Cummins Acquires Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Engine braking and cylinder deactivation will be key components to meeting current and future emissions regulations for Cummins.

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On April 14, 2022, Cummins Inc. announced the acquisition of Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) from Altra Industrial Motion Corp. JVS manufactures engine braking, cylinder deactivation, start and stop, and thermal management technologies. The addition of JVS brings new technologies that will provide growth opportunities for Cummins’ current and future engine platforms.

“Now that this deal has closed, we are excited to welcome JVS’ engineering expertise, best in class products and employees into the Cummins organization,” said Jennifer Rumsey, president and COO, Cummins. “Adding [JVS’] engine braking and cylinder deactivation technologies creates new growth and technical opportunities to advance our path to zero emissions strategy to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

Founded in 1961, JVS has more than 60 years of experience in engine retarding and valve actuation systems for the commercial vehicle industry. JVS has two primary manufacturing facilities in Bloomfield, CT (U.S.) and Suzhou, China and about 600 employees. Operations from Jacobs Vehicle Systems will report into Cummins Turbo Technologies, a business unit led by Shon Wright, vice president of Cummins Turbo Technologies.

Benefits for Cummins

Engine braking and cylinder deactivation will be key components to meeting current and future emissions regulations (with a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050). This acquisition allows Cummins to better integrate these technologies into its medium- and heavy-duty engines. The acquisition also secures critical USMCA qualified engine components for current and aftermarket products and expands on Cummins’ offerings to customers globally.

Cummins Inc. is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service power solutions. The company’s products include internal combustion, electric and hybrid integrated power solutions and other components that include:

  • Filtration
  • Aftertreatment
  • Turbochargers
  • Fuel systems
  • Controls systems
  • Air handling systems
  • Automated transmissions
  • Electric power generation systems
  • Microgrid controls
  • Batteries, electrolyzers and fuel cell products

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