Schmitt + Sohn Elevators - Purchasing.

Information for suppliers.

Schmitt + Sohn have been setting international standards for the highest demands on design, safety and technology in elevator construction for over 100 years. 

More than 1400 elevator systems leave our plants in Nuremberg and Porto, Portugal, every year. The purchasing volume is around 50 million euros a year.

What this means for our partners in the supply chain:

  • clear and structured procedures,
  • centralised procurements,
  • reliable statements.

These principles are indispensable, particularly for anyone whose work is at the start of a process chain.  Competitive prices and a strict adherence to deadlines do not come about by chance but are the result of competent cooperation in all fields of procurement. 

For a customer who expects an excellent product at a competitive price on an agreed date. A decision on a cooperation is a decision for the future for our suppliers and ourselves.

We constantly monitor our supplier base and are always on the look-out for new, innovative suppliers.

If you want to be a supplier for Schmitt + Sohn Elevators, please send an email to an enclosing the completed supplier self-assessment. You should also describe your company, your product and include any proof of certifications.

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Street address

Aufzugswerke Schmitt + Sohn GmbH & Co. KG
Hadermühle 9-15
90402 Nuremberg
Fon +49 / (0) 9 11 / 24 04 - 0
Fax +49 / (0) 9 11 / 24 04 - 210

Street address

Schmitt-Elevadores Lda.
Leça do Balio
4465 Leça do Balio
Fon +3 51 / 22 / 95 78 03 - 0
Fax +3 51 / 22 / 951 22 50

Postal address

Aufzugswerke Schmitt + Sohn GmbH & Co. KG
PO Box 1047
90001 Nuremberg

Postal address

Schmitt-Elevadores Lda.
Apartado 1034
4466-953 S. Mamede de Infesta

Terms of purchase, payment and delivery for suppliers

Terms of payment: Within 14 days with 3% discount, within 30 days net.

Carriage-free delivery including packaging and customs duties.

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Delivery hours for goods

Monday to Thursday 7.00 am - 3.30 pm

Friday 7.00 am - 12.00 noon

Deliveries outside these time by appointment.


Initial sampling, requirements and scope

Initial sampling of the new article is required for initial shipments along with the provision of references.

An order will be placed with you for an initial sample in the selection procedure. We will then check this sample for the specified requirements. The readiness for series production is proven by the initial sample test report.


Quality: When is certification pursuant to DIN ISO 9001, for example, required?

The quality must be proven through certification by suppliers of material that has a decisive influence over the quality of the final product and / or a high delivery share.



Boxes and europallets should be used wherever possible in the interests of fast transport and optimum storage.

Goods on europallets must be sealed in film if necessary. The goods must be packed in such a way to prevent any damage during transport.

Information about our packaging requirements are available on request and/or with the order. These are binding for all orders.

Only environmentally-friendly packaging materials may be used. The take-back obligation for packaging is based on the statutory regulations.


Marking the goods

Each package of every delivery must contain the following data:

  • Supplier’s name
  • Our order number
  • Our commission number
  • Short description of the content incl. number of items
  • Package x of a total of y packages

This data must be attached to every package. In the case of consignments with only one package, the delivery note is also sufficient. A delivery note is required for each consignment.


Invoicing and payment

Invoices are to be sent to the orderer following completed delivery. The invoice must be sent to the billing address shown in the order. Merchandise shipments may never contain any invoices.

The purchase order details (e.g. order number) must be quoted in the invoice. If this information is missing, the invoice cannot be approved for payment.

Payments are normally made once a week on Tuesdays.

The term of payment begins as soon as the delivery and/or service has been rendered and the properly issued invoice has been received.

The ordered is also entitled to deduct a discount if they offset or withhold payments to a reasonable amount on account of defects. The term of payment in this case begins after complete and full correction of the defects.