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Snap-on franchise outgrows its own tool storage

Australian Franchise News – 04-04-11


Impressive growth in the franchising and automotive repairs sectors has seen Snap-on Tools continue to enjoy great success over recent years.
In 1991, Snap-on Tools Australia was a solid $16 million company, servicing 65 franchisees across Australia. Today, the company has an annual turnover of above $65 million and services 160 franchisees across Australia and New Zealand; an increase of over 300% in turnover and 140% in franchisees.
In order to sustain the consistent growth of the company, it was determined a new head office and distribution centre was necessary. Outgrowing its Seven Hills (NSW) residence of over 19 years, Snap-on Tools packed and relocated 1,200 pallets of stock, which equated to 60 semi-trailer loads of equipment, product and furniture in just two days to arrive at their new home in Arndell Park (NSW) and still be able to deliver orders without any delay.
The new premises include:
An extra 3,700 square metres of well laid out warehouse space
A designated area for product training and seminars as the company continues to ramp up its industry training and education both for Snap-on franchisees and end-users
An improved tool service centre to maintain customer tools
Larger office space to accommodate for the recent growth in staff numbers, particularly in the diagnostics and franchise departments
Snap-on’s new head office can be found at 80 Holbeche Road, Arndell Park, NSW. The historic company has been operating in Australia for over 21 years and is one of the longest running and successful franchises in Australia and the world. Positive signs of increased growth means only more successes can be expected from Snap-on Tools in the future.

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