DENVER, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, announced that its Gates Canada division is the recipient of the 2016 NAPA Supplier of the Year Award. Gates has been a NAPA supplier for 50 years, providing the NAPA store network with a wide range of product categories including hydraulic products, belts, hose, timing kits, tensioners, water pumps, and key NAPA branded cooling system product lines that have contributed to the success and recognition of the NAPA brand in the marketplace.

«Thanks to Gates’ market leadership, product quality, cataloguing capabilities, technical, and sales support, NAPA stores enjoyed significant sales increases on the Gates’ product lines in 2016,» said Tom Hunt, Vice President, Product Development, NAPA. «Gates has always been a fantastic partner to work with so this award is well-deserved.»

On behalf of Gates, Jack Ramsey, Senior Vice President of Gates North America Automotive Aftermarket, expressed, «What is most rewarding is that this recognition by a key customer like NAPA goes far beyond a typical sales award and recognizes all facets of the business including sales, marketing, production, distribution, engineering, finance, customer service, quality, and other business elements… a total team recognition.»

Gates Canada has been awarded this prestigious supplier recognition 3 of the past 4 years. For more detailed information about Gates Corporation, please contact [email protected] or visit

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.

If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it.
Gates. Powering Progress.


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