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.

Akebono Brake Corporation Honored by Honda for Excellence in Quality

Farmington Hills, MI – (May 12, 2014) – Akebono Brake Corporation announced it has been honored by Honda for its “Excellence in Quality” award for supplying advanced brake and friction material products.

Akebono Adds Over 50 New Part Numbers, in Conjunction with Software Updates, Coverage is Expanded by More Than 24 Million Vehicles

Farmington Hills, Mich. - (March 26, 2014) - Akebono Brake Corporation, the originators of ceramic brake technology and the original equipment brand of choice installed on more than 270 models today announced it has added 51 new part numbers into its aftermarket brake pad portfolio providing coverage to more than 24 million additional vehicles. This added coverage features popular late-model domestic, European and Asian vehicles. The company also upgraded to an industry-leading software catalog program allowing Akebono to release products to the aftermarket quicker and more efficiently.

Akebono Continues to Set Industry Benchmark for Friction Technology

Farmington Hills, Mich. - (Feb. 26, 2014) - Akebono Brake Corporation today announced that both its EURO and Performance brake pad lines are already fully-compliant with state regulations that require low copper content in brake pads beginning in the year 2021. In fact, these pads have been compliant with the stringent formulae called for in the regulations since the product lines were launched in 2005.


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.