Gates set to produce 5 millionth PowerGrip® Kit

Gates is poised to produce its five millionth PowerGrip® Kit, at its kit assembly operation in Legnica, Poland.

Early in 2011 Gates installed a state-of-the-art kit assembly line in its largest and most advanced European Power Transmission plant, Gates Polska.

The Polish plant produces the mixing compound for all European plants and a broad range of V- and synchronous belts for industrial and automotive applications. Next to the SBDS (Synchronous Belt Drive System) PowerGrip® Kits, ABDS (Accessory Belt Drive Systems) Micro-V® Kits are also assembled.gates2

In line with all European Gates plants, Gates Polska and its kit facility are a fully certified quality operation (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001).

Gates is not only a renowned OE timing belt manufacturer, but is also one of the largest OE tensioner suppliers in Europe. After the start of a new production plant for OE and aftermarket tensioners in Izmir (Turkey), the kit assembly operation was the next logical step for Gates in Europe.

The Polish site now houses several assembly lines on which most of the timing belt kits for the European aftermarket are assembled.