Another Milestone for Jacobs Vehicle Systems
Jacobs Vehicle Systems®, a leading worldwide manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation systems, recently celebrated the delivery of its eight millionth engine brake.
This milestone comes less than two years after Jacobs shipped its seven millionth brake, and nearly 60 years after the company’s first engine brake, invented by Clessie Cummins, was introduced to the trucking industry by Jacobs.
Since the first engine brake was produced, it took Jacobs 31 years to sell its first million engine brakes, which was initially an aftermarket product and sold exclusively in North America. İn the late 1980s trucking industry interest in the product began to increase significantly and a shift was made to OEM factory installations. Geographic expansion soon followed and today Jacobs is selling and delivering engine brakes from its locations in North America, China, and Europe to more than 30 customers with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America.
“This delivery milestone is a fantastic achievement and is a testament to the success our customers have enjoyed around the world with Jacobs’ components,” said Steve Ernest, vice president, engineering and business development. “The next millionth brake shouldn’t be far off as we continue to find new solutions and technologies that will not only continue to enhance braking performance but also help our customers find new and effective ways to improve fuel consumption and reduce harmful emissions.”