In 1950, in a modest workshop in the San Gabriel Valley (A suburb of Los Angeles, California), the original "Handy Cutter" flat box cutter was invented. This cutter began a series of very successful products, almost 60 years ago, that are now being used worldwide.
Although the "Handy Cutter" has been imitated over and over again, due to the elegant "minimalistic design", it's function shines through no matter what the disguise. Continuous growth, based on creative new ideas, makes Pacific Handy Cutter, Inc., (PHC) an integral player in the food, grocery and industrial hardware industries. Invariably, our products find their way into a worker's home tool box, a real test of a tool's usefulness- indispensability. Today, our design approach has evolved into a controlled and studied process, that incorporates input from the field and from our knowledge base of technologies, delivering products that often exceed expectations.
In 2007, PHC was acquired by American Capital (ACAS), a publicly traded, world leading private equity firm. With the added financial and management expertise, our team uncovers new market opportunities daily and originates great ideas ready to meet the need.