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FAQ - Frequently asked questions


Within Germany and in EU countries outside of Germany, both business and private customers can order goods from the shop. At the start of your purchase, visitors can choose which group they belong to and will see the prices displayed with or without VAT depending on which group they belong to.

Outside of the EU, all company customers in approved countries (Switzerland, Norway) can order from us.

If it is not possible for you to purchase from the shop at present then you can click the Request button after choosing your products in the shop's shopping basket or contact us directly (request@mbo-osswald.de).

For the articles available there, using the shop gives you significant advantages compared to the conventional order process via e-mail / phone / fax.

More economical prices

Thanks to the standardized, structured shop data, we are able to model our internal processes more flexibly and in an optimized way. We also want you to benefit from this. That is why you always get preferential prices in the shop!

No minimum order value / surcharge for small quantities

You can also order small or even very small quantities in the shop. Unlike in the conventional procedure, there is no surcharge for small quantities.

Better delivery conditions

In Germany, for goods of a value of up to €25.00 excl. tax, we charge only a small flat-rate transport fee of €4.99. Above this amount, shipping is always free to your premises! We can also offer attractive conditions for overseas deliveries.

Faster information flow and greater transparency

For shop articles, you always see an up-to-date summary of the expected delivery time and the specific quantity-dependent prices – quickly and clearly!

One of the key aims in developing the shop and its associated configurators was to achieve an innovative and, most of all, structured process interface. We pass on the reduced internal handling effort directly to you in the form of our preferential shop prices. However, this also consequently means that we are only able to offer you these preferential prices for orders placed in the shop.

3D models of almost all the standard parts can be accessed in the Shop. First of all, choose the required product by searching for it using the size chart or the product filter. You will then immediately see a preview of the selected product (if one exists) under the “3D model” tab. As a Shop customer or Traceparts user, you can download the 3D models in CAD file format free of charge.

All users that are registered with us may log in at any time and submit product-specific evaluations. We do not check whether the customer has previously actually acquired the product in question in our Shop or check in any other way whether the customer evaluation is genuine.

To give an evaluation, is it possible to assign between one and five stars but not to submit a written evaluation. The star ratings that are presented on the basis of these evaluations represent average numerical values. The actual number of product evaluations is not shown. We always publish all the evaluations and at no stage do we view, filter or verify the individual evaluations.


No, because we aim to give you a pleasant and streamlined purchasing experience by not increasing your user data pool any more than is necessary – so a customer account is a ‘can do’ but not a ‘must’.

However, if you do choose to create your own account on our site, you’ll benefit from a faster ordering process for repeat orders – and you can trace your current orders and check their status.

The login screen contains a link to allow you to reset your password. You will then receive an e-mail at the address stored in your customer account informing you of the steps you need to complete to change your password.

Basic, Professional or Enterprise. In recent years, we have focused strongly on the digitalization of our process landscape. This has resulted in a large number of external services which may be of very valuable practical use to you. Different options and variants are available to you depending on your account type. You can find out which type of account you currently possess together with other interesting information under “Digital services”.

Ordering process

As a business customer, you can of course enter your own reference number when completing your order as described on page 3 under "Checking and ordering". This number will be printed on all subsequent documents such as delivery notes or invoices to provide you with a unique identification of your order.

When making your payment, you can choose between purchase on account, PayPal or payment in advance. None of the above methods will involve any additional cost to you.

Purchase on account

You simply pay easily and securely when you receive the invoice. In this case, we reserve the right to perform a creditworthiness check. If you are an existing customer, you will automatically be assigned your payment conditions applicable for purchases on account with us without you having to do anything.


Once you have placed your order, you will be redirected to the web site of the payment service provider PayPal where you can sign into your PayPal account and make the payment. Your PayPal account will then be debited by the corresponding amount.

Credit card

The credit card account that you specify will be debited at the end of the ordering process. PayPal acts as the agent for the transaction. However, you do not need your own PayPal account for this type of transaction.

SEPA direct debit

You authorize us to debit the corresponding amount from the bank account that you specify. PayPal acts as the agent for the transaction. However, you do not need your own PayPal account for this type of transaction.

Payment in advance

Once you have placed your order, you will receive a receipt-of-order e-mail. This includes all the details necessary for payment. We would ask you to transfer the full payment to the bank account indicated in the e-mail within five working days and to state your order number with the transfer. You will be informed by e-mail as soon as the payment is credited to our account. The goods will then be dispatched as quickly as possible.

You can trace your order at any time. We have developed a high-performance Live Tracking Tool for this. From raw materials planning through to goods reception, all the individual steps are available in a clear, easy-to-follow way, irrespective of whether you placed your order in the Shop or by conventional means.

Conventional orders

Every time you place an order, you will receive a link to the Live Tracking Tool.

Shop orders

In the “My account” section, you can view your order and access Live Tracking whenever you want.

If you have chosen "In advance" as the method of payment, we will also inform you of reception of your payment by us.

As soon as we have dispatched your goods, you will receive a further e-mail containing our transporter's tracking details.

We specialize in the production and marketing of DIN and standard parts. Although these are standardized, they nevertheless differ in their prevalence in the market. We therefore only keep small numbers of less widespread products or products for which there is less demand, or do not hold any such stock and obtain such products only when required. We would be happy to provide you with a specific quotation for these products!

Despite this, the range of products available in the shop is continuously being extended and expanded.

You can place all the products available on the web site in your shopping basket irrespective of whether or not these are available in the shop. Here you can create an inquiry for the articles present in the basket and send this to us. We will then examine this and send you a corresponding quotation as quickly as possible.

Your shopping basket automatically generates an inquiry if it contains products that are not available in the shop or if the quantities you specify exceed the usual shop quantities.

Shipping & Delivery

Inside Germany, for goods up to a value of €25.00, we charge a flat-rate shipping cost of: €4.99. Above this, we deliver free of shipping costs.

We charge a flat rate of €14.99 for shipping costs to Europe, with the exception of Switzerland and Norway.

For Switzerland and Norway, we charge a flat-rate amount of €34.99. This amount includes customs charges of €20.00.

In most cases, our goods are delivered by our transporter DPD. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer express deliveries in our shop at present. However, if you require this service, please contact us by telephone. We would be delighted to help!

After you have chosen and ordered your articles, we show you the expected delivery time. As we generally do not make any partial deliveries, the article with the longest delivery time determines the delivery time for the complete order.

In this case, please contact us immediately. We will deal with the problem quickly and without fuss and organize a new delivery or retrieval should you wish.

In compliance with the legal right of cancellation, you can return the ordered goods to us free-of-charge within the cancellation period provided that they are complete, unused and undamaged. Please use the form provided for this purpose. We will then organize the retrieval of the goods.

Note for consumers in accordance with applicable packaging legislation

In compliance with packaging legislation, we are required to take back non-system-relevant packaging as defined in § 15 paragraph 1 sentence 1 of the German Packaging Act and to ensure its re-use or recycling in order to increase the amount of packaging returned and help minimise the quantities of packaging material generated.

This covers the following packaging types:

  • Transport packaging (transport packaging is packaging which simplifies the transportation of goods in a way that avoids direct contact with them and prevents transport damage. Such packaging is not typically intended to be passed on to the consumer)
  • Sales and outer packaging which does not typically arise as packaging waste for consumers
  • Sales and outer packaging which cannot be considered as system-relevant for the purposes of recycling due to pollutant-related and/or health risks
  • Sales packaging containing hazardous goods
  • Reusable packaging (reusable packaging is packaging that has been designed and is intended to be reused a number of times for the same purpose following its initial use and whose actual return and re-use is made possible by an adequate logistical solution as well as by suitable incentive systems, as part of which a deposit is generally demanded)

We are consequently obliged to take back such packaging free of charge at the location where it is actually handed over or in the immediate vicinity thereof. If this is not possible, you have the possibility of sending the packaging back to us. We will then arrange for the recycling of the packaging.
In this way, we want to make it easier to meet our requirements in terms of recycling.

Legal notice: In accordance with § 12 paragraph 1 of the German Packaging Act, the legal provisions of packaging legislation do not apply to packaging that is handed over to private consumers outside of Germany.

We would be very happy to answer any further questions you may have regarding the return of packaging.
If you have any questions, please contact us at the email address: info@mbo-osswald.de

Note for industrial customers in accordance with packaging legislation

In order to increase the amount of material returned, we are required to take back packaging that is not subject to licensing from you free of charge. This includes transport packaging (including pallets) and outer packaging that would not arise as waste for you as well as other types of packaging listed in § 15 of the German Packaging Act. Our obligation to take back material relates to packaging that has been emptied of all goods and is of the same type, shape and size as that originally received by you and was used for goods that we include in our range.
The packaging can simply returned in the same form as it was shipped at the place of handover. In the case of recurrent deliveries, you can simply return the packaging at the time of the next delivery in the same form as that in which it was shipped.

We would be very happy to answer any further questions you may have regarding the return of packaging.
If you have any questions, please contact us at the email address: info@mbo-osswald.de

Do you have any further questions about our products, our services or our web site? We would be delighted to hear from you during our hours of business! You can contact us at:

mbo Osswald GmbH & Co KG
Steingasse 13
D-97900 Kuelsheim-Steinbach, Germany

Tel.: +49 9345 670-0
E-mail: info@mbo-osswald.de

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Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 4.30 pm
Friday: 7 am – 1 pm