About Gates


Progress never stands still. And neither do we.


Gates Corporation is a global, diversified industrial company that provides precision products, services, and systems for power transmission and fluid transfer applications that power progress and foster long-term customer and employee relationships. Gates advances the science of motion performance in ways that reduce total cost of ownership with an almost endless range of industrial and automotive solutions.

Gates hoses enable the movement of a wide range of fluids - from crude oil to chemicals to the finest wines. Gates belt systems transfer power to a wide variety of industrial equipment, from rock crushers to cement mixers and air conditioners to alternators. Gates hydraulic systems transmit power to all types of machines, from mining and construction equipment to agricultural equipment used to harvest and process the crops needed to feed the world. In short, if it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it.

Gates is a trusted partner in these major end markets:
  • Energy/Exploration/Extraction
  • Infrastructure & Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Automotive
  • Process & Specialty



Gates Corporation sells products directly through a network of 150,000 valued partners worldwide. Gates has enjoyed an international business presence for over 60 years and today is supported by over 14,000 employees, across 106 locations in 30 countries and regions in such diverse locations as North and South America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, the entire Asia Pacific region, and India. The Gates Corporation World Headquarters is located in Denver, Colorado, employing more than 500 dedicated professionals.



Over 100 years ago, when Charles C. Gates bought The Colorado Tire and Leather Company in 1911, little did he know his small shop in Denver would evolve into a leading rubber products company. The Gates Rubber Company, as it was called, grew into one of the world's largest manufacturers of industrial and automotive belts, hoses, and related products. In 1917, John Gates, Charles' brother, invented the rubber and fabric V-belt and made history. The belt’s success propelled Gates to become the world's largest manufacturer of V-belts, a title it still holds today. In 2003, The Gates Rubber Company became Gates Corporation to reflect its expanding range of industrial brands, product lines, and customers. Now into the next 100 years of its history, Gates is focused on its enduring tradition of powering progress through engineering excellence. Gates. Powering Progress.

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Gates Corporation is a global diversified industrial company that provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions by engineering products and services that reduce the total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications. Our products and services serve customers in five key end market segments: Energy/Exploration/Extraction, Infrastructure & Agriculture, Transportation, Automotive, and Process & Specialty. As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.

If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it. Gates. Powering Progress.