AKEBONO KICKS OFF THE YEAR WITH SIX DISC BRAKE PAD KITS, EXPANDING PRO-ACT®, AKEBONO PERFORMANCE® AND EURO® LINES

Farmington Hills, Mich. – January 29, 2019 – Today Akebono announced three Pro-ACT, two Akebono Performance and one EURO part numbers, five of the six also include premium stainless hardware.


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


“Today we added front and rear pad kits for some key passenger cars and CUV’s from General Motors, Mazda and Fiat-Chrysler, a great way to start out the year”  stated Kirby Pruitt, Product Development Manager, Akebono.   “It was important to begin the year strong, adding coverage for over 1.5 million late-model vehicles that are still in production means the sales potential and coverage for these parts will continue to grow for years to come.”


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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:

Chelsea Komblevicz
The Quell Group
(248) 649-8900
ckomblevicz@quell.com

Kirby Pruitt 
Akebono Brake Corporation
(270) 234-5541
Kirby.Pruitt@akebono-usa.com

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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.