Allied Nippon Ltd is a part of the Japan Brake Industrial Co. Ltd, which is, in turn, part of the Japanese group Hitachi. To date, Allied Nippon is deservedly regarded as one of the leading companies engaged in development of brake systems and friction materials technologies. The company is a major supplier of brake systems as OEM parts for the known automakers: Suzuki, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and Mazda. The company manufactures disc brake pads for passenger cars and trucks, as well as special and construction equipment; drum brake shoes for buses, trucks and cars; brake discs for passenger cars, replacement brake components for high-speed trains and railway equipment; clutch linings; hydraulic components of brake systems of trucks and passenger cars. Allied Nippon products are exported to more than 40 nations in Europe, Asia and America as well as in Australia.