) comes out a big winner again this year receiving four
Professional Tool & Equipment News (
) 2011 Innovation Awards.
was voted "best" in the tool storage category for its Clear Coat
Series Tool Storage Units, in the lift category for the John
) Locked and Lighted Scissor Alignment Lift, in the tool
accessories category for its Power Tool Rack, and in the shop
equipment category for its Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tool Storage: Clear Coat Series Tool Storage Units
"It is a great privilege to once again receive these honors from
the readers of PTEN," said Tom Ward,
president, Repair Systems and Information Group. "The Innovation
Award winners are determined by the people who use our tools
every day - shop owners and technicians. We thank them for
as their favorite tools and we appreciate their continued loyalty
and commitment. We are dedicated to providing our customers with
innovative and productivity enhancing solutions and these awards
are testimony to the continuing success of that effort."
The PTEN Innovation Awardsrecognize companies whose products
respond to the automotive repair industry's market challenges
with creativity and innovation. A panel of active and independent
technicians, shop owners and tool distributors carefully examined
all nominees and voted the following
tools best in category.
is taking tool storage to the next level with its new Clear Coat
Series, the highest shine finish ever created for tool storage.
Designed to add depth and a mirror-like gloss, Clear Coat
redefines the paint palette offering more color options including
metallic. The clear top coat enhances performance with superior
resistance to harsh chemicals, chipping, and scratching, making
it easy to touch up minor abrasions while allowing the base color
to remain intact under the toughest shop conditions.
's Clear Coat makes this series superior to all other tool
storage finishes on the market.
Lift: John Bean(
) Locked and Lighted Scissor Alignment Lift
Ranging from 10,000 to 14,000 lbs. lifting capacity, the John
) Locked and Lighted Scissor Alignment Lift from
represent the industry's first and only certified lift with a
light system. The patent-pending True Task(
) Lighting System employs LED clean white lighting to
specifically increase visibility of the alignment, inspection and
adjustment areas, reducing eye strain and fatigue. The lights
automatically turn on when the lift is raised and off when it is
lowered at preset heights.
Tool Accessories: Power Tool Rack
Power Tool Rack was created to increase efficiency and assist
with the growinguse of cordless power tools. The adjustable rack
can hold three power tools (pneumatic or cordless) for convenient
access and organization in the shop. This easily installed rack
fits the standard slot pattern on
tool storage units, including carts, workstations, tool wagons,
locker doors and slot adaptor panels.
Shop Equipment: Tire Pressure Monitoring System
The TPMS3 is the latest innovative addition to the
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) line. This tool offers a
database of information right at technicians' fingertips. The
TPMS3 features comprehensive domestic, European and Asian vehicle
coverage and model-specific testing and verification that the
vehicle's TPMS sensors are operating properly. The information is
displayed on-screen and the step-by-step relearn procedures are
built into the tool, saving the technician time in performing
reset procedures after a tire rotation or sensor replacement.
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 customers in industry,
government, agriculture, aviation and natural resources. Products
and services are sold through the company's franchisee,
company-direct, distributor and Internet channels. Founded in
is a $2.6 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha,
For additional information on
, visit www.snapon.com.
SOURCE: Snap-on Incorporated