About Gates


Gates is the world-leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive products. Through close cooperation with virtually every car manufacturer Gates is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of the automotive aftermarket with products that are of original equipment (OE) quality. Gates also offers more replacement part numbers than any other automotive market player and its product lines are continuously expanding.


The Gates company was founded by Charles Gates in 1911 in Denver, USA, where it has its global headquarters. About 6 years after Charles started in business, his brother John Gates invented the V-belt, a revolutionary idea for automotive power transmission, and in 1946 the first synchronous belt was developed. At the end of the 50s, Gates decided to establish its first production facility in Europe and the Erembodegem site in Belgium was chosen as a central location in Europe.


Gates headquarters in Europe are located in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. The company has a number of production and distribution centres as well as sales offices all over Europe.

 Aachen, Germany
 Dumfries, United Kingdom
 Moscow, Russia
 Euskirchen, Germany
 St Neots, United Kingdom
 Ghent, Belgium
 Pfungstadt, Germany
 Legnica, Poland
 Erembodegem, Belgium
 Bad Münstereifel-Esch, Germany
 Nevers, France
 Izmir, Turkey
 Balsareny, Spain
 Meyzieu, France
 Istanbul, Turkey
 Milano, Italy
 Louvres, France
 Sakarya, Turkey
   Karvina, Czech Republic


Gates is much more than a belt supplier. Gates provides a complete line of belt drive system, cooling system, fuel system and air system products for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and trucks, buses and tractors. Next to belts, Gates supplies tensioner units, torsional vibration dampers, overrunning alternator pulleys, kits, hoses, thermostats, radiator caps, etc. The range is complemented with professional tools, offering everything the mechanic needs to ensure perfect installation and easy maintenance. And every product is backed by unmatched technical support.

For more information about The Gates Corporation, visit our European website Gates.com/europe.

GATES EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS - 16 Boulevard d'Avranches, 1160 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG

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