Gates Corporation Launches Performance Center, an Interactive Automotive Aftermarket Training Website

Gates Performance Center website meets increasing demand for free online automotive aftermarket training on belts, hose and hydraulic products.

Denver, CO, March 23, 2012 --( The Automotive Aftermarket division of Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, today announced the launch of the Performance Center, a unique training website offering self-directed courses covering a wide range of automotive aftermarket topics.

Gates Performance Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and registration is free. Once users sign up, they can access automotive and heavy-duty accessory belt drive system training, cooling system training, installation videos and other on-demand technical information about belts, hose and hydraulic products.

Industry professionals may track their employees’ training progress on the website, run course activity reports and print certificates of completion.

"The Performance Center is an excellent source for technical information on products within the belts, hose and hydraulic categories," said Bobby Bassett, Gates National Training Manager. "We encourage professional technicians, counter people, do-it-yourselfers, and anyone interested in the automotive aftermarket to register and learn."

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For more information about Gates Corporation, please contact Mari Jane Panek at 303.744.4533.

About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation ( is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive products, systems and components with operations in 30 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 Ltd., 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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Mari Jane Panek