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Gates Corporation Announces Longhorn® MegaFlex® Petroleum Transfer Hose

Denver, CO, October 14, 2011 --( Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, today announced the addition of Longhorn® MegaFlex® petroleum transfer hose to its full line of advanced industrial hose products. Bending at a 1-to-1 ratio, or one inch of minimum bend radius per inch of hose I.D., the flexible, lightweight hose is ideal for the transfer of refined fuels such as commercial gasoline and diesel, oils and other petroleum products.

In addition to its lightweight specially formulated tube material, the petroleum transfer hose features durable construction to match the rugged operating conditions and rough handling of tank truck, fuel farm and oil field service truck applications. The transfer hose’s high flexibility makes it suitable for use in confined spaces and around obstacles in industrial equipment and helps decrease overall assembly length.

Longhorn MegaFlex hose is easy to carry, store, connect and disconnect, resulting in fewer worker injuries caused by the heavy, rigid hoses handled and maneuvered by workers. It also delivers long service life.

For additional information about Longhorn MegaFlex hose and Gates Fluid Power Industrial Hose, visit

About Gates Corporation
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Gates Corporation ( is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive products, systems and components with operations in 29 countries. Gates maintains sales and marketing operations in every major industrial and automotive market, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Gates is part of the Industrial & Automotive group of Tomkins plc, which is owned by a consortium comprising Onex Corporation and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Tomkins enjoys strong market positions and technical leadership across all of its business activities and owns some of the best-known brands in their respective markets.

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