Cummins acquires Jacobs Vehicle Systems
Cummins Inc. has acquired Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) from Altra Industrial Motion Corp.
Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a provider of engine braking, cylinder deactivation, start and stop, and temperature control technologies. The addition of JVS brings new technology that will provide growth opportunities for current and future enhanced Cummins engine platforms.
The acquisition of JVS also provides essential USMCA certified engine components for current and aftermarket products and enhances the Cummins offering to customers worldwide.
Engine braking and cylinder deactivation will be critical components to help meet current and future emissions regulations. This acquisition allows Cummins to better integrate these important technologies into its mid- and large-capacity engines with better emissions performance.
“Now that this deal is closed, we are pleased to welcome JVS engineering expertise, best-in-class products and employees to the Cummins organization,” said Jennifer Ramsey, Cummins president and chief operating officer. “The addition of engine braking and cylinder deactivation technologies from Jacobs creates new growth opportunities and technical opportunities to advance our path to a zero-emissions strategy to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.”
Jacobs Vehicle Systems operations will report to Cummins Turbo Technologies, a business unit led by Sean Wright, vice president of Cummins Turbo Technologies, which is in the company’s components segment.
Founded in 1961, JVS has about 600 employees and more than 60 years of experience in engine deceleration and valve actuation systems for trucks. JVS has two main manufacturing facilities in Bloomfield, Connecticut (USA) and Suzhou, China.