Established in January 1920, Mazda started manufacturing tools in 1929 and soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda Motor Corporation today ranks as one of Japan’s leading automakers. Mazda vehicles are manufactured and distributed in Malaysia by Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Berjaya Auto Berhad. Its vehicles are manufactured in Kulim, Kedah.