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Somora now stocking Akebono brake pads


Somora Motor Parts is now the Irish supplier of Japanese OE brake manufacturer, Akebono.

Akebono offers two ranges of brake pads, ‘Standard’ and ‘Premium’. The former has 1,400 part numbers and the latter 800. Akebono also offers a range of 1,200 brake discs and other braking products.

The brake pads utilise high quality friction materials to eliminate brake noise and minimise brake dust. The pads also offer immediate out of the box performance with no bedding in required.

The Japanese based manufacturer has 90 years experience in the braking sector. 45 per cent of cars manufactured in Japan and 20 per cent of European made cars leave the factory with Akebono brake pads.

Akebono works in close partnership with VMs such as Toyota, Renault-Nissan, GM and many more. It is also a technology partner with motor sport teams such as the McLaren F1 team, Toyota Nürburgring 24 hour endurance race team and Honda.

While Akebono has been a major brake components supplier to many of Europe’s leading aftermarket brake suppliers for over 20 years, it wasn’t until 2016 that it introduced its own aftermarket range, which is now available in Ireland through Somora and its motor factor customers.

The range of brake pads and discs covers over 95 per cent of European and Asian vehicle applications. The products fully meet ECE-90 standards with all production for European products being based in its EU facilities. The company is also a longstanding member of the Federation of European Manufacturers of Friction Materials (FEMF).

The complete Akebono braking programme is detailed on TecDoc and the Somora.ie online parts catalogue.

For more information contact Somora Motor Parts on 01 675 4500.