Forbes Names Akebono Brake a Top U.S. Employer

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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Akebono Brake Corporation has been placed on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers 2021. This award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Forbes and Statista selected the America’s Best Employers 2021 through an independent survey of more than 50,000 employees working for companies with more than 1,000 employees in the United States.

Across 25 industry sectors, 1,000 employers have received this recognition: 500 large and 500 midsize companies.

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The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees that were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employee evaluations also included other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.

Akebono Brake Corporation is ecstatic to be recognized on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers 2021.

“I am honored to be part of an organization recognized for this [Forbes] award; as a company, we continue to drive improvements to all of our employees and their wellbeing” said Michael Blackburn Human Resource Manager at Akebono Corporation. “I am very pleased that the sacrifices and added demands over the recent past, did not go unnoticed and want to personally thank and congratulate every Akebono employee.”

About Akebono Brake Corporation

Akebono Brake Corporation is one of North America’s leading suppliers of advanced braking systems and a pioneer of ceramic friction technology.  A leader in ceramic friction material development and production, with a focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), analysis and control.  Akebono sells Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads, Made in the U.S. for the automotive aftermarket under the brands ProACT, EURO and Akebono Performance.

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About Akebono Brake Industry Co, Ltd.

Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., founded in 1929, is a world leader in advanced brake and friction material development and production. The Akebono Group operates research & development centers and manufacturing facilities worldwide, including in Japan, the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.