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News (2006)


Akebono Brake Organizational Changes (PDF)

TOKYO - Akebono announced organizational changes to take effect January 1, 2007 to achieve Global 30, its 3 year mid-term management plan.


Akebono Brake Forms Strategic Alliance with ITOCHU (PDF)

TOKYO - Akebono announced a decision to form a strategic alliance with ITOCHU Corporation (ITOCHU) in the areas of global business operations and sales of non-automotive products, in line with its Global 30 mid-term management plan for expansion and growth.


Akebono Brake to Establish New Casting Foundry (PDF)

TOKYO - Akebono announced it will establish a new casting foundry in Tatebayashi City, Gunma Prefecture, to partially insource material procurement.


Akebono Brake Conducts Groundbreaking Ceremony in Thailand (PDF)

TOKYO - Akebono conducted groundbreaking and foundation stone laying ceremonies on November 1 for Akebono Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary established on August 11 in Thailand’s Chonburi Province.


Akebono Brake Financial Results for First Half of FY 2006 (PDF)

TOKYO - Akebono today announced consolidated financial results for the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007.


Revision to financial forecasts (PDF)

TOKYO - Akebono today announced revisions to its financial forecasts previously announced on May 8, 2006 for the first half and full fiscal year ending March 31, 2007 on a consolidated and parent basis.


Akebono Brake Establishes New Company in Thailand (PDF)

TOKYO - Akebono today announced the establishment of Akebono Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. on August 11 in Chonburi Province.


Akebono Brake System-fitted Vehicle Secures Second Place at the 34th Nurburgring 24-Hour Endurance Race (PDF)

A vehicle fitted with a brake system made by Akebono finished second at the 34th Nurburgring 24-hour road race in Germany over the weekend of June 17 and 18, 2006.


New Executive Appointment at Akebono (PDF)


Notice of Basic Policy Regarding the Establishment of In-house Regulatory Systems (PDF)


Changes in Senior Management Assignments at Akebono Brake (PDF)


Notice of Change in Subsidiaries (Acquisition) (PDF)

It was determined by resolution of the board of directors of Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., today that the Company would acquire additional shares in PT. Tri Dharma Wisesa, an Akebono group affiliate located in the Republic of Indonesia.


Notice of Potentially Uncollectible Credit Claims (PDF)

Dana Corporation, a trading partner of Akebono group affiliates Akebono Corporation (North America) and Ambrake Corporation, has filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code.


Akebono to Commence Sales of Rebuilt “Eco Pads” for Disc Brakes (PDF)

Akebono's rebuilt disc brake pads, manufactured to the same level of quality and performance as new products but utilizing used brake pads recovered from the market, are to go on sale from this April under the registered trade name "Akebono Eco Pads."


Akebono Corporation (North America) to Relocate Head Office Functions to Kentucky (PDF)

Akebono Brake's North American holding company, Akebono Corporation (North America), which oversees group affiliate operations in the U.S., issued the following statement on March 1, 2006.


Notice of Merger of Subsidiaries (PDF)

Akebono Brake Fukushima Manufacturing Co., Ltd., located in Fukushima Prefecture, and Akebono Brake Tatebayashi Manufacturing Co., Ltd., located in Gunma Prefecture, both of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., are to merge.


Notice of Merger with Subsidiary (PDF)

It was determined earlier today by a resolution of the Board of Directors of Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., that the Company would merge with its wholly owned subsidiary Akebono Engineering Co., Ltd.