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Company Profile

History

2005-2009

2005

2005 Corporate History 2005 Product History
02 ·Newly-renovated Mazda Museum opens.

·Awarded by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for its energy saving efforts for three years in a row.
·Hydrogen fuel filling station starts operations.
02 ·Introduced all new Mazda5 packed with innovative ideas.

·All-New Mazda MX-5 Unleashed in Geneva.
03 ·Establishes Mazda Motor (Shanghai) Business Management & Consulting Co., Ltd.    
04 ·Operation of Ujina Plant No.1 paint line recommences.
·Gary A. Roe appointed President and CEO of AAI.
   
05 ·Mazda Global Environmental Charter revised. Mazda Environmental committee strengthened.    
    06 ·Develops world's first steel-to-aluminum friction spot welding technology.
07 ·Implements 55-point action plan to prevent global warming.    
08 ·Opens China Engineering Support Center.
·Establishes sales company, Mazda South East Asia, Limited, in Thailand.
08 ·Launches new generation MX-5.
09 ·Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co., Ltd. facility groundbreaking in Nanjing. 09 ·Fully redesigns Scrum Wagon and Scrum Van.
·"Mazda SASSOU" B-car Design Concept to be Unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show.
10 ·Introduces next-generation telematics service Mazda G-BOOK ALPHA. 10 ·Mazda SENKU and All New Mazda MPV to be Exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show.
11 ·Mazda Acquires All Shares in New Zealand Distributor. 11 ·MX-5 wins 2005-2006 Japan Car of the Year.
·Hisakazu Imaki, President and CEO of Mazda, Receives 2006 RJC Person of The Year Award.
12 ·Sales company "Mazda Motor Russia OOO" founded (operations begin in April 2006).    
       

2006

2006 Corporate History 2006 Product History
01 ·Mazda and Mitsubishi Corporation establish new energy supply company for Japan operations. 01 ·Mazda KABURA and All New Mazda CX-7 to be Exhibited at the North American International Auto Show.
02

·MPV production reaches one million units.
·Establishes a new sales company in Indonesia.
·Mazda Starts Leasing Rotary Hydrogen Vehicles.

02

·Launches fully-remodeled all-new MPV.

·Mazda3 MPS exhibited at the Geneva International Motor Show.

03 ·Global production of the Mazda6 reaches one million units.
·Begins commercial leasing of world's first rotary hydrogen vehicle (RX-8 Hydrogen RE).
·Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd. is renamed as Changan Ford Mazda with Mazda's Investment in Changan Ford.
03 ·Global reveal of the BT-50 at Bangkok International Motor Show.
04 ·Introduces "Family of Experts" human resources system.
·Establishes a national sales company in Russia.
·Mazda Autozam sales channel in Japan cumulative sales reach one million units.
·Delivers two rotary hydrogen vehicles to Hiroshima city and prefecture government authorities.
04 ·Debuts all-new crossover SUV, CX-9, at New York International Motor Show.
·Mazda5 wins highest crash safety rating from EU and Japanese New Car Testing Agencies.
·Wins the Asahara Prize Technology Promotion Award and the Asahara Design Award.
05 ·Holds opening ceremony for Mine Proving Ground.
05 ·Mazda Develops High-Strength Heat-Resistant Bioplastic with Hiroshima Area Partners.
    06 ·Wins first ever Taguchi Award from the Japan Quality Engineering Society.
07 ·Establishes new national sales company in Ireland.
·Mazda's Hofu Plant tops seven million units of production.
·The car-carrying vessel, Cougar Ace, becomes stricken.
07 ·Exhibits New Mazda MX-5 with Power Retractable Hard Top at the British International Motor Show.
08 ·Reaches one millionth Axela produced in Japan.    
09 ·Mazda6 marks 3 millionth vehicle produced at AutoAlliance International.
·Hofu Plant produces 25 millionth transmission.
·Mazda Demio production in Japan hits one million units.
09 ·Launches 'Roadster Power Retractable Hard Top'.
10 ·Establishes national sales companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
·Renews Mazda official websites.
10 ·MZR engine (1.8L-2.3L) production capacity increased to 756,000 units.
·Starts production of the CX-9.
    11 ·Reveals Mazda Nagare concept car in Los Angeles International Auto Show.
    12 ·Launches CX-7.
       

2007

2007 Corporate History 2007 Product History
01 ·Mazda Motor Europe sales top 300,000 units in 2006.
·Builds 800,000th Roadster.
01 ·Debuts Ryuga design concept at 2007 North American International Auto Show.
·Releases fully upgraded Titan.
·Launches fully redesigned Familia Van.
02

·Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally visits Mazda headquarters.

 

 

03 ·Announces new 'Mazda Advancement Plan' mid-term plan.
·Sets long-term vision for technology development: 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom'.
03 ·Showcases all-new Mazda2 and Hakaze concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show.
·Mazda delivers hydrogen rotary engine vehicle to Japan Automobile Research Institute.
04 ·Takes over distribution in Belgium and Luxembourg.
·Produces All-New Mazda2 for the Chinese Market at Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Nanjing Plant.
·Announces start of engine production at its joint venture operation in China.
04 ·Exhibits hydrogen rotary engine technology at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
·Wins three best car awards at Thailand Car of the Year 2007 awards.
·Wins the Asahara Prize Technology Promotion Award and the Asahara Design Award.
05 ·Celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Rotary Engine Vehicle.
·Receives certification of Kurumin mark based on the law to support the development of the next generation.
05 ·Newly develops naturally-aspirated MZR 1.3L Miller Cycle engine.
    06 ·Participates in ITS Trials on public roads in Hiroshima.
07 ·Marks 40 million units of cumulative vehicle production in Japan.
·AAT celebrates 1million units of production.
07 ·Launches fully redesigned Demio in Japan.

·Achieves mixed production of V6 and in-line four-cylinder engines.
·Delivers hydrogen rotary engine vehicle to Japan's MITI.
09 ·Launches Nanjing vehicle manufacturing plant with Changan Ford Mazda . 09 ·Develops world's first biofabric made with 100% plant-derived fiber for vehicle interiors.
10 ·Announces new AutoAlliance Thailand passenger car plant.
·Launches global customer magazine, "Zoom-Zoom".
10 ·Develops world-first catalyst material structure for autos using single nanotechnology.
·All-new Mazda6 and Mazda Taiki debut at Tokyo Motor Show.
    11 ·All-new Mazda2 and Mazda5 for the Chinese Market on Display at the Guangzhou Motor Show.
·Participates in Norwegian National Project HyNor by providing hydrogen cars.
·Mazda Demio wins 2008 RJC Car of the Year Award.
·Showcases All-New Mazda2 Sedan World Premiere at the Guangzhou Motor Show.
12 ·Completes new test courses at Mine Proving Ground. 12 ·Mazda Furai concept and new RX-8 debuts at North American International Auto Show.
·Mazda2 receives highest safety crash rating from Euro NCAP.
       

2008

2008 Corporate History 2008 Product History
    01 ·Mazda CX-9 Wins 2008 North American Truck of the Year Award.
·New Mazda2 Three-Door Hatchback at the Geneva International Motor Show.
·Mazda Launches Fully Redesigned Atenza.
02

·Receives Japan's First Human Rights Merit Award.

02

·Begins Public Road Trials of the Mazda ASV-4 Advanced Safety Vehicle.

03 ·Philip G. Spender named Executive Vice President of Mazda Motor Corporation. 03 ·All-new Mazda2 Wins 2008 World Car of the Year Award.

·Showcases All-New Mazda6 and Mazda Taiki Concept at the Beijing Motor Show.
04 ·'Mazda Parts Company Limited' to be Established for the Japanese Market. 04 ·Reveals the All-New Mazda6 for the North American Market.
05 ·Mazda and China Joint Venture to Donate 2.5 Million RMB to Sichuan Earthquake Relief.
·Sponsors Japanese Pro Baseball's 2008 All-Star Games.
05 ·Announces All-New Minivan for Japan, 'Biante'.
06 ·Mazda's Hofu Plant Tops Eight Million Units of Production.
·Donates Two Million Yen to Earthquake Relief in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures.
·Launches New Global Visual Identity.
·Launches New Sales Network in Turkey.
06 ·Commences Development of Non-Food-Based Bioplastic.
·Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid Gains Government Approval to Begin Public Road Testing in Japan.
    07 ·Releases All-New Biante Minivan.
·Mazda Kazamai Concept to Premiere at Moscow International Automobile Salon 2008.
·Mazda Museum to Hold 'Hydrogen Rotary Engine Vehicles' and 'Nagare Concept Cars' Summer Event.
·North American All-New Mazda6 Production Begins at AutoAlliance International.
·Mazda Kiyora Concept to Make its Global Debut at the Paris Motor Show.
09 ·Set Up National Sales Company in The Netherlands.
·Commences Vehicle Transport on Trans-Siberian Railroad.
09 ·Develops new Clean Diesel Engine with Improved Output and Environmental Performance.
·Develops UNIQUE Smart Idle Stop System Using Direct Injection Engine Technology.
·Develops Plastic Molding Technology Which Reduces Consumption of Plastic Resins by 30 Percent.
·Exhibits Special Needs Vehicles at Int. Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition 2008.
·Mazda Launches Fully Redesigned 'AZ-Wagon' Micro-Mini in Japan.
10 ·Mazda Museum Welcomes One Millionth Visitor.
10 ·Mazda Hydrogen Rotary Vehicle Takes to the Road in Norway.

·All-New Mazda3 Sedan to Debut at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.
11 ·Builds Two Millionth Mazda3. 11 ·World debut for All-New Mazda3 5-door Hatchback at the 2008 Bologna Motor Show.
12 ·Showcases Eco-Tech at 'Eco-Products 2008' Exhibition in Japan. 12 ·All-new Mazda3 to be Exhibited at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.
       

2009

2009 Corporate History 2009 Product History
    01 ·Mazda Cuts Precious Metal Usage 70 Percent in New Single-nanocatalyst.
·Mazda Wins Technical Achievement Award for a New Diesel Engine Catalyst.
 

 

02

·Euro NCAP Safety Test Awards Five Stars to Mazda6.

03 ·Opens Training Centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. 03

·All-new Mazda3 i-stop, Mazda3 MPS to Premiere at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

·Releases Redesigned AZ-Wagon i in Japan.
·Mazda, the First Japanese Automaker to Develop a Urea SCR System for Cars.
·Develops World-First Automated Recycling Technology for End-of-Life Vehicle Bumpers.
·Begins Commercial Leasing of World's First Hybrid Rotary Hydrogen Vehicle.

04 ·Increases Capital Investment in FMSC. 04 ·Builds First RX-8 Hydrogen RE for Norway.
05 ·Sponsors Japanese Pro Baseball's 2009 All-Star Games. 05 ·Mazda Researchers to Receive JSAE Awards.
·Delivers First Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to Iwatani Corporation.
    06 ·Launches All-New Axela in Japan.
·Mazda's New Aqua-tech Paint System Leads in Reducing Environmental Impact.
07 ·AutoAlliance Thailand Inaugurates New Passenger Car Plant.
   
    08 ·MX-5 Superlight version' Show Car to Premiere at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
09 ·Confirms that Mazda2 will be sold in U.S and Canada. 09 ·Delivers Two Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid Vehicles to Hiroshima Government Authorities.
·Mazda Global Premiere of Eco-Friendly and Powerful Next Generation 'SKY-G' and 'SKY-D' Engines at Tokyo Motor Show 2009.

·Huge Roadster 20th Anniversary Commemorative Event Held in Japan.
10 ·Commences Production of Mazda2 at New Passenger Car Plant in Thailand.    
11 ·Mazda Demios to be Base Architecture for Electric Vehicle Test Project. 11 ·North American Mazda2 to Debut at 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.
·Mazda i-stop Wins 2010 RJC Technology of the Year Award.
·Mazda3 Receives Maximum Five Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating.
    12 ·Mazda Delivers Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to Yamaguchi Prefectural Government.
·Mazda i-stop Receives Technology Award from Combustion Society of Japan.
·New Carol Launched in Japan.