Frost & Sullivan names Snap-on best in five categories

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Snap-on — a global manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics, equipment, software and service solutions for professional users — announced that it was named the best in hand and power tools, tool storage devices, scan tools and floor jacks in the 2008 survey United States (U.S.) Automotive Technicians’ Choice: Evaluation of Automotive Tools.

“Snap-on is honored to be the recipient of five Frost & Sullivan’s Technician’s Choice Awards this year,” says Thomas J. Ward, president of Kenosha, Wis.-based Snap-on Tools Co. “Receiving the recognition is truly gratifying to everyone at Snap-on because our customers select the award winners. Our goal is to work hard to understand our customers’ critical needs so we can produce unique productivity solutions for them. Based on the results of the Frost & Sullivan research, we are very proud that service technicians feel we have the best products and solutions in the industry.”

“Since Frost & Sullivan started researching U.S. automotive technicians with regard to the types of tools and diagnostic equipment they use, one name has stood out above all the rest — Snap-on,” says Frost & Sullivan director Tonya Fowler. “To be named best overall in five categories really shows Snap-on’s commitment to meeting the demands of its customers as well as Snap-on’s commitment to being a leader in innovative productivity solutions for U.S. automotive technicians.”

Snap-on also was recognized as having the “Overall Best Tool Storage in the United States”; among tool storage products, the company was ranked number one by 60 percent of the U.S. automotive technicians that were surveyed. “We are truly honored to receive Frost & Sullivan’s Automotive Technician’s Choice Award for our EPIQ tool storage unit, as it means technicians feel we have the best products and solutions in the industry,” says Chris Potter, president of tool storage for Snap-on. “EPIQ is an innovative approach to tool storage. It includes smart features to help technicians become better organized, resulting in less wasted time and improved productivity.”