September 19, 2013

Mazda earns ‘Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award’ in Japan

Mazda's 'Monotsukuri Innovation' programme receives official Japanese METI award

* The Japanese Prime Minister acknowledges substantial benefits of Mazda’s manufacturing reforms
* Monodzukuri promotes ‘the art, science and craft of making things’

For the first time, the Mazda Motor Corporation has received an official METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) award from the county’s Prime Minister at the 5th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award ceremony held recently in Japan.

The award acknowledges the numerous benefits of Mazda's ‘Monotsukuri Innovation’ programme which has helped to revolutionise manufacturing ideas and processes in the automotive industry. The Japanese word ‘monodzukuri’ translates as “the art, science and craft of making things with a dedication to continuous improvement”.