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Mazda will produce a Hofu, Japan, the intermediate model for America

The next intermediate car Mazda North American market will be built in Hofu, Japan

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that production of the next intermediate car (car CD) for the North American market will have its Hofu plant in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. This decision is part of the continuous efforts of the company to improve the efficiency of manufacturing on a global scale.

"At this time, the production of the Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) takes place in three locations: a Hofu plant in Japan, the AutoAlliance International plant (AAI) in Michigan, E. -U., and the factory FAW Car Co., Ltd.. a Changchun, Jilin Province, China. Our intention is to centralize the production of our next car CD destiny north American market, by transfering the IAA factory plant Hofu in order to improve the efficiency of production and investment, and optimize our business, says Mr. Takashi Yamanouchi, representative director of Mazda, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Mazda Motor Corporation. This decision was made after a thorough analysis of all risks and of all possibilities, including the needs on a global scale, fluctuations in demand in North America and exposure to exchange rate . Henceforth, Mazda aims to maintain its share of the U.S. market and make it prosper. "

"The decision to transfer and centralize the production of cars next CD Hofu seems to be what is most appropriate for our company, says Yamanouchi. However, we are committed to working with Ford, our joint venture partner in AAI plant to determine future opportunities for the plant. Mazda and Ford have each enjoyed a close relationship for over 30 years. We worked in projects with mutual benefits, and each party wishes to pursue this strategic partnership. "

The current North American Mazda6 will continue to be built AAI has until the end of the present cycle of production. Mazda, together with Ford, studied various strategies on the future of AAI plant and will share the details at the appropriate time.

The IAA plant was inaugurated in 1985 as Mazda Motor Manufacturing (USA) Corporation. In 1992, she became a joint venture between Mazda and Ford Motor Company and was renamed AutoAlliance International, Inc. Since the beginning of production in 1987, the plant has produced more than 1.7 million vehicles Mazda, Mazda including MX-6, Mazda 626 and Mazda6. The production of the Mazda6 began to IAA in 2002, and to date, the plant has produced more than 500,000 vehicles. Marketing of the Mazda6, the first product of a new generation of Mazda embodying the message of Zoom-Zoom brand, debuted in 2002. Since that day, she continues to conquer still more consumers.

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