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An Automation Solutions Company Helping Manufacturers for Over 40 Years

Since 1978, Cates Control Solutions has been providing automation and control products to manufacturing companies. In 1978 Gordon Cates founded the company as a DC and Eddy current service company in Houston, Texas. Since that time Cates has evolved into an automation solutions company with strong product and application expertise focused on providing customers with exceptional service.

Technology is the core of our business. Our attention to service matches the technological pursuits of the product manufacturers we represent. This means a globally local presence, customer service, support, expertise, various tools and a technical partnership to give you added value as a customer, designer or end user.

You can expect us to understand your business, your process and your needs from A to Z. We know from experience how to increase your production capacity, improve your product quality, reduce waste and lower your maintenance costs.

Our dedicated experts speak your language and can offer the quickest route to a profitable solution, without forgetting personnel safety and environmental responsibility.

With Cates, in addition to a product you get our expertise.

We have a thorough knowledge of your applications from pumps, fans and compressors through to conveyors, extruders, winders and marine applications.

In your plant, our expertise extends across entire installations from correct selection, dimensioning and installation through to operation and maintenance of drives, PLCs, motors, transformers, relays, switches and contactors and all the way to transducers and meters. Optimal choices not only save energy, but also reduce the application’s maintenance needs.

As an industrial controls distributor with locations in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, Cates is positioned to service your needs.

We serve a wide variety of industries; so no matter what industry you’re in, chances are we can offer a solution to fit your needs.

Our Late Founder Gordon Cates


Cates Control Solutions
14221 Gulfstream Park
Webster, Texas 77598


(713) 944-0101 PHONE
(800) 882-1881 PHONE


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