Akebono Considers Buying Part of Bosch's Brake Operations
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Akebono Considers Buying Part of Bosch’s Brake Operations

Bosch is looking to divest part of its North American brake division.

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In July, aftermarketNews reported that Bosch was exploring the possibility of selling off parts of its North American brake business.

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“Bosch has begun reviewing alternatives for its North American Foundation Brake Business, including discussions with a prospective buyer,” said an official statement from the company. Now, Reuters has reported that Akebono Brake of Japan could be that "prospective buyer."

According to the Reuters report, a spokesman for Akebono said the company wants to make a decision on the sale by the end of the year. While Akebono did not provide details on which businesses were being considered, the business Bosch looks to divest – its North America Foundation Brake Business – is part of Bosch’s North American brake division.

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