On March 17, Akebono Brake Industry announced it has received the 2015 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) Award for â€œthe development and mass production of high-performance brakes for production automobiles.â€
The JSME Award was established in 1958 to promote the development of mechanical engineering and industry. Each year, the award is presented for outstanding papers, engineering, and products. For Akebono Brake, this marks the second time to win the award as in 1982, it became the first company in the automotive parts industry to receive the award for its development of AD Type disc brakes.
Along with providing comfortable rides in the city, Akebono received high ratings for its stable brake performance from extremely high speeds and high temperature regions as well as its significantly reduced weight. These high-performance brakes for production automobiles will be equipped on the McLaren P1 supercar that was released in 2013.