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For Immediate Release September 13, 2007

Contact: Kathy Brysse

mediaeurope@gates.com

Gates announces shared participation with eXponentia at EQUIP AUTO 2007

This year again the Gates Corporation is present at the EQUIP AUTO trade show in Paris, France, from October 15 through 20. As the newest member of the eXponentia alliance, Gates will be present on the joint eXponentia stand, Hall 5 stand L35, together with SKF, Tenneco and TRW. As always, Gates will use this platform of innovation to present the automotive aftermarket with its latest quality products, its technical added value and its vision for the future.
 
Recently, Gates has joined the eXponentia alliance, a service concept offering technical know how and training to the independent aftermarket. eXponentia aspires to be a central point of information and expertise for garage mechanics. Therefore, all partners, except for Valeo, are present with their own brand at one large stand. 
In this way they put forward the message of their combined efforts to keep the automotive aftermarket strong and abreast of technological advances. Each partner or brand has its own space on the stand where the proper products and their own identity can be presented.
 
At the Gates stand the recently launched Unicoil hose bending range will be showcased. With Unicoil any type of hose can be bent into any shape. It is the perfect solution for quick repairs, customised engines, out-of-stock situations and one-of-a-kind routing problems.
 
As one of the largest OE manufacturers of automatic tensioners Gates will also focus on its broad range of DriveAlign® tensioners. Gates tensioner technology includes many patented features and offers OE quality. In this way a perfect fit can be guaranteed. Gates is a complete systems supplier and therefore also offers complete Micro-V® XF kits, including belts and metal components, specially designed for a complete overhaul. With these kits there is no more need to order belt and tensioner separately; all can be obtained from one supplier in one handy package.
 
Furthermore, at the Gates stand visitors can check out the Gates online application catalogue, www.gatesautocat.com which is being continuously updated with new features since the launch in September 2006. For example, Gates Technical Bulletins have been made available offering helpful hints and fitting tips about belts, kits and related products, belt installation and maintenance. 
 
This and lots more will be showcased at the Gates stand L35 in Hall 5.