Mac Tools

Contact details

Member - Full
Vehicle Service
Lesley Cobb
Mac Tools  
08450 6000 60
Stanley Black & Decker Ltd, 3 Europa Court, Sheffield Business Park, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 1XE, United Kingdom

About Mac Tools

Mac ToolsCompany Overview

Mac Tools is part of Stanley Black & Decker, a $12 billion global organisation employing over 30,000 people worldwide and owner of the world-famous Mac Tools, DeWALT, Facom, Britool Expert and STANLEY.

Mac Tools was founded in 1938 in the USA by seven men who wanted to manufacture the finest tools in the world. Our franchisees operate in a potential UK market of over £150 million with a 25% annual growth for three consecutive years.

Franchise Overview

Mac Tools

The Mac Tools franchise network currently consists of over 160 franchisees in the UK. In 1990 Mac Tools expanded to the UK and since then we have grown our network nationally. Our franchisees are trusted distributors of what we consider to be the best quality tools on the market to customers such as car dealerships, automotive repair shops, manufacturing units and engineering companies. 

Key Information

  • Network Size: Over 100 units
  • Franchise Type: Job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £50,000
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £5,000
  • Franchise Location: Van-based
  • Market: B2C

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).


The Mac Tools franchise package provides you with a full support team. You will have access to our Train, Launch and Coach (TLC) programme which includes:

  • Training – 2 weeks
  • Launch – 2 weeks of immediate field support in building your business within your territory after training
  • Coach – 12 month programme ensuring you are meeting your business objectives
  • Ongoing training, development and support will be provided 

Daily Life of a Franchisee

The Mac Tools franchise is an exciting opportunity for you to enjoy work and be the master of your own destiny. A van franchise is different to other franchise options in the sense that being out on the road is a definitive lifestyle.

This lifestyle not only offers the freedom to travel your own route and the flexibility to stop at different places within your territory, but also to meet different people on a daily basis. 

Mac Tools Case studies

  • Neil Whitford

    Mac Tools: Neil Whitford

    Neil Whitford is a franchisee for Mac Tools who covers the Skipton area, he became a franchisee back in May 2015. After a move away from where his previous business, Neil was looking for new opportunities when he came across and advert for Mac Tools.

  • Anthony Halsey

    Mac Tools: Anthony Halsey

    Anthony Halsey, who joined Mac Tools in November 2015, with his franchise in Paignton, is a qualified mechanic.

  • Alan Johnson

    Mac Tools: Alan Johnson

    Alan Johnson joined the Mac Tools family in September 2015. Alan spent most of his working life as a mechanic, but has also had stints as a telecom engineer and a radio communications engineer.

  • Germaine Ash

    Mac Tools: Germaine Ash

    Germaine Ash became a Mac Tools franchisee in March 2015. Based in Redditch, Worcestershire, Germaine comes from a background of engineering and design and also holds a degree in Industrial Design.

  • Jonathan Rochead

    Mac Tools: Jonathan Rochead

    Another Mac Tools franchisee completes his first 12 months on the road using skills gained in a previous career to enhance his thriving business.

  • Claudio Zanobini

    Mac Tools: Claudio Zanobini

    Claudio Zanobini worked in the motor trade for many years, and combining that with his specialism in retail sales means that he is fully equipped to deal with the professional customers he sees every day.

  • John Booth

    Mac Tools: John Booth

    John Booth had worked in franchising before, as well as running his own courier business for 15 years. He knew he was ready for a change when he felt he was enjoying his work less and the stress of employing and managing so many staff became more evident.

  • Nigel Hammond

    Mac Tools: Nigel Hammond

    After reading about franchise opportunities on the internet and checking the bfa website, Nigel soon realised that the potential and support on offer with Mac Tools were exactly what he’d been looking for.

  • Julian Strauss

    Mac Tools: Julian Strauss

    Julian Strauss was all done with work, he’d even retired. But when that got a bit boring in May 2011, he decided that a new business challenge would be the perfect thing to keep him occupied!

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