Farmington Hills, MI – December 7, 2018 – Today Akebono announced it has created 192 new part numbers that include Premium Stainless Hardware; 93 Pro-ACT, 86 Akebono Performance and 13 EURO part numbers.
“There was a time, when we didn’t always include hardware with our brake pad kits, no single reason, sometimes it was availability, other times it was sensitivity to pricing, and sometimes we were just matching what the OE (service) kits included” stated Kirby Pruitt, Product Development Manager, Akebono. “As the market has evolved, Akebono evolves as well. Including hardware has been a common practice over the last 6+ years. Our customers have asked us to review some of our applications and identify where premium hardware makes sense; today's announcement is in response to those requests.”
A complete listing of Akebono applications can be found in the web-catalog at akebonobrakes.com or showmetheparts.com/akebono.
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About Akebono Brake Corporation
Akebono Brake Corporation is a leader in advanced brake and friction material development and production, with a focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) analysis and control. Akebono manufactures a wide range of brake friction materials and foundation brake assemblies, including disc brake calipers and drum brakes. The company’s commitment to innovation, process improvement, quality control and customer service has positioned it as a key resource for leading OEMs, Tier I brake suppliers and the automotive aftermarket. For more information, visit www.akebonobrakes.com.
About Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7238), founded in 1929, is a world leader in advanced brake and friction material development and production. The Akebono Group operates R&D centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide, including in Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia. Akebono has been supplying and jointly developing brake systems with the McLaren Formula 1 team since 2007. For more information, visit www.akebono-brake.com/english/.
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Akebono Brake Corporation
Akebono Brakes are trusted by manufacturers globally, delivering superior braking power, quiet performance, and longer rotor and pad life. As a pioneer of ceramic friction technology, Akebono is proud to manufacture 100 percent of its aftermarket brakes in the USA. Enjoy a smoother ride and clean wheels with Akebono Brakes.