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Here's some interesting information I dug out about UT.

A FEW HISTORICAL FACTS ON UT Models

1982 - The company is established developing prototypes.
1985 - They begin developing moulds for other companies.
1990 - They become their own product manufacturer.
1995 - Company starts its own brand name U.T. Models.
1997 - They stop working and manufacturing models for PMA. All major activities between them stops with a few exceptions like some exclusive orders for BMW and a few other car manufacturers. There are also still some contracts between the two which take care of competition. Such as a contract which forces UT to distribute in Germany and Belgium via PMA. This only gives a comission to PMA. On the other hand there is a similar one that forces Minichamps to distribute via UT or their houses in Northern America and some parts of Asia.
1998 - Changes occur such as Minichamps US becomes UT USA. They also establish links with Gateway Global as a world-wide distribution, marketing and sales partner.
1999 - Changes occur such as UT USA becomes Gateway USA.

UT PORFOLIO (CLIENT LIST)

MATTEL
HASBRO
MATCHBOX
REVELL-MONOGRAM
MINICHAMPS
PAUL'S MODEL ART
ERTL
CORGI
FRANKLIN MINT
DANBURY MINT
BROOKFIELD
GATEWAY GLOBAL

1/18 POWER RATINGS

UT models are very well built precision models. The methods employed in the construction of these fine replicas account for their high precision. Very sophisticated methods are employed during reproduction, such as the usage of original drawings from car manufacturers and computer assisted design. The high degree of realistic look on these replicas is not achieved on this alone. They are most famous for their baked enamel paintwork and tampoprints. This is achieved through a very refined process that can include several hundreds!! of individual steps.

(source of info: http://w1.907.telia.com/~u90702792/infopage/iut.html)
 
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