MRO Magazine

Snap-on Distribution launches in Canada with hand, power, torque tools


May 12, 2010
By PEM Magazine

Who doesn’t prefer to have the best of everything in one place? That’s the case with the launch of Snap-on Distribution in Canada, according to the company, a single-source industrial supplier for high-quality torque equipment, hand tools, power tools and accessories. It also has information online about its maintenance capabilities.

"This gathering of great tool brands from around the world under one roof is a response to customer needs," said Bob Neely, national sales manager with Snap-on Distribution. "We’re here to serve our industrial distribution customers with a product grouping that covers every aspect of tool and torque. We believe we’ve done that in the most efficient way by creating this business unit as a distinctive, standalone offering."

Snap-on Distribution is a business unit of Snap-on Inc. The unit’s brands include tools and equipment from global makers with a heritage of manufacturing excellence.  That lineup includes: 

J.H. Williams: This full-line, high-quality hand-tool brand dates from the 19th century and boasts development of drop-forged tools and the 15-degree angle wrench as part of its legacy.


Bahco: A brand that represents the best in ergonomic design extending from adjustable wrenches and hand tools to the world’s safest, highest-quality saws and blades.

CDI: A global brand for a complete line of torque products, including testers, wrenches, multipliers and accessories.

: Specialty tools for aviation and aerospace applications, including the 180-degree adjustment Hi-Lok® ratchet. 

Sioux Tools: Maker of heavy-duty, industrial-grade electric and rechargeable power tools, and air power tools.

Lindstrom Precision Tools: The world’s oldest producer for cutting tools makes high-quality cutters, pliers, tweezers and other precision hand tools.

Snap-on Distribution brands are sold through industrial distributors in Canada. The offering is designed to serve a range of markets, including automotive, fleet maintenance, aviation, aerospace, heavy equipment, mining and natural resources, power generation, agriculture and electronic assembly.

For more information about Snap-on Distribution, call 800-461-8938 or visit