Kristl, Seibt & Co Gesellschaft.m.b.H.
KS ENGINEERS has been offering solutions in the business fi elds of Automotive Testing, Industrial Automation and Building Facilities for the past 40 years. The optimum use of synergies between the technological fields mechanics, control engineering, data engineering and building facilities ensures that KS is a competent partner in efficiently handling comprehensive turnkey projects.
Headquarters, Baiernstrasse 122a, 8052 Graz
Assembly, Peter-Roseggerstrasse 24, 8053 Graz
Design and assembly, Harter Straße 4, 8053 Graz
Software development and engineering, Asperngasse 4, 8020 Graz
Software development and engineering, Handelsstraße 11, 9300 St. Veit an der Glan
Software development, Wienerstraße 131, 4020 Linz
Software development, Rummergasse 11b, 6900 Bregenz
Registered office (location of headquarters): Graz-Wetzelsdorf
Management: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wilfried Rossegger, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfram Rossegger
Partners: Ing. Karl Baumgartner, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wilfried Rossegger, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfram Rossegger, Ing. Alois Seibt, DI René Seibt, Ing. René Tschiltsch
Graz regional civil court (Landesgericht für ZRS)
1.3 If you do not use the KS Website as a consumer within the meaning of section 1 of the Consumer Protection Act ("Consumer"), sections 9 and 10 of the E-Commerce Act do not apply.
1.4 KS Engineers is entitled to stop operating the KS Website, in whole or in part, at any time or to change the content of the KS Website at will. Given the nature of the internet and computer systems, KS Engineers is not liable if the KS Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
2. Registration, password
2.1 Some pages on the KS Website may be password protected. In the interests of secure business operations, access to such pages is restricted to registered users. KS Engineers is not under any obligation to register you. KS Engineers also reserves the right to make web pages that were previously freely accessible subject to registration. KS Engineers is entitled to withdraw access authorisation at any time by blocking access data, without being required to state any reasons, in particular however if you
- submitted incorrect details on registration
- violated applicable law when accessing or using the KS Website
- have not used the KS Website for a longer period of time
2.2 Where registration is mandatory, you are required to provide correct details when registering and, if there are any subsequent changes, advise KS Engineers of them without undue delay (where specified: online). You will ensure that you actually receive the e-mails sent to the e-mail address you indicated.
2.3 After completing registration, you will receive a user ID and password (the "User Data"). When you access the KS Website for the first time, you agree to change the password assigned by KS Engineers into one only known to you. The User Data enables you to view and edit your own details or, where applicable, to revoke or extend your consent to using the data.
2.4 You must ensure that User Data is not disclosed to third parties. Whenever you finish using the password-protected area, please log out. If you find out that third parties are misusing User Data, you are liable to notify KS Engineers immediately in writing or by e-mail.
2.5 After receiving any information as described under 2.4, KS Engineers will block access to the password-protected area with your User Data. It will remain blocked until you send KS Engineers an application to allow access again or you re-register.
2.6 You may submit a request in writing or by e-mail at any time to have your registration cancelled, provided that deleting it does not conflict with the performance of existing agreements. In such cases, KS Engineers will delete all User Data and any other personal details stored as soon as they are no longer required.
3. Rights to use information, software, documentation and other content on the KS Website
3.2 KS Engineers grants you the non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use the content provided on the KS Website to the extent indicated on the KS Website or, if there is no such indication, in accordance with the purpose intended by KS Engineers in providing the website content.
3.3 Unless otherwise indicated on the KS Website, KS Engineers grants you the non-exclusive and non-transferable right to download software provided, to copy the software once by storing it on a computer system and to use it for your own, non-commercial purposes. Unless otherwise indicated on the KS Website, software is made available free of charge in machine-readable form; KS Engineers is not liable to provide the source code. An exception here are source codes for open source software where the licence terms, which take precedence over these terms when distributing open source software, require the source code to be made available. In such cases, KS Engineers will provide the source code subject to the costs being reimbursed.
3.5 The content of the KS Website is protected both by copyright laws and international copyright contracts and by other legislation and agreements governing intellectual property. You agree to observe these rights and in particular not to remove any alphanumeric codes, trademarks or copyright notices.
3.6 Sections 40a ff of the Austrian Copyright Act are not otherwise affected.
4. Intellectual property
4.2 Apart from the rights expressly granted here, you are not entitled to other rights of any kind, including but not limited to the company name or industrial property rights, such as patents, utility models or trademarks, and KS Engineers is not under any obligation to grant such rights.
5. User obligations
5.1 When using the KS Website, you may not in particular:
- harm anybody, in particular minors, harass or intimidate them or infringe their personal rights;
- offend common decency, public order and safety or violate the law with your conduct
- infringe industrial property rights, copyright or other rights
- submit content containing viruses, Trojans or other programs that could damage the software
- enter, save or send hyperlinks or content that you are not entitled to, in particular if said hyperlinks or content breach obligations to maintain confidentiality or are illegal
- send unsolicited e-mails that are prohibited under section 107 of the Telecommunications Act (e.g. spam) or false warnings about viruses, malfunctions and similar or invitations to enter competitions, take part in Ponzi and pyramid schemes, chain letters or related scams.
The KS Website may contain hyperlinks to third-party web pages. KS Engineers does not accept any responsibility for the content of such web pages or endorse such web pages and content as its own, as KS Engineers does not review the linked information and is also not responsible for the content and information made available there.
7. Liability, viruses
7.1 KS Engineers is liable for personal injury within the scope of the statutory provisions. KS Engineers is only liable for other damages in the event of intent or gross negligence on the part of KS Engineers or their vicarious agents. This does not affect KS Engineers’ liability under the Product Liability Act.
7.2 If you are not a consumer, any other liability on the part of KS Engineers for lost profits, loss of information or data or other consequential damage is also excluded, unless liability is mandatory e.g. in the case of intent.
7.3 The content of the KS Website may include general descriptions of the technical options associated with individual products, which may not necessarily apply in certain cases (e.g. as a result of product modifications). In such cases, the key features required of the products should therefore be agreed on purchase.
7.4 Although KS Engineers always endeavours to keep the KS Website free of viruses, KS Engineers do not warrant it is virus free. Before downloading any information, software, documentation and other content, you should take appropriate precautions and install a virus scanner for your own protection and to prevent viruses on the KS Website.
8. Export control
8.1 Exporting certain information, software and documentation may require a licence, for instance due to its nature or purpose or end use. You agree to strictly observe the applicable export regulations for information, software and documentation, in particular those issued by the EU, EU member states and the United States. KS Engineers marks information, software and documentation in compliance with the licence requirements for the Austrian, German and EU export lists and the US Commerce Control List.
8.2 You agree in particular to check and ensure that
- the information, software and documentation provided is not intended for use in arms, weapons or nuclear applications
- no individuals or entities on the US Denied Persons List (DPL) will be supplied with goods, software and technology of US origin
- no individuals or entities on the US Warning List, US Entity List and US Specially Designated Nationals List will be supplied with products of US origin without a licence
- no individuals or entities on the List of Specially Designated Terrorists, Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Specially Designated Global Terrorists or the EU Terrorist List will be supplied
- no military recipients will be supplied
- you observe any early warnings issued by the relevant Austrian authorities
You may only access the software, documentation and information on the KS Website if you carry out the checks and follow the security procedures as described above. If not, KS Engineers is not obliged to provide the service.
8.3 On request, KS Engineers will give you details of the relevant bodies to contact for further information.
9. Data protection
When using the personal data you disclosed on the KS Website, KS Engineers complies with the applicable data protection regulations.
Jurisdiction, applicable law
10.1 It is hereby agreed that Graz will be the exclusive legal venue. This does not however apply if you are a consumer and are domiciled, habitually resident and with your place of employment in another court district in Austria.
10.2 The KS Website is operated by and is the responsibility of companies based in Austria. KS Engineers does not accept any responsibility for ensuring that the information, software, documentation and/or content can also be viewed or downloaded from the KS Website in places outside Austria. If you access the KS Website from outside Austria, you yourself are solely responsible for complying with the relevant regulations under regional law. Access to information, software, documentation and/or content on the KS Website from countries where such access is illegal is not permitted. In this case and if you wish to do business with KS Engineers, you should contact the KS representative in the country concerned. These terms are subject to the laws of Austria without regard to any conflict of law principles. If you are a consumer habitually resident in a country other than Austria, the country’s consumer protection regulations may take precedence over the choice of law under mandatory legal requirements. Applying the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is hereby excluded.
Kristl, Seibt & Co Gesellschaft.m.b.H.
Photographs: Lichtmeister, Pixelmaker, Wolfgang Sommer
Through science and craftsmanship from a single source (quality workmanship) and economic success, we pursue the sustainable, healthy organisational development of our company.
KS ENGINEERS (Kristl, Seibt & Co GmbH and all affiliated companies) possesses concentrated know-how in the areas of electrical engineering, control engineering, electronics and computer science. Many years of experience and expertise concerning market and customer needs, innovative products and services as well as consistent efforts towards continuous improvement deliver optimum solutions at the highest level of quality. We offer precisely tailored solutions for customers looking for efficient results, and we are a reliable partner in the areas of automotive testing, industrial automation and building engineering.
Thanks to our mature technical problem-solving expertise, the commitment of our project teams, ongoing, market-oriented research and development and our proximity to our customers, we are successful in achieving sustainable value creation – for our customers, the company and its staff as well as for society at large. This forms the bedrock on which the company’s existence is founded and is the precondition for the realisation of all subsequent monetary and non-monetary objectives.
In order to meet these requirements as stated, KS ENGINEERS has implemented an Integrated Management System (IMS). This system encompasses the areas of quality, the environment and occupational safety, among others, and ensures compliance with all applicable legal obligations and other requirements, including those which exceed the statutory minimum. The Integrated Management System also serves as an instrument for the continuous improvement of all processes.
Achieving sustainable value creation is rooted primarily in the following:
- Satisfied customers
- Satisfied and motivated employees as well as their individual skills and commitment
- Reliable suppliers
- Continuous improvement of processes which are transparent and structured to optimise costs
- Responsible approaches to dealing with the environment, resources and energy
- The legal and social framework
- The company itself and its organisation – science and craftsmanship from a single source.
We serve and care for our customers personally, professionally and quickly, making us better than our competitors. Our competitive and economical pricing structure ensures the sustainability of the business relationship between our customers and KS ENGINEERS. Through our experience and understanding of the most diverse customer requirements we are able to offer customer-oriented solutions, thereby ensuring added value as compared to our competitors. To do so, we offer assistance in analysing the problem and in determining the product specification. For both the customer and KS ENGINEERS, punctuality blazes the way to shared success. Through consistent customer orientation, first-class engineering, many years of experience and regular deployment of innovative technologies, we seek to secure the satisfaction of our clients, build trust and establish long-term partnerships. Binding obligations are fulfilled by KS ENGINEERS.
Although KS ENGINEERS has a large vertical range of manufacture, a broad network of suppliers is important to ensure that the company has a comprehensive supply of materials and services. Our suppliers are among the TOP suppliers in their respective fields, and they play an active part in avoiding errors and preventing idle states in our production processes by ensuring that our materials and services comply with our quality requirements and are delivered on time. We expect our suppliers to adopt and comply with our standards and guidelines with regard to quality, occupational safety, health protection, society and environmental protection in an appropriately analogous manner.
THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
The activities of the company can – in spite of all efforts to the contrary – directly or indirectly have a negative impact on the environment. Our objective is to completely avoid these adverse effects and, wherever this is not possible, to reduce them to a minimum and to handle the environment, energy and resources responsibly.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The safety and health of our staff, contractors, visitors and neighbours is of great importance to us in all areas of activity. The company makes every effort to avoid injuries and sickness on the part of staff and to continuously improve working conditions.
The central factor behind the company’s success is motivated, creative and satisfied employees with the requisite professional and social qualifications and skills. Continual maintenance of qualifications is achieved through regular training and motivation of employees. Efficient and committed team work – including across all locations – is promoted. We seek to work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, cooperation and open communication. Only a good and stable work atmosphere characterised by fair and equitable treatment of others can enable long-term peak performance. We maintain close contact with educational institutions relevant to us so that we can welcome new staff to our team on a regular basis. In order to ensure a balance between work and private life for our employees, we attempt to reduce business travel to a minimum.
KS ENGINEERS is committed to its Integrated Management System. Only through continuous improvement can we achieve the required sustainability. We seek to strengthen our competitiveness in the national and international markets through continuous improvement of our performance quality with concurrent cost optimisation. To this end we improve our processes continuously, utilise new technologies and attempt at the same time to reduce any negative impact on the environment we may cause. The resources and means required to sustain our operational organisation and the management system are allocated accordingly. Every employee is invited to contribute actively to the maintenance and improvement of the management system and to regularly evaluate their own activities to ensure they align with the company’s policies and objectives.
PUBLIC AUTHORITIES AND NEIGHBOURS
The obligation to comply with the applicable legal, administrative and safety regulations is self-evident for the company. To this end, KS ENGINEERS maintains constructive relationships with authorities, neighbours and the public.
SOCIETY, DISCRIMINATION AND CORRUPTION
For KS ENGINEERS, the assumption of social responsibility is an integral part of our enterprise. This presupposes that as a company we remain competitive and financially successful. As an enterprise with a rich tradition, we embrace our social responsibility and reject every form of corruption or discrimination. We expect the same attitude from our business partners.