Company Teams with Auto Care Professionals to Raise Money through its Building Blocks Program
June 19, 2018
Denver, Colorado, June 19, 2018 - Gates Industrial Corp. plc (NYSE: GTES), a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, announced today the donation of $134,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to support the organization’s efforts to keep families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need. Gates will present the donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities team at their local Denver chapter on Tuesday, June 19th.
Gates and its auto care customers were able to raise the donation in 2017 and 1H of 2018 largely through the ‘Replacing Parts & Helping Hearts’ program created by the Gates North American Automotive Aftermarket division. The program featured a business building kit that included point-of-sale materials designed to educate drivers about preventative auto maintenance that can help to avoid system failures. Gates’ customers including warehouse distributors, parts stores and professional installation centers sold nearly 5,000 of these kits and Gates donated a significant percentage of the cost of the kit to RMHC.
Gates employees at the company’s global headquarters in Denver, at R&D facilities, manufacturing plants and distributions centers also helped to raise over $10,000 through personal donations, company events, fundraisers and even bake sales.
“We are committed to giving back and chose Ronald McDonald House Charities because of their national reach and commitment to keeping families together during difficult times,” said Tom Pitstick, CMO, Gates. “We at Gates are also committed to doing what we can for families, and in our industry, that means keeping families safe on the road by facilitating high-quality auto repairs. We are really humbled to have been able to come together with our customers as a team to donate to such an honorable charity.”
This donation adds to previous funds raised for Ronald McDonald House Charites by Gates in 2014, bringing the total close to $300,000. Those interested can still purchase the business-building kits at Gates authorized automotive part stores. Within the kit rebates are available and the ability to donate to RMHC.
About Gates Industrial Corp. plc
Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions. Gates offers a broad portfolio of products to diverse replacement channel customers, and to original equipment manufacturers as specified components. Gates participates in many sectors of the industrial and consumer markets. Their products play essential roles in a diverse range of applications across a wide variety of end markets ranging from harsh and hazardous industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and energy, to everyday consumer applications such as printers, power washers, automatic doors and vacuum cleaners and virtually every form of transportation. Our products are sold in 128 countries across our four commercial regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Greater China; and East Asia and India.