General conditions

  • Warranty and maintenance

    All KBT products – with few exceptions - have a warranty period of 2 years.

    Most articles also have a manual included in the packaging explaining the required installation conditions and instructions for use. Product specific guidelines regarding regular inspections and maintenance are indicated here and need to be followed to ensure warranty.

    All goods always leave the KBT warehouse in good condition. Unfortunately transport damage can occasionally happen. Therefore we ask our customers to inspect the goods upon arrival. If any damage is noticed, this needs to be clearly mentioned on the transport documents before signing them! Without such notice, claims towards the transport company cannot be made afterwards.


  • Order and payment conditions

    In the attached documents you can find the general conditions which apply to your KBT orders.

    Customers of KBT nv: General Conditions

    The ‘general conditions of sales and delivery’ are printed on the backside of each delivery note and invoice.
    By placing an order, The buyer automatically accepts the general conditions of sales.
    The entire text can be downloaded here for reference.


    Customers of KBT Poland: General Conditions Kbt Poland

    The ‘general conditions of sales and delivery’ of KBT Poland are attached to every sales offer provided to customers.
    By placing an order, The buyer automatically accepts the general conditions of sales.
    The entire text can be downloaded here for reference.


    Accepted payment procedures

    KBT has all its customers insured by a well reputed credit insurance company. Payment terms therefore depend on the possibility to obtain credit insurance for the account we supply to. If such credit insurance can be obtained for the required amount the standard payment terms will be 30 days net from invoice date. If the credit insurance company does not cover the account KBT requires payment before shipment. This means that goods will be released for transport not earlier than when the invoice amount appears in the bank account of KBT. Alternatively, we can also accept a stand-by letter of credit. The first delivery to a new account always requires a payment before shipment. We do not accept payment by credit card.


Safety & Certificates

  • CE marking

    KBT residential products that comply with the European legislation according to EN 71 are CE marked, which is mandatory when importing or selling products in the European Union.

    KBT tests its products for compliance with relevant European legislation. Tests and compliance analysis are being carried out by third party laboratories. KBT is also directly involved in the European standardisation and is an active member for Belgium in the European normalization committee : CEN TC 52 WG 10 Activity toys.

  • Certification and testing

    Playgrounds need to be fun and challenging, but how about the safety of our products? KBT is constantly working on creating attractive products, with safety as our number one priority.

    Most KBT products have been tested and approved according to the most recent European Standards and Directives. While the residential products will comply with EN71.1-2-3-8; our commercial products will comply with EN1176 and EN1177.

    Third party safety compliance checking is done by independent specialists such as TÜV Nord, TÜV Süd, TÜV Rheinland and Bureau Veritas.

    To obtain the certificate of one of our products, please contact the sales representative of your country through our contact page.


  • REACH

    REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It’s is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.

    In principle, REACH applies to all chemical substances; not only those used in industrial processes but also in our day-to-day lives, for example in cleaning products, paints as well as in articles such as clothes, furniture and electrical appliances.

    To comply with the regulation, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU.

    Therefore KBT looks for safe raw materials of excellent quality and processes them in a safe way throughout all factories. We constantly invest in research and development, quality control and product certification and are committed to using safe substances which comply to the REACH regulations.

    The websites below will provide some extra information concerning the REACH regulations:

    www.echa.europa.eu

    www.cefic.org/Industry-support/Implementing-reach/

    www.ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/reach/reach_intro.htm


  • PAKs or PAHs

    PAK or PAH means polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, these compounds can be found in rubber and also in certain plastics additives or metal coatings. 

    Together with compounds such as phthalates and azoic-dyes these chemical compounds should be avoided or kept below certain limit values in products for children. KBT is testing its products on such compounds in order to comply with relevant European legislation.


Products

  • Tailor made & Private label

    KBT offers their customers various customer specific solutions. Our R&D department can assist you in developing tailor made products or create your private label for certain products. If you need even more support, our sister company INCREASE can assist you with designing complete playground equipments or give advice about safety standards and regulations.

    Learn more about our customer specific solutions here.


  • Personalized printed material

    In case personalised printed material is required, the dimensions and the printed version need to be supplied to KBT, together with a digital file with the following specifications. 

    4 COLOUR PRINT:

    • file format .pdf, .tiff or .eps
    • minimum 300 dpi
    • CMYK
    • fonts need to be included or transformed to lines
    • 5 mm bleed at all sides
    • scale 100%

    1 OR 2 COLOUR PRINT:

    • vectorial (continuous) format
    • file format .pdf, .ai or .eps
    • PMS colours
    • fonts need to be included or transformed to lines
    • 5 mm bleed at all sides
    • scale 100%


  • Manuals & technical support

    Experience, knowledge and persistence have turned KBT into a professional and competitive company which is very keen to give the maximum support to its clients.

    The support starts already before the purchase of the products, when our representatives give you the technical information you need in order to buy the best solution for your company. Also all of our products have a manual where you get clear information on the contents, what you need to buy extra and what you have to pay attention to in order to get good results. Most manuals contain an assembly instruction and very detailed step-by-step manuals for the correct assembly of your playground equipment. 

    If you have questions after your purchase, we have a team of after sales people who will assist you with your questions.


  • Recognizing a KBT-product

    Beware of copies of KBT products of inferior quality which occasionally might be found in the market.

    Original KBT items always contain following:

    • KBT user’s manual
    • a batch number for traceability
    • a certificate number 


    All KBT items bear a traceability batch number. This number allows us to identify production data in case a problem occurs with a product or a
    batch of products.

    If there are any doubts, please feel free to contact our sales representative at all times!


Logistics

  • Packaging

    Our goods are put on pallets and sent out using carefully selected transport partners. Smaller orders can be sent as a parcel. All relevant information about dimensions of boxes and pallets and quantity of goods on pallets can be found in the KBT catalogue.

    The goods will always leave the KBT warehouse in good condition. Unfortunately transport damage can occasionally happen. Therefore our customers are required to inspect the goods upon arrival. If any damage is noticed, the customer needs to mention this on the transport documents before signing upon receipt of the goods. Without such notice claims towards the transport companies cannot be made afterwards.


  • Distribution network

    KBT supplies business to business in all its markets. Several national and regional distributors, play set manufacturers, importers, timber traders and resellers have our products on stock. 

    For a distributor in your area please contact us.


  • Stock availability

    In Belgium we have about 1200 standard references in stock throughout the year. In other locations there are also many items permanently available. 

    Goods can be collected from our warehouses in Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, and China depending on the type of product.


    For all further details contact us.


Customers

  • KBT customers - who can buy products at KBT?

    KBT strictly does not sell to members of the public. Inquiring for this is pointless.

    KBT supplies business to business essentially to customers that are VAT registered. If you are not VAT registered we advise you to buy from one of our distributors. The names of distributors in your area can be obtained from our KBT back office.

    KBT’s main market is Europe. All European countries are being supplied with KBT items. Apart from the whole of Europe including Eastern Europe and Russia, KBT is also active in Australia and New Zealand, Asia and South America. At present over 80 countries are served and every year this number is growing.


  • Commercial vs Residential

    KBT is specialised in the development and the manufacturing of all accessories for playground equipment for both residential and commercial.

    Residential products are for private use. Residential products developed by KBT find their way to the backyards of private households worldwide. Millions of children enjoy the pleasure of using KBT products in their leisure time during their challenging search for new experiences. All residential KBT products comply to the most recent European Standards EN71-1-2-3-8 and bear the CE mark.

    Commercial products are for public use. Commercial products are designed for public playgrounds and parks, adding value to the play envirnonments in schools, parks, day care centres and play areas in cities and condominiums. All commercial KBT products comply to the most recent European Standards EN1176 and EN1177.

    KBT is proud to be at the forefront of new developments in both the residential and commercial niche that make play equipment more attractive and appealing to children worldwide.

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