Mazda Motor Corporation announced it held a ceremony to celebrate the start of engine production at its powertrain plant in Thailand, Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MPMT).
Approximately 400 people attended the ceremony, including MPMT President and CEO Hidenori Kawakami and Mazda's Managing Executive Officers Kiyotaka Shobuda and Kazuhisa Fujikawa.
The engine plant at MPMT is the fourth production base for SKYACTIV engines, following the Hiroshima Plant in Japan, Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co., Ltd., in China and Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation in Mexico. The plant can produce approximately 30,000 units per year.
Thailand is Mazda's most important production location outside Japan; the first overseas base capable of comprehensive vehicle manufacture, including engine and transmission production as well as vehicle assembly. Mazda is committed to producing vehicles in Thailand at the same high-quality level as in Japan as well as delivering to market products that offer Mazda's unique driving pleasure, in a timely manner.