-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
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
Outline of Mazda's new plant in Mexico (As of FYE March 2016)
| Company name | Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico S.A. de|
| |C.V. |
| Location | Salamanca City, Guanajuato State, Mexico |
| Amount of investment| Approximately 650 million dollars |
| Production models | Mazda2, Mazda3 , Toyota vehicle |
| Production capacity | Approximately 230,000 units annually |
| Number of employees | Approximately 4,500 people |
About Mazda Canada Inc.
Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer 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 website at
Sandra Lemaitre, National Manager, Public Relations (905)
SOURCE: Mazda Canada Inc.
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