1960199619821960Net sales trendFirst phase oftransitionSecond phase oftransition1929Founded as Japan’s first brake lining manufacturer at the dawn of Japan’s motorization Signs brake-related technical assistance agreement with a global brake manufacturer Bendix Corporation in the United States1986Establishes Ambrake Corporation as a joint venture with General Motors in the United States Acquires equity interest in PT. Tri Dharma Wisesa in Indonesia (currently PT. Akebono Brake Astra Indonesia)First step to establish a business foundation in Asia1958Akebono resin brake shoes and disc brake linings are used on Japanese National Railways’ Kodama express trainsAD Type disc brakes win the 1982 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal1986Launched as a comprehensive brake manufacturerFirst full-scale overseas expansionThe Akebono Group was founded as Japan’s first brake lining (friction material) manufacturer in January 1929, just at the dawn of the country’s motorization. Since then, we have striven to fulfill our mission of providing customers with reliability and safety. A look back at our more than 87 years of history shows that three major phases of transition have marked our transformation from automotive brake lining producer to comprehensive brake manufacturer.About AkebonoAkebono’s JourneySince 1929 –The Dawn of the Japanese Automobile IndustryAKEBONO REPORT 20161

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