Matco Tools

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Matco Tools
Subsidiary of Fortive
Traded as
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1946; 71 years ago (1946)
Headquarters Stow, Ohio, U.S.
Products Professional hand tools
Parent Fortive

Matco Tools, Inc. is an American professional tool distributor for the automotive and other industries [1] and is based in Stow, Ohio, United States. This includes over 13,000 different tools such as wrenches, screw drivers, gauges, and specialty tools. Matco produces their own line of high quality toolboxes in the USA at their Jamestown, NY manufacturing plant. They do not manufacture any of their tools – they rebrand and contract other manufactures to make tools for them.They also contract several Chinese factories to manufacture their air tools, electric, and diagnostic tools. They carry a similar lifetime warranty on all hand tools.[2] The company was founded in 1946 and began selling direct to professional mechanics in 1979.[3] Matco is an acronym for Mac Allied Tool Company. Originally Matco was the box manufacturing division of Mac Tools. However, they have not been associated with Mac since 1979. Former corporate owner Danaher spun off several subsidiaries, including Matco, in 2016 to create Fortive.[4]


Similar to Snap-on, Cornwell and many Mac Tools dealers, Matco Tools are sold by a local tool distributor who owns a territory by means of a franchise.[5][6] The franchise owner drives to the work locations of potential customers, and typically offers financing to individuals looking to buy their tools. Matco trucks are easily identified by their white color with large blue and red Matco logo on the side.

NMTC, Inc. d/b/a/Matco Tools ("MATCO") is a Delaware corporation, incorporated on January 12, 1993, with its principal office at 4403 Allen Road, Stow, Ohio 44224. Matco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Matco Tools Corporation ("MTC"). MTC is a New Jersey corporation with its principal office at 4403 Allen Road, Stow, Ohio 44224.

Motorsport sponsorships[edit]

Matco sponsors, or has sponsored, several professional racing teams, including 3-time Top Fuel champion and 45-time NHRA winner Antron Brown,[7] and NHRA Super Comp champion and Funny Car racer Jack Beckman.[8]


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