Akebono Brake Corporation Receives Outstanding Shipping Award From Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance

Farmington Hills, Mich. — Feb. 1, 2019 — Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. (AAPA) awarded Akebono Brake Corporation its 2018 Supplier Award for Outstanding Shipping Performance.

“We continually strive to deliver the best possible shipping performance; delivering complete, accurate and on-time orders to our customers is the first step in complete customer satisfaction. Receiving this award from AAPA is evidence of this commitment that we afford all of our customers. Prompt delivery to our customers allows them the opportunity to in turn please their customers. In the end, this helps us all run a more profitable business,” said Russ Stebbins, Director Americas Aftermarket Business Unit, Akebono Brake Corporation. “Thank you to AAPA for this recognition and to the entire Akebono team for fulfilling our ‘Best in Class’ service and delivery goals.”

Akebono’s premium brake pad lines Pro-ACT®, EURO® and Performance® Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads are available at many of the 2,000+ parts stores and 3,000+ certified service centers throughout North America at AAPA Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper locations.

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance is comprised of over 50 independent shareholders who offer a wide array of quality auto products. The Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper warehouses, parts stores and certified service centers are found internationally across the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. To learn more about AAPA and its Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper brands, visit alliance1.com.

To learn more about Akebono’s ultra-premium brake pad lines, visit akebonobrakes.com.

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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/.

Contact

Edward Gerhardt ​​
Akebono Brake Corporation
(248) 489-7418
Edward.Gerhardt@akebono-usa.com

Proudly Made in the USA

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.