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Richardson, of Woodstock, Vt. The tool was patented through the Scientific American Patent Agency on the 18th of June, 1863, Joseph Johnson and William Seidemann formed the Snap on Wrench Company in 1920. The company manufactured and marketed ten sockets that would snap on to five interchangeable handles. Snap ons direct marketing was a concept that would revolutionize the sales industry.

To sell the products, Johnson and Seidemann worked with Stanton Palmer, who took the tools directly to customers at their places of business and demonstrated the benefits, which became the cornerstone of the company s marketing success. As a result of this successful sales strategy, Palmer enlisted Newton Tarble to share the increasing workload. These four founders  Joseph Johnson, William Seidemann, Stanton Palmer, and Newton Tarble, under the leadership of Palmer  were responsible for putting Snap on tools on the map.

Shortly after its founding, Snap on entered global markets in 1931. Also in the 1930s, Snap on began offering credit to customers, the first in the industry to do so. In the 1950s, Snap on expanded on the concept of bringing product to the customer by using fully stocked walk in vans and, as a result, pioneered todays familiar dealer van channel.

 Snap on also produces the Snap on Scanner, MODIS, ETHOS, SOLUS PRO, VERUS, VANTAGE, and other hand held electronic diagnostic tools packed with fast track troubleshooter information that help technicians repair the on board computer systems used in most modern cars and heavy duty vehicles, as well as automotive emissions control diagnostics equipment DGA. Most of these tools include troubleshooter tips, a tool that allows the technician to address the problem following step by step instructions, and pictures showing actual wire colors and pinouts of the components.Some tools, such as VANTAGE, also contain a precise lab and ignition scope to troubleshoot vehicle problems. All hand held tool software is frequently upgraded by highly experienced contracted technicians and former Automotive Master Technicians now hired by Snap on as File Managers that work directly with the dealerships in developing field tests and diagnostic procedures used in the software. So the vehicle coverage is always up to date. Much of this work is done at Snap on Diagnostics facilities in San Jose, California, Lincolnshire, Illinois, Cork, Ireland, Kings Lynn, England Noida, India and Santa barbara D Oeste, Brazil

Snap on diagnostic products are being sold in Europe under the name Sun

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