Mazda defends its operations in Mexico

Masamichi Kogai, delegate counselor of Mazda Motors, has defended the importance of Mazda operations in Mexico, despite the protectionist policies of the U.S. Elected President, Donald Trump. “We want our plant in Mexico to be a strategic hub of extreme importance”, said Kogai in an interview with the Japanese journal Mainichi. Mazda started a producing in its plant at Salamanca, Guanajuato in 2014, and moreover, to use the facilities as a key hub to export to other countries from the region. Mazda’s CEO considered that the NAFTA should be maintained for the benefit of the whole automotive industry and he said he would keep “a watchful eye on the policies of the new U.S. President”.