Gates Industrial hosts distributor conference in Kazakhstan
Gates Industrial Company, a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, recently hosted an Indian distributor conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Gates India team hosts its distributor conference each year, just before the start of the Spring/Summer season. Participants of the conference, from April 30 to May 3, 2018, were the top performing 34 distributors from automotive and industrial markets, Gates India commercial team from India and TS Khoo, President East Asia & India, from Singapore, and Michael Haen, VP, Global Fluid Power PLM, from Denver.
This event provided the opportunity to have top performing distributors in one place for networking and future business discussions. It was a great time for the distributors to learn from one another. Commitment, growth, strategies and ideas were discussed in one to one interaction between channel partners and Gates senior management team.
“It is vitally important to bring our valued industrial and automotive replacement channel partners together to learn, ask questions, gain knowledge and share ideas to make businesses grow and more profitable,” Khoo said.
Rajesh Bhandari, Managing Director, India, shared the 2020 plan and addressed participants as key players for bringing mutual growth to business. There were presentations from the senior managers of Gates along with success stories of Channel partners with Gates system solutions in their region. New products and other initiatives like the New MXT hose, Polychain GT Carbon belt drive system for chain-to-belt conversion and the new product portfolio for AR were introduced at this platform. During the conference, Gates team also introduced the refresh Gates logo with new tagline `Driven by Possibility’ to channel partners.
Top performing Distributors were recognized for their achievements during 2017. Under the Automotive Replacement, awards were presented to Madras Auto Service, Sundaram Motors and RPJ Distributors. Under Industrial Replacement, awards were given to Rubber Hose India, Fateh Singh Karam Singh, Rajashree Traders, and Rank Hydraulics. Brand loyalty award was presented to SKN Industrial House.