JACOBS VEHICLE SYSTEMS OPENS FIRST EUROPEAN FACTORY
19th November 2019
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Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a worldwide manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding and valve actuation systems, recently shipped the company’s first engine brake from its newly opened European facility near the city of Brno in the Czech Republic.

With its headquarters in Bloomfield, CT, and its Suzhou facility in Eastern China, Brno becomes the third production location as Jacobs continues to expand its global capacities.
“Our engineers are working closely with engine manufacturers across Europe, including such brands as DAF, Daimler, Deutz, Renault Trucks, and Volvo,” said Hilko Schmitt, marketing and business development manager for Jacobs. “Thanks to its strategic location in the middle of the continent, Brno represents an ideal base for us. We will be able to respond flexibly to the needs of all of our European partners,”

More than 20 factory operators and support staff are currently employed in the new production plant measuring more than 21,000 square feet. Plans are calling for the eventual annual production of 100,000 engine brakes and additional employees.

“Jacobs Vehicle Systems is the world leader in not only manufacturing engine braking solutions, but also in valve train innovations,” added Schmitt. “We constantly improve our sophisticated products in all aspects. In addition to braking efficiency, we have been focusing on emissions solutions as the next step in our evolution of technologies”.

Image – “Jacobs Vehicle Systems is the world leader in not only manufacturing engine braking solutions, but also in valve train innovations” – Hilko Schmitt, marketing and business development manager for Jacobs.

Image – The Brno Team.

Image / Image / Image – Jacobs Vehicle Systems recently shipped the company’s first engine brake from its newly opened European facility near the city of Brno in the Czech Republic.

Image – Jacobs engine brake model 721.

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 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.