Snap-on Tools

Initial Investment

LOW: $166,847
HIGH: $319,547

Change in Units

+0.3% +13 UNITS (1 Year)
+0.5% +24 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1991 (25 Years)

Corporate Address

2801 80th St. Kenosha, WI 53143


Nick Pinchuk

Parent Company

Snap-on Inc.

Ticker Symbol

About Snap-on Tools

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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$166,847 - $319,547

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement

$33,019 - $50,183

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$7,500 - $15,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Snap-on Tools offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable

Snap-on Tools has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 

Veteran Incentives

$20,000 off startup inventory

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 22

Lowest Rank: 61

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 135 hours

Training at headquarters: 57 hours

Additional Training: At branch & regional centers

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Regional Media
National Media

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Updated: August 5th, 2016

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