Dr. Wilm Uhlenbecker Appointed President and CEO of Akebono Brake Corporation

Farmington Hills, Mich. – Apr. 11, 2016 – Akebono Brake Corporation today announced the appointment of Dr. Wilm Uhlenbecker as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. He will succeed interim president and chief executive officer, Mr. Kanji Miyajima, who will now serve as executive advisor to Dr. Uhlenbecker.

Akebono Makes Charitable Contribution to Heart 2 Hart Detroit

Farmington Hills, Mich. – Nov. 17, 2015 – Akebono Brake Corporation today announced a donation of $1,400 to a local philanthropic organization, Heart 2 Hart Detroit, whose mission is to provide food, clothing, hygienic products and hope to Detroit’s homeless and needy population.

Akebono Announces Partnership with Kettering University’s Formula SAE Team

Farmington Hills, MI – (May 19, 2015) – Akebono Brake Corporation has recently become a Silver Partner sponsor of Kettering University’s Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team for the 2015/2016 season. Akebono made a monetary contribution to the team in the amount of $2,500, with the intent of also donating brake components for next season’s car.

Akebono Announces 2015 Motorsports Activities

Tokyo, Japan - (March 11, 2015) - Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. announced today the company's planned motorsports activities for 2015.

Akebono Brakes Featured on North American Truck of the Year

Farmington Hills, Mich. – (Dec. 15, 2014) – Akebono Brake Corporation congratulates General Motors on receiving the Motor Trend North American Truck of the Year award for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. The award-winning truck is equipped with foundation brake components provided by Akebono, which improve brake performance, pedal feel and reduce noise and vibration.

Akebono Brake Corporation Launches New Website to Support North American Business

Farmington Hills, MI – (November 17, 2014) – To drive and support the growth of its North American business, Akebono Brake Corporation has launched a new website to help customers more easily find information about its products and where to purchase them.

Akebono Brake Corporation Awarded Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product from Auto International Association

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - (November 4, 2014) – Akebono Brake Corporation today announced it has received the Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product award from the Auto International Association (AIA) for its EURO® Ultra-Premium ceramic disc brake pads.

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.

Akebono Brake Corporation Receives 2013 Altrom Group Supplier of the Year Award

Farmington Hills, MI - (July 8, 2014) - Akebono Brake Corporation today announced it has been awarded the Altrom Group 2013 Supplier of the Year Award. The Altrom Group, a division of Genuine Parts Co. (GPC), awards its most accomplished vendor based on performance measurements, including sales growth, fill rate, marketing, sales support, product quality and coverage. This is the second time in three years that Akebono has received this honor.


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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.