Farmington Hills, Mich. – November 28, 2018 – Akebono added five Pro-ACT and three EURO part numbers in November, expanding vehicle coverage by over 3 million. These new parts fit various 2014-2019 vehicles from Audi, BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mazda and Mini.

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

“With eight pad kits total; five Pro-ACT and three EURO, this announcement has a little bit of something for everyone.  Front brake pads for several Hyundai, Kia and Mazda applications, as well as rear brake pads for many Passenger Cars and CUV’s for GM makes, and many popular Lexus CUV’s.  Our award winning EURO line also got some attention; adding front brake pads for Audi Q5, BMW M1 and Mini Clubman and Countryman models.  Our EURO customers, just can’t get enough of our low-dust, low-noise, rotor friendly solution for European vehicles” said Edward Gerhardt, Catalog & Data Services Manager, Akebono.

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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 ​

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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.