Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Gates launches heavy duty kit range for the aftermarket

Independent workshops will find truck and bus maintenance a lot easier thanks to a new range of heavy-duty belt kits from Gates. Each Micro-V® Kit Extra Service box contains all the components necessary for a complete auxiliary drive system overhaul.


Each kit includes one or more Micro-V® belts, DriveAlign® tensioner(s) and DriveAlign idler(s). The first 30 kits cover the major truck and bus marques: Iveco, Scania, DAF, Mercedes, Volvo, MAN and Renault are now available.

More kit references are expected soon.

As a leading designer of auxiliary belt drives, Gates is already the OE supplier of choice by truck and bus companies worldwide. The latest Micro-V® Kits Extra Service range makes parts ordering and delivery processes easier, reduces costs and will increase customer satisfaction levels over the long term, says Gates.

This new initiative confirms a Gates commitment to the truck and bus aftermarket late last year.

Gates marketing director, Wim Goossens, says: “There are six million trucks on the road in Europe. With an average mileage of well over one million kilometres, every truck has four to five opportunities for parts replacement with innovative and high-quality Gates products”.