Supplier terms

Updated 27/05/2016

These conditions apply to suppliers to Tenhults pressgjuteri AB, hereinafter TEPA.

1. Manufacture
 The Supplier shall plan, manage and organize the manufacturing process and quality assurance in a satisfactory manner so that the delivered product meets specified requirements and deliver according to the requested order date or order acknowledgment.

2. Orders and order confirmations.

TEPA can send orders via EDI, e-mail, fax or verbally. Within 24 hours, the supplier must send order confirmation. If no order confirmation is sent the order is deemed to be accepted under the required conditions. TEPA is entitled to change the order after an order confirmation sent, after having consulted with the supplier. TEPA prefer suppliers who can work with EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)

3. Technical requirements relating to products
The supplier guarantees to deliver products that meet the specified requirements, such as in submitted drawings, data sheets, engineering standards, norms, control plans, customer lists or other documents annexed to TEPA purchase orders.

4. Tools and fixtures
Tools, fixtures, gauges, and other aids, which are TEPA property, shall be documented and labeled by the supplier.

5. Reporting documentation
To ensure that the quality standards, requires certain production orders a certain type of documentation is to be submitted.

The supplier must (among other things) if necessary, document the following:
Test records, PPAP, FMEA, Cpk, SPC, and materials certificates.

Furthermore, the supplier must always follow the instructions in the TEPA purchase orders on customer specific documentation requirements. (The supplier will fall in such attention on the specific requirements already in TEPA RFP)

6. Approval of pre-production
TEPA should always give the supplier an approval of documentation in accordance with current purchase orders regarding quality assurance method before the first delivery. The same also applies to changes, to be approved by the TEPA, according to instructions on change orders before the renewed deliveries resumed.

7. Management and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
The supplier of automotive components and spare parts must have management systems certified according to:  ISO TS 16949, in exceptional cases, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The supplier shall strive to work according to ISO / TS 16949. TEPA goal is to increase the number of ISO TS 16949 certified suppliers.

TEPA's demands that its suppliers work with CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). It means that we TEPA take our responsibility to work for a sustainable development, ranging from human rights, labor and the environment to approach on fraud, social and professionalism. Hazardous substances are regulated by law is not permitted in our products.

TEPA's customers want their responsibility for sustainable development of society and their behavior requirements (Code of Conduct) should be known and lived with TEPA and our suppliers.

Conduct requirements do not differ significantly from company to company. Valuations based on the ten principles of the UN Global Compact (UN Global Compact's ten principles).

8. Deviation Approval
If the product does not meet regulatory requirements, a deviation approval can be decided upon by TEPA. The supplier announces to TEPA that a deviation approval is desired. This decision can only be taken by the Quality Manager of TEPA and the decision is only valid in writing.

The deviation approval is valid only for a limited volume or time. Details deviating is to be clearly marked when delivered.

9. Inspection
TEPA reserves the right to conduct inspections at the supplier.

Information on inspection shall be the supplier in good time before the inspection.

10. Returns
If TEPA quality deficiencies this is communicated this to the supplier. For goods that do not meet the requirements, the following options applies.

• Return of goods to the supplier and an immediate replacement delivery.
• Corrective actions taken by the supplier at TEPA or end user production site.
• Corrective actions performed by TEPA in agreement with the supplier.

All costs of quality defects or delivery delays can result in, is paid by the supplier. TEPA will also send an invoice of a control fee.

The supplier must report the corrective action under a TEPA deviation report, or equivalent that TEPA approves. Before corrective actions are approved, general inspection are to be performed of all products.

In particularly serious deviations (security detail or long-lasting quality disturbances), a third party is to be engaged for General Inspection, this is paid by the supplier and accounted for TEPA. General Inspection according to this principle should be continued until the supplier re-established normal production and no further deviations noted.

Tenhults Pressgjuteri AB, Metallvägen 4, 560 31 Tenhult, Telefon: 036 - 39 37 70