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Matco Tools


Matco Tools is a manufacturer and distributor of quality professional automotive equipment, tools and toolboxes. Their product line now numbers more than 19,000 items. They also guarantee and service the equipment they sell. Matco Tools is a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and key player in several industries, including tools, environmental and industrial process and control markets. Matco began operation in 1946 and, since 1979, they have sold their products directly to professional mechanics, enthusiasts, and those who value quality tools through a network of independent franchised mobile distributors. Their franchisees are easily recognized in their white trucks bearing the familiar Matco logo. Today, Matco distributors operate in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Matco is a very inexpensive franchise to launch, with no licensing or royalty fees. Matco's franchisee distributions sell its tools and auto supplies out of branded mobile trucks, with an emphasis on targeting buyers in their particular territory.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$79,000 - $188,000
Units in operation


To open a location, you should have $30,000 available as liquid capital. New Matco Tools franchisees need to have at least a $75,000 net worth. $79,000 is the minimum that someone opening a location should expect to invest. The high end of the total investment required to open a franchise is $188,000. Today, the location count for this franchise has reached 1504.

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