Japanese multinational automaker

34°22′37″N 132°30′03″E / 34.3770577°N 132.5008222°E / 34.3770577; 132.5008222

Mazda Motor Corporation
Native name
Matsuda Kabushiki Gaisha
TypePublic (K.K.)
TYO: 7261
FoundedJanuary 30, 1920; 103 years ago (1920-01-30)
FounderJujiro Matsuda
Headquarters3-1 Shinchi, Fuchū, Hiroshima, Japan
Area served
Key people
  • Kiyotaka Shobuda
  • Masahiro Moro
    (President and CEO)
ProductsMotor vehicles, engines (1,135 thousand units, FY 2023)[1]
RevenueIncrease ¥3.8 trillion (FY 2023)[2]
Increase ¥142 billion (FY 2023)[2]
Increase ¥143 billion (FY 2023)[2]
Number of employees
48,750 (2022)[4]
A Mazda Rx-7 on display in the Mazda museum

Mazda Motor Corporation is a car manufacturer based in Hiroshima, Japan. Mazda is the 15th largest car maker in the world,[5] and 12th largest in U.S. sales.[6] The company was started in 1920. Today it has about 44,000 employees.[7] Sales are 2,057,614,000,000 yen.

History change

In 1920, Toyo Koruku Kogyo was established. In 1984, it changed its name to Mazda. The company is unique in using rotary engines in some of its cars. A rotary engine has more power for its weight than ordinary engines. In 1991, the Mazda 787B (which had a rotary engine) won the 24 Heures du LeMans. From 1979 to 2010, Mazda had a partnership with Ford Motor Company. At one point, Ford owned 1/3 of Mazda's stock. Since 2000, Mazda has grown, especially in Europe and North America, and it is now completely separate from Ford. In 2015, Mazda and Toyota agreed to work together.[8]

Brand change

Mazda produces cars only in Japan and Mexico, but 80% of its sales are outside of Japan. Mazda is the only company that produces cars which have rotary engines (but most of its cars do not have rotary engines). The cars are popular in Australia and Europe, especially Germany and U.K.[source?] Nowadays, Mazda's slogan is ZOOM-ZOOM. It is famous for the movie Only Strong. ZOOM-ZOOM comes from English-speaking children calling cars ZOOM-ZOOM. [9]

Name change

Mazda's company name is derived from Matsuda Jujirou who was the founder of this company, and the Zoroastrian god, Ahura Mazda. Ahura Mazda is a symbol of wisdom, reason, and harmony.

References change

  1. "FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR FY MARCH 2023" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on July 15, 2023. Retrieved July 14, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Consolidated Financial Results" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2023. Retrieved July 14, 2023.
  3. "Stock Information". Retrieved July 14, 2023.
  4. "Mazda Integrated Report 2022" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 6, 2023. Retrieved July 14, 2023.
  5. "Global Car Sales 2016 Q1" (PDF). JATO. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  6. "Auto Sales - Markets Data". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  7. "About Mazda". Mazda. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  8. "Mazda and Toyota form partnership". AutoNews. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  9. "". Retrieved 2 February 2015.

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