Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE:7238), founded in 1929, is a world leader in advanced brake and friction material development and production. Akebono's portfolio includes brake products for automobiles, motorbikes, rolling stock, industrial machinery, and sensor products for automobiles. For automotive OEM disc brake pads, Akebono has the top share in Japan at approximately 40% and a global market share of approximately 20%. The Akebono Group operates R&D centers in Japan, the United States and France, and has wholly owned or affiliated manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, France, China, Thailand and Indonesia. Akebono recorded net sales of 173.2 billion yen in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, and employs nearly 7,000 people worldwide on a consolidated basis. For more information, visit www.akebono-brake.com.
Akebono Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established in August 2006 in Thailand’s Chonburi Province. Located in Thailand’s largest industrial estate, Amata Nakorn, the company produces disc brakes and other brake products. In addition to expanding Akebono’s business in the Thai market, Akebono Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. will function as a base to strengthen regional business integration in Southeast Asia. The company will also drive business development in Asia, where future market growth is anticipated.
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