BLOOMFIELD, CT—Jacobs Vehicle Systems®, the world’s leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engine retarding systems and valve actuation mechanisms, announces the launch of two engine brake models for Ford Otosan’s new generation, environmentally friendly and fuel efficient Ecotorq engine family.


These launches mark the first joint development programs between Jacobs and Ford Otosan. The collaborative effort between Ford Otosan’s and Jacobs’ engineers resulted in two powerful and reliable engine retarders which augment Ford Otosan’s heavy duty Ecotorq engines and wide variety of truck offerings. The new engine brake models come standard on Ford Otosan’s new generation Ecotorq engines. These models implement bleeder brake and bridge brake technology for the 9 and 13 liter engines respectively.
“Jacobs is proud to be part of the next generation Ecotorq product line by Ford Otosan,” said Sergio Sgarbi, President of Jacobs Vehicle Systems. “By combining Jacobs’ engine braking expertise with Ford Otosan’s strong product offering, we believe this launch will be a great success and the beginning of a strong technology partnership.”
For more information on Ford Otosan’s vehicles and Ecotorq engines, visit Ford Otosan’s website.
Visit Jacobs’ technology page to learn about Jacobs’ engine braking technologies.


About Jacobs Vehicle Systems and Ford Otosan
Jacobs Vehicle Systems is headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., where it has a 25,000 square meter design, testing and manufacturing facility, with support sites in Europe, Japan, India as well as a manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China. Jake Brake® products are used by heavy and medium-duty diesel engine manufacturers globally. Registered to the ISO 14001 and TS16949 standards, Jacobs Vehicle Systems is the world’s leading producer of vehicle retarding and valve actuation technologies and can be found at

Ford Otosan is a deep-rooted joint venture of Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding, playing an active role in worldwide automotive industry since 1959. Ford Otosan employs over 9,000 people including more than 2,500 R&D engineers in their 3 production plants, 1 warehouse and 1 R&D Base covering in total 1,600,000 square meter facilities in Turkey. Service and sales facilities are located throughout the world including Asia, Europe, and Africa. More information can be found at and