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We Are Driven by Possibility

For more than 110 years, Gates has pushed the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that exceed expectations, enabling reliable, efficient, and safe operation.

Supporting sales in over 130 countries and with 100,000+ shipped-to locations, we believe we have the broadest distribution footprint globally in our product categories. And we are continually in search of market opportunities where our materials science expertise and drive to innovate can create added customer value, helping to sustain business affairs and improve profitability.

Gates Is Here, There, and Everywhere
Just like diversification is key to a successful investment portfolio, our components — backed by unsurpassed customer service — play essential roles across a wide variety of end markets supported by secular tailwinds. These include agriculture, automotive, construction, diversified industrial, energy and resources, on-highway vehicles, and personal mobility and recreation.

We are in applications great and small, in the evolutionary and the revolutionary.

  • In play: from bicycles, eBikes, and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to snowmobiles, gondolas, and gaming 
  • In motion: from electric vehicles (EVs), scooters, and motorcycles to rail, bus, and trucking
  • In home: from appliances, printers, and cameras to vacuums, power tools, and automated doors
  • In factory: from elevators, vending machines, and fan blowers to lift, conveyance, and pick/assemble
  • In field: from refineries, derricks, silos, wind turbines, and infrastructure to harvesters, tractors, excavators, bulldozers, and bucket loaders

Strong Vision, Solid Planning, Smart People
Fulfilling commitments to all stakeholders — shareholders, team members, customers, distributors, vendors, suppliers, and communities — is the responsibility of our leadership team. They develop and execute strategies (e.g., sustainability), and ensure our culture and values (e.g., diversity, equity, and inclusion: DEI) are cascaded throughout the organization. 

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To all our shareholders who have entrusted us with their capital, the leadership team is committed to continuously improving Gates performance.