Manufactured Products & Services

Charles Gates, Sr. bought The Colorado Tire and Leather Company in 1911 for $3,500. The company charted the course for its future success in 1917 when John Gates, Charles’ brother, invented the rubber and fabric V-belt. It was a huge success and within a decade Gates Corporation, formerly known as The Gates Rubber Company, established itself as the world’s largest manufacturer of V-belts, a title it still holds today.

Gates has grown into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial and automotive belts and hoses, plus a host of related products. Gates maintains sales and marketing operations in every in all of the world’s major markets, including North & South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

Primary Markets Served

Crop farming, livestock farming, construction, industrial manufacturing, mining, food processing, bottling, printing and textiles, pulp & paper, material processing, chemicals, oil & gas, metals, water & sewage treatment, power generation (energy), HVAC, truck & bus, automotive, marine, recreational vehicles, railroad, household products, office automation, medical products, and robotics.

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