Akebono Brake Corp. Awarded Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product By Auto International Association
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Akebono Brake Corp. Awarded Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product By Auto International Association

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AkebonoAkebono Brake Corp. recently received the Best Overall Import Aftermarket Product award from the Auto International Association (AIA) for its EURO Ultra-Premium ceramic disc brake pads.

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“Akebono’s EURO Ultra-Premium ceramic disc brake pad line provides automakers with unprecedented vehicle control and response rates, providing European automakers with the best application-specific braking solution for each vehicle,” said Ken Selinger, director, aftermarket sales and marketing, Akebono. “We are honored by this recognition by the Auto International Association and this award is a testament to Akebono’s continued focus on delivering the best braking solutions in the world.”

Introduced to the industry in 2005, Akebono’s award-winning EURO line was the first ceramic disc pad designed precisely to address performance-specific requirements of European vehicles, such as NVH, dust and pedal pulsation. Since its inception in the market, more than 1.3 million units have been sold.

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Akebono says it continues to pioneer ceramic braking technology by meeting the 2021 low-copper requirements under California and Washington restrictions 16 years ahead of regulations. The EURO line is designed for exclusive use on the following European vehicle applications: Audi, BMW, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, SAAB, VW and Volvo.

Akebono offers application-specific friction formulations that are factory installed on more than 270 models. The company says its ultra-premium ceramic brake pads are OE-engineered to enhance the model-specific performance demanded by each vehicle and are 100 percent made in the USA.

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