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About Snap-on Franchise

Snap-on grants franchisees a license to operate a franchised mobile store. As a franchisee, you own your own business, selling high quality repair, software, and diagnostic tools and equipment to customers in your territory. The territory boundary defines your area and all calls within that boundary belong to you and are not assigned to any other Snap-on Tools franchisee. You are in charge of your franchise, setting your own schedule and managing your customer relationships, and Snap-on offers you the resources and training you need to do your best work.

Why should you choose Snap-on?
We can think of many reasons.

  • Owner operated
  • No percentage based royalty fees
  • Control your own destiny
  • Opportunity to own multiple Snap on franchise businesses for qualified franchisees
  • Finance programs may be available for you and your customers
  • Take control of your financial future

Get to know us better, and you'll discover even more reasons why we're the #1 tool brand and the #1 tool franchise in the world.


The Snap-on Franchise Opportunity


Our Proven Business Model

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

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

Our business model has worked for franchisees since the beginning, it is working for our current 4,600 mobile stores around the globe and it could work for you.

Snap-on Could Change Your Life

Becoming a Snap-on franchisee is a big decision, but it offers endless possibilities and potential. Here are some reasons Snap-on could be right for you, right now.

  • We have been named an Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Top Tool Franchise since 2013.
  • We have a proven business model and an iconic 100 year old brand.
  • We offer financing programs to qualified franchisees through Snap-on Finance Limited.
  • We provide extensive initial training.

You don't have to dream about a better future. You can own it.


Your Mobile Store

Step Inside Our Mobile Store and Have a Look Around
With Snap-on, you can sell the highest quality products right off the showroom floor anywhere your store is parked.


Meet Our Franchise Owners

The people who can best describe what it's like to be a Snap-on franchisee are the people who operate their business every day. Hear what these franchisees have to say about their experiences owning their own business and selling the top tool brand.

Paul Bevington, an owner of a franchise business in Northumberland:

The benefit of the support from the franchisor really appealed to me. Ever the businessman, I did my due-diligence and researched the business model in detail but, if anything, it reaffirmed my beliefs that I’d be buying into a second chance at my dream career. I met with the franchise team for my initial interview and was completely blown away by their knowledge and professionalism. I was sold! After funding the initial costs through Snap-on finance, I was on my way to training!

Jonathan Garside, an owner of a franchise business in Aldershot:

 If you’re prepared to put the hours in, then the rewards are there. I’m only sorry I didn’t do it years ago! 


Our Support System

Although Snap-on franchisees own their own businesses, we provide continuous support and training. We license you to service a territory 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 Recruitment Manager will be available to you to answer all of your questions and walk you through the discovery process.

Once you become a Snap-on franchisee, our support system includes Snap-on Franchise Performance Team Members.

Snap-on's Franchise Performance Team members are experts on training the Snap-on Tools program, and their experience can be useful as you launch your business. Part of their job is to ride along and support new franchisees during their first six weeks in business, and they are someone you can call with questions at any point during your time as a franchisee. In addition, to Snap-on's Franchise Performance Team you also have available support from our world class Customer Care Center and our affiliate Snap-on Finance.

A major benefit of being a Snap-on franchisee is being associated with the Snap-on brand. You will enjoy the value of being associated with the trusted and iconic Snap-on brand. The Snap-on legacy is immediately recognised and you will become the local face of Snap-on. From there, your regular and professional service form the customer relationships that build your Snap-on Tools franchise business.


Our Training For You

We want people as good as our tools and our training programs help provide individuals with skill sets to operate their Snap-on franchise business. You don't have to have a background in tools, franchising or even sales to own a Snap-on Tools franchise. You do need the desire, drive and self-discipline to learn the proven Snap-on Tools program. All new franchisees attend approximately 10 days of excellent intial training sessions include:

  • Customer Driven Selling
    • Planning Your Day
    • Selling and Collection Techniques
  • Product Knowledge
  • Snap-on Finance Financing for Customers
  • Business Management
  • Point of Sale System Training
  • Diagnostic Training
  • Compliance

After the initial training, new franchisees will receive hands-on training in their mobile store. For the first six 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 you, and as a Snap-on franchisee, you 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.