Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc.
Company typeJoint venture
IndustryAutomotive
FoundedNovember 16, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-11-16)
Headquarters,
United States
Key people
Masashi Aihara (president)
ProductsAutomobiles
Owner
Number of employees
4,000 (expected)
Websitemazdatoyota.com

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc. (MTMUS) is a joint venture automobile manufacturing factory in Huntsville, Alabama, United States owned by Japanese automobile manufacturers Mazda and Toyota.[1]

The companies announced on January 10, 2018, they planned to partner to build the plant at a cost of US$1.6 billion,[2] which would later grow to US$2.3 billion.[3] Ground was broken on a Tennessee Valley Authority-certified megasite in Limestone County on November 16, 2018.[2][4] When fully operational, the plant is expected to employ 4,000 people building 300,000 vehicles a year.[5][6]

The plant began operations on September 30, 2021, building the Corolla Cross compact crossover SUV on the "Apollo" assembly line.[3][7][8] Production of the Mazda CX-50 compact crossover SUV started on January 26, 2022, on the "Discovery" assembly line.[9]

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References

  1. ^ "Mazda Toyota Manufacturing set to launch hiring of production team". State of Alabama (Press release). Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Huntsville lands $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda manufacturing plant". City of Huntsville (Press release). January 10, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Mazda Toyota Manufacturing Begins Production on 2022 Corolla Cross". Toyota Motor North America (Press release). September 30, 2021.
  4. ^ "Toyota and Mazda break ground on $1.6 billion plant in American South". The Japan Times. November 17, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  5. ^ "Mazda, Toyota establish joint venture company for Huntsville plant". State of Alabama (Press release). Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  6. ^ "Mazda-Toyota Assembly Plant Begins Hiring". Assembly (magazine). January 13, 2020. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  7. ^ Capparella, Joey (July 11, 2019). "New Toyota and Mazda SUVs to Be Built in Alabama Will Share Components". Car and Driver. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  8. ^ "New Corolla Cross SUV to be made at Huntsville's Mazda Toyota plant". News 19 (WHNT). June 2, 2021. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  9. ^ Gauthier, Michael (January 26, 2022). "2023 Mazda CX-50 Enters Production Marking Brand's Return To American Manufacturing". Carscoops. Retrieved January 26, 2022.

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