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For Immediate Release May 31, 2012

Contact: Kathy Brysse

mediaeurope@gates.com

Growing range of Overrunning Alternator Pulleys strengthens Gates accessory drive specialism

Gates introduces 33 new Overrunning Alternator Pulleys (OAP) to its range, offering now a total of 125 products and covering 280 different car models across all car brands.
 
Overrunning alternator pulleys do not only absorb vibrations and speed fluctuations in the system they also allow the use of alternators with increased power output, reduce the influence of the alternator mass on the belt drive, decrease wear and tear on all belt drive components and increase the life span of all accessory belt drive components.
 
Like any other part, overrunning alternator pulleys don’t last forever, and technicians will be replacing more and more of them as they are being fitted to ever more vehicles. The newly added OAPs to the Gates range cover some of the most popular models such as Citroën Xsara Picasso 2L HDi, Honda Civic 2.2L i-CTDi,Mini Cooper 1.6L, Hyundai Getz 1.5L CRDi, Volvo V70 2.4L TDi, Toyota Yaris 1.4L D4d,Fiat Bravo 1.4L T-Jet, Opel/Vauxhall Astra 1.3L CDTi, Alfa Romeo 1.8L, Volvo S60 2L Turbo and many more.
 
“This significant addition to the range confirms our accessory drive specialism”, says Robbie De Moor, Gates Aftermarket Product Manager ABDS metals and kits. ‘With 2300 products, Gates has the largest offering for the accessory drive system’, he continues. Next to OAPs, Gates also offers TVDs, tensioners, idlers and Micro-V® belts for the accessory drive making the company a true one-stop-shop for this system.
 
In addition to the largest product range for all wear and tear parts in the accessory drive, Gates also offers routing diagrams, tools and technical support for a complete overhaul of the drive system.