When brakes are mentioned, people generally tend to think of stopping and speed on, than stopping again, while in fact brake systems are one of the most essential components in any today's high speed high horsepower vehicles. Brake system must ensure a full effective and safe stop at all times from any speed while enable smooth handling. It's essential to have the best performing brake components installed on your fine European automobile.
If we give you a brake you can stop with confidence. To respond to diverse performance requirements of the current automobile market, Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd in Japan, North America, Europe and China, develops and evaluates friction materials and brake components that meet the needs of the today's car manufacturers and today's drivers. With manufacturing locations in every continent, Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd provide products as OEM suppliers to global automobile manufacturers. They supply a wide range of global manufacturers, such as Porsche, Mercedes Benz, GM, Ford, and others.
Also currently they have approximately 40% share in the Japanese original equipment automotive disc brake pad market. Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd (In North America - Akebono Brake Corporation, North American subsidiary) provide sensor products, which take advantage of their brake technology and the experience the company have accumulated over the years. Akebono Group considers safety to be the highest priority theme in their development. As brake experts, their mission is to provide safety and braking that has the right feel, no matter the circumstances.
Will keep your designer or standard alloy wheels beautifully clean and shiny with excellent stopping power to years to come on your fine European car. They keep the wheels virtually free from brake dust and provide the European stopping power that a European Car driver can and should expect. For example Akebono's highly advanced ceramic brake pad technology allows Akebono�s "EURO" brake pad line to provide excellent stopping power while extending rotor life and virtually eliminating brake dust.
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. is aiming to become the brand chosen by customer's around the world. They provide a wide range of aftermarket products to customers around the world.
These products are very high quality, produced with the highest available technology and developed through their world wide network. By leveraging their global network that covers the world's major automotive markets, Akebono strives to deliver products that are needed, when they're needed and in the amount needed.
As far as testing go, Akebono owns one of Japan's largest test tracks where various brakes are tested and evaluated: total site area is approximately 760,000 m2, with lap length of 3,016m. These tests are necessary and considered one of the most important aspects of guaranteeing quality and safety.
Akebono's Aftermarket disc pads contain the same materials, engineering, quality standards, and advanced technologies used to create their OE ceramic brake pads. The use of Akebono ceramic brake pads ensures customer satisfaction and eliminates unnecessary return visits to the shop.
Aiming to develop brake technology for the most extreme conditions of the pinnacle of world automobile racing.
Formula 1 (FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP) is considered to be the pinnacle of world automobile racing.
Providing world-beating performance, Akebono has been the Official Supplier of brakes to the McLaren F1 team since 2007.
In Formula 1, it's necessary to have brakes that allow the car to go faster. When entering a corner, vehicle speed changes from 300 km/h to 80 km/h in a matter of three seconds. At this time, brake rotor temperatures rise as high as approximately 800 degrees C.
To provide minimum possible weight while keeping high rigidity, outstanding cooling capacity, safe performance and high reliability, Akebono meticulous design processes take into account materials selection, their surface treatment and multiple other aspects.
With Akebono brakes The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, Formula 1 team achieved the World Driver's Championship and several 2nd place at Constructors' Championship.
Testing high performance models in most demanding endurance races.
Akebono put its high-performance brake systems to the test in the Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race, the world's most demanding race for touring cars.
The legendary race track has a length of 25km, an elevation change of 300m and 186 corners, and demands a balance of high-performance and reliability.
Akebono first attempt at the race was in 2006, and Porsche GT3 equipped with Akebono's brake system came in 2nd out of 274 entries. Coming 2nd on the podium in a first-time challenge in the gruelling 24 hour race represents a spectacular achievement for Akebono.
Since then, Akebono has continued its challenge in the race, supplying brakes to GAZOO Racing LEXUS LFA since 2010.
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