Mazda minimiert die Folgen des Brands in der Lacktrockenanlage von Ujima
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Mazda to minimize the impact by the Ujina No.1 Plant fire through
utilizing the Ujina No.2 Paint Line

- Mazda to start full-scale restoration to resume the paint line at
Ujina No.1 Plant -

Mazda Motor Corporation will secure the production volume of Ujina No.1
Plant (U1) through making use of the paint shop of Ujina No.2 Plant (U2)
in Hiroshima to minimize the impact by the fire that broke out at U1
Plant on December 15th, 2004. It will also start the full-scale
restoration of the plant toward the early resumption of the U1 Paint Shop.

Mazda will resume production operations of "Demio" at U1 starting on
January 6, 2005 by utilizing the U2 Paint Shop and study restarting
operations sequentially for other models such as Verisa and MPV. In
addition, Mazda will secure its total production volume through
increasing the production speed at U2 plant and Hofu plants.

Mazda has been doing the clean-up and overhaul activities of the
building and equipment until now. The full-fledged restoration of the U1
Paint Shop will begin on December 25, 2004 and dismantle the damaged
equipment using large-scale cranes. Throughout the restoration process,
Mazda will give top priorities on safety and considerations for the
local community and environment.

With the results of the investigation as of today, the total amount of
the damage is about 2.7 billion yen. This figure includes direct losses
from the fire in buildings, equipment, and semi-finished products but
excludes the cost of dismantlement and restoration.

Mazda's President and CEO, Hisakazu Imaki said at the press conference
"Mazda has been giving the utmost attention to the safety throughout the
company. It is very regrettable that the fire occurred in the plant even
with such efforts. It is, however, a great consolation that no employees
or related people were injured. We express our sincere apologies to
everyone in the local community of Ujina No.1 Plant facility and to all
Mazda stakeholders for the concerns and inconveniences caused by the
fire at the plant. While making the most effort for the earliest
possible restoration, we will not make any compromise on safety nor
quality. As for the resumption timing of production at U1 plant and
financial impact, we will share the information with you as soon as the
outlook is available."

Quelle: Mazda Media Japan


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