Prime Quality Product Sourcing. International Support to Business Owners & Purchasing Departments
|UTILITY METALS UK Ltd is a company serving:|
a. as a sourcing tool to companies with or without a dedicated purchasing department.
Small business owners without employees ( or with a small number of employees ) active in purchasing, use U.M. as an outsourcing company for their metal and plastic buying needs.
Larger businesses with purchasing departments, cooperate with U.M. to enhance and strengthen their buying force
b. as a trading company, with dropshipping activity, that is purchasing materials from suppliers and reselling them to the end users. This is mostly for small orders of value around or less 2000 Euro.
The company is registered in London, U.K. ( European Union ) and is operated through an office in Athens, Greece ( European Union ).
Active in the field of metals and plastics since early 2004
Utility Metals assists you and can be of financial benefit for you in the following cases:
In more detail:
When you import from the E.U., you don’t pay VAT upon import in your country ( this is intra-communical activity that excempts from VAT ). Check with your local tax authorities as regulations in different countries may differ
Utility Metals invoices you except rare cases where the stockholder in the E.U. will invoice you ( that is for rare cases of the past, where there is an agreement between U.M. and the supplier, U.M. to act as an agent for the supplier or where is a separate agreement between U.M. and the customer, customer to be invoiced by the stockholder. As from 2016 with new customers, it is U.M. that invoices you.
By bank transfer through international prime banks. Payment by credit card still is not possible to be accepted by U.M. even for sales that come from U.M.’s webshop.
Yes, this can be done. You are always advised in case you as a customer arranges for the transport of the goods, to insure the cargo for 110 % of the Invoice value against all risks ( very common international practice in trade )
If you are an E.U. customer, then ca 10-15 working days. You must consider the time needed the payment to arrive from your bank to U.M.’s bank account that is 1-3 days, that standard stock items need ca 1-2 days to be prepared for shipment and that the transport companies usually ship goods to another country every Thursday and Friday.
No minimum but some suppliers ask for minimum value of about 400-500 Euro.
Yes, it is not part of a any larger group in the metal business ( yet U.M. works and cooperates with different large groups in Europe )
Through a web link provided to you, it shows order updates status
no, please don’t insist. Only companies wit a valid VAT or business registration number can be served.
Utility Metals wants to serve customers with the maximum choice of materials possible, especially for cases where grouping of different materials is needed.
Without excluding such possibility in rare cases, U.M. has no interests in public tenders.
Mostly stockholders in the West and North E.U.
No, sorry, no technical advise here possible
Utility avoids communicating with such generic email addresses. It would be best if you communicate with an e-mail address with a valid business domain name
Utility has all the best of intentions but if you don’t really know what you want, how it can possibly help you ?
If you have never imported most likely you won’t import now as well. If you believe you want to import, it would be best to start with a small quanity first
According to Incoterms 2010
Please inform about it in your inquiry so as U.M. to check if it can quote as international regulations may apply.
materials of small thicknesses are very vulnerable to damage during shipment, U.M. will not be able to quote for such small thicknesses.
this is only due to the international voip systems, has nothing to do with U.M.
U.M. did nothing less than what thousands of Greek companies did, that would be to move business outside Greece. It is not possible for 1 ( one ) single Euro profit a company to be obliged to pay 5000 Euro minimum in taxes and national contributions.
20 %. U.M. is also subject to possible taxation due to the billateral tax treaty between Greece and the U.K.
Please click the relevant link, under ”Your Country” section in the same page you are in now
Yes, at your premises, or at serviced offices, mainly Regus, or by tele-meeting i.e: Skype
Utility Metals serves a variety of industries i.e
architecture, HO.RE.CA., energy such as electricity stations, sports equipment, chemical such as detergent factories, cnc machine shops, Laser, Plasma, Waterjet cutting companies, defense industry i.e for automotive purposes, companies with punching machines, shipbuilding, food industry, findustry, advertising industry and other !
Due to data privacy, U.M. can’t mention names of customers or of brands, but here below some important sales are mentioned:
Utility Metals is not active and can not sell to the following industries
There are thousands of websites worldwide from companies dealing with metals ( just in the E.U. almost more than 2000 ). Some have to stand out. As explained in the same webpage in the past, it is all about S.E.O. ( Search Engine Optimisation ). What looks strange to you, makes perfect sense in people dealing with S.E.O., even if U.M.’s approach is a bit unorthodox, yet, it seemed to be working in search engine results and in google and bing analytics. It takes an incredible amount of time ! The vast majority of images have kept their past names. This is not easy as the web site had to be republished in WordPress and not in Adobe Muse, as Muse is now discontinued. Some images had to change. Description is almost the same as in the past. What you see now, is the same like years before. Moreover, as had promised in the previous website, U.M. corrected the alt text assisting the people with disabilities to read better this site.
Only repeated coincidences are not coincidences. This one is a coincidence. UTILITY METALS UK LTD has nothing to do with UTILITY METALS in the U.S.A. or U-METAL in Singapore. In the metal trade business too many business names include the word ”Metal”
UTILITY METALS UK LTD
Registered in England & Wales
Registered & Trading Address:
483 Green Lanes, Palmers Green,
London, N13 4BS, U.K.
Company #: 08383517,
EORI customs #: GB176985149000