KLAGENFURT, Austria – Mazda Motor Corp. purchases the remaining 50% of Mazda Austria GmbH from Japanese trading house Itochu Corp., assuming complete control over vehicle distribution here and in several key Eastern European markets. Mazda already had acquired 50% of the Austrian importer, based in Klagenfurt, from the Austrian Erste Bank’s holding in 2002. Austria has been a good market for Mazda, with 10,225 new cars registered in the first eight months of 2003, up 47% from ...

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