All Mazda articles – Page 5

  • Daihatsu, Indonesia
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    Thailand to be rivalled by Indonesia as auto hub

    2016-03-10T14:17:22Z

    Indonesia – The production gap between the two countries was around 810,000 units in 2015 but is set to narrow to 465,000 by 2020, according to the ‘Indonesia Outlook 2020’ report by Ipsos Business Consulting. This change will have implications for vehicle-makers, suppliers and policy planners, says the organisation. ...

  • CX-9, Mazda Ujina
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    Mazda Ujina starts CX-9 manufacture

    2016-02-12T16:12:13Z

    Japan – The three-row, mid-size crossover is now being made at Ujina Plant No.1 at Hiroshima, with the first units destined for the US and Canada. Mazda says the CX-9 has been tailored for the North American market, which it expects to account for 80% of the forecast global ...

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    Toyota’s North American output hit 2m in 2015

    2016-01-08T10:24:24Z

    US – The OEM reports that it made a record 2,035,028 vehicles and 1,933,702 engines, citing the “key drivers” for its increased production as low fuel prices, an improving economy and strong demand for the Corolla, Camry, RAV4 and Tacoma. Last year also included a number of production launches ...

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    Moro to lead Mazda in North America

    2015-12-21T14:35:04Z

    US – Replacing Jim O’Sullivan, who is retiring, Masahiro Moro becomes president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). Moro is currently managing executive officer at Mazda Motor Corporation; he takes up his new role with immediate effect. Moro will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of MNAO’s business ...

  • Mazda CX-3
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    AAT starts making Mazda’s new CX-3

    2015-10-26T15:29:29Z

    Thailand – Following the start of production at Hiroshima Plant, Japan, in December last year, Auto Alliance Thailand (AAT) has become the second operation to manufacture the model, and the first overseas location to do so. “AAT is an extremely important hub that consolidates our system for supplying the ...

  • AMS North America 2015
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    OUT NOW: North America 2015

    2015-10-21T11:41:27Z

    Much of the talk about the automotive industry today focuses on emerging markets such as India and China, but in fact one of its oldest heartlands – the US – is experiencing a new bout of manufacturing investment after finally pulling clear of the last vestiges of the 2008 recession. ...

  • BMW Spartanburg
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    Editor's note: Rising higher

    2015-10-19T15:15:25Z

    At a time of renewed confidence for the automotive industry in North America comes the news that one manufacturer, Volkswagen, has been misleading US regulators over vehicle emissions . While other OEMs have experienced damaging scandals in the recent past, it is difficult to think of anything more likely to ...

  • GKN Villagran
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    GKN breaks ground at Guanajuato

    2015-10-15T15:50:03Z

    Mexico – After becoming fully operational in April 2016, the $17.5m, 12,000 sq.m facility at Villagran will produce up to 1m propshafts per year for customers including Audi, BMW, FCA, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Volkswagen. The plant will boast constant velocity joint machining capabilities and a new painting ...

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    North America's rise before a fall?

    2015-10-09T09:08:05Z

    Global vehicle-makers are investing in their manufacturing operations across the US and Mexico; AMS reviews the latest developments – and how they position the automotive industry for the next downturn GM splashes the cash Ford shuffles production line-up FCA holds back on expansion Toyota prepares for mega-platform Nissan expands ...

  • Keishi Egawa
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    Interview: Keishi Egawa, Mazda

    2015-10-08T11:45:14Z

    The OEM’s president and CEO in Mexico explains what its first North American factory means to Mazda Keishi Egawa, president and CEO, MMVO AMS : To what extent has the new Salamanca factory been inspired by Mazda’s plants in Japan, and is the level of production technology just as high? ...

  • Keishi Egawa
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    Entrevista: Keishi Egawa, Mazda

    2015-10-08T11:45:14Z

    El presidente del constructor y CEO en México explica lo que significa su primera fábrica en Norteamérica para Mazda Keishi Egawa, president and CEO, MMVO AMS : ¿En qué medida se ha inspirado la nueva fábrica de Salamanca en las plantas de Mazda en Japón?, ¿tiene el mismo nivel tecnológico? ...

  • Keishi Egawa
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    访谈:马自达汽车Keishi Egawa

    2015-10-08T11:45:14Z

    马自达墨西哥公司的总裁兼首席执行官谈论这个北美第一家工厂对马自达的意义 Keishi Egawa, president and CEO, MMVO AMS :新的Salamanca 工厂在多大程度上与日本工厂一致,生产技术水平是否一样高? Keishi Egawa(KE):工厂本身采用了马自达在全球最先进的技术。从结构上,或多说少模仿广岛总部的设计,从技术上始于中国南京工厂相一致。那是我们第二个新建工厂。我们自动化水平较低(与日本工厂相比),尤其是汽车车体修理厂,这样以后我们进行车型改变就会有更大的灵活性,而且也可以利用墨西哥低劳动成本的优势。 阅读全文[英文]

  • Keishi Egawa
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    Entrevista: Keishi Egawa, Mazda

    2015-10-08T11:45:14Z

    Presidente e diretor executivo do OEM no México explica o que sua primeira fábrica na América do Norte significa para Mazda Keishi Egawa, president and CEO, MMVO AMS: Em que medida a nova fábrica de Salamanca foi inspirada pelas fábricas da Mazda no Japão, e o nível de tecnologia ...

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    A magnet for manufacturing

    2015-09-28T13:23:54Z

    Low-cost labour and free-trade deals are attracting investment in Mexico by global OEMs and suppliers Vehicle production is booming in Mexico. In 2014, a record 3.22m vehicles were made there, an increase of nearly 10% on 2013. Much of the rising production was in response to strong demand from the ...

  • GALM
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    Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing

    2015-09-14T16:26:07Z

    UK – The inaugural joining, forming and assembly summit will take place in Birmingham on November 18-19 2015, as part of the GALM series of events. Taking place over three continents, the previous ten shows have attracted the support of 150 exhibitors and 1,500 delegates, according to the organisers.The event ...

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    Honda: Getting Fit in Mexico

    2015-09-07T14:20:05Z

    The Japanese OEM has designated its Mexican factory at Celaya as its centre of small-car production in the Americas – while a new transmission plant will take its total investment in the region to $21 billion With the opening of its Celaya plant in central Mexico at the start of ...

  • MPMT
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    Mazda launches first transmission plant outside Japan

    2015-08-07T15:18:47Z

    Thailand ­– Located in Chonburi province, Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing Thailand (MPMT) has been producing SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmissions – also made at Hofu in Japan – since January this year . The official opening ceremony occurred on August 7. The plant has the capacity to make 400,000 units per year to ...

  • Changan Mazda Nanjing
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    Stamp of approval

    2015-08-05T13:13:33Z

    Chang Tiejun, body area manager at Changan Mazda's Nanjing facility, discusses the challenges of keeping pace with demand, handling changing materials and vehicle architectures, and planning for the future AMS : Do you have both blanking and stamping operations here at Nanjing? Chang Tiejun (CT): We only have stamping ...

  • Mazda Salamanca
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    Travel blog: Upscaling cowboys to carmakers in Guanajuato

    2015-07-15T14:16:40Z

    Two out of three restaurants at my hotel in Mexico City are Japanese. This fact is rather more significant than how it impinges on my dining options: why Japanese, why here? Because there are Japanese companies and Japanese people and it makes sense for there to be sushi. A good ...