Mazda Motor Corporation has just opened its new engine machining factory at its Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MPMT) plant in Chonburi Province, Thailand. The new facility will increase the plant’s annual engine production capacity to 100,000 units.
Mazda has invested a total of 22.1 billion Yen (RM780 million) to facilitate the upgrading works at the MPMT plant. Besides the increase in engine production capacity to 100,000 units, the new engine machining factory will now be able to assemble SkyActiv-G 2.0 petrol engines which will be subsequently supplied to manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and Vietnam.
The MPMT plant started its operations in 2013 and started manufacturing SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission in January 2015, SkyActiv-D 1.5 diesel engine on October 2015 and SkyActiv-G 1.3 petrol engine in January 2016. The SkyActiv-G 2.0 petrol engine is the latest addition to the plant’s portfolio.
MPMT President and CEO, Mitsunobu Mukaida said, “I hope that the engines we make here at MPMT together with our suppliers will go into cars that become an indispensable part of the customer’s life. We will contribute to the growth of manufacturing in Thailand by working with the local community to build high-quality cars and helping to nurture the next generation of industry leaders.”