Matco Tools Named No. 1 Tool Franchise

Entrepreneur Ranks Matco Tools Top Tool Franchise Four out of Five Years

Dec 20, 2010, 10:07 ET from Matco Tools

STOW, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Matco Tools is pleased to announce that its Matco Tools Franchise was named the best franchise in the "Tools Distribution Category" and 19th overall in Entrepreneur's 32nd Annual Franchise 500®.

"Matco Tools is a world class franchise system with low startup costs, internal financing and a proven business model," said Ernest Lauber, senior vice president of sales at Matco Tools. "We are honored that among the hundreds of other franchises, Matco has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a best in class once again."

Franchisors are judged by an independent auditor and measured by a set of objective, quantifiable criteria, including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the system.  Also measured are the number of years the company has been in business, the length of time it's been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations and whether the company provides financing.  Those companies that receive the highest cumulative scores join the prestigious Franchise 500.

In the 2011 rankings, Entrepreneur named the Matco Tools Franchise fifth in the "Top 10 Home Based Franchises" categories and number 17 in "America's Top Global Franchise."  Matco Tools has been named the best tool franchise four times in the last five years.

"We are invested in the success of every franchisee and are committed to providing a foundation for growth including in-house financing for franchisees and their customers, national advertising, and outstanding service and support," said Lauber.  "With no franchise fees, royalties, or advertising fees, Matco Tools has earned our place as the best mobile tool franchise."  

Matco Tools offers these world-class benefits to franchisees:

  • No franchise fees, on-going royalties, or advertising fees
  • No real estate investment
  • Startup financing for qualified applicants
  • National advertising
  • National motorsports sponsorship
  • More than 200 new and exclusive product introductions annually
  • Outstanding customer and technical support

For more information on franchise opportunities, call 1-888-MYMATCO or visit

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

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