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Local Production of Mazda CX-5 for Malaysia to Start in 2013

Mazda Motor Corporation and Bermaz Motor Sdn. Bhd (Bermaz) have established Mazda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Mazda Malaysia), a joint venture company in Malaysia. The commemorative signing ceremony of the joint venture agreement took place today in the new headquarters located in Shah Alam, Selangor in Malaysia. In attendance were Mazda’s Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Yuji Nakamine and Bermaz’s CEO, Dato Ben Yeoh.


New Mazda Showroom in Glenmarie


Mazda Malaysia was established in order to strengthen and expand Mazda’s brand and business opportunities in Malaysia and enable the company to respond quickly to the needs of the market. The new joint venture’s main roles are to oversee local production and distribution of locally-assembled models to Bermaz, sole distributor in Malaysia.


Mazda CX-5


The new Mazda CX-5 will be assembled at the Inokom plant in the Malaysian state of Kedah starting from second quarter of 2013. The CX-5 will be the second Mazda model to be assembled in the country. The first was the Mazda3 CKD, which started in January 2011.


At the ceremony, Yuji Nakamine said “Mazda considers Malaysia as one of its most important markets. Based on this strong partnership with Bermaz, in whom we place our complete trust, we will strengthen our business and brand in Malaysia.”


Joint venture company outline

Company name:

Mazda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.


Shah Alam, Selangor in Malaysia


September 2012


Shinji Sakatani, President


2.1 billion Japanese yen (JPY)
(85 million Malaysia Ringgit (RM) under 1 RM = 25 JPY)


Mazda 70%, Bermaz 30%


Assembly of Mazda vehicles (consignment production) and its distribution to Bermaz

No. of employee:


Models produced:

Mazda3 and CX-5 (annual production target: 3,000 units each)


Photo Gallery: 2012 Mazda CX-5

Mazda Launches Biggest Showroom, Mazda BT-50 On Display

New Mazda Showroom in Glenmarie


Mazda launches it’s largest showroom in South-East Asia to further show its commitment to the Malaysia market. This New multi-million ringgit showroom will in line with Mazda growth in the Malaysian market. The new 3S centre showroom in Glenmarie comprising a massive floor space of 130,000sqf and spread over four floors. It is located exactly beside the existing Mazda sales and service centre in Glenmarie, Shah Alam.


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This will be the new home for Mazda Malaysia headquarters. President/CEO of Mazda Motors Corporation, Mr. Takashi Yamanouchi, flew in from Japan to launch this new impressive Mazda showroom.


New Mazda Showroom in Glenmarie

Dato’ Ben Yeoh
CEO of Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd

New Mazda Showroom in Glenmarie

Dato’ Robin Tan
Chairman of Berjaya Corporation

New Mazda Showroom in Glenmarie

Mr.Takashi Yamanouchi
President of Mazda Motors


Mr. Yamanouchi in his speech said, “It is a proud moment for us at Mazda Motors Corporation today too as we applaud the success of Berjaya Corporation, Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd and Prima Merdu Sdn Bhd in further strengthening the brand’s presence in Malaysia with the opening of this new showroom.


“We at Mazda, prioritize our customers’ needs and wants. At the same time we do what we do best to offer our customers nothing less than the best and what we have here today is our promise to our customers…the best showroom,” added Yamanouchi.


Dato’ Robin Tan said, “With this larger showroom, we are now able to display more cars and this will enable the customers the opportunity to get an actual look and feel of the car of their choice. Our aim is to provide convenience for our customers as this showroom also houses a service centre which can simultaneously service up to 30 cars for greater efficiency.”


New Mazda Showroom in Glenmarie


The All new Mazda BT-50 was also displayed in the showroom, although there’s no pricing indicated yet. The BT-50 will go on sale with the confirm model of 3.2L engine with in-line 5 cylinder, 20 Valve DOHC, turbo charged that produces 200hp and 470Nm of torque. The BT-50 will enable drivers to have pure driving pleasure and tough truck performance.


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The interior styling will look similar like the one found in the Mazda 3. The BT-50 coupled with car-like suspension and responsive handling characteristics the Mazda BT-50 makes a truly capable and tough, yet sporty and stylish pickup that is set to enhance the owner’s lifestyle. Check the specification sheet above for more details.


New Mazda Showroom in Glenmarie


Mazda and Bermaz Motor are in talks with more collaboration and a possible joint venture to offer more Mazda vehicles being locally assemble for Malaysians. This means more Mazda cars are coming with a better price. The Mazda CX-5 CKD will be the next model to be locally assembled in 2013 should they confirm the collaboration.


Photo Gallery: Mazda Largest Showroom in South-East Asia

Mazda CX-5 Will Be Locally Assembled (CKD) in Malaysia in 2013

Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan and our local Mazda distributor in Malaysia – Bermaz Motor Sdn. Bhd. (Bermaz) have agreed to begin talks regarding the establishment this year of a joint venture production and sales company in Malaysia. The joint venture is aimed at further enhancing Mazda’s business and brand strength in Malaysia.


So far, Mazda began local assembly of the Mazda3 since last year and with the new joint venture project, plans to begin local assembly of the Mazda CX-5 early in 2013. Mazda plans to produce 3,000 CX-5s per year in Malaysia.


Mazda CX-5


“Mazda’s sales in Malaysia have shown consistent growth since we started doing business with Bermaz in 2008. In the last financial year we achieved record sales results of approximately 6,000 units and one percent of the market share. Local assembly of Mazda3 started in January 2011 and is going well. Malaysia is one of our key strategic markets and we expect further growth there. The talks with Bermaz about the joint-venture production and sales company indicate Mazda’s strong commitment to business in Malaysia. Mazda will continue to focus on emerging markets to strengthen our overall business foundation,” said Takashi Yamanouchi, Mazda’s Representative Director and Chairman of the board, President and CEO.


Mazda considers Malaysia one of the key markets in the ASEAN region alongside Thailand and Indonesia. Mazda’s Structural Reform Plan sets a sales target of 150,000 units for entire ASEAN region for the fiscal year ending March 2016.


Lastly, do expect some price savings from the new CX-5 CKD units once the production begins roll-out in 2013.


Photo Gallery: 2012 Mazda CX-5