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Mazda will increase its capacity to produce Mexican

Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico SA de C. V (MMMdM), a joint venture production detained by Mazda Motor Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation, announced Jan. 3, 2012 that its production capacity in its plant currently under construction in Salamanca, Mexico will be increased during the fiscal year ending in March 2016.

MMMdM begin its activities in the new plant in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year ending in March 2014 with an initial production of 140,000 units per year. This capacity will be increased to reach 230,000 units in the fiscal year ending in March 2016. This increase will be facing increased annual production of about 50,000 units of vehicles of the Toyota brand from the summer 2015, and the global increase in demand for vehicles equipped Mazda SKYACTIV technology.

Takashi Yamanouchi, representative director, chairman of the board of directors and president and chief executive officer of Mazda, speaking on the occasion of an event for the new year in Hiroshima, Japan, stated that "this increase production capacity is an important element of the objective of Mazda aimed at strengthening its production base overseas, as we enunciated in our medium and long-term level. It is important to note that this new production capacity in Mexico, which enable us to meet our production agreement with Toyota and meet the growing international demand for products bearing the Mazda SKYACTIV technology will have a limited impact on production Japan. We will ensure a balanced production footprint globally while maintaining domestic production of Japan's current levels. Mazda2 and Mazda3 produced at the plant will be sold in North America, Central America and South America. "

Mexico has signed free trade agreements with many countries and regions, including the North-American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which makes a point of departure very advantageous to export vehicles. Mazda will ensure the quality at Mexican plant training staff of key production registered office of the company, was Hiroshima. Thanks to this increase in production capacity, the plant will become a Mexico-based key generation and play a key role in global activities Mazda.

Overview of the new Mazda factory in Mexico (a year ending in 2016)

Name of company Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico SA de CV

Location City of Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico

Total investment about $ 650 million

Production models Mazda2, Mazda3, Toyota vehicles

Production capacity of approximately 230,000 units per year

Number of employees Approximately 4,500 people

Source: Mazda

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