The Gates Corporation, headquartered in Denver (USA), is a leading manufacturer of hi-tech rubber belts and hoses for industrial, hydraulic, agricultural and automotive applications. Gates supplies to all prominent car and machine manufacturers and to the aftermarket. Main served industries are automotive manufacturing, transport, agriculture, mining, construction, office equipment, computer technology and food processing. In Europe, headquarters are based in Aalst (Belgium). A number of production plants, distribution centers and sales offices are spread all over Europe.