DENVER, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty aftermarket products, has expanded its extensive Original Equipment (OE) quality automotive products line with 283 new part numbers.
The product release includes 9 new BladeRunner® Lawn and Garden belts designed for specific applications providing exact OEM fit, construction and performance. Heavy-duty cord-pack with dual layer outer fabric wrap withstands the rigorous start/stop operation of outdoor power equipment.
In addition to 7 new Century™ Series Stretch Fit® belts, Gates introduces a new Stretch Fit installation tool with the release that will be available in April. The tool provides a specific aftermarket solution for the proper installation of the belt on 2011-2016 Ford Fiestas with 1.6L engines that utilize Stretch Fit belt technology on the A/C compressor drives. The Century Series Stretch Fit belts have self-tensioning technology for proper fit and performance on unique stretch fit drive systems.
Gates is first-to-market with its addition of 17 new G-Force® and G-Force C12® recreational belts for Polaris and Arctic Cat machines. Belts in the recreational and utility belt line undergo extreme testing, in controlled environments as well as on race vehicles, to ensure optimal performance and durability.
The release also includes 3 new FleetRunner® Micro-V® belts to Gates heavy-duty belt line. FleetRunner's patented belt technology is designed for the toughest applications to provide superior durability, slip resistance, crack resistance, load capacity and belt life.
"Our quarterly new product releases demonstrate our continued commitment to innovation in product development and to providing solutions for specific market needs," said Jack Ramsey, Gates Sr. Vice President, North American Automotive Aftermarket.
For more detailed information about new and existing Gates automotive aftermarket products, please visit Gates.com/automotive. For more information about Gates Corporation, please contact Kristina Lee at 303-744-5595.
About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of power transmission belts and a premier global manufacturer of fluid power products. Our highly engineered products are critical components used in diverse industrial and automotive applications where the cost of failure is very high relative to the cost of our products. We provide a differentiated value proposition to our customers by offering a complete portfolio of premium product and service solutions for both replacement and first-fit applications across our targeted end markets, which encompass process and specialty, construction, agriculture, energy, transportation, and automotive. We sell our products globally under the Gates brand, which is recognized by distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and installers as the premium brand for quality and technological innovation, a reputation which we have built for over a century since our founding in 1911.
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.
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