In response to the relaxation of regulations and restart of business activities in many countries around the world, Mazda dealers have been gradually taking back up their operations while complying with the restrictions and requirements in each country and region.
In addition, the auto maker has resumed delivery of vehicles in line with demand while carefully managing inventory at its plants, offshore, at ports, and at dealer outlets from where they had temporarily suspended delivery.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the auto maker said it had also been increasing production volume little by little.
“With the above in place,” it explained, “all factories in Japan, namely Ujina Plant No.1, Ujina Plant No.2, Hofu Plant No.1 and Hofu Plant No.2, will be free of suspensions and are expected to operate day-shifts only all days in June. Our Mexican plant, Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation, who stopped operations from April to May, will resume production in June. The total volume planned for June combining major production facilities in Japan, Mexico and Thailand is expected to be more than double the amount in May.
“Though things have started to shift towards recovery, we decided to maintain the production adjustment put in place since March through into June, as we still haven’t reached pre-production adjustment levels. Although we expect it to take a long time before the global market will return to pre-pandemic levels, we will proceed cautiously with business in order to ensure that we can meet requests from customers considering to buy Mazda vehicles, while continuing to implement infection prevention measures.
Furthermore, as an effort to minimize the impact of Mazda’s production adjustment on its local business partners, the company says it is going to continue discussions with them regarding their financing and/or how to retain their employees.
“In addition,” it aadded, “support activities for medical professionals who work tirelessly every day on the front lines as well as our efforts to reduce the use of public transportation when commuting will continue.”