Akebono Adds Over 50 New Part Numbers, in Conjunction with Software Updates, Coverage is Expanded by More Than 24 Million Vehicles

Farmington Hills, Mich. - (March 26, 2014) - Akebono Brake Corporation, the originators of ceramic brake technology and the original equipment brand of choice installed on more than 270 models today announced it has added 51 new part numbers into its aftermarket brake pad portfolio providing coverage to more than 24 million additional vehicles. This added coverage features popular late-model domestic, European and Asian vehicles. The company also upgraded to an industry-leading software catalog program allowing Akebono to release products to the aftermarket quicker and more efficiently.

Akebono Continues to Set Industry Benchmark for Friction Technology

Farmington Hills, Mich. - (Feb. 26, 2014) - Akebono Brake Corporation today announced that both its EURO and Performance brake pad lines are already fully-compliant with state regulations that require low copper content in brake pads beginning in the year 2021. In fact, these pads have been compliant with the stringent formulae called for in the regulations since the product lines were launched in 2005.

Akebono Congratulates General Motors on "North American Truck of the Year" Award for Chevrolet Silverado

Farmington Hills, Mich. - (Jan. 29, 2014) - Akebono Brake Corporation congratulates General Motors on receiving the North American Truck of the Year award for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The award-winning truck is equipped with foundation brake components provided by Akebono, which improve brake performance, extend rotor life and reduce noise and vibration.

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