Mazda Trains Managers In Japan For Mexican Manufacturing Companies
Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico (MMMdM), a joint venture representing Mexican Manufacturing Companies, recently began training a dozen employees in Hiroshima, Japan in advance of full scale production in their facility currently under construction in Mexico. The ceremony for this first trainee group, comprised of production managers, toured the Mazda Museum and will take hands-on training on Mazda leadership skills, manufacturing methods, quality control standards and health and safety issues, among other things. Participants will additionally participate in a variety of weekend events getting acquainted with other Mazda employees and individuals from the local community in Hiroshima. All told, Mazda will train about 180 staff for their Mexican manufacturing companies’ joint venture that will be divided into several groups rotating through FYE 2014.
The opening ceremony included comments by Mazda’s Managing Executive Officer, Keishi Egawa, who stated that “the new plant is being constructed for the purpose of enhancing Mazda’s business in Mexico and Central and South America and will be a key production facility for the company’s future global business.” After breaking ground for the new plant in 2011, construction on buildings, including roofs and exterior walls, is progressing smoothly and will be completed by March 2014. Mazda began selling cars in Mexico in late 2005. By 2012, they had sold over 30,000 units, posting record sales volume and market share figures.