A Look into the Success of Matco Tools’ Franchise

Matco’s Solid Foundation Continues to Build a Winning Concept

August 24, 2012 // Franchising.com // Success doesn’t come overnight, but Matco Tools is a company that knows the secret to creating a thriving business. Since 1979, Matco has sold its tools and products directly to professional mechanics, enthusiasts and those who value quality tools, through a network of independent franchised mobile distributors. Its franchisees are easily recognized in their white trucks bearing the familiar red, white and blue Matco logo. Today, Matco’s distributors operate in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico, and its franchise has been ranked one of the best in the automotive industry.

In the past 30 years, Matco has grown its business and focused on creating a reputable, successful franchise opportunity. Throughout this time, the company has never strayed from its commitment to providing premium quality, professional tools with competitive pricing, as well as being a leader in innovation in the automotive market. Matco also positions itself as a partner to its franchisees, providing tools they can trust and the outstanding service to back it up.

As a result of the company’s hard work, Matco has received many awards and recognition along the way. Matco franchises have been ranked #1 in Category for Tools Distribution by Entrepreneur Magazine for five out of the past six years and have been recognized among the top 50 franchises to own by Franchise Business Review. Matco was also recently acknowledged for awarding more franchises to Veterans than any other franchise system.

“Here at Matco we are committed to the success of our franchisees by providing a world-class, comprehensive training program and excellent support,” said Ernie Lauber, senior vice president of sales for Matco Tools. “Matco understands the importance of franchises, and we are proud of the awards and recognition we’ve received for our dedication to helping distributors thrive.”

Today, there are close to 1,500 Matco Tools franchises. Matco provides each of its franchisees with a complete list of potential customers along with extensive, comprehensive training to help its distributors service their customers and run a successful business. After completing an initial program, Matco distributors receive continued assistance through ongoing training and support, allowing distributors to thrive. Matco also has no royalties, advertising fees or franchise fees, allowing distributors to put everything directly into their business. It is through this set-up that Matco has been able to provide the best franchise possible to its distributors.

To see more regarding the awards and recognition Matco has received through its franchise history, please see the infographic below. For more information on starting a franchise with Matco Tools, call 1-888-696-2826 or visit matcotools.com.

About Matco Tools

Matco Tools manufactures, distributes and services premium quality automotive equipment, tools and tool storage for the professional technician. The company has more than 60 years of national brand experience in the automotive equipment industry and a vast product line of more than 13,000 of the highest quality, innovative tools and accessories. The company’s franchise offering has no franchise, royalty or advertising fees. Initial corporate and ongoing local training create and build outstanding value for the franchisee’s business. For more information on Matco Tools products or franchise opportunities, visit www.matcotools.com.   


Jessica Gardner
330-926-5355 (direct)
216-702-1806 (cell)


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