Top ten win in the tool trade

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

TOWNSVILLE small - busi­ness player Evan Waugh who sells Snap On Tools, an iconic brand with a strong fol­low­ing in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try, has been named among the com­pany’s top 10 fran­chisees in Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

The 2011 top 10 were se­lected from the US com­pany’s 165 fran­chisees across the two coun­tries, all of whom op­er­ate mo­bile busi­nesses vis­it­ing clients at their premises.

Snap On Tools, a tools maker that be­gan life in 1920, has been op­er­at­ing for 20 years in Aus­tralia where it has some­thing of a cult fol­low­ing among trades­man who value last-a-life­time­type tools.

Mr Waugh has op­er­ated a Snap On Tools busi­ness for the past six years, spend­ing two years in Cairns be­fore tak­ing on the Townsville fran­chise.

He said yes­ter­day his re­spect for the brand was gained over 18 years of us­ing Snap On Tools while work­ing as me­chanic.

‘‘ It is an ex­cep­tional prod­uct with which I am happy to be associated and the cus­tomer feed­back is al­ways pos­i­tive,’’ he said.

‘‘ I think the fact that I have stuck with the Snap-On Tools pro­gram and en­joy my work has re­sulted in ev­ery­thing com­ing to­gether and the busi­ness do­ing well.

‘‘ I also re­ally en­joy the so­cial side – in­ter­act­ing with my cus­tomers.

‘‘ I am very proud to have won the award, which in­di­cates that my cus­tomers sup­port me just as I sup­port them.’’

Evan Waugh

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