Mazda is resuming operations June 1 at most of its locations, including in Japan, and will gradually ramp up production.
In its home country, Mazda’s Ujina plants Nos. 1 and 2, and Hofu plants Nos. 1 and 2 will only operate with day shifts when they reopen next month. Its Mexican factory, Mazda de Mexico, is also resuming activity June 1, the company announced.
The decision to reopen comes as many countries have begun easing their lockdown restrictions. Most of Mazda’s dealers have gradually reopened, and the company has also resumed deliveries.
With all this activity, Mazda anticipates June production to double this month’s, including at its Japanese, Mexican, and Thai factories.
However, the Japanese carmaker will keep its “production adjustment” plan active through next month because it has yet to reach pre-production adjustment levels.