The Mazda motor car company
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Founding of the Mazda motor car company
The Mazda motor car company was founded in
1920 by Jujiro Matsuda in Hiroshima, Japan.
Jujiro Matsuda Lifespan: 1875 - 1952
Date of Birth: 8th August 1875
Date of Death: 9th March 1952
Timeline of Mazda Cars
company information and history timeline details
the dates of major events which influenced the
growth of the business.
1875: Jujiro Matsuda was born.
1920: The company started as Toyo Cork
Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1927: The company renamed Toyo Kogyo Co.
1929: This was the year of the Wall Street
crash, which started the Great Depression, and
the car business was badly affected. The company
began making machine tools.
1930 - 1939: As the economy recovered from the
stock market crash Motor Car companies thrived
and less wealthy people began to purchase motor
vehicles. In 1931 a three wheel truck was
produced the “Mazdago” and was steered by
1939 - 1945: WW11. Production and design of
motor cars basically ceased as all manufacturing
resources became involved with the war effort
and they produced weapons for the Japanese
military, half their factory was destroyed in
1945 by the atom bomb that was dropped by the
1960: Mazda’s first car was produced, the R360
coupe, a two-door vehicle.
1962: The the company’s first four door
passenger car, the Mazda Carol introduced .
1963: Mazda produces it’s one-
1966: Construction completed of
Mazda’s new plant in Hiroshima.
1967: The limited-production
110S Cosmo Sport, Mazda's first rotary Wankel
1970: Mazda successfully started exporting
vehicles to the US.
1973: The oil crisis results in
buyers better fuel efficiency than the thirsty
rotary-powered could achieve adversely affects
1978: Mazda produces the RX-7 using
the rotary engine for the sporting
1979: The Ford Motor Company
takes a 27% stake
1984: The Company changes its name to the Mazda Motor Corporation.
1989: Mazda introduces the MX-5 and is
credited with reviving the small sports car, it
was destined to become the world’s best selling two seater
1980: The Mazda GLC is introduced, Mazda’s first
front-wheel drive car.
1991: The Mazda 787B wins the Le Mans
24-Hour race becoming first rotary
powered car and the first Japanese
car to win the race.
1997: The Ford Motor Company increases it's
stake in Mazda to 33.9% taking advantage of Mazda's financial
difficulties partly a result of the Asian financial
2002: The Ford Motor
Company acquires another
5% stake in Mazda
2008: In an attempt to streamline it’s asset’s Ford
contemplates selling it's Mazda holdings.
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