Mazda opens a motor factory in Thailand

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Mazda has announced the opening of a new plant for the manufacture of engines in its own power plant of Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing Co., Ltd (MPMT) in the Thai province of Chonburi . Masamichi Kogai, Representative Director, President and CEO of Mazda also took part in the inauguration ceremony today.

I congratulate you on the opening of the plant” he said Kogai during the ceremony. “ I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the support we have received from the government, our suppliers and many other partners. MPMT plays an essential role in the overall production system of Mazda vehicles in Thailand. Strengthening our engine production capacity, the most important components in a vehicle, will help us deliver the cars to our customers without delay. For the future, we will continue to focus on the high quality of the vehicles produced. And on the commitment to offer cars that make life more pleasant to their owners, contributing at the same time to the development of the automotive industry in Thailand “.

We are happy to inaugurate this new engine factory “. These are the words of Mitsunobu Mukaida, President and CEO of MPMT. “I to its constitution to date, MPMT has had a steady growth largely due to the generous help we have received from so many parties. Allow me to express to all of them my sincere gratitude. I hope that the engines we produce here in MPMT together with our suppliers are mounted on cars that become an indispensable part of our customers' lives. For our part we will contribute to the growth of production in Thailand. Working with the local community to build high quality cars. And helping to grow the next generation of industrial executives “.

With the aim of improving the entire production system in Thailand of engines, transmissions and cars, Mazda has invested 22.1 billion yen for make the factory. And increase the production capacity of the existing MPMT engine assembly line from 30,000 to 100,000 units per year . Later, the plant will begin production of the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engine. That will be supplied to production facilities in Malaysia and Vietnam as well as in Thailand.

The story of Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing Co., Ltd ( MPMTI

February 2013 Constitution
January 2015 Beginning of production of SKYACTIV-Drive
October 2015 Start of production of SKYACTIV-D 1.5
January 2016 Start of production of SKYACTIV-G 1.3
January 2018 New engine factory and increase in engine production capacity up to 100,000 units per year