Snap-on Tools

Snap-on Tools
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In 1920, a particular wrench could only do one particular job, but Joseph Johnson had an idea to change that. Along with William Seidemann, he began manufacturing ten different sockets that would "snap on" to five interchangeable wrench handles, so that one tool could do the work of five. The Snap-on Wrench Company's representatives sold these new products by taking them to the customers at their places of business and demonstrating their use.

Today, Snap-on Tools franchisees sell far more than just wrenches. They offer over 22,000 products, including hand tools, power tools, diagnostic tools, tool storage and shop equipment, but the way they sell is much the same. Once a week they bring their "mobile stores"--trucks filled with their products--directly to their customers, which include car dealerships, mechanics, marinas and airports.

Country of origin 
US United States
Business established 
1920
Franchising since 
1991
Number of units (worldwide) 
4.804
Target countries 
AR AR
AU AU
AT AT
BR BR
BG BG
HR HR
CZ CZ
FI FI
FR FR
DE DE
HU HU
IE IE
IT IT
MX MX
NO NO
PY PY
PE PE
PL PL
PT PT
MD MD
RO RO
RU RU
RS RS
SE SE
UA UA
AE AE
GB GB
US US
Target locations 
Contract type 
Contract duration (years) 
10
Investment level 
Franchise fee 
7.000 EUR
Royalty 
110EUR/month
Please note that the legal and financial info presented here may vary, depending on the country and region. Prices are expressed in EUR and may have been converted from local currencies at the time of the listing.
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