Representatives from Dublin-based parts distributor Strongline Autoparts were among the visitors to the Gates stand at Automechanika recently.
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Tom Kennedy (District Sales Manager, Strongline Autoparts), Catriona True (Regional Marketing Manager NW Europe, Gates) Paul Warren (Sales Director, Strongline Autoparts) Darren Spooner (UK Regional Manager, Gates) and David MacNeaney (Managing Director Strongline Autoparts).
Gates, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of belts and tensioners, took the opportunity to introduce new products and unveil some technical initiatives. New belt kit solutions for drive system installers in the passenger car market, a new catalogue for the truck and bus sector, as well as extensions to the online technical information platform GatesTechZone, are among the items likely to steal the automotive headlines.
Visiting mechanics were invited to sign up to an exclusive ‘tech tip’ email service that keeps installers abreast of technical news developments as they happen. Available through the www.GatesTechZone.com website, the tech tip email service provides up-to-date advice about changes to installation procedures, simple errors that have led to premature component failure or tips that will help to make repair jobs a little easier.
GatesTechZone is a freely accessible technical resource designed to provide 24 hour support to installers around the world. It features product installation guidelines, help with basic fault diagnostics and videos. It is now available in seven different languages, says Gates.