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Chris Edwards Celebrates 30 Years With Snap-On Tools Australia And New Zealand

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When Snap-on opened its franchise model in Australia in the late 1980s, a Western Australian mechanic by the name of Chris Edwards was one of the first to embrace Snap-on Tools in his own garage.

“I was a mechanic who was using the product. I was in the trade, and I was genuinely excited by Snap-on Tools. I’d always been interested in sales and in selling a quality product. It was something I believed in, and I think that made taking the step into working for myself quite logical, really,” explained Chris. His business smarts have seen him become a member of the prized Snap-on Million Dollar Club, a select group of franchisees bringing in a turnover of more than $1m per annum.

Chris says although technology has had a major impact on the industry, his day-to-day routine of visiting mechanics at their place of work is still a proven method of doing business. Through COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, Chris’ business remained open, proving not only essential to his customers, but also financially resilient.

“I’ve seen a lot of change in 30 years. Automation has changed a lot of product lines over time and there’s a much higher demand for electronic and diagnostic tools now than there has been in the past.

As a franchisee, Chris says the support from Snap-on has been of invaluable assistance in helping him adapt and grow his business.

Snap-on began in 1920 in the US and today is one of the longest-running, most successful franchises in the world. Getting involved is simple and satisfying for anyone wanting their own business. It’s never too late to give it a go.

To find out more about a Snap-on franchise opportunity near you, visit https://www.snaponfranchise.com.au/

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