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Gates - History

In 1911, Charles C. Gates acquired a tire and rubber company and set up shop in Denver, Colorado. A few years later, Gates invented the V-belt, which revolutionized power transmission. This was only the start of things to come. They went on to introduce countless other innovations in power transmission and fluid power that have impacted virtually every industry.

Over a century later, we still call Denver home, but that small family-owned business has grown into a global leader in power transmission and fluid power products, services, and solutions, with more than 15,000 employees and over 100 locations in 30 countries. A lot has changed over the last hundred years, but one thing hasn’t: we remain dedicated to moving the world forward.

Gates solutions go the distance.

Your heavy-duty trucks & buses go farther with Gates OE and OE equivalent aftermarket parts. We’ve worked with heavy-duty, commercial, and industrial vehicle manufacturers to develop belt drives, engine hoses, and system components that keep your business moving forward, all while lowering your maintenance costs, downtime, and labor costs.

They have engineered their system components to exceed demanding OEM requirements, and outlast equivalent aftermarket parts. As expert in the truck and bus industry, Gates is driving business for your driving business.

FleetRunner® Micro-V® belts are fleet-tested to over 400,000 kilometers.

DriveAlign® tensioners are designed to last longer.

Innovative SCR and turbocharger hose solutions support ever-increasing emissions and fuel economy requirements.

PolarSeal™ air conditioning hoses are specially designed for higher performance and meet SAEJ 3062 type B specifications.

Convenient tools and kits that simplify the replacement process.

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