Mazda's Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture has reached a cumulative production volume of nine million units, with numbers rising from eight to nine million in 29 months as the Axela or Mazda3 sold particularly well.
 
The Hofu Plant is one of Mazda's major passenger vehicle production facilities in Japan, together with the Ujina Plant located near the company's headquarters in Hiroshima.

Total production capacity of Hofu Plant No.1 and Hofu Plant No.2 is around 481,000 units per year. H1 produces the Mazda Axela and H2 produces both the Axela and Mazda Atenza or the Mazda6.

Production in the first nine months of 2010 has been steady says Mazda, reaching around 330,000 units, a 30% increase compared to the same period last year.