Akebono manufactures a wide range of brake friction materials and foundation brake assemblies, including disc brake calipers and drum brakes. Some of the best product of Akebono in the market today is the Akebono Pro-ACT Ultra-Premium brake pads. Manufactured from carefully selected materials designed to help minimize and/or virtually eliminate unwanted brake dust, Pro-ACT Ultra-Premium brake pads provide consistent, smooth stopping power across a wide range of driving conditions, including panic stops. Engineered to eliminate noise, vibration, and harshness, Pro-ACT Ceramic Disc Brake Pads provide the ultimate braking experience. The best replacement for restoring OE ceramic pad performance, Pro-ACT Ceramic Disc Pads is also ideal for upgrading from conventional pads. This business approach features proven quality control techniques to guarantee minimal process variation in all phases of production. Embraced throughout the organization, APS enables the company to consistently achieve nearly zero defects per million parts produced.
Akebono was established in Japan in 1929, at a time when the Japanese automobile industry had only produced 400 vehicles. Since then, keeping pace with the onset of motorization, Akebono has entered the domestic and overseas markets as brake experts. Worldwide, Akebono employs over 9,000 people worldwide, with over 3,500 in North America. With more than 85 years of brake design and production expertise, Akebono provides the world’s automotive industry with advanced braking and noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) solutions.
The company’s commitment to innovation, process improvement, quality control and customer service has positioned it as a key resource for leading OEMs, Tier I brake suppliers and the automotive aftermarket. Key automotive OEM customers include Audi, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen.