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United Technologists Europe Limited (UTEL) is a founder owned UK limited company, incorporated in 1993 by two R&D engineers Frank Kaufhold and Paul Grafton. Their ambitions were simple if idealistic: – They wanted to build a commercially successful R&D focussed company without compromising their own ethical and environmental values and create an unconstrained working environment that would maximise innovative productivity.
Today UTEL has more than 50 employees in the UK, France and China with the majority directly focussed on R&D and a turnover of 20 million Euros. All manufacturing and installation of UTEL’s solutions is carried out by European subcontractors under the company’s direct control. Unusually, this commercial success has been achieved purely through organic growth and internal reinvestment without outside financial support.
UTEL’s key markets are Copper and Fibre Test Access Switches and testing solutions. The company’s strength is its ability to innovate and create optimal solutions at lightning speed. UTEL’s area of expertise covers a wide range of disciplines including analogue and digital electronics, mathematics, software, mechanical and production engineering and has recently been extended to cover civil engineering to enable the costs to be taken out of FTTC deployment.