Akebono Brake Corporation Expands Its West Columbia, South Carolina, Manufacturing Plant

SourceArea Development
Date Published12/16/2015
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Akebono Brake Corporation
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Transplant
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):100
Year reshoring announced:2015
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Capital investment ($):40
Country(ies) from which reshored:Japan
City reshored to:West Columbia
State(s) reshored to:SC
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Transportation Equipment
Product(s) reshoredAdvanced Braking and Friction Material
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Government Incentives, Proximity to customers/market, Skilled workforce availability/training
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