Who we are
Snap-on is a leader in the industry and our tools are universally recognised by professionals as the absolute highest quality in the industry. Snap-on franchisees are in the enviable position of selling exclusive, premium products to their customers.
The Industry Leader
Snap-on Incorporated, our parent company, and affiliates have more than 22,000 products, operate in more than 130 countries and employ approximately 11,000 people worldwide. Snap-on also has a franchise network of more than 4,300 franchises. Headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA, Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Snap-on Incorporated is a $2.6 billion, S&P 500 company whose product lines include high-quality hand tools and tool storage solutions, diagnostic equipment, information and management systems, and “under-car” workshop equipment like hydraulic lifts and tyre changers. Snap-on serves technicians in the auto, marine, and aviation industries, vehicle manufacturers, utilities, and government and industrial organizations.
A Dedication to Innovation
At Snap-on, we are driven by a relentless determination to be the best, providing practical, original and inventive solutions for the professionals we serve. A roll-up-your-sleeves mentality toward innovation combines customer listening with the best new thinking into proven products and services.
Our innovation and technology is important to the professionals who make their living using Snap-on products. Whether it's our hand tools that perform under the most rigorous conditions, diagnostic equipment that is easy to use, or tool storage solutions that utilise every square inch of workspace, innovation is a quality found throughout our product line.
Snap-on in the UK was founded in 1965 with its first Branch Office in Kettering, Northamptonshire. A little over a decade later, Snap-on Tools had 100 UK Dealers operating from four Branches, this expanded to seven Branches by the late 1980s. Today, we have over 400 franchises operating territories in the UK and Ireland.
In 1996 Snap-on opened a state-of-the-art Distribution Centre in Kettering, which now provides centralised service and support to Snap-on franchisees across the UK, Ireland, Europe and Scandinavia.
Snap-on UK is a Full member of the BFA (British Franchise Association) and in 2007 was awarded their most prestigious award being named Franchisor of the Year.