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).
Courier (B-series based) pickup trucks to Ford begins.
||Ford and Mazda enter into a capital tie-up; Ford acquires a 25% equity stake in Mazda.
manual transaxles for passenger cars are supplied to Ford.
Ford brand vehicles through the Autorama sales channel.
||Mazda, Ford and Matsushita form a new company, Japan Climate Systems, to produce automotive
air conditioners and heating units.
||Mazda produces the Ford Probe at Mazda Motor Manufacturing (USA)
|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
|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.
||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.
||Mazda agrees to supply Ford Fiesta-based passenger cars for the
Cumulative transmission supply from Mazda to Ford exceeds 10
||Mazda and Ford jointly establish AutoAlliance (Thailand) Company
Limited (AAT) to manufacture pickup trucks in Thailand beginning in mid-1998.
|AAT holds a stone-laying and site dedication ceremony.
Ford-supplied Mazda 121 is introduced into major European markets.
Ford enter into a closer tie-up increasing its equity share from 25% to
Henry D.G. Wallace is appointed president of
|Autorama Inc. becomes Ford Sales Japan.
Mazda and Ford agree to
a synchronized product cycle plan and to communize platforms and powertrains
James E. Miller is appointed president of Mazda Motor
||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
|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
|AAT begins manufacturing Mazda 323 and Ford Laser.
establishes a new distributor in Argentina, in cooperation with Ford
Mazda launches "Tribute," jointly developed with Ford,
in the U.S.
Mazda launches "Tribute," jointly developed with Fo
||Mazda chooses Ford plant in Valencia, Spain, as European production base for its small car.