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July, 2004

Kontakt: Ann Sabbe
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Gates present at MIMS 2004

This year again, The Gates Corporation is present at the Moscow International Motor Show (Russia), August 25 through 29.  At this important automotive show Gates will exhibit its extensive high quality automotive product range at stand A0 44.

Gates will use the fair as a platform to illustrate its recent evolution from a supplier of separate products into a provider of complete systems.  The recent line extensions are to be seen in that perspective.  In the “belts and drive systems” range for example, Gates recently launched DriveAlign® tensioners for accessory belt drive systems.  As a major supplier for automatic OE belt tensioners in Europe, Gates can rely on a tradition of quality and know-how to supply the aftermarket with tensioners of OE quality.  

Gates is supplier to all important car manufacturers in the world.  Thanks to its close co-operation with these manufacturers, Gates leads the way in design and manufacturing methods.  Each Gates product excels by its long life and reliable performance.  Since 2003 Gates has been the official LADA OE belt supplier for LADA VAZ2112 (timing belt) and for Chevrolet Niva (all belts).  Gates uses this OE expertise to offer the aftermarket products of the same high quality.  

“Next to high-quality products, Gates believes that sharing its technical knowledge is the key to reliable car repairs and servicing,” says Chris Arnold, Business Development Manager for Gates Europe.  “Professional tools for belt installation and maintenance, training sessions and technical literature are much appreciated and have proven to be very effective”, Arnold continues.  Gates latest professional tool kit for belt drive systems, called “Dr. Gates”, contains several practical tools, such as a pulley alignment tool, sprocket locking devices, a tensioner retaining pin set and a stethoscope, all arranged in one practical case.  Gates' sonic belt tension tester STT-1 is also included in the kit. 

At the show, Gates also pays special attention to its heavy duty / commercial vehicle product range that has recently been expanded.  The Heavy Duty programme under the Gates Extra Service label already includes belts (V-belts and Micro-V®-belts), hoses, hose clamps and fuel caps for trucks, buses and tractors.  Gates is currently launching a new range of heavy-duty DriveAlign® tensioners that will be available soon.  Following the Gates system approach, these tensioners complete the belt drive product range.  Gates' Extra Service commercial vehicle programme is specially designed for trouble-free and long-lasting service in the demanding working conditions of vans, trucks, buses and tractors.  The products in this range are built to original equipment quality and offer excellent performance.