Mazda Motor Corp. looks to reopen its Ujina No.1 (U1) plant in Hiroshima, Japan, following a costly Dec. 15 fire that suspended operations and has the auto maker scrambling to make up for lost production of high-volume and niche products. Mazda is aiming for a Jan. 6 resumption of production of the Demio/Mazda2 small car by utilizing the paint shop of Ujina No.2 and increasing line speeds at the Ujina No.2 and Hofu plants. The auto maker also is studying whether it can resume output of at ...

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