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January, 2002


During the past year Gates was present at several fairs throughout Europe. Fairs always offer a unique opportunity for direct dialogue and opinion poll among one’s customers. 

Automotive Replacement

1. Automotive Trade Show in Birmingham April 2001
Gates and Trico were present at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from April 27 through May 2 with a joint stand. Gates highlighted the Micro-V® kits and the sonic belt tension tester STT-1

2. Motortec in Madrid June 2001
From June 6 until June 10 Madrid was the place to be for automotive aftermarket people, because of the biennial Motortec show, an international show for automotive equipments and compounds. This year, the number of professionals visiting Motortec was over 45000, an increase of 11.4% compared to the 1999 edition. 

Manufacturers from all over the world were present, and so were Gates, Trico and Tridon. In fact, all three companies were present in several ways. First of all because there was a stand where the Spanish and Portuguese sales team displayed the products and catalogues, and secondly because the main customers – both national and international groups and other dealers – were exhibiting Gates products as well.

3. Moscow International Motor Show in Russia August 2001
MoscowFrom August 23 until August 29 Gates was present at the Moscow International Motor Show 2001 in Russia. The busy atmosphere at MIMS was impressive. One of the eye catchers on the Gates stand was the STT-1 sonic tension tester. Visitors were all interested in the presentations and demos of the tool. 



4. Equip’Auto in Paris October 2001
Gates’ automotive replacement division was present at Equip’Auto in Paris, the world’s largest automotive equipment exhibition. The fair took place from October 16 to October 21 in all 7 halls of the Paris Nord Exhibition Centre and in one week 124 000 people from all over France and the rest of the world visited the fair. At the fair Gates launched a lot of new products: the six reel fuel line merchandiser, the textile covered fuel hose, a full hose clamp line, a new range of fuel caps and Gates wiper blades.
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Industrial Power Transmission

1. Engine Expo in Germany June 2001
EngineExpo1At the Engine Expo Gates positioned itself as an innovative company “par excellence”. At the Gates industrial Power Transmission booth one could experience the 3MR belt range as an optimal choice for small electric engine systems (seat adjusters, window opener,…) in an automobile.


2. Mondial du Deux Roues in Paris September 2001
Gates is known as a belt and hose manufacturer for industrial, agricultural and automotive applications, but is also a major supplier of belts to the motorcycle market. That’s why the Gates group participated in “Le Mondial du Deux Roues” in Paris (Sept. 28 to Oct. 7) focusing on its belt programme specially developed to equip scooters, mopeds and motorcycles. 

Fluid Power

1. BAUMA in München April 2001
BAUMABAUMA is known as the international fair for construction machinery, building material machines, construction vehicles and equipment. Gates was present with a 30 m² stand and promoted products like the MegaTuff® and XtraTuff™ abrasion resistant hoses and the new TuffCoat™ hydraulic coupling plating.

2. Hanover Fair April 2001
HannoverAt the Hanover Fair in April Gates Fluid Power Division promoted its Global MegaSys Pressure hose programme and Mega®Crimp and GlobalSpiral® no-skive couplings. The international Hanover Messe is a biannual meeting point for all those involved in industry.

3. SED in UK May 2001

4. Elmia Wood in Sweden June 2001ElmiaWood
In May Elmia Wood in Jönköping, Sweden was the place to be for all those who are involved in the forestry industry. For Gates Fluid Power people it was a unique opportunity to present the PolarFlex™ hose, featuring extreme cold resistance.

5. Industrial Vehicle Technology in Germany June 2001
The CM2T-TWIN Megaflex® hose and the curved engine hose were the Gates products attracting most attention at IVT. IVT Expo is an international exhibition for Industrial Vehicle Design, dedicated to OEM designers and engineers.