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MAZDA EXPANDS LOCAL PRESENCE WITH NEW PARTS DISTRIBUTION CENTER

- 180,000 square foot Grapevine facility to service more than 100 dealers in Southwest US and Mexico -

Aug 10, 2011

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today officially celebrated the grand opening of its Dallas Fort Worth Parts Distribution

DALLAS, Texas (August 10, 2011) - Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced the opening of its Dallas/Fort Worth Parts Distribution Center (PDC).  The new center, located in Grapevine, Texas, will supply Mazda automotive parts to more than 100 dealers across the Southwest U.S. and Mexico, and host a state-of-the-art training center for service technicians. 

The facility, one of several that MNAO will open across North America over the next year, will create 30 full-time jobs in the area. 

"Mazda is thrilled to expand our presence in Dallas/Fort Worth with this new Parts Distribution Center, enabling us to fulfill orders quickly and efficiently, as well as provide a regional supply of parts and training opportunities," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO.  "Once fully operational, this distribution center will enhance customer service and satisfaction levels throughout the Southwest, as well as reduce our carbon footprint through more efficient delivery planning and tracking, all of which are important Mazda commitments."

The 180,000 square foot Grapevine facility will supply more than $10 million in parts inventory to the 110 dealers in the region. 

The launch of the Dallas PDC is one of the first milestones in a $20 million Parts Distribution Center Network Expansion that MNAO announced to its dealers in July 2010.  The expansion will create a network of seven Parts Distribution Centers in North America - five in the U.S. and two in Canada - and reinforces the company's commitment to customer satisfaction.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers.  Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.

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