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News   February 20, 2008   by Auto Service World

Akebono to Expand US Manufacturing Facility

Akebono Brake Corporation (ABC) announced today they will expand their Glasgow, KY OEM pad manufacturing capabilities to include aftermarket disc pad manufacturing by 2009.
“Akebono is demonstrating their unwavering commitment to our customers and product quality by combining the capabilities of our two world class manufacturing sites in Springfield, KY, and Glasgow, KY, into a single disc pad manufacturing Powerhouse” said Go Kashiwagi, ABC’s Chief Executive Officer.
Kashiwagi added that “Akebono Brake Corporation will continuously implement manufacturing enhancements worldwide at all Akebono facilities to strengthen the corporation and to create a foundation for continued growth and excellence.”
Accordign to the company, Akebono’s Glasgow manufacturing facility is Akebono’s lead US friction manufacturing facility which continues to receive numerous OE awards of excellence.

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