The Mazda Company is going to build a plant producing engines in Mexico
According to Mazda Motor Corp. report, there will be an engine plant in Salamanca (Mexico), which will produce nearby 230,000 engines of the Skyactiv family per year. The investment for the establishment will be 120 million dollars.
In addition, the same factory will build vehicles from the first half of 2014.
There is planning to assemble Mazda 2 and Mazda 3 models at the Salamanca plant, which will come to auto markets of the U.S.A. and Central and South America.
The Mazda automaker made decision of producing its cars in Mexico according to two reasons. Firstly, to decrease its dependence on car exports from Japan and secondly, to protect itself against fluctuations in the rates of the yen.
Today the Japanese auto manufacturer produces three-quarters of all its cars at home and that is why this company is more dependent on selling of exported vehicles than other Japanese brands such as Toyota, Honda and Nissan.
As the Mazda Company announced the engine plant will fortify its positions on the Mexican market thereby to increase sales of parts and details for its Mazda 2 and Mazda 3 models built in Mexico.
The Japanese automaker plans to sell about 1.7 million units by the end of March 2016 and nearby 80 percent of the Mazda cars will be equipped with the Skyactiv technology.
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