Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Thursday, 28 September 2017, 13:04 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: Mazda
Mazda Strengthens Production System in Malaysia
- Production of all-new CX-5 began in August, new measures further improve production quality -

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Sept 28, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that its sales and production company in Malaysia, Mazda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., has strengthened its production system and unveiled a locally made all-new CX-5, a model it began producing on August 29 this year. Mazda Malaysia held a ceremony to mark the occasion, and representatives of Mazda and local business partners also took part.

Before starting production of the CX-5, Mazda Malaysia invested about 2.3 billion yen to build an exclusive paint shop for Mazda's designer body colors and to automate part of the body-welding process. These measures align new technologies at the plant with those at Ujina and Hofu, Mazda's "parent factories" in western Japan, and will further enhance production quality. Until now, the CX-5 made in Malaysia has been sold in Malaysia and Thailand. Moving forward, the company plans to ship the model to the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar as well.

"We see Malaysia as an important production base in the ASEAN region and, with the aim of establishing a sturdy production system, we've worked closely with our business partners to develop manufacturing of Mazda cars here," said Masatoshi Maruyama, Mazda's Managing Executive Officer in charge of Global Production and Business Logistics. "In addition to enabling the production of cars in Soul Red Crystal and Machine Gray, colors that represent the Mazda brand, these new measures strengthen a consistent production framework based on Mazda's manufacturing concepts and technologies. We will continue efforts to raise quality levels even higher, and I'm confident that cars manufactured here will satisfy customers in every market."

Hiroshi Inoue, Mazda's Managing Executive Officer in charge of ASEAN business, said, "Customers in ASEAN markets are constantly raising the bar for Mazda's products, technologies and quality standards. We see it as our mission to offer value that exceeds their expectations. And the Malaysia-made all-new CX-5, which is imbued with Mazda's passion for car-making, is just the model to do that. Moving forward, we will continue working closely with our business partners to contribute to the development of the automotive industry in Malaysia, and aim to enrich people's lives with cars that provide driving pleasure."

Outline of the new paint shop exclusively for Mazda's designer body colors

Location: Within the grounds of Inokom Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (Kulim, Kedah), a local automobile manufacturing company producing vehicles for Mazda Malaysia on consignment.
Operations began: August 29, 2017
Colors: Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray and Snow Flake White Pearl Mica

Mazda in Malaysia

Jan 2011: Started local assembly of the Mazda3 (called Axela in Japan)
Sep 2012: Established Mazda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a sales and production company
Mar 2013: Started local assembly of the CX-5; began operations at a vehicle body shop exclusively for Mazda vehicles
Sep 2013: Began exporting the Malaysia-made CX-5 to Thailand
May 2014: Started operations at a vehicle assembly plant exclusively for Mazda vehicles
Aug 2017: Started local assembly of the all-new CX-5, began operations at a paint shop exclusively for designer colors for Mazda vehicles


About Mazda

Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) started manufacturing tools in 1929 and soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda today ranks as one of Japan's leading automakers, and exports cars to the United States and Europe for over 30 years. For more information, please visit www.mazda.com

Contact:
Corporate Communications Division
Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan
+81-3-3508-5056 [Tokyo]
+81-82-282-5253 [Hiroshima]
mailto: media@mazda.co.jp


Sept 28, 2017 13:04 HKT/SGT
Source: Mazda

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Automotive
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2018 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.



Mazda
May 28, 2018 15:45 HKT/SGT
Mazda Celebrates 50 Million Vehicles Made in Japan
May 17, 2018 15:45 HKT/SGT
Mazda Launches Updated CX-3 in Japan
Apr 26, 2018 10:57 HKT/SGT
Mazda Production and Sales Results for March 2018 and for April 2017 through March 2018
Apr 10, 2018 12:51 HKT/SGT
Mazda to Exhibit CX-8 at Beijing Motor Show
Mar 29, 2018 11:27 HKT/SGT
Mazda Production and Sales Results for February 2018
Mar 29, 2018 11:12 HKT/SGT
Mazda Reveals Updated Mazda CX-3 at New York Auto Show
Mar 16, 2018 08:27 HKT/SGT
Mazda, ELIIY Power and Ube Industries Agree to Jointly Develop 12-Volt Lithium-ion Starter Batteries for Vehicles
Feb 27, 2018 15:09 HKT/SGT
Mazda Releases Production and Sales Results for January 2018
Feb 12, 2018 08:02 HKT/SGT
Mazda to Unveil Updated Mazda6 Wagon at Geneva Motor Show
Feb 1, 2018 15:36 HKT/SGT
Mazda's Vision Coupe Named 'Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year' in France
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2018 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 10 8405 3688 | Hong Kong: +852 2217 2912 | Singapore: +65 6304 8926 | Tokyo: +81 3 6721 7212

Connect With us: