-Annual capacity of 230,000 units from financial year ending March 2016-
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Jan. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Mazda Motor Manufacturing de
Mexico S.A. de C. V (MMMdM), a joint venture production company owned
by Mazda Motor Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation, announced on
January 3, 2012 that production capacity at its plant currently under
construction in Salamanca, Mexico will be increased in the fiscal year
ending March 2016.
MMMdM, will commence operations at the new plant in the fourth quarter
of its fiscal year ending March 2014 with an initial production of
140,000 units annually. Capacity will be increased to 230,000 units in
the fiscal year ending March 2016. The increase will accommodate the
additional annual production of approximately 50,000 Toyota-branded
vehicles, beginning in the summer of 2015, as well as the increasing
worldwide demand for Mazda's SKYACTIV vehicles.
Takashi Yamanouchi, Mazda's Representative Director, Chairman of the
Board, President and CEO, speaking at a New Year's event in Hiroshima,
Japan, said, "this production capacity increase is an important part of
Mazda's drive to strengthen its overseas production base as laid out in
our medium- to long-term plan. It is important to note that this
capacity increase in Mexico which will allow us to meet our production
agreement with Toyota as well as the growing demand for our SKYACTIV
products around the world, will be incremental to production in Japan.
We will ensure a globally-balanced production footprint while
maintaining domestic production in Japan at current levels. The Mazda2
and Mazda3 models produced at the plant will be sold throughout North,
Central and South America."
Mexico has free trade agreements with many regions and countries
including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), making it a
very advantageous location from which to export vehicles. Mazda will
ensure quality at the Mexican plant by training key production
personnel at the company's headquarters in Hiroshima. With this
production capacity increase the Mexico plant will become a key
production base and play an essential role in Mazda's global business.
Outline of Mazda's new plant in Mexico (As of FYE March 2016)
Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Salamanca City, Guanajuato State, Mexico
Amount of investment
Approximately 650 million dollars
Mazda2, Mazda3 , Toyota vehicle
Approximately 230,000 units annually
Number of employees
Approximately 4,500 people
About Mazda Canada Inc.
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service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165
dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada's media
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SOURCE: Mazda Canada Inc.
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