Gates® Celebrates 110-Year Anniversary in Australia & New Zealand

Oct 05, 2021

Gates Australia as part of the Gates Corporation (NYSE: GTES), a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, is celebrating the company’s 110-year anniversary this month.

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

Over a century later, Gates still calls 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 15,000 employees and over 100 locations in 30 countries. A lot has changed over the last hundred years, but one thing hasn’t: Gates remains dedicated to moving the world forward.

October 2021 is a milestone birthday for Gates, as part of the anniversary, Gates Corporation held a storytelling campaign among its employees in which Gates team members were encouraged to nominate their coworkers for giving 110% in support of one of the company’s five core values -- collaboration, accountability, tenacity, curiosity or dedication -- and share their story. The best stories received prizes and recognition as examples of each employee's dedication and contribution to the company and its incredible history. Gates received approximately 1000 story nominations worldwide.

Unfortunately, under current COVID lockdown restrictions in parts of Australia & New Zealand, staff are not able to come together to mark this occasion as a team, so instead all Gates Australia & New Zealand employees received at home a Gates 110 year ‘smash’ cake to celebrate with their family and friends.

Gates Australia would like to acknowledge all its long-standing relationships with customers, distributors and suppliers in Australia & New Zealand, thanking them for their support over Gates long history in the region and look forward to developing and building on these relationships into the future.

Gates Australia is proud and excited to honor the company’s long-standing history while looking towards the future.

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