Mazda Begins Construction of New Transmission Plant in Thailand


PHOTO (select to view enlarged photo)

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN – July 5, 2013: Mazda Motor Corporation has held a ground breaking ceremony at the construction site of its new transmission plant, Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MPMT), in Thailand’s Chonburi province.

Approximately 50 people attended the ceremony including Senior Executive Investment Advisor from the Thailand Board of Investment, Ajarin Pattanapanchai; Governor of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, Verapong Chaiperm; President of Kajima Corporation, Mitsuyoshi Nakamura; Mazda’s Representative Director and Vice Chairman of the Board, Seita Kanai and the president of MPMT, Hidenori Kawakami.

Mazda’s Vice Chairman of the Board, Seita Kanai commented at the ceremony, “SKYACTIV technology is gaining wide acclaim all around the world. Establishing our second transmission plant, MPMT, here in Thailand will greatly enhance our SKYACTIV production system and ensure that we can meet future demand for our products. This will not only help ensure Mazda’s continued growth into the future, but also make a significant contribution to the development of the automotive industry in Thailand.”

Mazda is targeting global sales of 1.7 million units by fiscal year ending March 2016 and 80 per cent of those models are expected to feature SKYACTIV technology. Expanding the company’s global production footprint is one of the initiatives of Mazda’s Structural Reform Plan.

Operations are expected to start at MPMT during the first half of fiscal year ending March 2016 and the plant will produce about 400,000 SKYACTIV-DRIVE transmissions per year.

Combined with the Nakanoseki district of Hofu Plant in Japan, this will raise Mazda’s SKYACTIV transmission production capacity to 1.54 million units per year globally.

Home | Buyers Guides By Make | New Car Buyers Guide | Used Car Super Search | Total New Car Costs | New Car and Truck Reviews
Automotive News | TACH-TV | Media Library | Discount Auto Parts

Copyright © 1996-2014 The Auto Channel. Contact Information, Credits, and Terms of Use. These following titles and media identification are Trademarks owned by The Auto Channel, LLC and have been in continuous use since 1987 : The Auto Channel, Auto Channel and TACH all have been in continuous use world wide since 1987, in Print, TV, Radio, Home Video, Newsletters, On-line, and other interactive media; all rights are reserved and infringement will be acted upon with force.

Privacy Statement | Size Does Matter | Media Kit | Affiliates

Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to Editor-in-Chief@theautochannel.com.

Submit Company releases or Product News stories to submit@theautochannel.com.
Place copy in body of email, NO attachments please.

To report errors and other problems with this page, please use this form.

Link to this page: http://www.theautochannel.com/