Snap-on tools makes big push into oil and gas market (photos)


Tool manufacturer Snap-on Incorporated is making a significant push into oil and gas markets. The Kenosha, Wisc.-based company, which records annual sales of almost $3 billion, made a stop in Houston Thursday as part of a national tour showing off the new products.

Snap-on, which has 12,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of almost $3 billion, makes tools and equipment for various industries including automotive, aerospace and energy. The latest tools were on display at NOV Wilson’s distribution center on West Little York Road. NOV Wilson, a large distributor of maintenance products for the oil and natural gas industry, carries Snap-on products and will add the new tools to its sales.