Three generations in business and a single winning policy: distribution of innovative, high quality products. That was what Enrico Ullmann set out to and strove to accomplish when he first got in business in 1931, eventually making it his company trademark and subsequently carried on by his still student son Gianfranco in the 60s, subscribed to up to the present day by his grandchildren Enrico and Lucia, who have injected it with young entrepreneurs’ fresh energies and enthusiasm.
A pursuit evident in some of the products brand names that Ullmann was first to introduce on the Italian market: the Miller Sprayer compressor for one, imported from the USA in 1960, the Tajima cutters and Snowman markers landed from faraway Japan in the 70s and 80s, and the Scratch Fix, a “must” professional marker for quick and accurate wood blemishes touch-up designed with craftsmen and furniture restorers in mind.
ENRICO ULLMANN SET UP HIS BUSINESS IN GENOA
THE MILLER SPRAYER COMPRESSOR LANDS IN ITALY
Imported for the first time by Ullmann from faraway America. Such a compact compressor was an utter novelty in Italy, and was successfully launched under the slogan “the compressor that fits in your hand”.
SNAP-BLADES FROM JAPAN HIT THE MARKET
Japan, cutting tools manufacturing leader in the world, brought out the then highly innovative snap-blades on their internal market.
Ullmann was among the first to import the Tajima branded revolutionary blades to Italy.
ULLMANN BRINGS IN THE SNOWMAN MARKERS ON THE ITALIAN MARKET
Japan was then “the” manufacturer of professional felt tip paint markers.
Following the placement in Italy by Ullmann of the Snowman branded industrial markers, they would gradually come to replace a significant part of traditional marking tools then in use, becoming a frontrunner in professionals’ favourites.
A GREAT NOVELTY FROM THE USA: THE SCRATCH FIX
Ullmann saw early on potential in importing the wood scratches touch-up marker patented by an American carpenter: an absolute practical innovation for craftsmen and antique furniture restorers. His bet paid off, with Scratch fix turning into a winning product within a short time of its lauch.
THE CORONA BRAND WAS BORN
To best cater to professionals requirements, Ullmann manufactured new synthetic ultra flexible spatulas. So the Corona brand was born, attaining in time a leading position within the professional spatulas market and presently offering 3 distinct product lines and a wide range of designs.
NEW CREATIVE MARKERS YET AGAIN FROM JAPAN
The beneficial business relationship with Japan shifted to a higher gear, with a deal struck for distribution of the MARVY-UCHIDA brand of special permanent markers, conceived for creative application on fabrics, jeans, china, glass, wax and many more materials.
DIGI-PAS INNOVATION IN MEASURING DEVICES
In its ongoing drive for sourcing cutting edge products, Ullmann approached Digi-Pas, a young company sprung out of Singapore Techno Village, at the forefront in the manufacture of smart - inclinometers and state of the art digital levels.
KAPRO LEVELS MAKE THEIR ULLMANN DEBUT
Ullmann got flatteringly approached by and selected for distribution by KAPRO, a manufacturer enjoying excellent worldwide reputation for its measuring devices quality standards and high precision.
Kapro professional levels take their rightful place in the Ullmann catalogue, substantially increasing the range of professional devices available.
LAITZ SUPERIOR LASER GAUGES
In the aftermath of years of company “probing”, the choice for a reputable source of laser technology gauges fell on Laitz, a High-Tech company evolved from a Tsinghua University of Beijing Chinese Start-up, which developed and patented its own technologies for manufacturing high quality laser gauges.
Laitz lasers deservedly join the Ullmann products catalogue family.