Analysis Report by Component : Brake (Japanese Market)

2016/04/22

List of brake suppliers

Akebono Brake Industry ADVICS Nisshinbo Brake Nissin Kogyo
Hitachi Automotive Systems Hitachi Chemical Japan Brake Industrial Aisin Takaoka
Asama Giken Kiriu Daihatsu Metal Yoshiwa Kogyo
Continental Automotive Bosch Brembo

A brake is an important safety device used to"stop"a vehicle, and is produced under strict quality control guidelines. This report focuses on foundation brake mechanism parts, specifically 3 disc brake components and 3 drum brake components (*) and analyzes the market share of major brake suppliers based on their lists and business outlines. It will not go into detail regarding brake control systems such as Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC), or supplementary brake components such as brake boosters and brake pedals.
Generally, the brake power ratio of an automobile is distributed such that 70% of the power goes to the front wheels and 30% to the rear wheels. As front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles are dominant, the distribution of brake power is centralized on the vehicle's front wheels. Therefore, almost 100% of cars have front wheels equipped with disc brakes. Meanwhile, disc brakes are used on the rear wheels of more than half of all small passenger cars. Drum brakes are mounted on the rear wheels of the remaining mini passenger, small commercial vehicles and other low-priced small cars mainly due to the cost. As a result, disc brake components have a 75% market share while drum brake components have a 25% market share in Japan.
This report analyzes the brake component market in Japan. However, as many suppliers are expanding their production sites outside Japan, it also provides insight to their global expansions.

(*)This report provides only supplier list for drum brake components.

Go to Brakes (E.U. and U.S. Market)



I. Leading brake suppliers and their products

Akebono Brake Industry

    • Corporate group: an independent brake parts supplier in Japan
    • Business area: The company supplies 4 components, disc calipers, disc pads, drum brake shoes and linings, out of 6 components covered in this report.
    • Customers: It supplies its products for all Japanese automakers' vehicles including commercial vehicles which are produced in Japan. The company also supplies them to major American and European automakers such as GM, Ford and Daimler.
    • Aftermarket: The company is dominant in the aftermarket as well. For example, it has a top 40% share in the disc pad aftermarket, while it ranks third in the disc pad market for Japanese OEMs with a little less than 20% share.
    • Global plant expansion: This report mainly specifies Japanese brake market, but Akebono Brake Industry is aggressively expanding their operations outside Japan. Ever since the company established a joint venture with GM in the U.S. in 1986, it has been establishing many plants in North America, Asia and Europe. 65% of its sales in the fiscal year ended in March 2014 (FY2013) were raised from sales outside Japan.

The company will drastically reorganize its operations effective January 1, 2016. It will be reorganized into four divisions based on product categories, shifting from the current vertically segmented operations consisting of development, production, sales and other divisions. The reorganization is intended to delegate the authority and responsibility to each division, which is expected to improve business efficiency and boost the company's global sales. Due to some problems at its North American operations since 2014, the company is forecasting a second consecutive year of a net loss for this fiscal year ending in March 2016 despite growing demand. The new organization, which will facilitate communication between sales, development and other functions, the company aims to enhance profitability and win new business.
FY ended March 2014, Akebono Brake's market share of OEM Disc Brake Pad is 40% in Japan, and 19% global. It ranks for third position globally. It aims to get 30% global market share by FY ending March 2021 in their mid-term business plan.

    • North American business
      • 49% of the above-mentioned 65% sales are from North America, which is the region with the top share in the company's sales out side Japan.
      • The company acquired North American foundation brake business from Robert Bosch of Germany in December 2009.
        In the company's sales by OEM in FY2013, GM has the largest 25% share, which is higher than that of Japanese OEMs such as Nissan (13%) and Toyota (12%). This is very unique OEM sales ratio of a Japanese supplier, as many Japanese suppliers tend to have Japanese OEMs as their largest customers. In November 2010, Akebono Brake was considering the acquisition of other businesses from Robert Bosch in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. However, the company discontinued negotiations with Robert Bosch in March 2011, saying that the business negotiations did not match the company's future strategies any longer.
      • The company decided to establish a brake plant in Mexico, where Japanese, American and European automakers plan to increase production of automobiles. It established a new subsidiary, Akebono Brake Mexico S.A. de C.V., in 2012, and started brake parts production in 2013.
    • European business
      • Out of the above-mentioned 59% sales by region, European sales account for only 2%. Presence improvement in the Europe region and high performance brake system business expansion with European OEMs are the tasks.
      • The company plans to triple the number of its sales and development staff to over 150 by 2020. This is a part of the company's initiative to win new business from European OEMs and thereby increase its presence in the market. In August 2015, the company began local assembly of high-performance brake calipers for European customers at its new plant in Slovakia. The Slovakia plant has internal aluminum casting capability.
    • Emerging market business
      • The company has been promoting localization in the emerging markets, the localization task includes low cost products to meet the local requirements, local product development to lower E&D costs, and production localization.
      • In China , the company has expanded its brake caliper production capacity to 35K units/months with 7 lines by summer 2015 in order to deal with the caliper business increase in the China region with GM and some Japanese OEMs on top of the main customer Nissan businesses.
      • South America strategy is a task for the company.
  • Product development
    • Light Weight Trend: Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. will develop aluminum brake calipers for small & compact segment cars. The aluminum products are expected to help automakers reduce the weight of the underbody. The company will promote the new brake calipers to Japanese OEMs, aiming to start supplying them around 2019. Aluminum calipers are currently used mainly in luxury vehicles due to its cost. The company will differentiate its new calipers from such existing products, aiming to win new orders for installation on mass-produced vehicles.
    • Copper-free friction materials: California and Washington states in the U.S. will tighten environmental SB346 and SB 6557 regulations in phases in 2021 and 2025, to limit the amount of copper used in automotive brake friction materials. Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. is planning to develop a next-generation friction material by 2018. The company intends to fundamentally rethink its existing products in terms of their raw materials and compounding ratio. The new friction material will offer a high level of braking performance and reduced brake squeal and brake dust, while also conforming with copper regulations. Akebono Brake currently provides steel fiber-free non-asbestos organic (NAO) friction materials and low-steel friction materials according to customer requirements. By developing value-added products that combine these materials' respective advantages, the company aims to cultivate new markets such as the premium car market.
    • Standardization: Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. plans to develop a new brake caliper design that can be shared among different vehicle models. Conventionally, brake calipers were developed specifically for each model, but the company has decided to create a standard design, which will enable the use of commonized parts and same machining methods regardless of models. Standardizing caliper designs is expected to boost production efficiency and cut costs. The new design is also intended to reduce product weight and improve product performances. For a European automaker, Akebono Brake already developed and supplies high-performance brake calipers based on a design intended for sharing among various models. By utilizing the expertise it gained in the development process, the company aims to develop a next-generation design by the fiscal year ending March 2019.

Advics

  • Corporate Group: a subsidiary of Toyota-affiliated Aisin Seiki, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Business area: an all-round brake supplier
    • The company manufactures brake control systems and 4 parts handled in this report: disc rotors (by Aisin Takaoka), disc calipers, disc pads and drum brake shoes (by Hosei Brake Industry). It supplies these 4 parts to almost all the vehicles of Toyota. Therefore, the company is the top supplier of these 4 parts, with a 30 to 40% share of production in Japan.
    • It is also the top supplier of brake control system parts for ABS and ESC excluding wheel speed sensors, with about 50% share of domestic production. As for the brake control systems, the supplier has been reinforcing its ABS and ESC business as well as products for small vehicles, whose demand is expanding. The competition in the brake control system market is becoming fiercer against American and European suppliers such as Continental and Bosch.
    • In 2010, Aisin Seiki handed over the Kariya plant in Aichi prefecture and its production subsidiaries in and outside Japan to Advics. With these new plants, Advics enhanced its competitiveness by integrating production, marketing and development.
    • As of the end of March 2014, the Company posted a 14.3% sales increase from the preceding fiscal year to JPY 511.5 billion. The Company's present mid-term business goal to FY 2017 aims at increasing consolidated sales to JPY 600 billion.
  • Customers: Advics mainly supplies to Toyota group companies but also to other Japanese OEMs including Nissan, Honda, Mazda, and Suzuki.
  • Global plant expansion
    • As mentioned above, Advics did not have its own plants until 2010, so it aims to expand its production at its plants in and outside Japan including the plants which were handed over by Aisin Seiki.
    • Domestic production site plan:
      • The company reorganized and consolidated production by item, aiming to achieve the economy of scale and enhancing its competitiveness.
      • Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. and Advics Co., Ltd. started constructing a new plant on the premises of Aisin Seiki's existing plant in Handa City, Aichi Prefecture in Feburuary 2015. Aisin Seiki will invest approximately JPY 11 billion in this plant and will lease the facility to Advics. This project is in connection with a plan to transfer the brake system production operations of Aisin Seiki and Denso Corporation to Advics in 2016 onwards. The new plant is expected to be completed in January 2016, and Advics will produce electronic stability control systems, regenerative brake systems, and hydraulic boosters. The plant will have 37,600 square meters of manufacturing space and 6,750 square meters of office space. Approximately 200 people are expected to be hired by 2016.
    • Expansion of plants outside Japan:
      • 3 plants in the U.S., 1 plant in Mexico, 1 plant in Brazil, 1 plant in Czech, 4 plant in China, 1 plant in Thailand, 2 plants in India, 1 plant in Indonesia, 1 plant in South Africa as of April 2016. The production sites newly founded recently are as follows.
      • Mexico: the Company established a new plant in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco by investing approximately JPY 1.5 billion.
      • Brazil: the Company established its own production lines at Aisin Seiki's additional plant to be constructed in Itu, Sao Paulo. Three Aisin Group companies invested a total of JPY 4.1 billion in the new plant.
      • Indonesia: the Company and Aisin Seiki built their respective plants on a site in Karawang that was newly acquired by the Aisin Group. Investment by the two companies is expected to amount to JPY 7.5 billion.
      • Czech Republic: the Company established a brake parts manufacturing subsidiary in Pisek, the Czech Republic, and started production in Europe in 2015.
      • South Africa: the Company established ADVICS South Africa (Pty) Ltd. in March 2014. The new production subsidiary plans to rent part of Toyota Tsusho Corporation's local plant.- Product Development
      Looking at the new products that have been announced in recent years shown below, the company has developed brake systems that incorporates advanced control systems to the foundation brakes and launched into the market.
    • The company has developed a drum-type EPB for the small car segment (K-car segment) for the first time in the world, the EPB actuator is mounted inside the drum brake. Honda N-BOX Slash launched in Dec/2014 is the first model which adopte the drum type EPB.
    • The company has developed the new generation brake control system and this new system was adopted in the Toyota 4th generation Prius which is the very first model of Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). This brake control system features a control system which can recover the deceleration kinetic energy in reducing speed most efficiently with coordinating regenerative braking force generated by the hydraulic braking force and the motor, and has improved the hydraulic response compared with the conventional system. This has also made it possible to improve the smooth brake feeling and the energy recovery area, contributing to improved fuel efficiency. In addition, the new generation brake system has been developed to have functional extendibility for future advanced driver assistance systems.

Nisshinbo Brake/Nisshinbo Holdings

  • A major Japanese friction material supplier. The company mainly manufactures friction materials such as brake pads and linings as well as assembling drum brakes. It supplies friction materials, especially brake linings to almost all Japanese automakers, and has more than 50% share for the lining's production in Japan.
  • In the global brake friction material market, Nisshinbo Holdings acquired TMD Friction Group S.A. in Luxemburg as its wholly-owned subsidiary in November 2011. With this acquisition, the company now can cover European and American markets and has become one of the top suppliers with more than 15% share in the global market.
    • Nisshinbo Brake supplies its main products, non-asbestos friction materials for disc pads, to many Japanese and Korean automakers. Meanwhile, TMD Friction Group has a large share in the European automotive market as a leading low-steel material developer and manufacturer. Having expertise in different areas, the two companies expect huge synergy with the acquisition.
  • Nisshinbo Brake was spun off from brake division of Nisshinbo as an independent subsidiary in April 2009, when Nisshinbo has become Nisshinbo Holdings with the holding company system.
  • The company collaborates with Continental AG (the former Continental Teves AG) of Germany in brake business.
  • Plants: It has plants mainly in Asian regions: China, Thailand, Korea and India. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, TMD Friction Group S.A., has plants in Europe and Americas, which contribute to establishing global production network. The company is planning to be cost competitive in procurement collaboration with TMD, moving one step forward from the conventional joint sourcing, by executing globally optimized procurement for less costly and good quality material.
    • China: In May 2012, the company established a new subsidiary, Nisshinbo Saeron (Changshu) Automotive Parts Co., Ltd., in Changshu, Jiangsu, to increase supply to Japanese and American automakers operating locally. The company raised the subsidiary's production capacity to 1.2 million units per month. It also enhanced production capacity of Saeron Automotive Corporation's plant in China. Aside from foundation brakes, it established a Chinese joint venture with Continental AG's subsidiary in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, in 2013. The joint venture will start to produce brake control system parts in 2015.
    • India: It increased its investment ratio to a local friction material maker.
    • Brazil: It will relocate and expand a local subsidiary of TMD Friction Group S.A., TMD Friction do Brasil S.A. It will invest JPY 6.4 billion in the relocation and aims to double sales by 2020.
  • Product development
    • Copper-free friction materials: California and Washington states in the U.S. will tighten environmental SB346 and SB 6557 regulations in phases in 2021 and 2025, to limit the amount of copper used in automotive brake friction materials. The company completed fundamental development of a friction material in April 2012, and will start producing a prototype, conducting evaluations, and promoting to its customers. It will later decide when to start production of the material. In June 2013, its subsidiary, TMD Friction Group S.A., also received primary approval from a customer for its friction material to be supplied for a German OEM. The company and Akebono Brake are taking leads against other competitive suppliers.

Nissin Kogyo

  • Corporate Group: Honda-affiliated supplier whose 34.65% is owned by Honda
  • Business area: The company manufactures and assembles basic brake parts excluding friction material, as well as parts used in hydraulic and electronic control systems. April 1, 2016, the company established a joint venture with Autoliv &Autoliv-Nissin Brake Systems (ANBS)&. Brake Control (Mechatoronics) and Brake Apply (above coil spring) business unit were split from the company, being merged into Autoliv Electronics, and formed the joint venture. The joint venture has development and production sites in Japan, China, and the U.S., and a development site in Thailand.Business value of the joint venture totaled JPY58.2 billion (about USD524.4 million), the company has 49% share, and Autoliv has 51% share. The Brake Control and the Brake Apply business unit belong to the division of Autoliv Electronics that develops Passive Safety Electronics, Active Safety (ADAS) product, and the brake control system.
  • Customers: Honda is the largest customer. The company also supplies products to Suzuki, Fuji Heavy industries (FHI: the maker of Subaru automobiles), Daihatsu, Mazda and Mitsubishi Motors.
  • Plants: It established plants in North America, Europe, China and India to follow Honda's global production of automobiles.
    • Japan, North America: It focuses on high-value added products including newly developed products.
      • Mexico: A part of production of its American plants was transferred to its new plant in Irapuato, Nissin Brake de Mexico,S.A. de C.V., which was established in 2012. The new Mexican plant started production in 2014. The company aims to increase its price competitiveness by reducing production and distribution costs taking advantage of the Free Trade Agreements in Mexico.
    • Asia, South America: It mainly produces mass-market and low-priced products for emerging markets.
  • R&D bases: It is preparing to open a test course. The course will be located covering Asahikawa and Kamikawa, Hokkaido. Its Hokkaido development center started its construction in September 2012, and will be completed in November 2014. The center will cover 480,000 square meters, and investment amount in the first phase construction is JPY 700 million.
  • Product Development:
    • The company improved its electric servo brake systems which were mounted for the first time on the Honda Fit EV that was released for limited lease sales in July 2012. The improved electric servo brake system was equipped on the Honda Fit Hybrid and Accord Hybrid which were released in summer 2013. The brake system was jointly developed by Honda, but Nissin Kogyo started to propose the system to other automakers in order to sell the system with the technical advantage to automakers outside Honda group.
    • In 2012, the company developed a new low-drag brake caliper, which reduces friction resistance between a brake pad and brake disc by 85% when a vehicle is on a normal driving mode. It will increase the lineup of the product which can be used on a wide range of vehicles including mini, compact and large passenger cars. It will strengthen proposals to American and European automakers as well. According to the company, the friction reduction will lead to a 1% improvement in fuel economy, though the percentage may differ by vehicle weight and driving pattern.
    • The company has taken its first order from Mazda Motor Corporation and started supplying Aluminum Rear Brake Car for Mazda new Roadstar launched into the market in May 2015.Following this first order, the company intends to acquire more orders from Mazda by actively making new proposals to Mazda, whose auto sales are steadily growing. The rear brake calipers are all manufactured in Nagano and shipped to Mazda's plant in Hiroshima.
    • The company has developed a new electric parking brake (EPB). There are two types, Disk Type and Drum Type EPB, the company is planning to start production of both EPB types in 2017. For Nissin it is the first time to develop the new drum-type EPB, although another supplier already launched drum-type EPB into the market for Honda N-Box in Dec/2015, while it has produced disc-type EPB. Since demand for EPBs is expected to grow, the company will shift its EPB business into full gear in an effort to increase its competitiveness in the brake market.

Hitachi Automotive Systems

  • Corporate Group: The Hitachi-affiliated company was spun off from Hitachi in July 2009. Its brake operations had been acquired from both the former Tokico and Hitachi Unisia Automotive in 2004 when their operations were merged into Hitachi's. Tokico was a manufacturer of brake foundation components and hydraulic system parts, and Hitachi Unisia Automotive was a supplier of brake control components.
  • Business area: It manufactures calipers, master cylinders, boosters, ABS and ESC system and related parts. This report will look at only calipers, but the company is the second largest supplier in the Japanese market following Advics. It is aggressively launching new powertrains and chassis control parts in the area of electric or electronic field. The strength of the company is the capability to develop not only foundation brake components but also brake control system and steering system which are the essential devices for developing technology such as ADAS and Autonomous Driving, the company also has capability to develop suspension control system. On April 1, 2016, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. established a new &Information & Safety Systems Division& with the aim of strengthening its autonomous driving systems business. The company is looking to expand its business by actively promoting and selling its newest products and Hitachi Group's technologies to carmakers. The new division will encompass a &Global Business Planning Department& for developing business strategies, as well as a &Development & Design Division,& and &System Quality Assurance Department.& The new division will start with 200 members, and expand as necessary. The company is seeking to enhance its proposal making ability by combining its integrated control technology with the information and communications systems of Hitachi Ltd., Clarion Co., Ltd., and other Hitachi Group companies.
  • Customers: The company supplies its product to Toyota, Suzuki, FHI, Nissan and Mazda. Though it is not a Nissan-affiliated company, it has a strong relationship with Nissan, and its share in other automotive products supplied to Nissan is very high. However, in terms of components supplied to Nissan, the company falls behind Akebono Brake for brake parts, and Bosch for brake control systems.

Hitachi Chemical

  • Corporate Group: The Hitachi-afficiated company was spun off from the chemical product division of the Hitachi, which owns a 51.21% share of Hitachi Chemical, in 1962.
  • Business area: Hitachi Chemical manufactures disc brake pads and assemblies. Aside from brake parts, the company also supplies plastic molding parts for both interior and exterior parts of a vehicle, powder metallurgy products such as engine valves and anode material for lithium-ion batteries, which characterizes its expertise in chemical products.
  • Customers: Nissan, FHI, Daihatsu and Toyota (it supplies products through Hitachi Automotive Systems except for Nissan).
  • Plants:
    • Japan: The company was manufacturing brake friction materials at the Yamazaki Works in Hitachi, Ibaraki, but transferred the production to Namie Japan Brake, a subsidiary of Japan Brake Industrial, in March 2009.
      The company bought 100% share of Japan Brake Industrial in 2012 and made Japan Brake Industrial its Subsidiary. Japan Brake's Sales department was integrated into Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. in 2013 and then Japan Brake's development department was integrated into Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. in 2015.
    • Overseas:
      • North and South America: It established a manufacturing and sales subsidiary, Hitachi Chemical Mexico, S.A. de C.V., in Mexico in 2008. Its plant produces brake pads. The company has increased local production capacity of automotive parts, specifically friction materials in Mexico.
      • Asia: The company has three production sites in the region Asia, China, Thailand, and India. Japan Brake (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. was established in Thailand in 2002, it started as a joint venture between Japan Brake Industrial Co.,Ltd. and Nissin Kogyo and then integrated into Hitachi Chemical Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in 2015. In China, Foshan JB Automotive Products Co.,Ltd. was established in 2004. As for India, Allied JB Friction Private Limited (AJF) was established in 2011 as a joint venture with Japan Brake Industrial, then transformed into 51% share by Hitachi Chemical and 49% share by the joint venture partner Allied Nippon Limited (ANL) and started production as from November 2013.

Japan Brake Industrial

    • Corporate group: The company used to have partnerships with Hitachi Chemical group and Honda-affiliated Nissin Kogyo which used to own 21% of its share. Now the company became 100% subsidiary of Hitachi Chemical Company since Hitachi Chemical Company bought 100% of its share in 2015. Its Sales department was integrated into Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. in 2013 and then its development department was integrated into Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. in 2015.
    • Business area: It supplies brake friction material for automobiles as well as trains and industrial machinery. It produces brake disc pads and linings, and assembles brakes.
      - Customers: Honda, Mazda, Suzuki, GM and Ford
    • Plants: It established a joint venture in India in early 90s and started local production. It also established plants in Thailand and China. It operates in other Asian countries such as Korea and China based on a technical cooperation agreements.

Hiroshima production site was closed in 2014.
Japan Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was absorbed into Hitachi Chemical Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. together with the other three companies of Hitachi Chemical Group located in Thailand.

Aisin Takaoka

  • Corporate group: A Toyota-affiliated Aisin group member
  • Business area: It is an exclusive casting parts supplier, which mainly produces brake disc rotors and drums. It also produces aluminum calipers and corner assemblies.
  • Customers: Toyota group and Suzuki. It supplies disc rotors to Toyota through Advics.
  • Plants: The company owns joint plants with local suppliers in China, Thailand and Indonesia. In the U.S., it operates its own casting parts plant.

Asama Giken

  • Corporate group: Honda-affiliated company whose 80% share is owned by Honda
  • Business area: A casting parts supplier. It mainly produces casting parts for brake disc rotors and drums.
  • Customers: Honda
  • Plants: The company produces disc rotors at its plants in the U.S. and Indonesia, and mainly supplies them to local assembly plants of Honda.

Kiriu

  • Corporate group: Sumitomo Corporation's affiliated company, whose nearly 100 % share is owned by Sumitomo. It was formerly Nissan-affiliated parts supplier.
  • Business area: It mainly operates brake parts business and is an exclusive supplier of its own brake disc rotors and drums. It also supplies metal parts including oil pumps for automatic transmissions, cylinder blocks and various brackets.
  • Customers: The company is expanding its product supply to major Japanese automakers including Nissan, as well as brake system suppliers such as Akebono Brake and Advics, as a Tier-2 supplier.
  • Plants:
    • Japan: The company has four brake parts production sites including its subsidiaries.
    • Overseas: It is aggressively expanding its business outside Japan, aiming to increase its global share of disc and brake parts from 8% in 2012 to 10% in 2015.
      • North America: The company has two plants: a machinery processing plant in Kentucky, the U.S., and another casting and machinery processing plant in Lerma, Mexico. It plans to start operations at new casting and machinery processing plants in September 2014 and aims to double its production capacity in Mexico to 7,500 tons per month.
      • Asia: It has 5 Asian plants in China, Korea, India, Indonesia and Thailand. It added a new casting line at the Thai plant. The line started operations in 2013 and doubled its monthly production capacity to 5,000 tons. In China, it has acquired a 18% stake in Fujiwa Machinery Industry (Hubei), a subsidiary of Fujiwa Machinery, which is a joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation and Lioho Machine Works in Taiwan. The Chinese plant started to produce brake discs and drums for automakers in China in 2012.

Daihatsu Metal

  • Corporate Group: A consolidated subsidiary of Daihatsu
  • Business Area: A casting parts supplier which manufactures and processes disc rotors and brake drums.
  • Customers: Daihatsu and Toyota-brand vehicles manufactured by Daihatsu

Yoshiwa Kogyo

  • Corporate Group: Mazda-affiliated
  • Business Area: A casting parts supplier which manufactures and processes disc rotors.
  • Customers: Mazda

Continental Automotive

  • Corporate Group: Continental Teves, a joint venture established by German Continental AG and Nisshinbo Holdings in 2000, was the predecessor of the company.
  • Business Area: It does not manufacture brake pads in house but develops and manufactures entire brake systems. It is especially working to expand sales of electronically-controlled brake systems such as ABS and ESC.
  • Customers: It supplies foundation brake parts mainly to Mazda. It also supplies its parts for some of the models of Honda and Nissan. Its electronically-controlled brake systems are supplied to major Japanese OEMs including Mazda, Suzuki and Daihatsu.

Bosch

  • Corporate Group: The Japanese subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany took over the brake business of the former Bosch Brake System. Bosch Brake System's brake business had been succeeded from the former Diesel Kiki Co., Ltd. (Zexel) and the former Jidosha Kiki Co., Ltd.
  • Business Area: It focuses on strengthening ABS and ESC control system business by downsizing and reducing weight and costs. As for the foundation brake parts, it slightly supplies disc calipers.
  • Customers: Its brake control systems are supplied to major Japanese automakers including Toyota, Nissan and Honda. Its disc calipers are supplied to Toyota only.

Brembo

  • Corporate Group: An independent disc brake maker headquartered in Italy.
  • Business area: It manufactures high-performance brakes for high-performance vehicles and commercial vehicles.
  • Customers: Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors and FHI. It supplies products primarily for high-end models.

Supplier and Product Matrix (Global supply products)

Brake ASSY Disc Rotor Caliper Disc Pad Drum Brake Shoe Lining
Akebono Brake Industry YES YES YES YES YES
ADVICS YES YES YES
Hosei Brake Industry YES YES YES
Aisin Chemical YES
Nisshinbo Brake YES YES YES YES
Nissin Kogyo YES YES YES
Hitachi Automotive Systems YES YES
Hitachi Chemical YES
Japan Brake Industrial YES YES YES YES
Aisin Takaoka Corner ASSY YES YES
Asama Giken YES YES
Kiriu YES YES
Daihatsu Metal YES YES
Yoshiwa Kogyo YES YES
Continental Automotive YES YES
Bosch YES YES
Brembo YES YES YES YES


II. Global operating facilities by Japanese supplier

1) Global operating facilities by Japanese supplier

Akebono Brake Industry ADVICS Nisshinbo Holdings Nissin Kogyo Hitachi Automotive Systems Hitachi Chemical/
Japan Brake Industrial
Asia Pacific
Japan R&D
Production
R&D
Production
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Production
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Production
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China Production R&D
Production
Production R&D
Production
Production Production
India Production Production Production Production
Indonesia Production Production Production
Korea Production
Taiwan R&D
Thailand Production Production Production R&D
Production
Production Production
Vietnam Production
Americas
Brazil Production
Mexico Production Production Production
USA R&D
Production
R&D
Production
R&D
Production
R&D
Production
Production
Europe
Belgium
France R&D
Production
Germany R&D
Spain R&D
UK R&D Production
Czech Production
Slovakia Production
Africa
South Africa Production

Aisin Takaoka Asama Giken Kiriu Continental Automotive Bosch
Asia
Japan R&D
Production
Production Production R&D R&D
Production
China Production Production Production
India Production
Indonesia Production Production Production
Korea Production
Thailand Production Production Production
Americas
Mexico Production
USA Production Prooduction Production

2) Matrix of major collaborations and joint ventures among suppliers








III. List of leading brake suppliers and their customers (1) Disc Brake Components

1) Disc Brake Components

Disc rotor Disc caliper Disc pad

2) Drum Brake Components

Drum Brake Shoe Lining

Disc rotor

✓✓: Top Supplier / ✓: Supplier
Toyota Nissan Honda Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Daihatsu Suzuki
Aisin Takaoka ✓✓ ✓✓
Asama Giken ✓✓
Kiriu ✓✓ ✓✓ ✓✓
Daihatsu Metal ✓✓
Yoshiwa Kogyo ✓✓
Takeda Chuzo
Univance
Brembo
In-house

  • Production of disc rotors requires special expertise in the casting process to embed internal thermal stress in the metal tissues during solidification. In addition, the internal thermal stress must be intentionally discharged and balanced during the heat treatment process in order to prevent strains or cracks. Due to the different processes involved, suppliers tend not to manufacture both disc rotors and disc calipers.
  • Japanese disc rotor suppliers include Aisin Takaoka, Kiriu, Yoshiwa Kogyo, Asama Giken, Takeda Chuzo and Daihatsu Metal. An Italian major supplier is Brembo, which supplies disc rotors only for high-end sports cars. For models made in Japan, Japanese suppliers supply 99% of the disc rotors.
  • Looking at the 2014 market share in Japan, the top supplier is Aishin Takaoka with 39.7% share, the second supplier is Kiriu with 27% share, and the third one is Yoshiwa Kogyo with 12.42% share. The market share of the top three suppliers in Japan account for approximately 80%
  • 2014 share by OEM in the Japan market:
    • Toyota: Toyota-affiliated Aisin Takaoka has 95.8%.
    • Nissan: Kiriu monopolizes the supply of disc rotors for all models of Nissan excluding high-end sports cars and models which are supplied by other OEMs. Kiriu is the former Nissan affiliated company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation.
    • Honda: Honda-affiliated Asama Giken owns almost 100% share in both quantity and the number of models.
    • Others: Yoshiwa Kogyo and Daihatsu Metal each has almost 100% share of the parts supply to Mazda and Daihatsu respectively. As for Suzuki, Kiriu has 80% share, and the rest 20% is Aishin Takaoka.
  • Share by supplier in the Japan market:
    • Aisin Takaoka: The company, a Toyota-affiliated Aisin group member, supplies disc rotors to Toyota through Advics. It has the largest 80 to 90% share in both quantity and the number of models. It also has a limited share in the disc rotor market to other Japanese automakers except Suzuki. It is the largest disc rotor supplier which produces most disc rotors for the Japanese market.
    • Kiriu: The former Nissan-affiliated supplier still owns almost 100% share in the disc rotor business to Nissan. It also supplies to other Japanese OEMs except Daihatsu and has the top share of supplying the rotor to Suzuki and Fuji Heavy Industries. It is the second largest manufacturer of the disc rotors following Aisin Takaoka.
    • Yoshiwa Kogyo: It supplies almost 100% of disc rotors to Mazda. Except Mazda, it supplies to Nissan, which supplies the Bongo to Mazda. It supplies about one third rotors compared with Kiriu's supply, but ranks second in the disc rotor market.

Carmaker Model Supplier Components
Toyota Allion Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Aqua Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Auris Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Camry Hybrid Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Camry Hybrid Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Century Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Century Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Corolla Axio Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Corolla Fielder Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Corolla Rumion Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Corolla Rumion Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Crown Athlete Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake (8AT)
Toyota Crown Athlete Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc (8AT)
Toyota Crown Athlete Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake (6AT)
Toyota Crown Athlete Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc (6AT)
Toyota Crown Athlete Hybrid Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Crown Athlete Hybrid Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Crown Comfort Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Crown Majesta Hybrid Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Crown Majesta Hybrid Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Crown Royal Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Crown Royal Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Crown Royal Hybrid Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Crown Royal Hybrid Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Crown Sedan Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Esquire Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota FJ Cruiser Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota FJ Cruiser Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Harrier Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Harrier Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Harrier Hybrid Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Harrier Hybrid Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota iQ Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Isis Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Isis Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota ist Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Land Cruiser Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Land Cruiser Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus CT Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Lexus GS250 Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus GS250 Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus GS300h Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus GS300h Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus GS350 Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus GS350 Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus GS450h Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus GS450h Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus HS250h Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus HS250h Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Lexus IS F Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus IS F Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus IS250 Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus IS250 Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Lexus IS300h Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus IS300h Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Lexus IS350 Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus IS350 Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus LS460 Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus LS460 Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus LS460L Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus LS460L Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus LS600h Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus LS600h Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus LS600hL Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus LS600hL Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Lexus NX200t Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus NX200t Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Lexus NX300h Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus NX300h Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Lexus RC F Brembo Brake disc
Toyota Lexus RC F Sport Brembo Brake disc
Toyota Lexus RX270 Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus RX270 Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Lexus RX350 Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus RX350 Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Lexus RX450h Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Lexus RX450h Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota Mark X Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Mark X Aisin Takaoka Rear ventilated brake disc
Toyota Noah Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Passo Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Porte Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Premio Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Prius Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Prius PHV Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Prius α Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Probox Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Ractis Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota RAV4 Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota SAI Aisin Takaoka Rear brake disc
Toyota SAI Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake
Toyota Sienta Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Spade Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Succeed Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Vitz Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Voxy Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Wish Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota xB Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Toyota Yaris Sedan Hosei Brake Industry Disc brake
Daihatsu Atrai Wagon Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Be-go Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Boon Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Coo Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Hijet Cargo Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Hijet Truck Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Mira Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Mira Cocoa Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Mira e:S Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Mira Van Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Move Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Move Conte Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu TanTo Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Daihatsu Tanto Exe Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Nissan AD Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan AD Expert Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Cima Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Cube Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Elgrand Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Fairlady Z Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Fuga Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan GT-R Nismo Brembo Brake disc
Nissan Infiniti Q50 Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Infiniti Q60 Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Infiniti Q70 Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Infiniti QX80 Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Juke Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Lafesta Highway Star Yoshiwa Industry Brake disc (front/rear)
Nissan Leaf Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Murano Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Note Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan NV200 Vanette Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan NV350 Caravan Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Quest Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Rogue Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Serena Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Skyline Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Skyline Crossover Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Sylphy Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Teana Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan Wingroad Kiriu Disc brake
Nissan X-Trail Kiriu Brake disc
Honda Accord Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda CR-V Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda CR-Z Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda Fit Kiriu Disc rotor
Honda Freed Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda Grace Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda Jade Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda N BOX Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda N BOX + Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda N BOX Slash Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda N-ONE Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda N-WGN Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda Odyssey Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda S660 Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda Step WGN Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda Vamos Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda Vamos Hobio Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Honda Vezel Asama Giken Brake disc rotor
Suzuki Alto Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Alto Lapin Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Carry Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Escudo Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Every Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Every Wagon Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Hustler Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Jimny Sierra Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Suzuki Kizashi Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki MR Wagon Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Solio Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Spacia Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Swift Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Swift Sport Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Wagon R Kiriu Front disc brake
Suzuki Wagon R Stingray Kiriu Front disc brake
Mitsubishi Delica D:5 Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Mitsubishi Delica D:5 Takeda Chuzo Disc brake
Mitsubishi eK Space Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Mitsubishi eK Wagon Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Mitsubishi Galant Fortis Takeda Chuzo Disc brake
Mitsubishi Galant Fortis Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Mitsubishi iMiEV Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Mitsubishi Outlander Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Mitsubishi Outlander Takeda Chuzo Disc brake
Mitsubishi Outlander PHV Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Mitsubishi Pajero Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Mitsubishi RVR Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake
Mitsubishi RVR Takeda Chuzo Disc brake
Mazda Atenza Akebono Brake Industry Disc rotor
Mazda Atenza Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda Axela Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda Biante Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda Bongo Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda CX-3 Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda CX-5 Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda CX-9 Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda Demio Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda MPV Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda Premacy Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda Roadster Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Mazda Verisa Yoshiwa Industry Disc rotor
Subaru Dias Wagon Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Subaru Forester Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake (17 inch) (CVT)
Subaru Forester Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake (17 inch) (6MT)
Subaru Legacy B4 Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake (17 inch)
Subaru Legacy Outback Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake (17 inch) (CVT)
Subaru Legacy Outback Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake (17 inch) (5AT)
Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake (17 inch)
Subaru Levorg Aisin Takaoka Front ventilated disc brake (17 inch)
Subaru Levorg Aisin Takaoka Front brake disc
Subaru Lucra Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Subaru Pleo Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Subaru Pleo Van Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Subaru Stella Daihatsu Metal Disc brake (rotor)
Subaru WRX STI Brembo Ventilated brake disc

Disc caliper

✓✓: Top Supplier / ✓: Supplier
Toyota Nissan Honda Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Daihatsu Suzuki
Akebono Brake Industry ✓✓ ✓✓
Advics ✓✓
Hosei Brake Industry
Nissin Kogyo ✓✓ ✓✓
Hitachi Automotive Systems ✓✓ ✓✓
Continental ✓✓
Bosch
Brembo
TRW

  • Major Japanese disc caliper suppliers include Advics, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Akebono Brake Industry and Nissin Kogyo. The leading European suppliers are: Continental, Bosch and Brembo. Brembo supplies the products only for high-end sport cars. In Japan, Japanese suppliers have over a 90% share of disc calipers for Japanese-made models.
  • Looking at the 2014 market share in Japan, the top supplier is Advics with 38.6% share, the second supplier is Hitachi Automotive Systems with 29.7% share, and the third one is Akebono Brake Industry with 17% share. The market share of the top three suppliers in Japan account for more than 80%. The rest caliper suppliers' shares are Continental Automotive with 7%, Nissin Kogyo with 5.7%, and Bosch with 1.6%. Brembo and Mando have minor share with less than 1%.
  • 2014 Share by OEM in the Japan market:
    • Toyota: Toyota-affiliated Advics holds 77% share, followed by Hitachi ATM with 15% and Bosch with 4.1%.
    • Nissan: Akebono Brake Industry has 60% share, followed by Hitachi ATM with 37.5%, Continental Automotive with 2.1%. Brembo has 0.4% share with GT-R. Akebono Brake Industry and Hitachi Automotive Systems are competitive in the number of models in which their products are equipped. Akebono Brake Industry mainly supplies its products for mass-produced models, so it has a larger share than Hitachi Automotive Systems'.
    • Honda: Nissin Kogyo has 71.43%, followed by Continental Automotive with 12.64%, Advics with 11.43%, Akebono Brake Industry with 4.5%.
    • Others: Akebono Brake Industry and Hitachi Automotive Systems have over 50% shares for products to Mitsubishi Motors and Suzuki respectively. As for Mazda, Continental Automotive has nearly 50% share, and Advics is increasing the share.
  • Share by supplier in the Japan market:
    • Akebono Brake Industry: The largest foundation brake parts supplier in Japan. It supplies the parts for major automakers including Toyota and Honda, which have their own affiliated suppliers. However, it falls behind Advics in the Japanese share of calipers because Advics has a strong relationship with Toyota. It holds an advantageous position compared to other suppliers in its relationship with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors.
    • Advics: A Toyota-affiliated major supplier of foundation brake parts as well as brake control systems. Including products of Hosei Brake Industry, Advics owns a 70% market share in disc calipers supplied to Toyota in both quantity supplied and percentage of models. As the calipers are mounted on Toyota models, whose quantity is large, Advics has the largest share of calipers in Japan, beating Akebono Brake Industry. Advics supplies to major automakers, but it is not in a particularly advantageous position even to Daihatsu except in its supply share to Toyota.
    • Hitachi Automotive Systems: A leading foundation brake parts and brake control system supplier. As for the foundation brake parts, the company only supplies disc calipers now. Historically, it has strong partnership with Nissan. The company is competing against Akebono Brake Industry in the number of models, but is behind Akebono Brake Industry in quantity supplied. The company has more advantages in its supply to Suzuki, Fuji Heavy Industry and Nissan. Hitachi Automotive Systems also supplies to Toyota and competes well with Advics, which is the largest supplier of the disc calipers to Toyota.
    • Nissin Kogyo: A supplier of foundation brake parts as well as brake control systems. The Honda-affiliated supplier has a 90% market share in disc calipers provided to Honda in both quantity and percentage of models. Outside of the Honda group, it also supplies to major automakers except Toyota and Nissan but does not stand out.

Carmaker Model Supplier Components
Toyota 86 GRMN ADVICS Brake caliper
Toyota Auris Hitachi Automotive Systems Rear brake caliper
Toyota bB Hitachi Automotive Systems Front brake caliper
Toyota Corolla Hybrid (Axio/Fielder) ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Toyota Harrier ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Toyota iQ Hitachi Automotive Systems Rear brake caliper
Toyota ist Hitachi Automotive Systems Rear brake caliper
Toyota Lexus CT Hitachi Automotive Systems Rear brake caliper
Toyota Lexus GS F Brembo 6-piston brake caliper (front)
Toyota Lexus GS F Brembo 4-piston brake caliper (rear)
Toyota Lexus RC F Brembo Front brake caliper
Toyota Lexus RC F GT3 Brembo Brake caliper
Toyota Lexus RC F GT500 AP Racing Brake caliper
Toyota Lexus RC F Sport Brembo Brake caliper
Toyota Passo Hitachi Automotive Systems Front brake caliper
Toyota Prius ADVICS Brake caliper
Toyota Prius Hitachi Automotive Systems Rear brake caliper
Toyota Prius PHV Hitachi Automotive Systems Rear brake caliper
Toyota Ractis Hitachi Automotive Systems Rear brake caliper
Toyota RAV4 ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Toyota Scion xB Hitachi Automotive Systems Rear brake caliper
Toyota Vitz Hitachi Automotive Systems Rear brake caliper
Daihatsu Mira Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake caliper
Daihatsu Mira Cocoa Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake caliper
Daihatsu Mira e:S Akebono Brake Industry Disc brake caliper
Daihatsu Move Hitachi Automotive Systems Front brake caliper
Nissan GT-R NISMO N Attack Package Brembo Brake caliper
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Akebono Brake Industry Front brake caliper
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Akebono Brake Industry Rear brake caliper
Honda Accord Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Accord Nissin Kogyo Rear brake caliper
Honda Accord Hybrid Akebono Brake Industry Brake caliper
Honda Accord Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Accord Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Rear brake caliper
Honda Accord Tourer Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Accord Tourer Nissin Kogyo Rear brake caliper
Honda Acty Truck Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Acty Van Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Acura RLX ZF TRW Automotive Rear caliper (electric parking brake)
Honda Acura RLX Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Acura RLX Hybrid Akebono Brake Industry Front brake caliper
Honda Acura RLX Hybrid ZF TRW Automotive Rear caliper (electric parking brake)
Honda Civic Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda CR-V Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda CR-V Nissin Kogyo Rear caliper
Honda CR-Z Akebono Brake Industry Brake caliper
Honda Fit Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Fit Nissin Kogyo Rear caliper
Honda Fit Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Fit Shuttle Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Fit Shuttle Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Freed Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Freed Nissin Kogyo Rear caliper
Honda Freed Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Freed Spike Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Freed Spike Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Grace Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Insight Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Jade Akebono Brake Industry Front brake caliper
Honda Jade Nissin Kogyo Rear caliper
Honda Jade Hybrid Akebono Brake Industry Front brake caliper
Honda Jade Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Rear brake caliper
Honda Legend Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Legend Hybrid Akebono Brake Industry Front brake caliper
Honda Legend Hybrid ZF TRW Automotive Rear caliper (electric parking brake)
Honda Life Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda N BOX ADVICS Brake caliper
Honda N BOX + ADVICS Brake caliper
Honda N BOX Slash ADVICS Brake caliper
Honda N-ONE ADVICS Brake caliper
Honda N-WGN ADVICS Brake caliper
Honda N-WGN Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Odyssey Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Odyssey Nissin Kogyo Rear brake caliper
Honda S660 Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda S660 Nissin Kogyo Rear caliper
Honda Shuttle Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Step WGN Nissin Kogyo Front caliper
Honda Step WGN Nissin Kogyo Rear caliper
Honda Stream Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Stream Nissin Kogyo Rear brake caliper
Honda Vamos Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Vamos Hobio Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Vezel Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Honda Vezel Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Suzuki Alto Hitachi Automotive Systems Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Alto Lapin Hitachi Automotive Systems Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Alto Lapin Continental Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Escudo ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Jimny ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Jimny Siera ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Kizashi Nissin Kogyo Rear brake caliper
Suzuki MR Wagon Hitachi Automotive Systems Disc brake caliper
Suzuki MR Wagon Continental Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Solio ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Solio Hitachi Automotive Systems Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Spacia Hitachi Automotive Systems Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Spacia Akebono Brake Industry Front caliper
Suzuki Wagon R Hitachi Automotive Systems Disc brake caliper
Suzuki Wagon R Stingray Hitachi Automotive Systems Disc brake caliper
Mazda Atenza ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Mazda Biante Continental Disc brake caliper
Mazda Bongo ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Mazda CX-5 Hitachi Automotive Systems Brake caliper
Mazda CX-5 Akebono Brake Industry Brake caliper
Mazda CX-9 ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Mazda CX-9 Hitachi Automotive Systems Brake caliper
Mazda Demio ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Mazda Demio Hitachi Automotive Systems Disc brake caliper
Mazda MPV ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Mazda MPV Hitachi Automotive Systems Brake caliper
Mazda Premacy Continental Disc brake caliper
Mazda Roadster ADVICS Disc brake caliper
Mazda Roadster Nissin Kogyo Rear brake caliper
Mazda Roadster Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Mazda RX-VISION Brembo Brake caliper
Subaru BRZ tS Brembo Brake caliper
Subaru Samber Truck Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Subaru Samber Van Nissin Kogyo Front brake caliper
Subaru WRX STI S207 Brembo 4-piston brake caliper
Subaru WRX STI S207 Brembo 6-piston brake caliper

Disc pad

✓✓: Top Supplier / ✓: Supplier
Toyota Nissan Honda Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Daihatsu Suzuki
Akebono Brake Industry ✓✓ ✓✓ ✓✓
Advics ✓✓
Nisshinbo Brake
TMD Friction Group
✓✓ ✓✓ ✓✓
Hitachi Chemical ✓✓
Japan Brake Industrial
Brembo
Honeywell
Federal Mogul
ITT

  • Disc pads require low-drag and control performance as well as durability. The suppliers are the companies focusing on the disc pads and disc brake suppliers whose main products are calipers.
  • Major Japanese suppliers include Advics, Nisshinbo Brake, Akebono Brake Industry, Hitachi Chemicals and Japan Brake Industrial. American and European major suppliers are: TMD Friction, a subsidiary of Nisshinbo Brake, Honeywell International, as well as Brembo, which supplies products only for high-end sports cars. Japanese suppliers have over 95% share of the brake pads supplied to Japanese made models.
  • Looking at the 2014 market share in Japan, the major 4 friction material suppliers in Japan are Advics with 38.8%, Nisshinbo Brake with 24.3%, Akebono Brake with 16.36%, and Hitachi Chemical with 10.6%. The total of the top 4 suppliers accounts for nearly 90% of the Japan market.
  • The largest disc pads supplier, Advics, produces the products most in Japanese market because it supplies the products to Toyota. Nisshinbo Brake and Akebono Brake Industry, which supply their products to many automakers, follow Advics. The three companies own 80% share in total in the Japanese disc pads market.
  • 2014 Share by OEM in the Japan market:
    • Toyota: Advics has the top share of 77.93, followed by Nisshinbo Brake with 18.1% share. The Toyota-affiliated Aisin group pad supplier has the largest share in both quantity and the number of Toyota models. Advics does not own the top share for OEMs except Toyota, but its pad production volume is the largest in Japan. Nisshinbo Brake who is independent including its subsidiary, TMD Friction, has the second top share and keeps about 20% share with Toyota.
    • Nissan: Hitachi Chemical has the top share of 50.6%, followed by Akebono Brake Industry with 39% share and Nisshinbo's subsidiary TMD with 10% share. The total of the top two friction material suppliers, Hitachi-affiliated Hitachi Chemicals and an independent company, Akebono Brake Industry, accounts for nearly 90% share of the brake pads supplied to Nissan.
    • Honda: Nisshinbo Brake has the top share with 55%, followed by Hitachi Chemical's subsidiary Japan Brake with 22% share, Akebono Brake Industry 11.6% share, and Advics with 11.4% share. The independent Nisshinbo Brake has the top share in the disc pads market to Honda, however, the other three friction material suppliers, Japan Brake, Akebono Brake Industry, and Advics are competing and following Nisshinbo Brake.
    • Others: Nisshinbo Brake is the top brakec pads supplier for Suzuki, Mazda and Fuji Heavy Industries, while Akebono Brake Industry is the largest supplier for Mitsubishi Motors and Hitachi Chemical has the largest brake pad share with Daihatsu.
  • Share by supplier in the Japan market:
    • Advics: The Toyota-affiated Aisin group pad supplier has the largest share in both quantity and the number of Toyota models. Advics does not own the top share for OEMs except Toyota, but its pad production volume is the largest in Japan.
    • Nisshinbo Brake: The supplier has expertise in disc pads as well as brake friction materials of drum brake linings. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, TMD Friction, supplies disc pads to some Japanese OEMs as well as American and European OEMs. If disc pads of Nisshinbo and TMD friction are combined, they are supplied to all the Japanese OEMs. Nisshinbo Brake including TMD Friction is the market leader in disc pads supplied to Honda, Suzuki and Fuji Heavy Industries.
    • Akebono Brake Industry: The company is the top supplier of foundation brake parts but falls behind Advics and Nissinbo Brake in terms of disc pads. It supplies disc pads to all Japanese OEMs and has the largest share in the disc pads supply to Mitsubishi and Daihatsu. Its share for Nissan is also in the dominant position.
    • Hitachi Chemical: Hitachi-affiliated supplier which has a long partnership with Nissan. It has transferred production of disc pads in Japan to Japan Brake Industrial's subsidiary. It has a low supply share to Toyota, Daihatsu and Fuji Heavy Industry. The top 3 suppliers account for 80% share in the Japanese disc pads market. Hitachi Chemical comes as the fourth supplier, but the gap between the company and the top 3 suppliers is huge.
    • Japan Brake Industrial: It supplies disc pads to Mazda the most, followed by Honda and Suzuki. It competes against Nisshinbo Brake for the disc pads share to Mazda, and it has a very small share in the disc pads supply to other OEMs.

Carmaker Model Supplier Components
Toyota Camry Hybrid Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Toyota Camry Hybrid Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Corolla Hybrid (Axio/Fielder) ADVICS Disc brake pad
Toyota Crown Athlete Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Toyota Crown Royal Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Toyota Crown Royal Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Harrier Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Toyota Harrier TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Harrier ADVICS Brake pad
Toyota ist Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus GS250 Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus GS250 TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus GS300h Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus GS300h TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus GS350 Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus GS350 TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus GS450h Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus GS450h TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus IS C TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus IS250 Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus IS250 TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus IS350 Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus IS350 TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus LS460 TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus LS460 TMD Friction Group Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus LS600h TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus LS600h TMD Friction Group Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus RX270 TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus RX350 TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Lexus RX450h TMD Friction Group Front disc brake pad
Toyota Mark X Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Noah Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Pixis Truck Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Toyota Pixis Van Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Toyota Prius Akebono Brake Industry Front brake pad
Toyota Prius Akebono Brake Industry Rear brake pad
Toyota Probox Van Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Probox Wagon Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Ractis Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota RAV4 ADVICS Disc brake pad
Toyota Sienta Akebono Brake Industry Rear brake pad
Toyota Sienta Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Toyota Vitz Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Voxy Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Toyota Voxy/Noah Nisshinbo Brake Disc brake pad
Daihatsu Altis Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Daihatsu Altis Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Daihatsu Atrai Wagon Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Daihatsu Hijet Cargo Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Daihatsu Hijet Truck Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Nissan Lafesta Highway Star Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Nissan Moco Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Nissan NV100 Clipper Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Nissan Patrol Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Akebono Brake Industry Front brake pad
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Akebono Brake Industry Rear brake pad
Honda Accord ADVICS Brake pad
Honda CR-V ADVICS Brake pad
Honda CR-Z Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Honda Fit Akebono Brake Industry Brake pad
Honda Freed Akebono Brake Industry Brake pad
Honda Odyssey Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Honda Shuttle Akebono Brake Industry Brake pad
Honda Step WGN Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Honda Vezel ADVICS Brake pad
Suzuki Alto Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Suzuki Alto Lapin Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Suzuki Carry Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Suzuki Escudo Hitachi Chemical Disc pad
Suzuki Every Hosei Brake Industry Rear brake shoe
Suzuki Every Wagon Hosei Brake Industry Rear brake shoe
Suzuki Jimny Siera Hitachi Chemical Disc pad
Suzuki Kizashi Hitachi Chemical Disc pad
Suzuki MR Wagon Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Suzuki Solio Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Suzuki Spacia Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Suzuki Swift Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Suzuki Swift Hitachi Chemical Disc pad
Suzuki Swift Sport Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Suzuki Swift Sport Hitachi Chemical Disc pad
Suzuki SX4 Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Suzuki Wagon R Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Suzuki Wagon R Stingray Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Mitsubishi Delica D:2 Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Mazda Atenza Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Mazda Axela Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Mazda Biante Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Mazda Carol Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Mazda CX-3 Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Mazda Flair Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Mazda Mazdaspeed Axela Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Mazda MPV Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Mazda Premacy Nisshinbo Brake Disc pad
Mazda Roadster Akebono Brake Industry Rear brake pad
Mazda Scrum Truck Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Mazda Scrum Van Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Mazda Scrum Wagon Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Subaru Dias Wagon Nisshinbo Brake Front disc brake pad
Subaru Exiga Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Subaru Forester Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Subaru Impreza Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Subaru Legacy B4 Akebono Brake Industry Front brake pad
Subaru Legacy B4 Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Subaru Legacy Outback Akebono Brake Industry Front brake pad
Subaru Legacy Outback Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad
Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon Nisshinbo Brake Rear disc brake pad


III. List of leading brake suppliers and their customers (2) Drum Brake Components

1) Disc Brake Components

Disc rotor Disc caliper Disc pad

2) Drum Brake Components

Drum Brake Shoe Lining

Drum

Carmaker Model Supplier Components
Toyota Allion Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota Aqua Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota bB Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Toyota Corolla Axio Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota Hiace Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota iQ Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota Isis Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Toyota ist Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Toyota Noah Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Toyota Passo Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Toyota Porte Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota Premio Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota Prius PHV Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota Probox Van Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Toyota Ractis Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota Rush (Daihatsu Be-go) Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Toyota Sienta Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Toyota Spade Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota Succeed Van Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Toyota Vitz Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Toyota Voxy Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Toyota Wish Hosei Brake Industry Drum brake
Daihatsu Atrai Wagon Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Be-go Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Boon Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Coo Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Hijet Cargo Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Hijet Truck Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Mira Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Mira Cocoa Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Mira e:S Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Mira Van Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Move Nisshinbo Brake Rear drum brake
Daihatsu Move Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Move Conte Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu TanTo Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Daihatsu Tanto Exe Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Nissan Cube Kiriu Drum brake
Nissan Juke Kiriu Drum brake
Nissan Note Kiriu Drum brake
Nissan NV200 Vanette Kiriu Drum brake
Nissan NV350 Caravan Kiriu Drum brake
Nissan Sylphy Kiriu Drum brake
Nissan Wingroad Kiriu Drum brake
Nissan X-Trail Kiriu Drum brake
Honda Acty Truck Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Honda Acty Van Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Honda Fit Kiriu Rear brake drum
Honda Fit Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Honda Freed Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Honda Grace Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Honda Jade Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Honda N-BOX Kiriu Rear brake drum
Honda N-BOX Nissin Kogyo Rear brake drum
Honda N-BOX + Kiriu Rear brake drum
Honda N-BOX + Nissin Kogyo Rear brake drum
Honda N-BOX Slash Kiriu Rear brake drum
Honda N-BOX Slash Nissin Kogyo Rear brake drum
Honda N-ONE Kiriu Rear brake drum
Honda N-ONE Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Honda N-WGN Kiriu Rear brake drum
Honda N-WGN Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Honda Shuttle Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Honda Vamos Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Honda Vamos Hobio Nissin Kogyo Rear drum brake
Suzuki Alto Eco Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake assembly
Suzuki Alto Lapin Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake assembly
Suzuki Carry Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake assembly
Suzuki Escudo Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake assembly
Suzuki Every Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Suzuki Every Wagon Aisin Takaoka Rear leading trailing brake drum
Suzuki MR Wagon Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake assembly
Suzuki Solio Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake assembly
Suzuki Spacia Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake assembly
Suzuki Swift Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake
Suzuki Swift Sport Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake
Suzuki SX-4 Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake
Suzuki Wagon R Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake assembly
Suzuki Wagon R Stingray Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake assembly
Mitsubishi eK Space Akebono Brake Industry Drum brake
Mitsubishi eK Wagon Akebono Brake Industry Drum brake
Mazda Axela Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake
Mazda Biante Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake
Mazda Bongo Hitachi Chemical Drum brake
Mazda Bongo Yoshiwa Industry Drum brake
Mazda Demio Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake
Mazda Demio Yoshiwa Industry Drum brake
Mazda Premacy Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake
Mazda Verisa Nisshinbo Brake Drum brake
Mazda Verisa Yoshiwa Industry Drum brake
Subaru Dias Wagon Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Subaru Lucra Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Subaru Pleo Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Subaru Pleo Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)
Subaru Stella Daihatsu Metal Drum brake (drum)

Brake Shoe

Carmaker Model Supplier Components
Toyota Corolla Hybrid (Axio/Fielder) ADVICS Brake shoe
Toyota Harrier ADVICS Brake shoe
Toyota Passo Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Toyota Pixis Space Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Toyota RAV4 ADVICS Brake shoe
Daihatsu Mira Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Daihatsu Mira Cocoa Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Daihatsu Mira Van Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Daihatsu Move Conte Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Daihatsu Tanto Exe Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Nissan Moco Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Nissan Vanette Truck Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Nissan Vanette Van Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Honda Acty Truck Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Acty Van Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda AZ-Offroad Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Carol Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Honda Fit Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Honda Fit Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Fit Hybrid Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Honda Fit Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Fit Shuttle Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Honda Fit Shuttle Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Fit Shuttle Hybrid Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Honda Fit Shuttle Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Freed Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Freed Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Freed Spike Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Freed Spike Hybrid Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Insight Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Life Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Honda Life Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda N BOX Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda N-ONE Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda N-WGN Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Stream Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Vamos Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Vamos Hobio Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Honda Verisa Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Suzuki Alto Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Suzuki Escudo Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Suzuki Every Hosei Brake Industry Brake shoe
Suzuki Every ADVICS Brake shoe
Suzuki Every Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Suzuki Every Wagon Hosei Brake Industry Brake shoe
Suzuki Every Wagon ADVICS Brake shoe
Suzuki Every Wagon Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Suzuki Jimny Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Suzuki Jimny Sierra Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Suzuki MR Wagon Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Suzuki Solio Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Suzuki Swift Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Suzuki SX4 Nissin Kogyo Brake shoe
Mitsubishi Delica D:2 Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Subaru Lucra Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Subaru Pleo Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Subaru Pleo + Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe
Subaru Pleo Van Nisshinbo Brake Brake shoe

Lining

Carmaker Model Supplier Components
Toyota Allion Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Aqua Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota bB Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Coaster Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Corolla Axio Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Corolla Fielder Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Dyna Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Hiace Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota iQ Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Isis Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota ist Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Noah Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Passo Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Pixis Space Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Porte Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Premio Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Ractis Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Regius Ace Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Rush Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Sienta Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Spade Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Toyoace Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Vitz Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Voxy/Noah Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Toyota Wish Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Atrai Wagon Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Be-go Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Boon Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Coo Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Hijet Cargo Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Hijet Truck Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Mira Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Mira Cocoa Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Mira e:S Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Mira Van Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Move Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Move Conte Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu TanTo Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Daihatsu Tanto Exe Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Nissan Civilian Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Nissan NT450 Atlas Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Nissan NV350 Caravan Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Nissan Sylphy Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Nissan Vanette Truck Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Nissan Vanette Van Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Acty Truck Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Acty Van Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Civic Hybrid Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Fit Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Fit Hybrid Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Fit Shuttle Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Fit Shuttle Hybrid Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Freed Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Freed Hybrid Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Freed Spike Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Freed Spike Hybrid Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Insight Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda N-WGN Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Stream Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Vamos Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Honda Vamos Hobio Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Suzuki Carry Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Suzuki Jimny Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Suzuki Jimny Sierra Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Suzuki Solio Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Suzuki Spacia Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Suzuki Swift Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Suzuki SX4 Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Suzuki Wagon R Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Mitsubishi Delica D:2 Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Mazda AZ-Offroad Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Mazda Flair Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Mazda Flair Wagon Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Mazda Scrum Truck Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Mazda Verisa TMD Friction Group brake lining
Subaru Dias Wagon Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Subaru Lucra Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Subaru Pleo Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Subaru Pleo + Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Subaru Pleo Van Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Subaru Stella Nisshinbo Brake brake lining
Subaru Trezia Nisshinbo Brake brake lining

Sources: Company announcements, press releases, interview findings by MarkLines

(with part of the information provided here based on forecasts by MarkLines)



IV. Comparison in sales among leading Brake suppliers

Sales on a consolidated basis

(Million JPY) Mar. 31, 2013 Mar. 31, 2014 Mar. 31, 2015 Remarks
Akebono Brake Industry 206,050 236,665 254,157 Overall Sales
ADVICS 447,200 511,505 527,300 Overall Sales
Nisshinbo Holdings 450,693 444,350 523,757 Overall Sales
118,849 148,699 161,886 Sales for Brake Product Business
Hitachi Chemical 464,655 488,725 525,061 Overall Sales
245,157 261,179 275,769 Sales for Functional Materials
Japan Brake Industrial N/A N/A N/A Overall Sales
Nissin Kogyo 174,252 220,868 227,836 Overall Sales
Aisin Takaoka 215,400 247,400 263,800 Overall Sales
Asama Giken N/A N/A N/A Overall Sales
Kiriu 40,300 48,500 51,600 Overall Sales
Daihatsu Metal 26,000 27,100 27,100 Overall Sales
Yoshiwa Kogyo 5,414
(half year)
11,893 11,604 Overall Sales
Continental Automotive N/A N/A N/A Overall Sales

Note)
The figures with * indicate approximate amounts.
Fiscal year-end months of Continental Automotive and Yoshiwa Kogyo are December and September respectively. Those of other companies are March.

Source: Publicity materials by each company, etc.



Global operating facilities with detailed description of local suppliers

H: Regional Headquarters /M: Manufacturing facility/ R: R&D and Technical center/T: Technical alliance
Country Company Location Ope-
rations
Equity
ratio
JV partners/ Major shareholders Main customers Major products (Remarks)
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
Asia
Japan Akebono Research & Development Center Ltd. Hanyu (Saitama) R 100
Akebono Brake Iwatsuki Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Saitama (Saitama) M 100 Drum brakes, Disc brakes
Akebono Brake Sanyo Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Soja (Okayama) M 100 Drum brakes, Disc brakes, Wheel cylinders
Akebono Brake Fukushima Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Date-gun
Koori-machi
(Fukushima)
M 100 Brake linings
Akebono Brake Yamagata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Sagae (Yamagata) M 100 Disc pads
Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
Tatebayashi Foundry
Tatebayashi (Gunma) M Casting of brake components
China Akebono Corporation (Guangzhou) Guangzhou M 80
(30)
(Akebono Brake Corp.) 30
ITOCHU Corporation 20
Disc brakes,
Drum brakes
Akebono Corporation (Suzhou) Suzhou M 80
(35)
(Akebono Brake Corp.) 30
(Akebono Brake Europe) 5
ITOCHU Corporation 20
Disc pads
Indonesia PT. Akebono Brake Astra Indonesia Jakarta M 50 Astra Group 50 Drum brakes, Disc brakes, Disc pads, Brake shoes, Linings
Thailand Akebono Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Amphur Panthong M 100 Disc brakes, Disc pads
Americas
USA Akebono Brake Corporation Elizabethtown (KY) H 80 ITOCHU Corporation 20 North American HQ
Farmington Hills (MI) R Engineering center
Elizabethtown (KY) M Disc brakes, Drum brakes, Disc pads, Brake shoes
Glasgow (KY) M Disc pads, Disc brakes
Clarksville (TN) M Disc rotors, Brake drums, Corner modules
West Columbia (SC) M Disc brakes, Corner modules, Casting of brake components
Europe
Belgium Akebono Brake Europe N.V. Diegem H 100 European HQ
France Akebono Europe S.A.S. (Gonesse) Gonesse Cedex R 100
(100)
(Akebono Brake Europe) 100 R&D/Sales
Akebono Europe S.A.S. (Arras) Monchy-le-Preux M 100
(100)
(Akebono Brake Europe) 100 Disc pads
UK Akebono Advanced Engineering (UK) Ltd. Wokingham
(Berkshire)
R 100 R&D
Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
Asia
Japan Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
Handa Plant
Handa (Aichi) M ABS, Power tilt & telescopically adjustable steering columns,
Air suspension systems
ADVICS Co., Ltd.
Head office
Kariya (Aichi) R 55 Denso Corporation 18
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.,
Toyota Motor Corporation
Sales and Development of
Brake systems and components
ADVICS Co., Ltd.
Fujioka Branch
Toyota (Aichi) R Development of
Brake systems and components
ADVICS Co., Ltd.
Kariya Plant
Kariya (Aichi) M Brake master cylinders, Disc brakes,
Proportioning valves, Wheel cylinders, Parking brakes
Aisin Takaoka Co., Ltd. 51.2
(5.8)
(Company details are shown separately.)
Hosei Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
Main Factory
Toyota (Aichi) M 53.1 Toyota Motor Corporation Drum brakes,
Rear parking Brakes
Hosei Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
Takahama Factory
Takahama (Aichi) M Brake calipers
Hosei Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
Toki Factory
Toki (Gifu) M Pressed and Welded parts
Hosei Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
Okazaki Factory
Okazaki (Aichi) M Manufacturing of Die
AS Brake Systems Co., Ltd. Itami (Hyougo) M 80 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. 20 Disc brakes
Aisin Chemical Co., Ltd. Toyota (Aichi) M 79.3
(29.2)
Disc pads
Aisin Shinwa Co., Ltd. Shimoshinkawa-gun
Nyuzen-machi
(Toyama)
M 99.7 Casting and Machining of
Disc brake components
China Hosei (Fuzhou) Brake Industry Co., Ltd. Fuzhou M 37.2
(37.2)
(Hosei Brake Industry Co., Ltd.) 70
Gohsen Industries, Inc 30
Toyota, Dongfeng Nissan,
Soueast Motor
Brake parts and components
ADVICS Tianjin Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. Tianjin M 74.8
(27.6)
(ADVICS) 50.1
Toyota Tsusho Corporation 2.7
Brake calipers, Parking brakes,
Brake master cylinders, Boosters
ADVICS Guangzhou Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. Guangzhou M 52.2
(52.2)
(ADVICS) 95
Toyota Tsusho Corporation 5
Corner modules,
Parking brakes
ADVICS Changzhou Administration Co., Ltd. Changzhou R 55
(55)
(ADVICS) 100 Overall management/
development of brake components
Advics China Co., Ltd. Chanzhou R 55
(55)
(ADVICS) 100 Engineering and sales operations
Advics Fuzhou Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. Fuzhou M 44
(44)
(ADVICS) 80
Lioho Machine Works(Taiwan) 20
ABS, ESC
(Operations are scheduled to begin in April 2013)
Tangshan Aisin Chemical Co., Ltd. Tangshan M 78.6
(58.6)
(Aisin Chemical) 60
(ADVICS) 20
ADVICS Tianjin Automobile Parts Disc pads
Taiwan Taiwan AISIN Elite Manufacturing Co., Ltd. M (Aisin AI) Brake calipers, Brake master cylinders, Door locks, Clutches etc.
ADVICS Taiwan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. Taichung R (ADVICS) Development and sales of brake systems and components
Indonesia Pt. AT Indonesia Karawang M 30.6
(26.6)
(Aisin Takaoka Co., Ltd.) 52
Toyota Tsusho Corporation 4
P.T. Astra Otoparts 40
Brake drums
Thailand ADVICS Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. Simahaphot,
Prachinburi
H 55
(55)
(ADVICS) 100 ASEAN regional HQ
Siam Aisin Co., Ltd. Simahaphot,
Prachinburi
M 97 Toyota Tsusho (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. 3 Brake Parts, Timing chain cases,
Door frames
Aisin Chemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Amphur Bankhai Rayong M 75.5
(70.5)
(Aisin Chemical Co., Ltd.) 75
(ADVICS Asia Pacific) 20
Disc pads
Americas
USA ADVICS North America, Inc. Lebanon (OH) R 55
(55)
(ADVICS) 100 Development and sales of
brake systems and components
ADVICS Manufacturing Ohio, Inc. Lebanon (OH) M 55
(55)
(ADVICS) 100 Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi,
GM, Chrysler, Ford
Disc brakes,
ABS/ESC modulators
ADVICS Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. Terre Haute (IN) M 55
(55)
(ADVICS) 100 Drum brakes, Rear parking brakes,
Brake master cylinders, Pedal parking brakes
SAFA, LLC LaGrange (GA) M 55
(55)
(ADVICS North America, Inc.) 100 Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi Disc pads
Aisin Drivetrain, Inc. Crothersville (IN) M 100
(100)
(Aisin Holding of America, Inc.) 100 Brake components,
Chassis components
Europe
Germany ADVICS Europe Gmbh Neu-Isenburg R 55
(55)
(ADVICS) 100 Development and sales of
brake systems and components
Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
Asia
Japan Nisshinbo Brake Inc.
Tatebayashi Plant
Oura-gun
Oura-machi
(Gunma)
MR 100 Disc pads,
Brake linings
Nisshinbo Brake Inc.
Toyota Plant
Toyota (Aichi) M 100 Drum brakes, Brake shoes,
Disc brakes for commercial vehicles
Continental Automotive Corporation 49 Continental AG 51 (Company details are shown separately.)
China Saeron Automotive Beijing Co., Ltd.
(SABC)
Beijing M 67.8
(67.8)
(Searon Automotive Corporation) 100 Disc pads,
Brake linings
Nisshinbo Saeron Changshu Automotive Corporation
(NSC)
Changshu (Jiangsu) M 83.9
(33.9)
(Saeron Automotive Corporation) 50 Disc pads
(Operations are scheduled to begin in July 2012.)
Continental Teves Corporation (Lian Yun Gang) Co., Ltd. Lian Yun Gang M 49 Continental AG 51 ABS sensors
India Rane Brake Lining Ltd. Chennai,
Hyderabad,
Trichy,
Puducherry
M 20.15 Rane Group 79.85 Disc pads,
Brake linings
Korea Saeron Automotive Corporation
(SAC)
Cheonan M 67.8 Disc pads,
Brake linings
Thailand Nisshinbo Somboon Automotive Co., Ltd.
(NSA)
Ampur Pluakdaeng
(Rayong)
M 97.1 Bangkok Spring 2.9 Disc pads, Brake linings,
Brake shoe assembly, Drum brakes
Americas
USA Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing Inc.
(NAMI)
Covington (GA) MR 100 Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota, VW,
Advics, Akebono, Bosch, Brembo,
Continental Automotive Systems, Nissin Kogyo, TRW
Disc pads,
Brake linings
Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Asia
Japan Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Ueda Factory
Ueda (Nagano) M VSA, Master cylinders,
Boosters
Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Tobu Factory
Toumi (Nagano) M Disc brakes,
Calipers
Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Naoetsu Factory
Joetsu (Niigata) M
Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Nagano R&D Center
Toumi (Nagano) R
Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Tochigi R&D Center
Nasukarasuyama
(Tochigi )
R
Yoshida Kogyo Co., Ltd. Saku (Nagano) M 30 Nissin Kogyo,
Bosch
Brake parts (Caliper pistons, Master cylinder Piston/Body, Wheel cylinder),
ABS parts
Japan Brake Industrial Co., Ltd. 21.1 Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. 73.4 (Company details are shown separately.)
China Shandong Nissin Industry Co., Ltd. Rushan (Shandong) M 95.3 Brake systems/parts for motor cycles
Zhongshan Nissin Industry Co., Ltd. Zhongshan M 100 Calipers, Rear brake assembly, Master cylinders /Boosters, ABSs
Nissin R&D China Guangzhou R
India Nissin Brake India Pvt. Ltd. Neemrana,
Alwar,
Rajasthan
M 100 Honda (City) Brake systems,
Master cylinders,
Master powers, Calipers
Indonesia P. T. Chemco Harapan Nusantara Jababeka Cikarang,
Jawa Barat
M 40 P.T.Prospect Motor 40
Local 20
Brake systems/parts
Thailand Nissin Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Amphur Muang,
Nakornratchasrima
M 51 Manoyontchai Co., Ltd. 14.3
Local & Others 34.7
Brake systems/parts
Japan Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Amphur Bangpa-In,
Ayuttahaya
M 40
(6)
(Japan Brake Industrial Co., Ltd.) 54
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. 6
(Nissin Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd.) 6
Brake linings
Nissin R&D Asia Co., Ltd. Bangkok R 100
Vietnam Nissin Brake Vietnam Co., Ltd. Binh Xuyen M 100
(25)
Brake system/parts
Americas
USA Nissin Brake Ohio, Inc. (NBO) Findlay (OH) M 74.1 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 25.9 Honda Brake systems/parts
Nissin Brake Georgia, Inc. (NBG) Rock Spring (GA) M 100
(26.7)
(Nissin Brake Ohio, Inc.) 26.7 Honda Brake Systems/parts
Nissin R&D USA East liberty (OH) R
Brazil Nissin Brake Do Brasil Ltda. Manaus-Am
ITV-SP
MM 100 Honda (Fit) Brake systems,
Master cylinders, Master powers,
Europe
UK Nissin Showa UK Ltd. Aberdare Mid-Glamorgan
(Wales)
M 35.7 Showa Corporation 64.3 Toyota Manufacturing UK,
Honda UK Manufacturing
Brake parts (Calipers, Master cylinders, Boosters),
Power steering systems, Shock Absorbers
Spain Nissin R&D Europe S.L. Viladecans R 100
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
Asia
Japan Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
Yamanashi Works
Minami-Alps
(Yamanashi)
M Brake systems
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
Atsugi Works
Atsugi (Kanagawa) M ABSs,
Valve timing control systems etc.
TOKICO High Cast Ltd. Higashishirakawa-gun
Tanagura-machi
(Fukushima)
M 100 Casting of caliper parts
China TOKICO Automotive (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. Suzhou M 61 Heng Tong Auto Parts Co., Ltd. Disc brakes, Shock absorbers etc.
Guangzhou Hitachi Unisia Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. Guangzhou M 100 Nissan, Honda, GM ABSs, Power steering systems etc.
Thailand TOKICO (Thailand) Ltd. Amphur Muang,
Nakhon Ratchasima
M 65.8
(3)
(Hitachi Automotive Systems Singapore) 3
Local 34.2
Nissan, Toyota, Isuzu Disc brakes,
Shock absorbers
Americas
USA Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Berea Plant
Berea (KY) M 100 Toyota, Nissan, AAI, CAMI, Ford Brake systems,
Suspension systems
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
Asia
Japan Japan Brake Industrial Co., Ltd. Hachiouji (Tokyo) MR 73.4 Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. 21.1 (Company details are shown separately.)
Americas
Mexico Hitachi Chemical Mexico S.A. de C.V. Montemorelos
(Nuevo Leon)
M 100
(1)
(Hitachi Chemical Company America, Ltd.) 1 Disc pads
Japan Brake Industrial Co., Ltd.
Asia
Japan Japan Brake Industrial Co., Ltd.
R&D Division/
Friction Material Development Department
Hachioji (Tokyo) R Honda,
Mazda,
Suzuki,
Subaru,
Nissin Kogyo,
Bosch,
AS Brake Systems,
Brembo
Japan Brake Industrial Co., Ltd.
Brake Component Development Department
Kure (Hiroshima) R
Japan Brake Industrial Co., Ltd.
Production Engineering Development Department
Sammu (Chiba) R
Japan Brake Industrial Co., Ltd.
Chiba Factory
Sammu (Chiba) M Disc pads,
Brake linings,
Brake shoes,
Brake assembly
Japan Brake Industrial Co., Ltd.
Hiroshima Factory
Kure (Hiroshima) M
Namie Japan Brake Co., Ltd. Chikusei (Ibaraki) M 100
Australia Bosch Chassis Systems Australia Pty. Ltd. T
China Foshan J.B. Automotive Products Co., Ltd Foshan M 100
Putian Municipal Rongxing Machinery Co., Ltd. T
Fuzhou Assured Brake Systems Co., Ltd. T
India Allied Nippon Limited New Delhi M JV Allied Motors
Allied JB Friction Pvt. Ltd. M 51 Allied Nippon Limited 49 Friction materials (Operations are scheduled to begin in December 2012.)
Bosch Chassis Systems India Ltd. T
Korea Sangsin Brake Co., Ltd. T
Taiwan Wu Tai Industrial Co., Ltd. T
Thailand Japan Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Amphur Bangpa-In
(Ayuttahaya)
M 54 Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. 34
Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. 6
Nissin Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 6
Brake linings
Nissin Brake (Thailand) Co., Ltd. T
Americas
Mexico Hitachi Chemical Mexico, S.A. de C.V. T
Aisin Takaoka Co., Ltd.
Asia
Japan Aisin Takaoka Co., Ltd.
Takaoka Plant
Toyota (Aichi) MR Drum brakes, Exhaust manifolds, Intake manifolds,
Machine equipments
Aisin Takaoka Co., Ltd.
Kira Plant
Nishio (Aichi) M Disc rotors,
Flywheels
AT Tohoku Co., Ltd. Oohira-mura,
Kurokawa-gun
(Miyagi)
M Kanto Auto Works,
Central Motor
Brake parts
Aisin Sinwa Co., Ltd. Nyuzen-cho,
Simoniikawa-gun
(Toyama)
M Disc brake parts etc.
AT Kyushu Co., Ltd. Nankan-machi,
Tamana-gun
(Kumamoto)
M 100 Disc rotors
China Takaoka Lioho (Guangzhou) Machinery Industries Co., Ltd. Guangzhou M 51 Toyota Tsusho Corporation 3
Kunshan Liufeng Machinery Industry Co., Ltd. 46
Machining of cast components
Takaoka Lioho (Tianjin) Industries Co., Ltd. Tianjin M 51 Toyota Tsusho Corporation 3
Kunshan Liufeng Machinery Industry Co., Ltd. 42.8
Lioho Machine Works, Ltd. 3.2
Casting/Machining
Takaoka Lioho (Yunfu) Industries Co.,Ltd. Yunfu M 68.1
(33.3)
Takaoka Lioho (Tianjin) Industries Co., Ltd. 55.2,
Takaoka Lioho (Guangzhou) Machinery Industries Co., Ltd. 10
Machining of cast components (Disc rotors etc.)
(Operations are scheduled to begin in January 2013.)
Indonesia Pt. AT Indonesia Karawang M 52 Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. 4
Toyota Tsusho Corporation 4
P.T. Astra Otoparts 40
Brake drums
Thailand Siam AT Industry Co., Ltd. Amphur Muang,
Chonburi
M Machining of cast components
The Siam Nawaloha Foundry Co., Ltd. Banmhor, Saraburi M Casting/Machining
The Nawaloha Industry Co., Ltd. Amphur Nongkae,
Saraburi
M Casting/Machining
Aisin Takaoka Foundry Bangpakong Co.,Ltd. Phantong, Chonburi M 70.1 Cementhai Holding 29.9 Casting
Thai Engineering Products Co., Ltd. Khlong Luang,
Pathum Thani
M 46.1 Toyota Motor Thailand 10
Tri Petch Isuzu Sales 10
Thai Suzuki Motor 5
The Siam Cement Public 28.9
Aluminum Casting/Machining
Americas
USA INTAT Precision, Inc. Rushville (IN) M 98.4 Aisin Holdings of America 1.6 Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing,
Subaru, Hino, Ambrake, ADVICS,
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas
Casting/Machining of Brake calipers,
Disc rotors, Brake drums,
Differential gear cases etc.
ATTC Manufacturing, Inc. Tell City (IN) M 100 Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing,
Nissan, Hino, American Axle
Machining of Cast components
(Disc rotors, Brake drums, Differential gear cases etc.)
Asama Giken Co., Ltd.
Asia
Japan Asama Giken Co., Ltd.
Main Plant
Komoro (Nagano) M Honda,
Isuzu,
Nissin Kogyo
Brake discs, Brake drums,
Flywheels
Asama Giken Co., Ltd.
Misato Plant
Komoro (Nagano) M Caliper bodies,
Gear cases, Knuckle arms
Indonesia P.T. Asama Indonesia Manufacturing Karawang M 43 P.T. Prospect Motor 28,
Asian Honda Motor 14,
Yanagawa Seiki Co., Ltd. 10,
Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. 3
Honda,
Mitsubishi,
Suzuki,
Daihatsu
Disc rotors
(Casting/Machining)
USA Asama Coldwater Manufacturing, Inc. Coldwater (MI) M 100 Honda Disc rotors, Brake drums (Casting/Machining)
Kiriu Corporation
Asia
Japan Kiriu Corporation Ashikaga (Tochigi) M Disc rotors, Brake drums, AT/CVT components,
Air conditioner components
Kiriu Oita Corporation Usa (Oita) M 100 Nissan Disc rotors, Brake drums
Kiriu Yamagata Corporation Mogami-gun
Funagata-machi
(Yamagata)
M 100 Disc rotors,
Brake drums,
Air conditioner components
China Kiriu-Lioho Co., Ltd. Guangzhou M 45 Lioho Machine Works, Ltd. 55 Dongfeng Nissan Disc rotors, Brake drums, Air conditioner components
India Munjal Kiriu Industries Pvt. Limited Gurgaon (Haryana) M 51 Hero Motors Limited 49 Renault Nissan, GM, Maruti Suzuki Disc rotors, Brake drums
Indonesia P.T. Kiriu Indonesia Bekasi M 100 Disc rotors, Brake drums, Calipers, Differential cases
Korea Kiriu Samick Co., Ltd. Teagu M 35 Samick Group 65 Renault Samsung, GM Daewoo Disc rotors, Brake drums
Thailand Kiriu Thailand Co., Ltd. Pluakdaeng (Rayong) M 95 Sumitomo Corporation 5 Nissan Disc rotors, Brake drums, Knuckles, Wheel hubs
Americas
USA Kiriu USA Corporation Bowling Green (KY) M 100 Nissan, Subaru Disc rotors, Brake drums
Mexico Kiriu Mexicana S.A. de C.V. Lerma M 95 Sumitomo Corporation 5 Nissan Mexicana Disc rotors, Brake drums, Cylinder blocks
Continental Automotive Corporation
Japan Continental Automotive Corporation
Engineering Center
Yokohama (Kanagawa) R
Continental Automotive Corporation
Hamakita Plant
Hamakita (Shizuoka) M Electronic brake system,
ESC
Continental Automotive Corporation
Hiroshima Plant
Higashi-Hiroshima
(Hiroshima)
M Brake calipers,
Brake master cylinders, Brake boosters
Continental Automotive Corporation
Asahi R&D Center
Asahi (Chiba) R R&D
Bosch Corporation
Japan Bosch Corporation
Tochigi Plant
Nasushiobara
(Tochigi)
MR ABS, ESC, Hydraulic units,
Speed sensors
Bosch Corporation
Musashi Plant
Namegawa-machi,
Hiki-gun
(Saitama)
MR Brake components
Bosch Corporation
Yokohama Office
Yokohama (Kanagawa) R
Memanbetsu Technical Center Abashiri-gun
Ozora-cho
(Hokkaido)
R
Technos Co., Ltd. Saku (Nagano) M 100 Booster components
Kanto-Seiatsu Kogyo Co., Ltd. Honjo (Saitama) M 68.9 Booster components
Thailand Bosch Automotive Thailand Co., Ltd. Rayong M 87.9 Brake boosters



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