7th June 2019

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a worldwide manufacturer of diesel engine retarding and valve actuation systems, recently named Quarlink Corporation the company’s 2018 Supplier of the Year. Presented during the annual Jacobs Supplier Conference, the award recognises a company that demonstrates outstanding performance primarily in the areas of quality, delivery and cost.


Roughly 120 suppliers are reviewed every year by a cross-functional panel of Jacobs’ engineers, managers, buyers, directors and quality professionals who review performance, nominate candidates and make final selections.


Based in Tunglo Hsiang, Taiwan, Quarlink has been supplying Jacobs with precision machined components for more than 16 years and was also named 2013 Supplier of the Year. Jacobs’ engine brakes with Quarlink components are used in North America, Europe, China and the Asia Pacific region.


“We congratulate Quarlink on another outstanding year of support to the Jacobs organisation,” said David Wang, Director, Global Supply Chain. “They have the people and processes in place that allow for continuous improvement and effectively helps us deliver dependable, durable components that maximise the power and effectiveness in not only engine braking solutions, but also in terms of fuel efficiency and emission reduction improvements.”


“We are, indeed, honoured by this recognition from Jacobs Vehicle Systems,” added Timothy Tang, General Manager. “We are always striving to provide all of our customers with the best possible service and solutions, and this award demonstrates that type of commitment is paying off in a very big way.”

Image – Executives from Quarlink collect their award from Jacobs Vehicle Systems at Jacobs’ annual supplier conference. (Left to right) David Wang, Director, Global Supply Chain (Jacobs), Timothy Tang, General Manager (Quarlink), and David Biron, Director, Quality and Reliability (Jacobs). 

About Jacobs Vehicle Systems

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, and India as well as manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, China and, from 2019, Brno, Czech Republic. Jake Brake® products are used by heavy and medium-duty diesel engine manufacturers globally. Registered to the ISO 14001 and IATF16949 standards, Jacobs Vehicle Systems is the world’s leading producer of vehicle retarding and valve actuation technologies and can be found at jakebrake.com.