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Brakes for Automobiles

Akebono’s main business is the development and manufacturing of automotive brake-related products. As an independent brake specialized manufacturer, we develop and manufacture friction materials such as brake pads and brake linings, as well as functional components such as disc brakes and drum brakes.

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Akebono’s main business is the development and manufacturing of automotive brake-related products. As an independent brake specialized manufacturer, we develop and manufacture friction materials such as brake pads and brake linings, as well as functional components such as disc brakes and drum brakes.

Akebono is capable of meeting the diverse and dynamically changing requirements of the automotive industry with its development offices located in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. From these offices, we are developing, evaluating and testing products that cater to the needs of our customers.
We also have manufacturing bases in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia, from where we offer products mainly on an OEM (for automobile manufacturing plants) basis for the automobile manufacturer. We are proud to currently have approximately 46%* share in the Japanese original equipment automotive disc brake pad market. Our main OEM customers include all Japanese manufacturers including Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Isuzu. We also supply to a wide range of global manufacturers, including Porsche, GM, Ford, and Mercedes Benz.

Brakes for automobiles are fitted to each of the four wheels. Depending on the usage or characteristic of the vehicle, either disc brakes or drum brakes are used.

  • *: Akebono research.
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