Akebono Brake Wins AAPEX Award

Nov. 9, 2021

Akebono Brake Corp. was awarded the 2021 “Best Problem-Solver for Import Vehicles” by the Import Vehicle Community, Product and Marketing Awards held at the Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

The winning entry was Akebono EURO Ultra-Premium Ceramic Disc Brake Pads for 2012-2021 BMW sedans and coupes with Blue-Caliper/Performance Brake Package; EUR1880 (front) and EUR1656 (rear) brake pad kits.

The award-winning Akebono EURO Ultra-Premium Disc Brake Pad line was recognized for excellent braking performance across a wide spectrum of brake temperatures, and virtually eliminating brake dust and noise, on top of extending the life of the brake rotors and the brake pads themselves.

“I would like to take this time to thank our manufacturing, purchasing, product and customer service teams, the last 20 months have presented unique challenges for every department, and every team member, the combined dedication and effort has allowed us to shine, in seemingly impossible situations," says Edward Gerhardt, marketing and data service manager, Akebono Brake Corp. "I am so proud to be part of this organization, and the high-quality products we offer to the Independent Aftermarket that are made in our Glasgow, Ky., plant – Proudly Made in the USA!”


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