HIROSHIMA, Japan— Mazda Motor Corporation celebrated its 100th anniversary since its founding on January 30, 2020.

“Mazda started as a company producing cork and 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 local community, dealers, suppliers, business partners, and the customers who have supported us over the years, 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 unique co-creation 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” said Akira Marumoto, Representative Director, President and CEO, expressing his gratitude.

Mazda plans to express our gratitude throughout the year taking part in Geneva International Motor Show in March with centenary anniversary themed exhibits and at Mazda Open Day 2020, an open house event at Mazda’s headquarter from May 22 through 24, 2020.

A ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its foundation took place today at an auditorium in the company’s headquarters in Hiroshima. At the ceremony, Mazda expressed appreciation to all stakeholders who supported the company and reaffirmed resolution for the next one hundred years. Approximately 460 people including executives, employees and people concerned from affiliated companies attended the ceremony.