AKEBONO BRAKE CORPORATION RECOGNIZED ON THE 2021 FORBES AMERICA’S BEST EMPLOYERS LIST

Farmington Hills, Mich. - March 23, 2021 – Akebono Brake Corporation has been awarded on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on February 9th, 2021 and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website.

Forbes and Statista selected the America’s Best Employers 2021 through an independent survey applied to a vast sample of more than 50,000 American employees working for companies with more than 1,000 employees in America. Across 25 industry sectors, 1000 employers have been awarded, 500 large employers and 500 midsize employers. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees that were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employee evaluations also included other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.

Based on the results of the study, Akebono Brake Corporation is ecstatic to be recognized on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers 2021.

“I am honored to be part of an organization recognized for this award; as a company, we continue to drive improvements to all of our employees and their wellbeing.  I am very pleased that the sacrifices and added demands over the recent past, did not go unnoticed and want to personally thank and congratulate every Akebono employee” states Michael Blackburn Human Resource Manager at Akebono Corporation.

View on the Forbes website: https://www.forbes.com/lists/best-midsize-employers/#b71bec1210f7

About Akebono Brake Corporation

Akebono Brake Corporation, North America’s leading supplier of advanced braking systems and pioneer of ceramic friction technology.  A leader in ceramic friction material development and production, with a focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), analysis and control.  Akebono sells Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads, Made in the USA for the Automotive Aftermarket under the brands ProACT, EURO and Akebono Performance.                                          

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.

For more information, visit www.akebono-brake.com/english/index.html.

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.