AM Online

Mazda to cut output due to plant fire

Mazda has said it will produce 7,832 fewer cars this month because of a fire that broke out on December 15 at one of its plants in southwestern Japan.

Ujina No. 1 factory, which accounts for 30% of Mazda's production capacity in Japan, will remain closed for the rest of the calendar year, a spokeswoman said. The plant, which can make 268,000 vehicles a year, makes the Demio compact car as well as other models.

Mazda, which has a domestic production capacity of 898,000 vehicles a year, on December 17 said it was still investigating what caused the fire, which burned for seven hours. Thinner used to clean pipes was ignited, the local fire department said.

If you are not a registered user your comment will go to AM for approval before publishing. To avoid this requirement please register or login.

Comment as guest

Login  /  Register


No comments have been made yet.