Snap-on was recently awarded five Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) 2013 Innovation Awards during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nevada. These prestigious awards are bestowed upon companies whose products respond to the automotive repair industry’s market challenges with creativity and innovation. A panel of active and independent automotive technicians, shop owners and tool distributors carefully examined all nominees and voted Snap-on best in the following categories:
- Lab Scopes: Snap-on® BK8000 Wireless Digital Inspection Scope
- Lighting: Rechargeable Lithium Ion Work Light
- Tool Storage: Diagnostic Mobile WorkStations
- Tire, Wheel Service: John Bean® AC400 Touchless Wheel Clamp
- Shop Equipment: Integrity Test Drive by John Bean.
Tool Storage: Diagnostic Mobile WorkStationsTwo new Diagnostic WorkStations organize a complete diagnostic and information system in a secure, fully-enclosed unit that can be used anywhere in the shop, providing more versatility and efficiency. They provide mobility to bring all necessary diagnostic tools and accessories directly to the vehicle. Plus, a generous bulk storage compartment can be configured to hold additional diagnostic tools such as a TPMS system and/or a smoke machine. Available in 55-inch (KRSC2476PBO) and 36-inch (KRSC2407PC) sizes, these innovative mobile units will help service technicians improve their performance, productivity and profits. Tire, Wheel Service: John Bean Touchless Wheel Clamp (AC400) The new John Bean AC400 Touchless Wheel Clamp allows service technicians to secure clamping to the tire without touching the rim. The AC400 allows for easy clamping with a single, fast-action knob that adjusts to the full range of tire sizes in just a few turns. Clutch limited clamping force ensures consistent and secure attachment. With its patented self centering design, the John Bean Touchless Alignment Wheel Clamp allows measurement of cross diagonal and tire-rolling radius to reveal collision damage and mismatched tire sizes. The durable and drop tested cast magnesium construction eases the weight users have to carry. Shop Equipment: Integrity Test Drive by John Bean The Integrity Test Drive by John Bean is a unique system that performs a complete vehicle inspection in a matter of minutes, including alignment, battery, brake efficiency, brake pad thickness, diagnostic codes, and generates specific reports that highlight the results of each inspection. The vehicle condition report documents the inspection and helps the service advisor communicate the needed services to the customer, easing the sales process. The Integrity Test Drive combines several, productivity-enhancing products that work together, giving technicians the ability to quickly inspect more vehicles as well as to provide customers with a complete ‘health’ snapshot of their vehicle. About Snap-on Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education. Snap-on also derives income from various financing programs to facilitate the sales of its products. Products and services are sold through the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distributor and internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.9 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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