Snap-on Tools

  • Membership: Full
  • Sector: Automotive Services
  • Contact: Lisa Law QFP
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  • Tel: 01536413800
  • Location: The Distribution Centre, Telford Way, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8SN, UK

Snap-on ToolsCompany Overview

Snap-on Tools is a division of Snap-on Tools Incorporated, which is a $2.9 billion global company. Founded in 1920 with a simple idea that “five would do the work of fifty”, Snap-on expanded to the UK in 1965.

Today Snap-on is a global innovator, manufacturer and distributor of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for the professional technician. Product lines include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostic software, information and management systems and workshop equipment.

Franchise Overview

Snap-on Tools has over 4,500 franchisees worldwide with over 400 operating within the UK and Ireland. Our territories are geographically drawn giving each franchisee around 220 potential buying customers who are identified and routed into a weekly round before a franchisee starts. This means our franchisees don’t have to cold call.

The Snap-on franchise is a simple model which enables ordinary people to take charge of their own destiny and then through their own efforts go on to be successful and fulfil their dreams.

Snap-on ToolsKey Information

  • Network Size: Over 100 units
  • Franchise Type: Job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £16,045
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £5,000
  • Franchise Location: Van-based
  • Market: B2B and B2C

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


Snap-on ToolsSnap-on franchisees are assigned a dedicated franchise developer for their first twelve months in business. After two weeks classroom training at our dedicated training school in Dallas, the franchise developer will initially spend 17 days in the first 5 weeks on your mobile store putting the theory into practice. They will then work with you to build and establish your business until such time a sales developer takes over, focusing on long-term business growth and profitability.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

A typical day starts at 8am and you will see around 40-50 customers a day; the number of stops will depend on the types of calls you have that day. You will drive your custom-built mobile store to your customers, on the same day, at the same time each week and service their tool requirements. Typically the last call would be at 6pm when the franchisee would go home and finalise the day’s paperwork.

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