registered or certified mail or facsimile. Unless otherwise stated in this Contract, notices, consents or other communication will be deemed received (a) on the date delivered, if delivered personally or by facsimile transmission; (b) on the next business day if sent via overnight air courier; or (c) three (3) business days after being sent, if sent by registered or certified mail.

  15. SEVERABILITY; WAIVER. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Contract shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Contract. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Contract shall be deemed, or shall constitute a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver. The Section headings included herein are for the convenience of the parties only and in no way alter, modify, amend, limit or restrict the contractual obligations of the parties.

  16. NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES; SETOFF. Nothing in this Contract is intended to, or shall, create any third-party beneficiaries, whether intended or incidental, and neither party shall make any representations to the contrary. Seller shall have the right to deduct from any sums it owes to Buyer, any sums or the value of any obligation owed by Buyer to Seller.

  17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. The terms set forth herein constitute the sole terms and conditions of the Contract between Buyer and Seller. Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other term of this Contract, to the extent this Contract conflicts with the terms or conditions of any written distributor agreement between the parties, the written distributor agreement shall control. No other warranty, term, condition or understanding, whether oral or written shall be binding upon Seller, unless hereafter expressed in writing, approved and signed by Seller.

  18. SURVIVAL. The provisions of Sections 3, 4, 5, and 7 through 21 shall survive the termination and performance of this Contract.

  19. LANGUAGE CLAUSE. The parties acknowledge that the original version of these Terms & Conditions was prepared in English. Any translation of the original English version of these Terms & Conditions into any other language is provided solely as a convenience, at Seller’s sole discretion, or where required by law. If a translation of these Terms & Conditions into any language other than English is prepared or provided by Seller, Buyer, or by any third party for any reason including due to local or national legal requirements, the English version will control to the extent that there is any conflict or discrepancy in meaning between the English version and any translation thereof.

  20. SOFTWARE; DATA PLATFORMS. Use of software or data platforms (or use of products incorporating, using or accessing any software or platforms) provided by Superior Industries is subject to the terms of the Superior Industries EULA (available at www.superior-ind.com/EULA) and the Superior Industries Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (available at www.superior-ind.com/Privacy-Policy-Terms-of-Use).

  21. USAGE, IMPORT AND EXPORT MATTERS. (a) As between Buyer and Seller, Buyer shall have the responsibility and liability for complying with all usage, export, import, and customs laws and regulations applicable to the products. (b) Buyer represents, warrants and covenants to Seller that Buyer will not use nor directly or indirectly sell, export, re-export or otherwise distribute any of the products in any areas or to any persons that (i) U.S. economic and other embargoes prohibit U.S. companies from doing business in or with, including without limitation Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, North Korea and Syria (such list as may be updated by Seller from time to time) and/or (ii) are designated on the U.S. Treasury Department’s List of Specially Designated Nations or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Denial Orders (either of which may be updated from time to time by the U.S. Department of Treasury or other U.S. Federal agency or department).

Rev. 3-2022

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