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Oct 21, 2015

Akebono to Exhibit New Brake Solutions at Tokyo Motor Show 2015

Tokyo, Japan - (October 21, 2015) - Akebono Brake Industry will exhibit new brake solutions at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, which will be held from October 30th to November 8th at Tokyo Big Sight.

The highlights of this year in Akebono booth are the world's first production 10-pot opposed aluminum monoblock brake caliper, and 6-pot opposed aluminum monoblock brake caliper for high performance vehicles. These new calipers provide reliable brake performance under high speed, high brake load and high heat conditions along with a comfortable, low noise brake experience for luxury high performance vehicles. To develop these new calipers, Akebono leveraged its extensive know-how in high performance brake technologies, gained from years of experience in motorsports. These brakes symbolize the full launch of the company's European business.

In addition, the McLaren P1TM, to which Akebono supplies brake systems, will be displayed at the booth.

[Outlook of Akebono's Booth at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015]

General Admission: October 30 - November 8, 2015

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight

Booth Number: East 2 Hall E2009


  • High performance (10pot/6pot brake calipers, Brake system for McLaren P1TM, brake pad for Porsche)
  • Motorsports (Brake system for Formula 1TM, Brake system for 24-hour endurance races, Brake system for motorcycle race)
  • Eco-friendly products (Copper-free brake pads, Electro-parking brake caliper)

The 44th Tokyo Motor Show - Akebono booth

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About Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE:7238), founded in 1929, is a world leader in advanced brake and friction material development and production. The Akebono Group operates R&D centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide, such as in Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia. Akebono has been supplying and jointly developing brake systems with the McLaren Formula 1 team since 2007.

For more information, visit www.akebono-brake.com/english/index.html.