Mazda to Make 1 Million Skyactiv Engines by 2014 in Japan

Thanks to increased demand for its vehicles, Mazda has announced it will increase production of its Skyactiv family of engines by 25% in the coming two years. By then, their factory in Hiroshima will produce 1 million mills per year, compared to the current 800,000 units.
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To increase production, Mazda will install a new and highly versatile engine machining line at the plant. In addition, an existing line used to assemble MZR engines will be overhauled to also enable the production the newer engines.

Besides Japan, Skyactiv engines are also made at Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co. in China, where production began in June 2013. They will also be produced in Mexico at Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico S.A. de C.V. starting in early 2014.

"SKYACTIV technology has gained an excellent reputation since the first Skyactiv-G engine was loaded into a Mazda Demio for the Japanese market back in June 2011," said Mazda's Managing Executive Officer Kiyotaka Shobuda. "Sales of Skyactiv vehicles are increasing in markets around the globe and the decision to increase production capacity was made to further strengthen our supply system."
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