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Snap-on Tools Franchise

Snap-on is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of high-end tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users.

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Snap-on Tools Franchise Opportunity

Snap-on Tools has the #1 market share position in the industry and our tools are universally recognized by professionals as the absolute highest quality tools in the industry. Snap-on franchisees are in the enviable position of selling exclusive, premium products to their customers that were ranked number one in every category – Hand tools, Power Tools, Tool Storage and Diagnostic Equipment – in a recent independent survey by Frost and Sullivan of U.S. automotive technicians.

Snap-on Incorporated has more than 19,000 products, operates in more than 130 countries and employs approximately 11,600 people worldwide. Snap-on also has a franchise network of more than 4,000 franchisees. Headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Snap-on is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users.

Snap-on Incorporated is a $2.8 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” shop implements like hydraulic lifts and tire changers. Snap-on serves technicians in the auto, marine, and aviation industries, vehicle manufacturers, utilities, and government and industrial organizations

Snap-on Tools Owner Satisfaction Report

Franchise Business Review has worked with over 1,100 franchise systems. We independently contact all open and active franchisees and invite them to participate in our satisfaction survey. Only the brands that exceed our satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. Snap-on Tools conducted their franchise review with US franchisees in September 2020, and collected feedback from 37% of the active franchisees (1041).

Highlights include:

  • 94% of franchises “strongly agree” or “agree” when asked if they enjoy being part of the organization.
  • 95% of franchisees rate the financial opportunity of the business as moderate, strong, or very strong- 21% higher than the food segment average.
  • 96% of franchisees are likely to recommend the franchise to others, 13% higher than our overall industry benchmark.
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Snap-on Tools
Franchise Owner Satisfaction Report
Review completed: October 2021
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50-69 Average
70-100 Best
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Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. Snap-on Tools does. Download the franchisee satisfaction report on Snap-on Tools for free.

Snap-on Tools Reviews & Testimonials

Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.

  • Through the years, Snap-on has become more and more supportive of the dealers, making it easier to own a larger part of the available customer base… After 35 years as a dealer, I feel as I did when I first started. I’m lucky and very honored to be that guy that gets to be a Snap-on Dealer. What a COOL career!!

    Tom, Very Small Market (Under 50,000 population)

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    FSI
  • I think the staff is doing a lot for the dealers and they always give me the support I need… they know their management roles. I’m proud of [my] region. My recommendation? Keep doing what you’re doing.

    Michael, Medium Market (100,000 - 249,000 population)

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    FSI
  • We at snap-on have the best training I have ever seen or even heard of, thank you for that. The only place for improvement [with training] is in how to use an assistant effectively, but I understand this is still relatively new to Snap-on as a whole [and] I am confident it will reach the same level of excellence as our other training programs.

    Mark, Medium market (100,000 - 249,000 population)

    Overall Brand Rating:

    FSI

Franchising with Snap-on Tools

Business Model

Snap-on Tools has been around for a long time, so they know how to grow with the ever evolving tool industry and economy. However, they never stray from their proven business model that has made Snap-on the #1 tool brand since 1920. It includes:

  • Custom software
  • Sales support
  • Established brand
  • R&D engine
  • Distribution system

The Snap-on business model has worked for franchisees since the beginning. Their proven process has been working for their current 4,600 franchisees around the globe and it could work for you.

Key Benefits

The Snap-on franchise opportunity compares favorably to other franchise offerings in a variety of ways. Cost of entry is very competitive, products are best in class and the customer base is already established.

  • World Class Brand: Recognized the world over by professional tool users.
  • Industry Leader: Snap-on is universally recognized by professionals as the absolute highest quality tools in the industry ranked number one in every category in a recent Frost and Sullivan survey.
  • Not Tied to Real Estate: The benefit of a mobile tool store is just that: it’s mobile. No building codes to comply with and no fixed site expenses like percentage rent and leasehold improvements.
  • History of Success: Snap-on has built a proven business model of success that has lasted decades longer than most of competitors.
  • Built-in Customer Base: Each franchisee receives a protected, surveyed list of calls of potential professional tool users.
  • In-house Financing: Get help with your franchise purchase from a team of financing experts that understand the business you are buying.
  • Proven Operating System: With almost 90 years of experience, Snap-on has developed a solid operating system for its franchisees to use.
  • Franchises Available Worldwide: Snap-on has franchises available in the U.S. as well as several other countries including United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, South Africa, Puerto Rico and Guam.
  • Vet-Fran Member: Ask about the discount for qualified military veterans.
Marketing Support

Franchisees receive customer-driven sales and marketing training in-depth product training.

Training Programs

Although Snap-on franchisees own their own businesses, we provide continuous support and training. We license you to service a list of shops with no competition from other Snap-on Tools franchisees, making it possible for franchisees to learn from each other and share ideas. However, the support does not end there.

Even before you start your journey as a Snap-on franchisee, a Franchise Manager will be available to you to answer all of your questions and walk you through the discovery process.

All new franchisees attend approximately 10 days of excellent intial training sessions in Grapevine, Texas that include:

  • Customer Driven Selling
  • Planning Your Day
  • Selling and Collection Techniques
  • Product Knowledge
  • Snap-on Credit Financing for Customers
  • Business Management
  • Point of Sale System Training
  • After the initial training, new franchisees will receive hands-on training in their mobile store. For the first three weeks you have your store, a Franchise Performance Team member will ride with you and provide advice along the way.
  • The learning does not end after you complete your mobile store training. Even the most seasoned franchisees can become better by taking advantage of continued training. You will have the opportunity to attend different trainings, conferences and meetings throughout the years. As the business environment evolves, you will witness Snap-on innovate with new product solutions for the customer and yourself, as a Snap-on franchisee, will appreciate the opportunity to learn how to market these solutions to your customers. Your ability to provide your customers innovative solutions to a changing industry allows your business the opportunity to leverage change and continue to grow.
Contact Information
  • Corporate Address: Snap-on Tools LLC, 2801 80th. Street, Kenosha, WI 53143
  • Contact Name(s): Erica Hoey
  • Website: SnaponFranchise.com
  • Phone #: 877-476-2766

Snap-on Tools Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $175,146 - $411,941
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $3,812,654,288

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Snap-on Tools Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Rock Star
FBR Hall of Fame
2022 Top Recession-Proof
2022 Top 200
2022 Best Culture
2021 Recession Proof
2021 Top Veterans
2021 Top
2020 Second Career
2020 Best Culture
2020 Top Home-Based Franchise
2020 Top Veterans
2020 FBR Top
2019 Services
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Multi-Unit

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Snap-on is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of high-end tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users.

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  • Cash Required: $3,812,654,288
  • Total Startup Investment: $175,146 - $411,941
  • Franchising Since: 1991
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 3683

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