Mazda's Relationship with Ford Motor Company

1969 October Japan Automatic Transmission Company (JATCO) is formed as a joint venture among Mazda, Ford and Nissan for automatic transmission manufacturing (since 1981 only Mazda and Nissan remain).
1971 December Supply of Courier (B-series based) pickup trucks to Ford begins.
1979 November Ford and Mazda enter into a capital tie-up; Ford acquires a 25% equity stake in Mazda.
1980 March Four-speed manual transaxles for passenger cars are supplied to Ford.
1982 October Mazda markets Ford brand vehicles through the Autorama sales channel.
1987 June Mazda, Ford and Matsushita form a new company, Japan Climate Systems, to produce automotive air conditioners and heating units.
1988 January Mazda produces the Ford Probe at Mazda Motor Manufacturing (USA) Corporation (MMUC).
1990 September
Marketing of Ford-produced Mazda Navajo starts through Mazda's U.S. sales network.
Mazda, Ford and Sanyo establish FMS Audio Sdn. Bhd. to manufacture automotive audio products in Malaysia (currently owned by Sanyo only).
1992 June
Mazda and Ford become equal partners in a joint venture   named  AutoAlliance International, Inc (AAI) (formerly MMUC).
Mazda and Ford each buy equal equity interest in Autorama, Inc.
1993 June December Mazda purchases new compact pickup trucks from Ford for sales in Canada and the U.S. Mazda and Ford enter into a long-term strategic relationship to enhance competitive power.
1994 November December Mazda agrees to supply Ford Fiesta-based passenger cars for the European market.
Cumulative transmission supply from Mazda to Ford exceeds 10 million units.
1995 November Mazda and Ford jointly establish AutoAlliance (Thailand) Company Limited (AAT) to manufacture pickup trucks in Thailand beginning in mid-1998.
1996 January
AAT holds a stone-laying and site dedication ceremony.
Ford-supplied Mazda 121 is introduced into major European markets.
Mazda and Ford enter into a closer tie-up increasing its equity share from 25% to 33.4%.
Henry D.G. Wallace is appointed president of
1997 January
Autorama Inc. becomes Ford Sales Japan.
Mazda and Ford agree to a synchronized product cycle plan and to communize platforms and powertrains progressively.
James E. Miller is appointed president of Mazda Motor Corporation.
1998 April June December Mazda participates in Ford/DaimlerChrysler/Ballard alliance to develop fuel-cell technology for future vehicles.
AAT begins manufacturing small pickup trucks for Mazda and Ford.
AAT begins exporting Mazda and Ford pickup trucks.
1999 February
Mazda and Ford started a business tie-up in logistics of vehicles and parts in New Zealand.
Mazda sold its own stock of Ford Sales Japan to Ford of Japan.
AAI achieves 2,000,000 vehicle manufacturing mark.
Mazda sells its equity stake in Mazda Credit to F
2000 January
AAT begins manufacturing Mazda 323 and Ford Laser.
Mazda establishes a new distributor in Argentina, in cooperation with Ford Argentina.
Mazda launches "Tribute," jointly developed with Ford, in the U.S.
Mazda launches "Tribute," jointly developed with Fo
2001 March Mazda chooses Ford plant in Valencia, Spain, as European production base for its small car.
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