Our History

1991


Handy Ltd was formed as a joint venture with US company Handy Button Machine Company, focusing primarily on the fashion sector.

1991


Handy Ltd was formed as a joint venture with US company Handy Button Machine Company, focusing primarily on the fashion sector.

1996


Handy becomes fully UK owned, allowing us to explore growth potential in domestic and overseas markets.

1996


Handy becomes fully UK owned, allowing us to explore growth potential in domestic and overseas markets.

1998


As the UK fashion industry gravitated towards Far East production, we diversified and found new growth in the furniture and bedding markets, partnering with specialist European manufacturers to offer a wider range of products and services.

1998


As the UK fashion industry gravitated towards Far East production, we diversified and found new growth in the furniture and bedding markets, partnering with specialist European manufacturers to offer a wider range of products and services.

2003


Handy’s diverse range of products and services continues to grow, prompting new partnerships with European market leaders Simalfa and Tricover. We also increasingly saw the value of protecting our design and development successes securing various patents and design registrations.

2003


Handy’s diverse range of products and services continues to grow, prompting new partnerships with European market leaders Simalfa and Tricover. We also increasingly saw the value of protecting our design and development successes securing various patents and design registrations.

2004


Acquired a new purpose-built Head Office in Enfield.

2004


Acquired a new purpose-built Head Office in Enfield.

2014


Embracing growth across all markets, we doubled the size of our warehouse / distribution facility.

2014


Embracing growth across all markets, we doubled the size of our warehouse / distribution facility.

2020


We invested in a new ERP System and have implemented Scanning, Bar Coding and 24/7 customer online ordering with historical account visibility.

2020


We invested in a new ERP System and have implemented Scanning, Bar Coding and 24/7 customer online ordering with historical account visibility.

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