About US

About US


Snap-on Tools Australia and New Zealand is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional tools users. Snap-on was founded in Wisconsin in 1920 and originated from our founders producing a unique and patented product of five unique handles and ten sockets that snapped on interchangeably, coined “Five do the work of Fifty,”.

Operating in Australia since 1988, Snap-on is one of the longest running and successful franchises in Australia and the world. Snap-on has over 80,000 SKU’s in our product line, over 3,300 active and pending patents, 13 manufacturing facilities in the U.S.A, serves customers in more than 130 countries, and also has a global franchise network of more than 4,800 franchises.


The Snap-on Tool range has over 22,000 hand tools, power tools, tool storage products, diagnostics, equipment and related accessories. Our brand has earned the respect and trust of generations of professionals.


With over 65,000 SKUs, $50million in R&D and 2,300+ active and pending patents worldwide, we are committed to bring the latest innovations to the market.


Built on almost 100 years of experience, we give you a tried and proven business model. 


With approximately 11,000 employees worldwide. We are driven by a relentless determination to be the best. From our hand tools that are designed to perform under the most rigorous conditions, developing diagnostic equipment that is easy to use, or our range of high quality tool storage solution; our team is dedicated to serving professional tool users.

OUR history


During the Great Depression, struggling mechanics couldn’t afford the tools. Snap-on invented the needs list and the Revolving Account payment plan system used today to help mechanics to get the tools they need.


Developed five unique handles and ten sockets that snapped on interchangeably, coined “Five do the work of Fifty,” launched a company that would shape an industry and would revolutionize repair and make work easier for professional mechanics.


Snap-on continued to innovate in the booming auto industry. Snap-on delivered confidence to aviation mechanics with “tight-access” or “thin-wall” special application tools.


Snap-on was essential to the war effort and produced tools that kept air and ground equipment operating.


Snap-on launched a patented manufacturing breakthrough called “cold forming” making sockets stronger and more impact resistant.


Snap-on revolutionize and innovate the socket by creating the Flank Drive Wrenching System providing more turning power.


Snap-on continued to innovate in the booming auto industry. Snap-on delivered confidence to aviation mechanics with “tight-access” or “thin-wall” special application tools.


Snap-on opened the first Australian branch in 1988 located in Brisbane.


Major enhancements to global network with introduction of Rock N’ Roll Express and Diagnostic Roadshows for franchisees.


Snap-on Credit offers financing solutions to shop owners, technicians and franchisees. In 1999, Snap-on partnered with CIT to form a joint venture in 2009 this became a wholly owned subsidiary, enhancing services to both franchisees and customers.


People know Snap-on globally for the quality of our products, but what truly makes us a global leader is the pride and passion of our global team. Together with our diverse talents and shared pride in the Snap-on brand,  we encourage a culture of innovation, customer focus and continuous improvement.

That’s what makes Snap-on a great place to work.

Join the Snap-on team and develop your skills and build your career!



The Rock N’ Roll Cab Express is a one-of-a-kind vehicle designed to increase your space, showcase the very best in tool storage and give your customers an invitation only experience they just can’t get anywhere else!


Look out for our Diagnostic Roadshow a specialised experience to give your techs a hands-on look at all the latest advancements in diagnostic tools, equipment and solutions from Snap-on.

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With Snap-on you can get the tools you need for work today, with the convenience of paying for them later. Talk to your local franchisee for more information.



Snap-on Industrial provide solutions for critical industries such as Aerospace, Education, Energy and Natural Resources, Defence & Government, Maintenance, Rail, Manufacturing and Assembly. 

With a dedicated local industrial team who specialise in ‘business to business’ relationships to help with the procurement of tools; we have the capability to develop customised programs and solutions to meet your businesses production and asset management needs.

Our INDUSTRIAL range of Tool Control and Detection Solutions for preventing Foreign Object Damage

ATC Automated Tool Control System

Aeroprobe Tool Detection System

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