Akebono Introduces Six New Part Numbers, Expanding Aftermarket Coverage for 1.7 Million Vehicles

Farmington Hills, Mich. – August 28, 2018 – Akebono Brake Corporation has recently introduced six new part numbers to its Pro-ACT® and EURO® Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad lines, expanding vehicle coverage by 1.7 million vehicles. 

The part introductions add coverage to late model vehicles from five Ford and Lincoln models fitting almost 750,000 vehicles, as well as front brake pads for the Kia Sedona and Jeep Cherokee models adding another 700,000.

Also included in these newly release parts is Akebono's Award Wining EURO Brake Pad Line; which added front and rear coverage for many 2012 - 2017 BMW sedans and coupes with the performance brake option.

A complete listing of Akebono applications can be found in the web-catalog at akebonobrakes.com or showmetheparts.com/akebono.

Bulletin AK208 Bulletin AK209

“The extension of our product lines allows technicians to pass along the safety, reliability and performance guaranteed by Akebono to more drivers,” said Edward Gerhardt, Catalog & Data Services Manager, Akebono. "Technicians can learn more about Akebono's product line up at this year's AAPEX 2018 where we will be showcasing Pro-ACT®,  Performance®, and EURO® Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pad lines"

Visit us at booth #843 on October 30 - November 1, 2018 at the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, NV to learn more about Akebono Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads.


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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/.


Edward Gerhardt ​

(248) 489-7418 
Akebono Brake Corporation


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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.