Established in 1920 by Joseph Johnson and William Seidemann, Snap-on originally produced and sold sockets that would “snap on” to interchangeable handles. Fast forward to present day, and the company is an international leading manufacturer and marketer of hand and power tools, automotive diagnostics, shop equipment, and other solutions for professional mechanics.
Snap-on products and services are available online, in stores, and through the company’s thousands of franchisees who operate mobile stores across the United States. Dubbed a “Showroom on Wheels”, the Snap-on truck allows franchisees to go directly to their customers. Each vehicle is outfitted with a computer and a wireless Internet connection for processing sales transactions, ordering products, and managing inventory; a DVD player and monitor for showing product clips and demonstrations; and a heavy duty lift gate.
Ranked number one on Forbes‘s recent “Top 20 Franchises for the Buck” list, Snap-on stores on wheels have also been recognized by business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, Entrepreneur magazine, and the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program.