Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: | posted July 17, 2013 15:54
Subaru's parent celebrates 60 years, traces early aviation roots
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, has just marked their 60th anniversary since the company was founded in July 15, 1953.
The origins of FHI go back to 1917, with the founding of the Aircraft Research Laboratory, later incorporated as the Nakajima Aircraft Co. Ltd.. After World War II, Nakajima Aircraft was re-organized as Fuji Sangyo Co. Ltd., and later on in 1950 was divided into 12 separate companies in 1950. Shortly thereafter, on July 15 of 1953, five of those companies merged to form Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd..
Throughout its history, FHI has continued to deliver innovative technologies and unique products such as the Subaru 1000 (Japan's first mass-produced front-engine, front-wheel drive car), the Subaru Leone (Japan's first mass-produced all-wheel drive passenger car), the Subaru Legacy (which led the station wagon boom in Japan), and the EyeSight driving assist system.
Through its history of innovation, FHI has been earning trust and support from customers for its commitment to engineering excellence as the source of functionality, safety and reliability of its products.
Pursuant to its guiding principle "Confidence in Motion", FHI will continue to serve as a responsible global corporate citizen and commit itself to fulfilling expectations and further enhancing the confidence of customers around the world.