Gates Barricade® Fuel Injection Hose Named 2012 Automotive News PACE Award Finalist

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The Fuel Hose Combines Best-in-Class Working Pressure, the Lowest Permeation Level on the Market and Multi-Fuel Compatibility to Improve Vehicle Safety and Fuel Efficiency While Helping Protect the Environment

Gates Barricade Fuel Injection Hose PACE Finalist

Gates Barricade® Fuel Injection Hose is a finalist in the 2012 Automotive News PACE Award competition.

A growing need in the marketplace is for a truly multi-fuel compatible hose that meets CARB and EPA requirements at an affordable price.

Gates Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, today announced that its Barricade® Fuel Injection Hose is a finalist in the 2012 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award competition. The prestigious award, which for the past 18 years has honored superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers, named Barricade Fuel Injection Hose a finalist in the Product Innovations category. Barricade Fuel Injection Hose combines low-permeation technology with high-pressure fuel hose to accommodate the increasing range of fuel and biodiesel blends available today.

“We are excited that the ground-breaking attributes we developed for Barricade Fuel Injection Hose were recognized by this innovation-focused awards program,” said, Dave Miller, Vice President of Marketing, Automotive Aftermarket at Gates Corporation.

Approved for use with gasoline, diesel, bio-diesel, methanol, ethanol and gasohol fuels, as well as fuel blends, Barricade Fuel Injection Hose is designed to withstand the most aggressive mixes, including higher ethanol blends recently approved by the EPA (such as E15), while reducing permeation. Gates used GreenShield® Technology, a patent-pending, five-layer barrier technology, and an inner tube of synthetic rubber compounds to help the fuel hose achieve five times less fuel vapor permeation and fuel waste than any other hose in the industry. It also meets the requirements of both the California Air Resource Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Adding to its safety features, the hose has earned a maximum working pressure rating of 225 psi.

“A growing need in the marketplace is for a truly multi-fuel compatible hose that meets CARB and EPA requirements at an affordable price. To achieve this, our engineers had to push beyond the conventional and develop a fuel hose formula that is revolutionary, allowing our customers to be positioned for success in a modern global environment,” said Kyoyul Oh, Vice President, Global Transportation Systems at Gates Corporation.

Gates Corporation, along with other Automotive News PACE Award finalists, will undergo an extensive review process, including a site visit by industry, academic and business leaders to select award winners, to be announced at a gala ceremony in Detroit, Mich. on April 23, 2012.

Visit http://www.gates.com/barricade for more information about Gates Barricade Fuel Injection Hose, currently available from local parts stores across the U.S.

About Automotive News PACE Awards
Recognizing superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance, the Automotive News PACE Award is open to suppliers that contribute products, processes, information technology, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. The award is accepted around the world as the industry symbol of innovation. The 18th annual PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award is jointly presented by Automotive News, Ernst & Young and Transportation Research Center Inc. Learn more at http://www.autonews.com/Assets/html/12_pace/.

About Gates Corporation
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Gates Corporation (gates.com) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial and automotive products, systems and components with operations in 30 countries. Gates maintains sales and marketing operations in every major industrial and automotive market, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Gates is part of the Industrial & Automotive group of Tomkins Ltd., which is owned by a consortium comprising Onex Corporation and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Tomkins enjoys strong market positions and technical leadership across all of its business activities and owns some of the best-known brands in their respective markets.

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