January 1st, 2011 | Comments Closed | Mazda

Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese automaker, based in Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. In 2007,  the Mazda produced almost 1.3 million vehicles for sales global, most of which were produced the company’s Japanese plants, with the remainder from a variety of other plants around the world.  In 2011, Mazda was the five major automaker in the world’s production.

Toyo Cork Kogyo reset itself to Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd in 1927. In the late 1920s, the company had to be saved you by Hiroshima Saving Bank and other business leaders in Hiroshima. The Toyo Kogyo moved from manufacturing machine tools to vehicles, with introduction of the Mazda-Go in 1931. Toyo Kogyo produced weapons for the military in Japan in the Second World War, most notably series 30 through 35 Type 99 rifle. The company formally adopted Mazda name in 1984, though every automobile sold from beginning that name. The Mazda R360 was introduced in 1960, followed by Mazda engines in 1962.

Since -1960, Mazda engineering and put great effort into the development of Kunkel rotary engine as the difference itself from other companies Japanese cars. Since only the production Cosmo Sport of 1967 and continuing to the present and the Pro Mazda Championship, Mazda has become the only manufacturer Kunkel-type of engines for the automotive market, especially in the way of attrition.

During 1968, Mazda officially start working in Canada, although Mazdas were seen in Canada back in 1959. In -1970, Mazda was formally American market (Mazda North American Operations) and was very successful there, going away to create a pickup Mazda rotary (based on the conventional piston-powered B-Series model) only to American consumers. To this day, Mazda remains the only automaker to produce a pickup truck Kunkel-powered. In addition, and the only marque to the printing ever offered-powered or bus station wagon. After nine years of development, the Mazda finally launched its new model in the U.S.A in 1970.

From 1979 to -2010, Mazda had a partnership with Ford Motor Company, who received a 7% stake in -1979 and 1996-with 33.3% of Mazda. Under the management of Alan Mulally, the Ford gradually divested its stake in Mazda from 2008 to 2010, and Ford is currently with 0% of Mazda stock and disconnect from the production and development commitments.

Mazda’s financial difficulties during 1960 resulted in a new corporate investors, Ford Motor Company. Since -1979 percent stake-financial 7, Ford began a partnership with Mazda resulting in various projects together. At the time of the 1980, Ford gained one percent stake-20 currencies. These included large and small efforts in all areas of the automotive landscape-most especially in the realm of small cars and pickup trucks. For example, the platform’s Mazda Familia was used for Ford models like the Laser and rescue, and Capella structures found its way to Ford’s Telstar sedan and research models and games. In 2002, Ford became percent-5 additional financial stake.

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Mazda Motor Corp. (7261) raised the yen more than $150 billion (U.S. $1.9 billion) in a record share sale to replenish capital as its major annual loss in 11 years, part of the proceeds to be used to build auto plant in Mexico. Mexican plant developed by the company and Sumitomo Corp.