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Jacobs Vehicle Systems™ Achieves Quality Management System Registration As Compliant with QS9000
A Sign of Continuous Improvement Culture at JVS

Jacobs Vehicle Systems™ ( -- a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation) known for its famous Jake Brake® engine retarders and valve actuation systems today announces that their Quality Management System has been Registered as compliant with the International Standard Registered to QS-9000:1998 (Based on and including ISO 9001:1994).

This achievement was a direct result of the entire organization working together in effectively developing and maintaining the Quality System in order to be registered. "Meeting the ever-growing demand for the highest level of quality is vital to the future success of both Jacobs and our customers, and I believe that our focus in that area has served us well," states President, Brian Burnett.

Continuous Improvement

Beyond the recent registration for QS9000, JVS is striving to achieve TS16949 as their next step in the pursuit of quality assurance and continuous improvement. Diane Hillsburg, Quality Systems Manager for Jacobs Vehicle Systems states "The gap is very small, but we will actually exceed minimal requirements before applying for TS16949 review from BVQI. We usually don't go to bat unless we know it's a home run. That's been the legacy of Jacobs products and it's reflected in our quality systems here at Jacobs."

About Jacobs

Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation. The Jake Brake® product line is used by all North American heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers as well as Hino, Hyundai and Mitsubishi in Asia, and Renault V.I. and DAF in Europe. Jacobs Vehicle Systems is headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., where it has a 260,000 square foot design, testing and manufacturing facility. Registered to both the ISO 9001:1994 and QS9000:1998 standards, Jacobs Vehicle Systems is the world's leading producer of vehicle retarding and valve actuation technologies, and can be found on the Internet at .

Jake Brake®, Jacobs Vehicle Systems®, Jacobs Engine Brake®, and Jacobs Exhaust Brake™ are registered trademarks of Jacobs Vehicle Systems.

SOURCE: Jacobs Vehicle Systems

CONTACT: Brian Mauriello, Business Development Manager of Jacobs Vehicle
Systems, +1-860-243-7783