02 Mar Mazda Centenary
Mazda Motor Corporation celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding on 30 January 2020. Akira Marumoto, Representative Director, President and CEO said:
“Mazda originated as a company producing cork and then took the path to manufacturing automobiles. Now, our cars have found friends with many customers from over 130 countries and regions. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the customers, dealers, suppliers, business partners and the local community, who have supported us over the years through good and bad times, to whom we owe our 100 years of existence. As we look ahead to the next 100 years, we will continue to put people first and cherish our ‘uniqueness of co-creating with others. As we strengthen co-creation and cooperation with all those connected with the company, we will continue to challenge ourselves to create unique products, technologies, and experiences that our customers love.”
Craig Roberts, MD of Mazda Southern Africa added, “An independent Mazda in SA has allowed us to re-establish and re-ignite the strong heritage and legacy that Mazda and its cars have always had in the South African market. The incredible product that Mazda Corporation continues to produce, and the amazing partnerships we have with our dealer partners and all our stakeholders, have made it possible to continuously grow the brand since becoming independent six years ago. Although Mazda Southern Africa has only been in existence for six years, we are proud to be part of the 100-year-old Mazda brand.” FMM’s rare 1968 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S is currently on view in Hall B.