History – The Subaru Story

 

The industry-leading technology found in our engines, generators and pumps can be attributed to decades of advanced engineering that started with our parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, in 1917.

1917

Fuji Heavy Industries begins with an aerospace focus at Nakajima Aircraft Laboratory in Japan. It grew into one of the largest aircraft manufacturers of its time in the Pacific Region and manufactured Japan’s first jet engine, the J0-1.

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1953

The innovation that led Fuji to succeed in aerospace turned to land transportation when the first car was manufactured: the Subaru 1500.

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1956

Having successfully manufactured engines for four decades, Fuji established a new division focused on general-purpose, air-cooled gasoline engines. The division was named Robin.

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1993

Robin engines expanded to North America.

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2001

Subaru Industrial Power Products is the first to introduce chain-driven overhead cam technology in small, air-cooled engines in the United States with the EX Series.

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2008

Subaru Industrial Power Products becomes the first manufacturer to use electronic fuel injection technology in mass-produced V-twin industrial engines with the introduction of the EH72 FI V-Twin Engine.

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2009

2009

Suburu opens a new U.S. corporate headquarters facility in Lake Zurich, Illinois, that triples the office and warehouse space of the previous location.

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2012

Robin America changed its name to Subaru Industrial Power Products to better reflect the technology and innovation of the overall company that’s incorporated in every product.

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2012

Subaru Industrial Power Products introduces the industry’s first and only 5-year warranty.

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Today

Subaru Industrial Power Products is the fourth leading engine manufacturer in the world, producing more than 1 million engines annually.

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