HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (November 15, 2021) – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) today celebrates the unveiling of the much-anticipated second vehicle in its production lineup – the all-new Mazda CX-50 – which will be produced on MTM’s Discovery Production Line. The joint venture partnership between Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation will continue its hiring boom through 2022 for both the Mazda CX-50 and the Toyota Corolla Cross, which is assembled on the Apollo Production Line.
“The wait is over for us, as Mazda’s global reveal introduced the world to the CX-50,” said Mark Brazeal, Vice President of Administration. “It is an exciting time to be a part of the MTM team and building two brand new SUVs right here in North Alabama.”
MTM will hire up to 1,400 additional team members to join its existing workforce, eventually reaching up to 4,000 once production is in full operation. The plant has the capacity to produce 300,000 vehicles a year, evenly split between the two nameplates.
“Our team members are truly building a new company and a new culture,” said Janette Hostettler, Vice President of Production. “The reveal of our second SUV, the Mazda CX-50, is a huge milestone for us, and we can’t wait to add more talented people to our team.”
MTM will continue its ramp up to full production into 2022, when both the Apollo and the Discovery Production Lines will be producing vehicles to be sold across North America.
To learn more about the CX-50, read Mazda’s announcement here.
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing Media Kit is available for download here.
Individuals interested in applying for open MTM positions can visit MazdaToyota.com.
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About Mazda Toyota Manufacturing
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing is a jointly owned-and-operated automotive production plant. The $2.3 billion facility is expected to create up to 4,000 jobs and will have the capacity to assemble up to 300,000 vehicles a year, beginning in 2021.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts, and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada, and Mexico through approximately 780 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada Inc. in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at InsideMazda.MazdaUSA.com/Newsroom.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands plus our 1,800 dealerships.
Toyota has created a tremendous value chain and directly employs more than 47,000 in North America. The company has contributed world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 40 million cars and trucks at our 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama that begins production in 2021.
Through its Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota highlights the way it partners with community, civic, academic and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We believe that when people are free to move, anything is possible. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.