History

1960-1980

  • Pacbrake Company was incorporated in 1961
  • Operated as an engine brake distributor in Canada and the US

1980-1990

  • Pacbrake departs from distribution-only and develops their own engine brake technology for Cummins and Caterpillar engines
  • Becomes the first company to patent a combination engine brake which utilizes an exhaust valve
  • Pacbrake starts serial production supply for Caterpillar and Volvo

1990-2000

  • Starts engine brake development for Detroit Diesel
  • Becomes the largest North American exhaust brake manufacturer
  • Captures 10% of the engine brake market share

2000-2010

  • Pacbrake expands their R&D and shifts strategy to emission valves
  • Becomes the largest thermal management valve supplier in North America
  • Expands aftermarket product line to include tow/haul solutions (air suspension and onboard air)

2010-present

  • Pacbrake celebrates 50 years in business
  • Supplys first hot EGR valve to Navistar
  • Develops engine brake for Cummins ISB engine
  • Develops electrically controlled emission valves
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