Snap-on Tools was established in the US in 1920. We have a vast heritage that we’re extremely proud of!
Snap-on launched in the UK in 1965 with its first office in Kettering, Northamptonshire. A little over a decade later, we had 100 UK franchisees operating from four branches. By the late 1980s we had expanded to seven branches.
Today, we have over 400 franchisees operating territories in the UK and Ireland. Globally, our franchise network is made up of more than 4,300 franchises. Our exciting franchise offers you the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits and freedom of being your own boss whilst safe in the knowledge that you have the back-up and support of our global support network behind you.
In 1996 we opened a state-of-the-art Distribution Centre in Kettering, which now provides centralised service and support to our franchisees across the UK, Ireland, Europe and Scandinavia. We have a UK support staff ratio of 2:1 to every franchisee!
In 2020 we are celebrated 100 years of success and our business continues to thrive. We’re always looking for enthusiastic people to join our franchise family. We offer funding, training and support as well as our combined wealth of industry knowledge, all of which we will share with you.