FOR NEARLY A CENTURY, SNAP-ON HAS BEEN TRUSTED BY PROFESSIONALS IN CRITICAL INDUSTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
From our beginnings in a garage, to the front lines of World War II, to new horizons in space, Snap-on has been a part of both critical jobs, and critical moments in history.
Scroll down to experience the impact of Snap-on.
wheels in motion
Founder Joe Johnson actively promoted the Snap-on® line to large automotive manufacturing plants in Detroit.
oil & gas dallas branch
Realizing their potential outside the garage, the Detroit Branch Manager encouraged the design and production of power sockets and impact wrenches for use in assembly plants.
The spirit of st. louis
Our products serviced the groundbreaking Spirit of St. Louis, helping it complete the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
safety in industrial maintenance
Designed to prevent heavy sockets from droping off the drive and causing injury, the patented "Safety-First Socket Lock" first appeared.
Snap-on becomes a preferred supplier of hand tools for the military during World War II
entering new orbits.
Snap-on works with NASA to develop special tools for astronauts.
2011 & beyond
The Snap-on Level 5™ ATC system was introduced, providing a simple and user-friendly solution for detecting tools issued from and returned to a toolbox. In order to demonstrate ATC and other complex products, SNap-on Industrial launched a fleet of Advanced Technology Labs (ATLs). The latest Snap-on Innovation, the Snap-on Certification Program, is a revolutionary national network of training institutions offering advanced training courses in a variety of critical industries.
These and other unique programs represent the Strategic Advantages that will propel Snap-on toward achieving its mission: The Most Valued Productivity Solutions in the World.
a global presence
snap-on is found on critical worksites all over the world
In emerging markets around the globe, Snap-on continues to add capacity and product categories to an ever-expanding portfolio, all meeting Snap-on's exacting world-class performance standards.
"Our tools are being advertised in every language and sold in all civilized lands around the globe. It is actually true that the sun never sets on our tools."