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Category Archives: Drive Systems

Gates Goes West with Technical Workshops

Mechanics from over 60 garages in the South West of England have taken part in Gates Technical Workshop experiences, organised by Dorset Autospares. Branches from Blandford, Isle of Wight and Poole hosted separate events at hotels or sporting venues that drew invited garage proprietors (and their mechanics) from across the motor factor’s South Western

Family of Four From Gates

A new look, a new construction and a new family of four – major talking points to emerge from the latest generation of multi-ribbed belts for accessory belt drive systems, introduced by Gates. Stronger associations with the Gates OE product range are clear and will become more prominent as the latest generation of the

Automechanika Boost for Drive Systems

Gates will be making major announcements about developments in its range of accessory belt drives for cars. Expect product news that will increase revenue opportunities for motor factors and garage workshops. As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of belts and tensioners to OE manufacturers and the aftermarket, Gates has developed a wide range

Truck Racing Dates for Gates

Gates is a sponsor for 2017

Gates, the drive systems design specialist and one of the world’s largest belts and tensioners manufacturers, will be a co-sponsor of the Rooster Truck Racing team this season. The company sees truck racing as an ideal vehicle to promote its accessory belt drive products to vehicle repairers in the heavy duty commercial vehicle market. The product range includes drive

Drive System Installer Warning

Corteco has warned that although some Torsional Vibration Damper (TVD) bolts may be common to a number of different vehicle models, they are not a universal fit. “Each one is matched to, and balanced for, individual models,” says the company. Moreover, it adds that TVD bolts are designed to ‘stretch’ with use, which means

Heavy Duty Catalogue For Truck and Bus Parts

Gates has released a new 204-page, full colour publication, featuring the entire OE quality Gates Heavy Duty product program for trucks and buses in one handy catalogue.  The move to include drive system products alongside the full range of hoses for coolant, fuel and air systems for the first time is evidence that Gates

Perfect Timing For Gates Appointment

Gates has appointed Darren Spooner as the new Regional Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland. He takes control from Taco Homan, who now has a more extensive international sales role as a result of the restructuring of the Automotive Aftermarket business earlier this year. Darren Spooner joins Gates in time to lead an

Garages Tooled Up For TechPartner Programme

Garages Tooled Up For TechPartner Programme Free training for garage mechanics and greater access to specialist tools are key elements of the TechPartner concept status recently announced by Gates. Garage signatories undertake to participate in a Gates drive systems training programme and agree to install parts according to the correct installation procedures, using the

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