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Akebono 2017

Here we introduce Akebono’s current status in figures as it works to expand globally as a comprehensive brake manufacturer

Small, specialized, independent manufacturing company

We are leveraging our unique position in Japan and overseas as a “small, specialized, independent manufacturing company.”

Leveraging technologies cultivated in the automotive brake field in a wide array of fields

Developed on the principle of “Through ‘Friction and Vibration, their Control and Analysis,’ Akebono’s products are used in a wide array of fields, including passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, rolling stock, and industrial machinery.

7 business domains
Akebono's Business Fields

Responding to the various needs of automakers

Various manufacturers in Japan and around the world use products made by Akebono as an independent, comprehensive brake manufacturer.

  • * Fitted in new cars
Consolidated Net Sales ¥281.3 Billion
Sales Ratio by Main Customer
Sales Ratio by Main Customer

Expansion mainly in North America, Europe, and Asia

Akebono has been leveraging its global network to expand business in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. Since fiscal 2015 our overseas sales ratio has exceeded 70%.

More than 72% of Sales are for Overseas
Sales Ratio by Region
Sales Ratio by Region

One in every five vehicles worldwide have brake pads made by Akebono

For our mainstay product, brake pads, we have a global market share of approximately 21% and a Japanese market share of approximately 46%*.

  • * Akebono research
Global Brake Pad OEM Market Share: 21%
OEM share
OEM share

Business operations at 25 bases in 12 countries

Akebono employs 9,457 people around the world. We are developing global human resources as a truly global company.

Employing over 9,000 People around the World
Number of Associates by Region
Number of Associates by Region