21st May 2019

Jacobs Vehicle Systems® has been selected as a recipient of the John Deere Innovation Award for 2018.  The award is presented to a select group of suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide to John Deere.

Award selections are based on four factors: creativity, feasibility, collaboration, and bottom-line impact.  John Deere created the Supplier Innovation Awards in 2009 to promote innovation in the company’s supply base and recognise suppliers who think creatively.

Based in Bloomfield, Connecticut, Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a technology supplier of engine braking, valve train technologies, and emissions solutions to John Deere’s Power Systems division.  “Jacobs is delighted to receive this recognition from John Deere, which follows a multi-year collaboration between two world-leaders in innovation and excellence,” said Steve Ernest, Vice President of Engineering and Business Development at Jacobs.

Jacobs accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on April 16th in Davenport, Iowa.  Joining Steve Ernest at the event from Jacobs Vehicle Systems were Peter Jo, Development Manager; John Mandell, Project Engineer; and Bill Cortright, Business Manager.

Image – © Jacobs Vehicle Systems 2019. Team members from Jacobs Vehicle Systems accepted the Innovation Award on April 16th. From left to right:  Steve Ernest, Vice President of Engineering and Business Development; Bill Cortright, Business Manager; John Mandell, Project Engineer; and Peter Jo, Development Manager.

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.