Matsuda is a car making company, founded in Japan in 1920 and headquartered in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. From 1920 to 1927 it produced machine tools for vehicles, after which they swithced to car manufacturing. The first model to be produced was Mazda Go in 1931.
The company´s name derives from Ahura Mazda, an Iranian – Zoroastrian god of the earliest civilizations in West Asia. It also keeps some resemblance to the company founder´s name, Jujiro Matsuda.
In 2007 the output of the company was almost 1.3 million vehicles. In 2011 its employees were 38,987 and the revenue, 9.3 trillion Japanese yens.