October 2014

Akebono Brake Elizabethtown Plant Wins General Motors Supplier Quality Award 2014

Elizabethtown, KY – (October 29, 2014) – Akebono Brake Corporation announces that one of its plants, Akebono Brake, Elizabethtown Plant, won the General Motors 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence Award among 1,506 suppliers located worldwide for supplying the highest levels of quality performance over the past 12 months. The award ceremony was held at Cobo Center in Detroit, MI on September 24. There to accept this award on behalf of the company was Ted Saito, president and chief executive officer, North American operations, and Lisa Vollmert, director, original equipment sales, North American operations.

Akebono Brake Corporation Continues Commitment to USA through its Aftermarket Ceramic Brake Pad Manufacturing

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - (October 13, 2014) - Akebono Brake Corporation, the pioneers of ceramic brake pad technology and the original equipment brand of choice installed on more than 270 models, is continuing its commitment to the United States with its ultra-premium ceramic disc brake pad line manufactured in the U.S. This enables Akebono to maintain superior quality and proprietary control throughout the manufacturing process, a valuable advantage over its competitors who manufacture their products in low-cost countries.

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.