6309 Monarch Park Place, Suite 203
Niwot, CO 80503, USA
Phone (303) 443-5060
Toll free (888) 742-5060
The Customer Solutions Center will reside on a 10-acre site, and include space for technology development, customer engagement and training. Secure vehicle testing bays will offer mobile equipment manufacturers confidential application testing and development. The training area will include a hands-on hose assembly zone, a contamination control center and a fluid power circuit lab.
It will employ approximately 45 engineers, technicians and scientists. Staffers will include current associates already residing in Denver, transfers from Gates Rockford and Galesburg, IL facilities and new hires. Gates expects to take occupancy in December of this year.
Ralph Rivera, group president of the Worldwide Hose and Connectors Division, said the center would reinforce Gates' technological leadership and grow the firm's business in three critical ways. 'First, we will increase the pace of our technological exploration and development. There has never been a greater need to seek new solutions to changing customer needs. Second, we will provide even greater support to our customers through hands-on partnering on product development. Bringing our customers closer to the development process will enable us to find better solutions faster.
'Finally, we will provide a gathering place for the kind of comprehensive technical training we've only dreamed about until now. Quality technical training is key to our future growth and success,' Rivera said.
Gates Worldwide Hose and Connectors Division is a manufacturer and supplier of hose, connectors and related products for industrial and automotive applications.
Gates has sales and marketing operations in every major industrial and automotive market, including North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Gates is part of the Industrial and Automotive Group of Tomkins plc, headquartered in London. Tomkins is a publicly traded company with 40,000 employees worldwide.