TOK AUTO distributes the GATES brand! Gates need no introduction: this Global well-known company boasts over 110 years of experience in the belt field and is currently among the most popular suppliers of original equipment from major European automobile manufacturers. The Aftermarket line provides excelled quality, perfect assembly, a complete range for all applications for cars, commercial vehicles, trucks and agricultural vehicles. Experts choose only the best!
Gates is the world-leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive products. Through close cooperation with virtually every car manufacturer Gates is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of the automotive aftermarket with products that are of original equipment (OE) quality. Gates also offers more replacement part numbers than any other automotive market player and its product lines are continuously expanding.
The Gates company was founded by Charles Gates in 1911 in Denver, USA, where it has its global headquarters. About 6 years after Charles started in the business, his brother John Gates invented the V-belt, a revolutionary idea for automotive power transmission, and in 1946 the first synchronous belt was developed. At the end of the 50s, Gates decided to establish its first production facility in Europe and the Erembodegem site in Belgium was chosen as a central location in Europe.
THE EUROPEAN PRESENCE
Gates headquarters in Europe are located in Erembodegem, Belgium. The company has a number of production and distribution centers as well as sales offices all over Europe.