|Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 17:20 HKT/SGT|
HIROSHIMA, Japan, July 18, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - We at Mazda Motor Corporation wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to everyone affected by the recent record rains in western Japan and offer our sincere condolences to those who have lost family and friends.
Since the disaster, Mazda has been working closely with local communities and suppliers to ensure plant and administrative operations have minimal impact on safety and traffic conditions in affected areas.
Now that we have a degree of certainty regarding parts supply and employees' commuting methods, two-shift production will restart at Ujina Plant No.1 and Ujina Plant No.2 in Hiroshima with reduced production volumes from July 23 through August 10.
As we restart operations, we will carefully ensure that commuting and logistics operations have minimal impact on transportation networks and that government and community relief efforts are not hampered in any way. We will continue to place the highest priority on the recovery of the region and, working closely with local communities and suppliers to understand the situation, review the production plan whenever necessary.
As a local company in the Hiroshima area, Mazda will continue promoting initiatives aimed at contributing to a swift recovery as well as providing necessities and personnel support to affected areas.
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
Corporate Communications Division
Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan
July 18, 2018 17:20 HKT/SGT
Topic: Press release summary
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