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Company History

Meritek opened for business in early 1993, and has been thriving ever since that time. The company’s Taiwan-based manufacturing locations had already been operating for some twenty years, and had previously sold into the North American market under private label sales arrangements with various well-known component companies. Meritek’s success stemmed from the high quality of its products, the company’s uncompromising customer service, as well as its aggressive pricing. Entering its third decade of existence, Meritek is proud to count among its customers a variety of well known and Fortune 500 companies. And, despite a tremendous amount of growth during its first decade, Meritek still recognizes “Quality, Service, and Pricing” as the hallmarks to its success.

Mission Statement

Meritek shall provide timely and accurate deliveries of high quality, competitively priced products, thereby allowing our customers to achieve their manufacturing goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality Assurance Plan

Meritek's manufacturing goal is zero defects. Various internal quality assessment plans — such as in-process quality control (IPQC), random sampling for testing, etc. — Have been implemented at the factory level to ensure quality. Moreover, various incoming inspection procedures have been implemented at Meritek's sales office to help in this endeavor as well. On-staff engineers at Meritek's locations draw upon a wealth of experience and can advise customers regarding applications or electronics theory. Our manufacturing locations are all ISO-9000 certified, while a few locations have additionally gained certifications such as QS-9000, Six-Sigma, ISO-14000, etc. Please contact Meritek for a complete listing of certifications.

ISO9001: 2008 Certificate

 

 

 

 

ISO14001:2004 Certificate

ISO14001:2004 Certificate

 

 

 

National Minority Supplier Certificate

Supplier Clearinghouse Minority Certificate

Code of Conduct for Meritek Suppliers

 

MERITEK SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT

Meritek Suppliers Code of Conduct document is based on recognized international standards, principles and best practices, and is compliant with the Meritek Code of Conduct. Meritek and its suppliers are always subject to additional responsibility requirements stated by local, national and/or international law. Meritek reserves the right to reasonably change the requirements of this Code of Conduct. In such event Meritek expects the supplier to accept those reasonable changes.

 

The supplier declares herewith to comply with the following:

Information Protection

  • Confidential/Proprietary information: Suppliers must properly protect sensitive information, including confidential, proprietary, and personal information.  Information should only be used for the business purpose for which it was provided.
  • Intellectual Property: We expect our suppliers to respect our intellectual property rights and those of third parties, including protection against disclosure, patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
  • Information Security: Suppliers must protect the information of others, including personal information, from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification and disclosure, through use of appropriate physical and electronic security procedures.  Suppliers must comply with all applicable data privacy laws.
  • Procurement Integrity: Possession or use of a competitor’s business’ rates or proprietary information can violate law and compromise the integrity of the procurement process.  We are committed to conducting business in accordance with laws and business ethics, and expect our suppliers to do so as well.

 

Fair Competition/Anti-Trust

  • Our suppliers must adhere to applicable anti-trust or anti-competition laws and promote ethical business practices.  Suppliers must not fix prices or rig bids with their competitors, and they must not exchange current, recent, or future pricing information with competitors.

 

Respect for Human & Labor rights

  • Forced Labor: Right not to be subjected to slavery, servitude or forced labor
  1. Not making use of slave, forced or compulsory labor in any form;
  2. Ensuring that employees are free to resign;
  3. Ensuring that all feasible measures are taken to prevent workers from falling into debt bondage through company loans or otherwise;
  • Child Labor: Children’s and young people’s right to protection from exploitation
  1. Not engaging children under the age of 15 in work (or 14 if the state in question has received an exemption);
  2. Not engaging children under the age of 18 for work which is likely to harm their health, safety or morals;
  3. Take the required steps to comply with all the applicable child labor laws of the country of manufacture;
  • Health and Safety of Employees: We expect our suppliers to comply with all applicable health and safety laws, regulations, and directives.  Suppliers should protect the health, safety, and welfare of their people, visitors, and others who may be affected by their activities.

 

Environmental Protection

  • To minimize environmental pollution and make continuous improvements in environmental protection;
  • To act in accordance with the applicable statutory and international standards regarding environmental protection;
  • To set up or use an environmental management system according to ISO 14001 or equivalent;

 

Gifts/Business Courtesies

  • Business is awarded solely on merit, without favoritism, at the lowest overall cost, and whenever practical, on a competitive basis;
  • Any gifts or gratuities must not improperly affect, or might be perceived as improperly affecting, the recipient’s independence of judgement towards the giver;
  • Cash or cash equivalents (gift certificates, credit card use) are prohibited in any amount;
  • Gifts from competitors are prohibited;
  • Meals, drinks, or entertainment may be accepted only  if they are unsolicited, reasonable in amount and infrequent and being expressly approved by the department director;

 

Adherence to Laws, Regulations, and Contracts

  • Maintain Accurate Records: We expect suppliers to create accurate records, and not to alter any record to conceal or misrepresent the underlying transaction represented by it. All records, regardless of format, made or received as evidence of a business transaction must fully and accurately represent the transaction or event being documented.
  • Anti-Corruption: The supplier shall prohibit corruption and bribery at all times and in any form, including active and passive bribery and corruption in the private and public sphere.
  • Supply Chain Responsibility
  1. Conflict Minerals: We expect our suppliers to take steps to determine if their products contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, gold, and tungsten) and if so, implement supply chain due diligence processes to identify sources of these minerals and support efforts to eradicate the use of conflict minerals which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries.
  2. Sub-tier suppliers: Suppliers shall assure extension of the requirements and objectives of this Code of Conduct to all sub-tier sources they engage.
  3. Export/Import Control: We expect our suppliers to ensure that their business practices are in accordance with all applicable laws, directives and regulations governing the import or export of parts, components, and technical data.

 

Counterfeit Parts

  • We expect our suppliers to develop, implement, and maintain methods and processes appropriate to their products to minimize the risk of introducing counterfeit parts and materials into contract deliverables.  Effective processes should be in place to detect counterfeit parts and materials, provide notification to recipients of counterfeit product(s) when warranted, and exclude them from contract deliverables.

Standard Sales Terms and Conditions

STANDARD SALES TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Any provisions or conditions of Buyer’s order which are in any manner inconsistent with or in addition to these terms and conditions (except additional provisions specifying quantity and shipping instructions) shall not be binding on Supplier, and shall not be applicable.

1. Taxes: Prices do not include Federal, state or local taxes, now or hereafter enacted, applicable to the goods sold, such tax or taxes will be added by Supplier to the sales prices where supplier has the legal obligation to collect same, and will be paid by Buyer unless Buyer provides Supplier with a proper tax-exemption certificate in advance of acceptance of order by Supplier.

 2. Terms and Method of Payment: Where Supplier has extended credit to Buyer; terms of payment shall be shown on the invoice. The amount of credit may be changed or credit withdrawn by Supplier at any time. On any order on which credit is not extended by Supplier, shipment or delivery shall be made at Supplier’s election. Cash with Order (in whole or part), C.O.D. or Sight Draft attached to Bill of lading or other shipping documents, with all costs of collection to be borne by Buyer. Pro Rate payments are due from Buyer as shipments are made by Supplier. If shipments are delayed by Buyer, payments are due from date when Supplier is prepared to make such shipments. Standard payment terms are Net, 30 days unless otherwise agreed to, in writing, by Seller and Buyer

 3. Title and Delivery: The goods shall be delivered when ordered by Buyer on reasonable notice to Supplier, Ex-work. Supplier’s plant or warehouse facility, and title thereto and liability for loss or damage in transit or thereafter shall pass to Buyer upon Supplier’s delivery of the goods to a common carrier for shipment to Buyer. Shipping dates are approximate and are based to a great extent on prompt receipt by Supplier of all necessary information from Buyer.

 4. Contingencies: Supplier shall not be responsible for any failure to perform due to causes beyond its control. These causes shall include but not be restricted to; fire, storm, flood, earthquake, explosion, accident, acts of public enemy, war, rebellion, insurrection, sabotage, epidemic, quarantine restrictions, labor disputes, labor shortage, transportation embargoes, or failure or delays in transportation, inability to secure raw materials or machinery for the manufacture of its devices, acts of God, acts of Federal Government or any agency thereof, acts of any state or local government or agency thereof, and judicial action. Similar causes shall excuse Buyer for failure to take goods ordered by Buyer other than those already in transit or in fabrication and not readily saleable to other buyers.

 5. Warranty and Claims: Supplier warrants its devices against faulty workmanship or the use of defective material for 1 year from date of delivery to Buyer. The liability of Supplier under this warranty is strictly limited to replacing or repairing any devices which are returned during such period provided that (a) Supplier is notified in writing within 60 days of receipt of product. (b) the defective unit(s) is(are) returned to Supplier, with transportation charges prepaid by Buyer, and (c) Supplier’s examination of such unit shall disclose to its satisfaction that such defects have not been caused by misuse, neglect improper installation, repair alteration or accident. In no event shall Supplier be liable to Buyer for collateral or consequential damage of any kind. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, except as to title.

 6. Non-Waiver of Default: Each shipment made under any order shall be treated as a separate transaction, but in the event of any default by Buyer, Supplier may decline to make further shipments without in any way affecting its rights under such order. If, despite any default by Buyer, Supplier elects to continue to make shipment, its action shall not constitute a waiver of any default by Buyer or in any way affect Supplier’s legal remedies for any such default.

 7. Termination: If the products to be furnished under this order are to be used in the performance of end user’s contract or sub-contract, and the end user terminates such contract in whole or part, this order may be cancelled in the same proportion. And, the liability of Buyer for termination allowances shall be determined by the then applicable regulations of the Government regarding termination of contracts. Supplier may cancel this order if in Supplier’s judgment, Buyer’s financial condition does not justify the terms of payment specified, in which case Supplier may cancel any unfilled order unless Buyer shall, upon written notice, immediately pay for all goods delivered or shall pay in advance for all goods ordered but not delivered or both, at Supplier’s option.

 8. Arbitration: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this order shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association and judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Unless the parties otherwise agree in writing such arbitration will be conducted in Los Angeles, California.

 9. Law: The validity performance and construction of these terms and conditions and any sale made hereunder shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.

 10. Assigns: Any contract made hereunder shall be binding and unsure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of the entire business upon and goodwill of either Supplier or Buyer or of that part of the business of either used in the performance of such contract.

 11. Modification of Standard Terms and Conditions: No addition to or modification of any of the provisions upon the face or reverse of this form shall be binding upon Supplier unless made in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Supplier.

 

 

Purchase Order Terms and Conditions