The remarkable feat was achieved in 30 years and 11 months. Interestingly, if placed end-to-end, the 10 million car lineup stretches about 16,000 miles, roughly taking you from Mazda’s headquarters in Hiroshima to London and back again.
A special ceremony was held at Hofu Plant No 2. In attendance were Masamichi Kogai, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO, and Nariaki Uchida, Executive Officer and General Manager of Hofu Plant. Full-scale production at Hofu Plant No 1 began in September 1982. Hofu Plant No 2 began operations began in February 1992 with flexible-production capability for vehicle bodies and modular assembly systems facilitated by a mixed-model assembly line.
Both plants have a combined annual production capacity of 482,100 units. Hofu Plant No 1 produces the all-new Mazda3, and Hofu Plant No 2 makes the all-new Mazda6.