Established in Japan in 1929 – when the Japanese automobile industry was in its infancy, having only produced 400 vehicles – Akebono has grown to be a worldwide leader in brake production. Today, Akebono owns and operates R&D technical centers in the United States, Japan and France. In addition, they manufacture brake friction materials and components at 30 owned or affiliated facilities worldwide, including two facilities in Kentucky, one in Tennessee and one in South Carolina.
Over the years, Akebono’s commitment to innovation, process improvement, quality control and customer service has taken the company from just serving the domestic Japanese market to a worldwide brake expert. For customers, leading OEMs, tier one brake suppliers and the automotive aftermarket, Akebono is the name to trust when it comes to brakes. As a result, when you shop Akebono’s line of ultra-premium ceramic brake pads at AutoAnything you know you’re getting nothing but the best.