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English translation: at the contractor's factory

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German term or phrase:im Lieferwerk des Auftragnehmers
English translation:at the contractor's factory
Entered by: David Williams
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08:25 Feb 13, 2009
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing / Acceptance testing
German term or phrase: im Lieferwerk des Auftragnehmers
My document says that that Werkabnahme "erfolgt im Lieferwerk des Auftragnehmers". This seems somewhat illogical to me, as I would have though the factory acceptance test would typically take place at the customer's rather than the contractor’s factory, but I understand this as the contractor’s factory. Perhaps I'm wrong though.

Is the "Lieferwerk des Auftragnehmers" the factory the contractor delivers from or to?
David Williams
Germany
Local time: 08:15
at the contractor's factory
Explanation:
is how I've always gone when faced with this, and it's never come back yet!
It probably refers to a piece of machinery which has to be proved to work before taking away and installing in the customer's factory - that's how I've normally found it, at least. It might even be a piece of railway equipment - particularly a traction unit etc., which would often be handed over after testing at the site of construction, then delivered to the railway. Point is, whatever it is, the manufacturer may well have testing equipment which the customer doesn't have.
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David Moore
Local time: 08:15
Grading comment
Many thanks!
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at the contractor's factory


Explanation:
is how I've always gone when faced with this, and it's never come back yet!
It probably refers to a piece of machinery which has to be proved to work before taking away and installing in the customer's factory - that's how I've normally found it, at least. It might even be a piece of railway equipment - particularly a traction unit etc., which would often be handed over after testing at the site of construction, then delivered to the railway. Point is, whatever it is, the manufacturer may well have testing equipment which the customer doesn't have.

David Moore
Local time: 08:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 110
Grading comment
Many thanks!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Yes, that makes sense. Thanks!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Michael Harris
3 hrs

agree  Inge Meinzer
4 hrs

agree  Ken Cox: fairly standard practice for large systems and equipment: the PAT or FAT takes place at the supplier's (contractor's) premises to avoid extra costs associated with fixing problems after delivery (and issues re transfer of liability)
5 hrs
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