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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.

Headquarters:

Shah Alam, Selangor in Malaysia

Established:

September 2012

Representative:

Shinji Sakatani, President

Capital:

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

Shareholders:

Mazda 70%, Bermaz 30%

Business:

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

No. of employee:

30

Models produced:

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

 

Photo Gallery: 2012 Mazda CX-5

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