Tokyo, Japan – (September 5, 2017) – Akebono Brake Industry will exhibit new brake solutions at the 67th Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA 2017-67th International Automobile-Ausstellung), which will be held from September 14th to September 24th.
The highlights of this year in Akebono booth include newly developed 10-pot*1 opposed, 8-pot opposed and 4-pot opposed aluminum calipers, all for high performance vehicles. Akebono is now supplying 10-pot and 6-pot opposed calipers to European premium auto makers. The calipers which will be exhibited at the show are prototypes and have special specifications such as compact and light weight targeting high performance sports models. Adding these new products will enrich our product line and further reinforces our business in Europe. These high performance brakes adopt Akebono’s state-of-the-art technologies which have been accumulated through various motorsports activities and provide superior performance at high speed, under severe load and high temperature, along with comfort which is required for premium vehicles.
*1 10-pot (brake caliper): high performance brake caliper with 5 opposed pistons at each side
Outlook of Akebono’s Booth at the 67th Frankfurt Motor Show 2017
General Admission: September 14th – September 24th
Venue: Messe Frankfurt
- Booth Number: Hall 4.0 (Stand 25)
- High performance brake calipers (prototype, 10-pot/8-pot/4-pot)
- High performance brake calipers (10-pot/6-pot) for European auto makers
- Motorsports (Brake system for Formula 1TM, Brake caliper for World Endurance Championship, Brake Caliper for Nurburgring 24 hours race)
- Electric parking brake for high performance vehicles (prototype)
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About Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE:7238), founded in 1929, is a world leader in advanced brake and friction material development and production. The Akebono Group operates R&D centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide, such as in Japan, the United States, Europe and Asia. Akebono has been supplying and jointly developing brake systems with the McLaren Formula 1 team since 2007. For more information, visit www.akebono-brake.com/english/index.html.