|Mazda founder||Jujiro Matsuda|
|Mazda headquarters||Fuchū, Aki, Hiroshima, Japan|
|Owner||Japan Trustee Services Bank (6.0%)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan (5.4%)
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (2.2%)
Ford Motor Company (2.1%)
|Mazda official website||www.mazda.com|
Who makes Mazda?
Ownership of the Mazda Motor Corporation is split among several companies. Three of them are Japanese Banks, including Japan Trustee Services Bank and the Master Trust Bank of Japan (each holding 5%-6%), as well as Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, whose share comprises around 2%. Mazda had a long term partnership with Ford Motor Company, and in 1996 33.3% of the Japanese automaker belonged to Ford. However, by now Ford’s share reduced to 2.1%.
Also, Mazda partners with Toyota, and as a part of it, Mazda gets Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell systems.
In addition to the Mazda manufacturing plants mentioned above, we can also name several other factories all around the world: in Rayong, Thailand, in Tehran, Iran, in Jakarta, Indonesia, and in Selangor, Malaysia. There are also two production sites in Africa: in Pretoria, one of the capital cities of South Africa, and in Thika, Kenya.
Where is Mazda made?
Although Mazda is based in Japan and there are not less than three Mazda manufacturing plants within the country, the company also has several production facilities around the world.
For instance, Mazda 3 is manufactured largely in Hofu, Japan. However, there are also plants in Salamanca, Mexico and Pluak Daeng, Thailand that provide supplementary manufacturing. The Pluak Daeng, by the way, also makes Mazda 2, the BT-50 (T6), and the BT-50 (J97).
The CX7 model is constructed in Hiroshima, Japan along with the CX7, the MX5, the RX8, and Mazda 5 Mini-van. The plant in Chung Li, Taiwan, manufactures Mazda 323 and the Bongo models, while the SOHO, the Etude, and the Rustler are produced in Silverton, South Africa. We should also point out that Mazda Motor Company owns 25% of a car factory in Nanjing, China.