Mazda’s Mexico plants begins churning out Mazda 2sPOSTED BY Ayisy Yusof ON 28 October 2014
PRODUCTION of the all-new Mazda 2 has begun this month in Mexico, the company said on Tuesday.
Building of the Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation (MMVO) was completed recently and operations began last week.
The company said in a press release the plant is expected to build 250,000 units annually by fiscal year ending March 2016.
MMVO’s engine machining plant adopts the same advanced production technologies as Mazda’s Hiroshima plant, ensuring an engine parts processing line that is both efficient and capable of producing a diverse range of products.
MMVO President Keishi Egawa said: “With the start of production of the all-new Mazda2, operations underway at the engine machining plant, and an increase in our annual production capacity, we now have an even stronger production framework capable of supplying global markets with Skyactiv products of the same high quality level as those made in Japan.”
MMVO is Mazda’s third global facility to begin manufacturing the all-new Mazda2 following Hofu Plant in Japan, where production started in July, and Auto Alliance (Thailand) Co, Ltd., where production began in September.