Company Overview

Driven by Possibility

Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations.

We don’t rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers’ demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers’ diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value-added service offerings to support every facet of our customers’ operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable. We are Gates.

 

Global and Americas Headquarters
Denver, Colorado

Greater China Headquarters
Shanghai, China

East Asia and India Headquarters
Singapore

Europe, Middle East, and Africa Headquarters
Erembodegem, Belgium

 

13,500+ Employees
 

100+ Locations
 

30 Countries
 

Our Mission

We strive to be the best fluid power and power transmission company in the world, providing products, services, and solutions that drive endless possibilities for our customers.

Our Vision

Continually push the boundaries of materials science to advance the way the world moves.

Our Values

Accountability
Reputations are not built overnight. Over the last 100 years, we've built ours with integrity, a strong sense of personal reponsibility, and a dedication to working safely. 

Collaboration
Partnership with our customers, suppliers, distributors, and fellow employees is key to our success. We embrace inclusion and diversity of our people while working to ensure that every voice within the organization is heard. 

Tenacity
Excellent performance requires optimism, focus, and the determination to follow through.

Curiosity
We are continually observing the world and asking, "What's next?". We pursue the answers that improve our world. 

Dedication
Every product and decision we make reflects our unwavering commitment to quality. 

Our History: Moving Forward

In 1911, Charles C. Gates acquired a tire and rubber company and set up shop in Denver, Colorado. A few years later, Gates invented the V-belt, which revolutionized power transmission. This was only the start of things to come. We went on to introduce countless other innovations in power transmission and fluid power that have impacted virtually every industry.

Over a century later, we still call Denver home, but that small family-owned business has grown into a global leader in power transmission and fluid power products, services, and solutions, with more than 13,500 employees and over 100 locations in 30 countries. A lot has changed over the last hundred years, but one thing hasn’t: we remain dedicated to moving the world forward.