Snap-on Business Solutions Hosts General Motors Ride and Drive Event

Included brand new 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle

Location: 
Richfield, Ohio
Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2011
Snap-on Business Solutions (SBS), a division of Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA), today hosted a General Motors (GM) Ride and Drive event at their Richfield, Ohio, headquarters. OEConnection LLC (OEC), in which GM and Snap-on both have ownership, also participated in the event. Business leaders from General Motors attended the event at which SBS and OEC associates took advantage of the opportunity to test drive 15 new GM vehicles. Included among these vehicles was the brand new 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle, named Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show. Other featured vehicles included the latest 2011 models, from the acclaimed Cadillac Escalade SUV, to the recently launched Buick Regal luxury sedan, and, for the performance-minded, a choice of the iconic Chevrolet Camaro or the great American Corvette sports car. "The Snap-on team is excited to be able to test drive the newest GM models and to host this Ride and Drive event with our partners from General Motors," said Tim Chambers, President of Snap-on Business Solutions. "At Snap-on, we provide GM a global parts catalog solution for more than 70,000 users in 29 languages across 130 countries. This event allows our associates to directly engage with the vehicles and products we support. There is no better way to exemplify the importance of our work." "I am looking forward to hearing reactions from employees of Snap-on and OEConnection after they drive some of these exciting new vehicles from Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC," said General Motors' Manager of Electronic Parts Catalog, Pat Hull. "This is a special recognition from General Motors to our strategic partners who build innovative solutions enabling users around the globe to specify and locate service repair parts." Ride and Drive programs provide opportunities for passionate product conversations for supplier employees at their office locations. The vehicles and sales staff to support the event were made available by the Medina Auto Mall and Spitzer Chevrolet of Northfield.

About General Motors Company

General Motors (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM), one of the world's largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 202,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 30 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling. GM's largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Italy. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on the new General Motors can be found at www.gm.com.

About Snap-on

Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer, and marketer of tools, diagnostics equipment, software, and service solutions for professional users. 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 1920, Snap-on is a $2.6 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.