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First Gear, Inc. Acquires Die-Cast Promotions

September 18, 2018

PEOSTA, Iowa - September 18, 2018 - First Gear announced today the purchase of Die-Cast Promotions (DCP), a DUBUQUE, Iowa based company. DCP is a leading manufacturer of diecast metal replicas primarily in 1/64 scale. This acquisition will enable the immediate expansion of First Gear’s own 1/64 scale diecast replicas product line to include additional cab and trailer options.

“Acquiring Die-Cast Promotions is a natural fit for First Gear. We both offer high quality diecast replicas at attractive price points for our customers,” said Rich Knight, President of First Gear. “We are excited to be expanding our 1/64 line. I think our clientele will enjoy the new extension of options available to them for their custom imprinting needs.”

Among the 1/64 scale models customers can look forward to are the new Volvo VNL® series, the Freightliner® New Cascadia®, Peterbilt® Model 352 COE, Kenworth® K100, and a diverse selection of 1/64 scale dedicated trailer and load options. First Gear customers will have access to DCP’s entire back catalog of models, which will be combined with First Gear’s tooling library to give businesses the best options available for their custom diecast replica program needs.

Established in 1992, First Gear has been a world class manufacturer and marketer of custom imprinted and custom tooled diecast metal and plastic replicas. They have developed an international reputation for quality, service, and dependability in the collectibles and premiums/promotionals market. First Gear products appeal to all industries including agriculture, construction, freight, petroleum, refuse, towing, and utility on a worldwide basis.

First Gear is excited about this new opportunity to expand their product line and customer base, and to continue providing service that is second-to-none in the industry to our highly valued customers.


For more information regarding this acquisition, please contact First Gear.

8668 Kapp Dr.
Peosta, IA 52068
Toll Free: 888-771-5576
Phone: 563-582-2071
Fax: 563-582-2415
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