Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) hopes your Legacy will include a Tribeca parked Outback, all of which are made by SIA for the North American market. Boasting an annual capacity of more than 300,000 units per eight-hour shift, SIA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries. The Indiana subsidiary also builds Toyota Camrys through a joint venture that Fuji Heavy Industries has with Toyota Motor. Sister company Subaru of America handles marketing and distribution of company cars in the US. Half of them are made by SIA. The only Subaru manufacturing plant in North America, SIA makes about 1,200 vehicles a day.
The company has a 832-acre site area, 620-acre improved area, and 3,367,242 square feet building area footprint at its Lafayette, Indiana plant. In 2013 the company produced 271,583 vehicles. Models built included the Subaru Legacy, Outback, and Tribeca.
The company operates under the Automobile segment of Fuji Heavy Industries. In 2013, the Automobile segment accounted for 93% of the total revenues of the parent company, which also generated about 43% of its revenues from the US that year.
Because Subaru sales have been increasing in North America, especially for the Outback and Legacy, SIA is spending about $75 million to expand its plant by 52,000 sq. ft. in a project that is scheduled to conclude in 2014.
It is also focusing on increasing the production capacity of SIA vehicles to 200,000 units a year by 2015. Through an additional $400 million investment, the parent company's plan is to expand SIA production capacity to 300,000 units a year in 2017.
As part of its expansion plans, SIA sends engineers to Japan to participate in a new automobile development planning.
SIA is the only US auto manufacturer to be designated a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
The company was founded in 1987 as a joint venture between Fuji Heavy Industries and Isuzu Motors, but it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries since 2003.
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