Akebono EURO® Ultra-Premium Brake Pads Named Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product by Import Vehicle Community

Farmington Hills, Mich. – Nov. 14, 2016 – Akebono Brake Corporation's EURO® Ultra-Premium ceramic disc brake pad line was awarded “Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product or Product Line" by the Import Vehicle Community, a segment of the Auto Care Association. The Akebono team, led by Dr. Wilm Uhlenbecker, President and CEO, Akebono Brake Corporation, accepted the prestigious award at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).

Akebono continues expansion of brake coverage with nine new part numbers

Farmington Hills, Mich. – Oct. 25, 2016 – Akebono Brake Corporation continues its recent expansion of brake pad coverage with the announcement of nine new part numbers to its Pro-ACT®, Performance® and EURO® Ultra-Premium ceramic disc brake pad lines. This introduces premium brake coverage to an additional 5.8 million domestic, European and Asian vehicles. Akebono has released a total of 25 new part numbers this month, expanding total coverage to more than 10.4 million vehicles.

Akebono adds 16 part numbers, expanding coverage by 4.6 million vehicles

Farmington Hills, Mich. – Oct. 12, 2016 – Akebono Brake Corporation announced it has introduced 16 new part numbers to its Pro-ACT®, Performance® and EURO® premium ceramic brake pad lines. The pads are 100 percent manufactured in the United States and expand coverage to more than 4.6 million additional late-model domestic, European and Asian vehicles.

Award Ceremony held for the "Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal for New Technology"

Tokyo, Japan - (April 22, 2016) - Akebono Brake Industry's achievement in the "development and mass production of high-performance brakes for road cars" had been awarded the FY2015 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) Medal for New Technology. The award ceremony was held at Meiji Kinenkan, Japan's historical ceremony hall in Tokyo, on April 21.

Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. receives the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal for New Technology

Tokyo, Japan - (March 17, 2016) - Akebono Brake Industry announced today that the company's achievement in the "development and mass production of high-performance brakes for road cars" had been awarded the FY2015 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) Medal for New Technology.

Dr. Wilm Uhlenbecker Appointed President and CEO of Akebono Brake Corporation

Farmington Hills, Mich. – Apr. 11, 2016 – Akebono Brake Corporation today announced the appointment of Dr. Wilm Uhlenbecker as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. He will succeed interim president and chief executive officer, Mr. Kanji Miyajima, who will now serve as executive advisor to Dr. Uhlenbecker.

Akebono Makes Charitable Contribution to Heart 2 Hart Detroit

Farmington Hills, Mich. – Nov. 17, 2015 – Akebono Brake Corporation today announced a donation of $1,400 to a local philanthropic organization, Heart 2 Hart Detroit, whose mission is to provide food, clothing, hygienic products and hope to Detroit’s homeless and needy population.

Akebono Announces Partnership with Kettering University’s Formula SAE Team

Farmington Hills, MI – (May 19, 2015) – Akebono Brake Corporation has recently become a Silver Partner sponsor of Kettering University’s Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team for the 2015/2016 season. Akebono made a monetary contribution to the team in the amount of $2,500, with the intent of also donating brake components for next season’s car.

Akebono Announces 2015 Motorsports Activities

Tokyo, Japan - (March 11, 2015) - Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. announced today the company's planned motorsports activities for 2015.

Akebono Brakes Featured on North American Truck of the Year

Farmington Hills, Mich. – (Dec. 15, 2014) – Akebono Brake Corporation congratulates General Motors on receiving the Motor Trend North American Truck of the Year award for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. The award-winning truck is equipped with foundation brake components provided by Akebono, which improve brake performance, pedal feel and reduce noise and vibration.

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