Temecula, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011
The sales professionals at Temecula Mazda think Mazda establishing a vehicle production facility in Mexico is a good thing. As the leading Mazda dealer in Temecula, CA, they have a good idea about how popular Mazda vehicles have become over the years. They also know that moves like this will help Mazda produce even more cars.
Mazda and Sumitomo intend to combine their individual strengths in order to enhance both companies' business in the rapidly growing Central and South American markets. This will also take some pressure off of US Mazda dealers like John Hines Temecula Mazda - making sure they have enough cars for everyone.
The Mexico production facility will be established as a compact vehicle manufacturing hub mainly for Central and South America, and will include both vehicle and engine assembly plants. It will be constructed in Salamanca city, Guanajuato state, 250 kilometers northwest of Mexico City. Mazda and Sumitomo plan to commence operations in the fiscal year 2013
The Brazilian sales company will begin operations in the fiscal year 2012 (April 2012 to March 2013), before the production plant in Mexico is completed. Both moves are connected, however, and are expected to dramatically help Mazda with the Americas.
"Since Mazda entered the Mexican market in October 2005, our sales results have steadily improved, and in 2010 we set a new record for both sales volume and market share. Building on this success, and by leveraging Sumitomo Corporation's extensive experience and knowledge of emerging markets, we will continue to strengthen our business in Mexico and throughout Central and South America, including the rapidly growing Brazilian market. These initiatives are part of Mazda's plans to achieve its mid- to long-term goals for emerging markets," said Takashi Yamanouchi, Mazda's representative director, chairman of the board, president and CEO.
Between 2005 and 2010, new car demand in Brazil doubled to approximately 3.5 million units. Currently, Brazil is the world's fourth largest automobile market following China, the United States and Japan.
While Brazil may seem a million miles away, the country does have an impact on cars sold in the US. Local California residents who are interested in any of the great new Mazda models for 2011 are encouraged to stop by Temecula Mazda - the premiere Temecula, CA Mazda dealership.