Mazda has opened a new engine machining factory at its powertrain plant in Thailand’s Chonburi Province to be known as Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) (MPMT).
“I’d like to express my sincere gratitude for the support we’ve received from the government, our suppliers and other parties,” said Mazda representative director, Masamichi Kogai.
“MPMT plays an essential role in Mazda’s vehicle production system in Thailand. Strengthening our production framework for engines, the most fundamental vehicle component of all, will help us to get our cars to customers without delay.
“Moving forward, we will continue our focus on high-quality vehicle production and work to deliver cars that add colour to their owners’ lives while contributing to the development of Thailand’s automotive industry at the same time.”
Mazda has invested an additional JPY22.1bn (US$199m) to establish the machining factory and increase the capacity of the existing engine assembly line in order to raise engine production capacity at MPMT from 30,000 to 100,000 units per year.
The plant will start production of the Skyactiv-G 2.0, an engine that will be supplied to manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and Vietnam as well as Thailand.