Formula One (F1)FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)Nürburgring 24 Hour Endurance RaceMotorsports ChallengeCOLUMNAkebono is developing its technologies in the demanding fieldof motorsports.Developing the Infrastructure &Mobility BusinessAkebono has been supplying brake systems to the McLaren team to support their participation in the world’s most prestigious motorsport – Formula One racing since 2007. In this demanding environment where rotor temperatures can soar to 800°C when braking to enter a corner, we strive to create brakes that always deliver reliable and stable performance by applying exacting standards in all aspects of our products, including structure, materials, and surface processing.Formula One (F1)Akebono provides brake calipers for the cars of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team, which is participating in the World Endurance Championship series, including the Le Mans 24-hour race. In 2016, our brake calipers were used on the new model TS050 HYBRID.FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)The Nürburgring 24 Hour Endurance race is said to be the toughest production car race in the world. The race was held from May 28 to 29, 2016, and Akebono supplied brake calipers and brake pads for the class-champion LEXUS RC F of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing with TOM’S team.Nürburgring 24 Hour Endurance RaceUsing its expertise in products for rolling stock, products for industrial machinery, and sensor products, Akebono will open up new businesses in various fields such as civil engineering and construc-tion, agriculture, shipping, energy, and urban development. Value Creation Model18AKEBONO REPORT 2016

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