HISTORY FINE-TUNED.

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 crtitical jobs, and critical moments in history. 

 

Scroll down to experience the impact of Snap-on.

1921

wheels in motion

Founder Joe Johnson actively promoted the Snap-on® line to large automotive manufacturing plants in Detroit.

1927

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.

1927

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.

1930

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.

1941

rosie's rivets.

Snap-on becomes a preferred supplier of hand tools for the miitary during World War II

1982

entering new orbits.

Snap-on works with NASA to develop special tools for astronauts. 

2011 & beyond

engineering tomorrow

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."

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