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Mazda adds engine machining factory to Mexican plant

Factory will produce up to 230,000 SKYACTIV engines once operations begin in October 2014.


HIROSHIMA, Japan – Mazda Motor Corp. will construct an engine machining factory at its new vehicle production facility in Mexico, Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (MMMdM), a joint-venture between the Japanese automaker and  Sumitomo Corp.

The new factory will produce up to 230,000 SKYACTIV engines for the Mazda3 (Axela in Japan) and Mazda2 (Demio) once operations begin in October 2014.

Mazda is targeting global sales of 1.7 million units by fiscal year ending March 2016 and expects 80% of those models to feature SKYACTIV Technology. SKYACTIV engines are also produced at the Hiroshima plant in Japan and Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co., Ltd. in China.