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.
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.