DETROIT, Mich.–Today Akebono Brake Corporation announced seven new part numbers; five parts include premium stainless hardware and five parts include the required electronic wear sensor. This product expansion includes one Pro-ACT, one Akebono Performance as well as five in the award winning EURO disc brake pad kit line.
“Today we added front and rear pad kits for Passenger Cars, Vans and SUV’s; these parts fit a number of Chevrolet, Ram, Fiat and Land Rover vehicles. We continue to expand our offering in 2019, these seven new part numbers expand our coverage by almost 1 million vehicles.”
Stated Edward Gerhardt, Marketing & Data Services Manager, Akebono Brake Corporation: “With this release, we now have full coverage for the new Chevrolet Malibu, added front pads for the commercial use Ram ProMaster City, Fiat 500L and a slew of Land Rover’s; all four Land Rover parts include the electronic wear sensor and hardware kits. Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery and LR4 owners now have the chance to experience, great-braking dust-free performance from Akebono”.
Akebono is currently going through a reorganization that analysts say will likely involve the closure of some of the company’s North American facilities, as well as perhaps one abroad. The company has reportedly suffered from a loss of General Motors brake business that was the driver of its North American expansion.