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Subaru engine production moves to Japan

subarufacility_smallApril 20, 2011 - Subaru Industrial Power Products announces it will expand the assembly of its popular V-Twin engine line, and move production from the current Robin Manufacturing facility in Hudson, Wi., to Subaru’s existing facility in Tokyo, Japan. The move will consolidate all engine production to Japan. Vice-president of sales and marketing, Brad Murphy, says the move will increase V-Twin engine production capacity, and will be accompanied by a larger engine inventory at its North American headquarters, located in Lake Zurich, IL.


April 20, 2011
By Subaru Industrial Power Products

April 20, 2011 – Subaru Industrial Power Products announces it will
expand the assembly of its popular V-Twin engine line, and move
production from the current Robin Manufacturing facility in Hudson, Wi.,
to Subaru’s existing facility in Tokyo, Japan. The move will
consolidate all engine production to Japan. Vice-president of sales and
marketing, Brad Murphy, says the move will increase V-Twin engine
production capacity, and will be accompanied by a larger engine
inventory at its North American headquarters, located in Lake Zurich,
IL.

“The decision to increase production capacity in Japan signifies a step
forward for the V-Twin line, as we’re expanding production and
increasing our inventory here in North America,” Murphy said. “This will
improve the efficiency of production, and allows for enhanced service
and value to our North American OEMs.”

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 Robin Manufacturing, Hudson, Wi.


 

Murphy continued, “For years, we’ve been producing V-Twins in Japan for
worldwide distribution, and now we’re simply expanding on that
experience and increasing production. At Subaru, we hold ourselves to
the highest quality standards, ensuring our customers continually
receive superior technology and exceptional service. The V-twins are no
exception.”

Robin Manufacturing initially established the Hudson plant to better
serve the needs of nearby Polaris Industries, a partial owner of the
company. Polaris Industries has since moved factory production from
Minnesota to Mexico, prompting the Subaru decision to move assembly to
Tokyo and expand on its current production and strong presence already
established in Japan.

Subaru Industrial Engines are manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan. Fuji Heavy Industries is a diversified manufacturer of
Subaru automobiles, aircraft, ecotechnologies and industrial engines and
equipment. Subaru engines are marketed and supported in North America
by Robin America, a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries.