Compton Distribution

The sole Handy Industries importer in the UK

About Us

Compton Distribution is a division of Compton Cymru Cyf. (Ltd.), established in 1966 as A S Thomas & Sons and incorporated as Compton Cymru Cyf in 1995. We are the sole importer of Handy Industries products in the UK.

Handy, Division of Janco Industries, Inc., was formed following the co-purchase of the Handy product line from Handy Industries, LLC in August of 2010. In late 2011, Janco became the sole owner of the Handy product line. Janco Industries, Inc., is a family-owned and operated business in Sully, Iowa, founded in 1993 by Ron Jansen and now owned by Joel and Deann Jansen.

Handy was originally Western Manufacturing, founded in Marshalltown, Iowa, in 1964. When the economic conditions required a closure of the business in 2010, Joel Jansen and a business acquaintance, Thomas Deimerly, saw an opportunity to turn a business, that was once a customer of both of them, around, in turn carrying on a tradition of manufacturing American-made products that are built to last a lifetime.

Today, the Handy product line is owned solely and manufactured in its entirety by Janco. The Handy product line includes motorcycle, ATV, and UTV lifts, louvered tailgates, shop equipment, and accessories. In 2016 Handy launched a speciality lift, the Dual Lift for the mobility sector. All fabrication of Handy products is done on state-of-the-art equipment at the company’s 75,000-square foot manufacturing facility in Sully, Iowa.

The entire Handy team is committed to providing superior American-made products to its customers.