It is more than 10 years since Mazda Europe president Steve Odell last lived in Europe. Now, after a year of rapid growth - particularly in the UK and Germany -  Odell is taking stock of just what has been achieved and what lies ahead. Mazda now has control of more than 80% of its Western European distribution network. Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden are still operated by independent distributors. Odell says each is doing a good job and taking over the distribution in those countries will be done "when it's appropriate and when it suits both sides."