Information provided according to Sec. 5 German Telemedia Act (TMG):

R. C. Mannesmann GmbH
Grabenstrasse 210
47057 Duisburg

Represented by:

Carsten Willers


Telephone: +49 203 363544 0
Telefax: +49 203 363544 22

Register entry:

Entry in the Handelsregister.
Registering court: Amtsgericht Duisburg
Registration number: HRB 27 645


VAT Id number according to Sec. 27 a German Value Added Tax Act:
DE 812357255

Responsible for contents acc. to Sec. 55, para. 2 German Federal Broadcasting Agreement (RstV):

Carsten Willers

R. C. Mannesmann GmbH
Grabenstrasse 210
47057 Duisburg

Liability for Contents

As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities.

Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Liability for Links

Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents.

The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.


Contents and compilations published on these websites by the providers are subject to German copyright laws. Reproduction, editing, distribution as well as the use of any kind outside the scope of the copyright law require a written permission of the author or originator. Downloads and copies of these websites are permitted for private use only.
The commercial use of our contents without permission of the originator is prohibited.

Copyright laws of third parties are respected as long as the contents on these websites do not originate from the provider. Contributions of third parties on this site are indicated as such. However, if you notice any violations of copyright law, please inform us. Such contents will be removed immediately.

General Terms and Conditions of Business


§ 1 - Clause 1 - General Provisions
1. The following Terms and Conditions of Business apply to all present and future offers made by us and contracts concluded with us. The customer´s General Terms and Conditions of Business are not recognised.
2. No contract shall come about until we have confi rmed the order in writing, or by delivery. Solely our confirmation of the order shall be authoritative for the terms of the contract, in particular the scope of the goods/services. Any amendments and additions require our confi rmation in writing.
3. We reserve the right to make technical or production-related changes to the pictures, drawings, weights and dimensions stated in our brochures and our offers provided that the goods/services to be delivered are not thereby signifi cantly altered and the change is reasonable for the customer.


§ 2 - Prices and Payment Terms
1. Our prices are set out in the price list applicable at the time the contract is concluded.
2. Our prices are stated ex works, including packaging but excluding dispatch and insurance. Statutory value added tax applies in addition. For contracts within Germany from 1500,00 € (net), within the European Union from 5000,00 € (net), we shall assume the transport costs. Outside the European Union, transport costs are always charged.
3. Our invoices are payable without deduction within 30 days of the issue of the invoice. If payment is made within 10 days of issue of the invoice we grant a 3 % cash discount provided that at the time of payment all invoices due earlier have been settled.
4. If the customer fails to meet the payment terms or if we have to consider our claims as being at risk because of the customer´s economic circumstances, we can rescind the contract. We are furthermore entitled to make processing of all of the customer´s orders dependent on a payment in advance or the furnishment of security. If the customer is in default of payment, we can immediately call in the total debt due to us.
5. The customer may only offset counterclaims that are undisputed, or counterclaims that have become fi nal and absolute, against our claims. Any right of retention under earlier or other transactions in connection with the business relationship is excluded. This does not apply to the right of retention based on undisputed claims or claims that have become fi nal and absolute.
6. Any bonuses, discounts and other reductions that we have granted on the prices applicable under Clause 2(1) as well as del credere terms and conditions are granted and paid by us only if all of the customer´s due payment obligations towards us have been fulfi lled at the time the bonuses, discounts or other price reductions as well as the del credere terms and conditions are granted and/or paid. Otherwise any and all claims thereto shall lapse.


§ 3 - Delivery and Acceptance
1. Any delivery dates shall be as agreed in the individual case. In the event of any amendments or additions to the scope of performance after conclusion of the contract any delivery dates and delivery deadlines shall be rendered invalid; they shall automatically be reasonably extended unless a special agreement has been reached.
2. A delivery deadline shall be deemed to have been met if the goods/services to be delivered have been handed over for transportation or they are ready for dispatch and notice thereof has been given.
3. If we cannot meet the agreed delivery date for reasons for which we are not answerable (stoppages, strike, lock-out, power supply problems, delays in the supply of essential raw and starting materials etc.), we shall inform the customer thereof without undue delay. The customer shall not be entitled to rescind. If in any such case it is not foreseeable that we will be able to render our goods/services within a reasonable period but in any event no later than within 4 months, both we and the customer can rescind the contract. The same shall apply mutatis mutandis if the background reasons still exist after the expiry of 4 months following our notifi cation. If the background reasons were already apparent to us at the time the contract was concluded we shall not be entitled to rescind.
4. In the case of orders to be called-off, the call-off quantity must be divided into calloff batches with fi xed call-off dates when the order is placed. The customer shall be obliged to call-off the goods within a reasonable period but no later than 9 months after entering into the contract.


§ 4 - The Passing of Risk
1. The risk of accidental loss and of accidental deterioration of the goods/services shall pass to the customer as soon as the goods are handed over for transportation. If the customer is in default of accepting the goods/services, the risk shall pass upon notifi cation that the goods/services are ready for dispatch. This shall apply irrespective of whether dispatch is made from the place of performance and who is to bear the transport costs. Upon request by the customer and at customer´s cost, we shall insure the consignment against theft, breakage, damage in transit, fi re and water damage as well as other insurable risks.
2. Part deliveries are permitted.


§ 5 - Reservation of Title
1. We shall retain title to goods delivered by us until all of our claims arising out of the business relationship with the customer have been satisfi ed in full.
2. The customer shall be entitled to sell the reserved goods in the ordinary course of business so long as the customer is not in default. Pledges or transfers of title as security are not permitted. The customer hereby already assigns the accounts receivable that arise out of the re-sale or for some other legal reason (insurance, tort) concerning the reserved goods to us in full as security. We revocably authorize the customer to collect the accounts receivable assigned to us in its own name but for our account. Upon request by us the customer shall disclose the assignment and hand over to us the information and documents necessary for collecting the accounts receivable.
3. If the reserved goods are bonded with other objects, the reservation of title shall continue in respect of the newly created article. We shall thereby acquire a share of the joint title, which share shall be in the proportion that the value of the reserved goods (invoice value) has to the value of the other processed articles. If one of the bonded articles is to be considered to be the main article, the customer shall transfer the joint title in the proportion that the value of the goods supplied by us (invoice value) has to the value of the other processed articles. As regards our share of the joint title, the customer shall keep the new article free of charge. If the reserved goods are resold as an integral part of the new article, the assignment in advance agreed in Clause 5(2) shall apply only in the amount of the invoice value of the reserved goods.
4. If the realisable value of the security to which we are entitled under the above provisions exceeds our claims by more than 10 %, we shall be obliged to release the security in the value that exceeds said amount.


§ 6 - Proprietary Rights and Copyrights
1. The drawings, samples, offers etc. submitted by us remain our property. The customer is prohibited from passing on the originals or copies of such documents to third parties. To the extent that drawings, samples, offers etc. are copyrightable, we expressly reserve the copyrights therein for ourselves.
2. When goods are produced according to the customer´s specifi cations, the customer must ensure that no intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties are infringed.


§ 7 - Warranty Claims
1. If goods/services rendered by us prove to be defective, the customer´s warranty claims shall be as provided by the statutory provisions subject to the proviso that the customer can initially only demand repair or a replacement delivery.
2. If subsequent performance fails, the customer can reduce the remuneration or rescind the contract without there being any need to set a deadline for this. In addition the customer can demand damages in accordance with Clause 8.
3. If, in the course of repair work, we exchange materials of the customer which we have delivered, we shall acquire title to the exchanged parts.
4. If the defect is due to a faulty third-party product, we shall be entitled to assign our warranty claims against our supplier to the customer. In that case a claim can be asserted against us under the above provisions only if the customer has asserted the assigned claims against the supplier in court.
5. The warranty period for defects in quality shall be 12 months following the passing of risk in accordance with Clause 4(1). If the goods supplied by us have been used for a building or structure in accordance with their usual manner of use and have caused said building or structure to be defective, the statutory warranty period shall apply. Claims for damages in accordance with Clause 8 shall remain unaffected.


§ 8 - Liability
1. We shall be liable for any culpable breach of our material contractual obligations in accordance with the statutory provisions. Material contractual obligations are obligations which characterise the typical purpose of the contract, the performance of which makes the proper implementation of the contract possible in the fi rst place, and compliance with which the other contract party may rely on. However, unless our conduct has been either grossly negligent or intentional, we shall be liable only for the foreseeable damage.
2. In all other cases we shall be liable only if damage has been caused intentionally or grossly negligently by one of our statutory representatives or by a vicarious agent. We shall be liable for damage arising out of any injury to life, body or health in accordance with the statutory provisions. Otherwise claims against us for damages arising out of breaches of duty are excluded.
3. Liability under the German Product Liability Act (Produkthaftungsgesetz) shall remain unaffected.


§ 9 - Final Provisions
1. The place of performance for all obligations of both contract parties shall be 47057 Duisburg, Germany.
2. The contractual relationship shall be governed by German law. The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is excepted from this, i.e. does not apply.
3. The place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes in connection with this contract shall be determined by our registered offi ce (seat). The customer can - at our option -also be sued at the place where he has his registered office (seat).4. The invalidity of individual provisions of this contract shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions and the continued existence of the contract. Provided it is not a general condition, the void provision shall be replaced by a regulation, the economic substance of which comes closest to that of the void provision. The same shall apply mutatis mutandis in the event of a lacuna.


General Terms and Conditions of Business
R.C. Mannesmann GmbH
Grabenstrasse 210, D-47057 Duisburg, Germany
Phone +49 (0) 203 363 544 - 0
Fax +49 (0) 203 363 544 - 22

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.


How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.


What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.


What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

R. C. Mannesmann GmbH
Grabenstrasse 210
47057 Duisburg

Telephone: +49 203 363544 0

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

4. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.


IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.


Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:


Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy:


Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.


Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Refusal of data collection".