Mazda Marks 40 Million Units of Cumulative Vehicle Production in Japan
Mazda Motor Corporation today celebrated reaching 40 million units of cumulative production in Japan with a commemorative ceremony at its Ujina Plant No.2 near Mazda’s headquarters in Hiroshima. To mark the 40 millionth unit production milestone an all-new Mazda2 rolled off the production line at its Ujina Plant No.2 near Mazda’s headquarters in Hiroshima.
Mazda began production of three-wheeled trucks in October 1931 and it took 75 years and nine months to reach this milestone. Mazda initially established itself as a manufacturer of light trucks, beginning with three-wheeled trucks, in 1931.
Mazda took a bold step into the passenger car segment in 1960 when it commenced production of the R360 Coupe minicar. Since then, Mazda has developed into a truly global corporation through production and international sales of sports cars such as the world’s first dual-rotor rotary engine car, the Cosmo Sport (known as the R110S in overseas markets).
Mazda has long been committed to adopting innovative manufacturing techniques for efficient production that is both people and environmentally friendly. Recently, wider use of initiatives such as Mazda’s Three Layer Wet Paint and Integrated Scheduled Production systems has enabled a uniquely flexible and high quality synchronized production line.