Welcome to Hand Arnold: A Legacy of Excellence.

In the Beginning

Established in 1920 by visionaries Mr. Hand and Mr. Arnold, Hand Arnold has evolved from a humble sole proprietorship representing five international firms into a dynamic, multi-million-dollar corporate distributor.

With a portfolio encompassing over 30 renowned multinational companies, we specialize in the distribution of top-quality food, beverage, household, hygiene, housewares, and pet food products throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

Our reputation for exceptional quality and unwavering service has made us the industry leader in our region.

Revolutionizing Our Industry

An important milestone in our journey was our full computerization in 1970, making us the first of our kind to embrace this technology. In 1984, we constructed our state-of-the-art fully racked warehousing facility, further enhancing our capabilities to meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients.

Our Remarkable Journey of Resilience and Growth

Despite a challenging setback in 1990 during the attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago, where we incurred significant losses due to countrywide looting, our unwavering determination and resilience led us to a remarkable recovery by 1995. As a testament to our spirit, we expanded our operations by adding adjoining offices to our El Socorro Warehouse. In 1994, we also acquired Alfred Telfer & Co Ltd., a prestigious distributor of ethical pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and OTC products.

A Transformative Partnership

In August 2008, a new chapter began for Hand Arnold when we became part of Agostini’s Limited, a distribution company with product ranges that beautifully complement our existing lines. This union has further strengthened our capabilities, enabling us to provide an even broader range of quality products and services to our valued customers.

A Proud Legacy of Excellence and Partnership

At Hand Arnold, we are proud of our rich history and the outstanding team that drives our success. We remain dedicated to delivering excellence in distribution, upholding the highest standards, and forging enduring partnerships with our valued clients and suppliers. Experience the legacy. Choose Hand Arnold, your trusted distribution partner for a diverse range of top-quality products.

The Story Of 100 Years, 1920 - 2020

We dedicate this book to YOU. Our loyal staff, past and present, and to our suppliers, customers and all our stakeholders, who have made this 100-year journey possible.