The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 Set Aside grant to Lexington County to assist with the costs of real property improvements. For more information on Akebono Brake Corporation, visit .
Akebono Brake, a subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Akebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd., provides the world's automotive industry with advanced braking and noise, vibration and harshness solutions. With more than 85 years of brake systems expertise, Akebono manufactures its products in 30 wholly owned or affiliated facilities, employing more than 8,200 associates worldwide. Its North American co-head offices are located in Farmington Hills, Michigan and Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
COLUMBIA -- Akebono Brake Corporation, a leader in advanced brake and friction material development production, is expanding its existing Lexington County operations.
Founded in Japan in 1929, Akebono Brake Corporation is a key resource for both OEMs and the automotive aftermarket all around the globe. In the1980's, the company gained the leading position in the brake market in North America. Today it is the number one brake manufacturer in the world. The corporation operates manufacturing plants in Tennessee, Kentucky, and South Carolina. To provide consistent performance for comfort and confident control behind the wheel, every part by Akebono is backed by one of the most comprehensive Research and Development technical centers in the country and driven by customer satisfaction.