Our History

Nearly 70 Years of Exceptional Tube Making Experience

Handy & Harman Ltd. is a diversified global industrial company delivering value through innovation, operating excellence and superior customer service. Handy & Harman Ltd. and its subsidiaries employ over 3,400 people at 39 locations in eight countries.

About HandyTube

As a Handy & Harman company, HandyTube is a premium manufacturer of Xtreme Length™ seamless stainless steel coil tubing for diverse industries worldwide.  We have developed the most efficient, reliable and lean manufacturing processes in the industry resulting in quality products for many applications. Our many competitive advantages include:

  • Coil Lengths: The longest available seamless tube coils
  • Quality: The most consistent mechanical and dimensional properties
  • Lean Manufacturing: Continuous improvement incorporating Kaizen methods to reduce WIP (Work in Process)
  • Stocking Program: Many standard coiled products available from stock
  • Lead Times: Short lead times for standard and custom products
  • True Seamless: No welds of any kind
  • Service & Flexibility: On-Site sales & engineering support for special applications

HandyTube products are used in applications for:

  • The energy sector with a focus on clean fuel technologies in CNG & LNG Transfer
  • Oil & gas for sub-sea safety valves, control lines and chemical injection
  • Chemical process and instrumentation serving a wide array applications with multiple alloys
  • Aerospace and Defense with specialty application products
  • Chromatography with Ultra-Small Diameter Tubing for HPLC
  • Shipbuilding industry with hydraulic tubing and off-shore control lines

Handy & Harman and its companies have a long standing commitment to integrity, with HandyTube Corporation proudly sharing this belief. We make it evident with our dedication to high-quality service and products. Our highly experienced engineers provide expertise on new product development, through continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.

HandyTube is an integral partner with our customers worldwide.  We take products from a raw idea to full implementation and we provide extensive customer-specific solutions for critical applications. You can rely on our team of engineers to refine your ideas, explore options, create new solutions, analyze values and deliver on commitments that make you successful.

 A Leader in Precious Metals Since 1867

Handy & Harman, Ltd., a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange, had its origins in a precious metals trading company, Peter Hayden & Co., established in New York in 1867.  Over the next 19 years, the company’s name changed three times:  The Banking House of Parker Handy (1870), The Banking House of Parker and Cronise (1878) and, finally, Handy & Harman (1886).

Today, Handy & Harman is a diversified global industrial company delivering values through innovation, operating excellence and superior customer service.  Handy & Harman, Ltd., and its subsidiaries employ over 1,800 people in 29 locations.

HandyTube History

1867 – Handy & Harman founded as a precious metals company

1892 – Handy & Harman sets domestic traded silver price

1905 – Started diversifying metals business to include brazing alloys

1948 – Handy & Harman Tube Division is founded in Norristown, Pennsylvania

1981 – Camdel Metals Long Coil Division is founded in Camden, Delaware

2006 – HandyTube Precision Materials product line added to Camdel Metals