Mazda Motor Corporation has invested around P10.1-billion in its factory in Thailand, aiming to increase its manufacturing capability of engines and transmissions.
The new assembly plant, which is under Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (MPMT), will raise production from 30,000 to 100,000 engine units per year. It will also house the production of the new SKYACTIV-G 2.0 mill, which will be sent to other facilities in Vietnam and Malaysia.
MPMT’s steady growth since its establishment through to today is largely thanks to the generous assistance we’ve received from various parties. Let me express my sincere gratitude to all concerned. I hope that the engines we make here at MPMT together with our suppliers will go into cars that become an indispensable part of the customer’s life. We will contribute to the growth of manufacturing in Thailand by working with the local community to build high-quality cars and helping to nurture the next generation of industry leaders.
First established in 2013, the Thailand plant produced the SKYACTIV-Drive, SKYACTIV-D 1.5, and the SKYACTIV-G 1.3. Mazda is due to introduce its revolutionary SKYACTIV-X gasoline compression engine in 2019. Will MPMT also be in-charge of its production? Only time will tell.
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