The corporate head office building in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, is completed.
Established US sales company Akebono America, Inc.
Type AD disc brake wins the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers award for 1982.
Establishes Ambrake Corporation in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Akebono Brake Proving Grounds completed. (Now Ai-Ring)
|1971||Fukushima Manufacturing Plant is constructed and begins operations.
(Now Akebono Brake Fukushima Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)
Construction of the corporate head office is completed (in Nihonbashi, Tokyo).
|1973||Established Sanyo Hydraulic Industry Co., Ltd.
(Now Akebono Brake Sanyo Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)
|1974||Established the Japan Brake Safety Research Institute Co., Ltd.
(Now the Akebono Research & Development Centre Ltd.)
|1976||Increased capital to 1,816.5 million yen.
Miharu Manufacturing Plant is constructed and begins operations.
|1980||Established Akebono America, Inc. as a locally-incorporated company in the United States.|
|1981||Established Akebono Engineering Co., Ltd.|
|1982||Type AD disc brakes win the 1981 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Award.|
|1983||Increased capital to 2,258.11 million yen.
Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
|1984||Increased capital to 4,589.11 million yen.
The Japan Brake Safety Research Institute Co., Ltd. is renamed Akebono Research & Development Centre Ltd.
Technology is licensed to Automotive Products Inc. in the United Kingdom.
Akebono Europe Bureau Liaison is established in France. (Now Akebono Europe S.A.S. (Gonesse))
|1985||Akebono Europe S.A. is established as a locally-incorporated company in France.
(Now Akebono Europe S.A.S. (Gonesse))
|1986||Established Akebono Brake Iwaki Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and began constructing a test course and manufacturing plant site.
Established Ambrake Corporation as a joint venture with General Motors of the United States. (Elizabethtown, Kentucky, U.S.A.)
(Now Akebono Brake, Elizabethtown Plant）
|1987||An anti-lock brake system (ABS) that is based on technology unique to Japan is adopted for the first time by automakers.
Signed a technical assistance contract relating to friction materials with Valeo of France.
Signed a technical assistance contract relating to ABS with Robert Bosch GmbH of West Germany (at the time).
|1988||Ambrake Corporation begins operations.
The "Proving Grounds" test course is completed. (Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture) (Now Ai-Ring)
|1989||Established Akebono B.S.E.C. Inc.|