Subaru Corporation (OTC: FUJHY, FUJHF, TYO: 7270) was founded in 1917, formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., changed to its current name on April 1, 2017, and headquartered in Japan Tokyo, with 32,599 full-time employees, is one of the top ten automakers in Japan.
Subaru Corporation (FUJHY):
Subaru Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation, mainly engaged in aerospace and ground transportation manufacturing, and is well-known for its Subaru car series. Subaru’s aerospace division is a defense contractor of the Japanese government, authorized to manufacture Boeing and Lockheed Martin helicopters and aircraft, and at the same time become a global development and manufacturing partner of the two companies.
Subaru Corporation is divided into three divisions to operate: Automotive (automotive), Aerospace (aerospace), and Other (other).
Subaru manufactures, repairs and sells passenger cars and their parts under the Subaru brand; airplanes, aviation-related machinery and their parts; generators, machinery equipped with engines, agricultural machinery, construction machinery and other machine tools and their parts.
History of Subaru Corporation (FUJHY):
- In 1917, Chikuhei Nakajima, who loves flying, founded the “Flying Aircraft Research Institute” in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, specializing in the design and development of various types of aircraft, as well as manufacturing biplanes that were very popular at the time.
- In 1931, it was renamed “Nakajima Aeroplane Co., Ltd.”. During the years 1941-1945, Nakajima Aeroplane Co., Ltd. produced 19,561 military aircraft and 36,400 aero engines for the Japanese Navy and Army. The output far exceeds that of the other two Japanese aviation giants Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (12,513 military aircraft, 41,534 aircraft engines) and Kawasaki Airlines ( 8,234 military aircraft, 10,274 aircraft engines). Its R&D and production capabilities were among the Japanese aviation companies at the time. Second to none.
- In 1945, it was renamed “Fuji Sangyo Co., Ltd.” to produce various engines and machinery.
- In 1949, Japan’s first bus with a single structure was developed.
- On July 15, 1953, Fuji Industrial Co., Ltd. was renamed Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.), namely: Fuji Heavy Industries.
- In 1955, Fuji Industries, Fuji Motors, Omiya Fuji Industries, Utsunomiya Vehicles, and Tokyo Fuji Heavy Industries were merged to form the present diversified group, which mainly produces automobiles, and also produces aircraft, railway vehicles, engines, etc.
- In 1958, in response to the Japanese government’s call to “build a car with a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour, four passengers and capable of continuously driving more than 30 kilometers”, the popular SUBARU360 was launched, which established Fuji Heavy Industries’ unique position in the automotive field in the future.
- In February 1961, subaru sambar made its debut.
- On May 14, 1966, subaru1000 made its debut. It was the first vehicle to adopt a basic drive system. This is also the distinguishing feature of today’s subaru vehicle with a horizontally opposed horizontal engine front-wheel drive (fwd) system.
- In August 1969, the subaru r-2 was launched and replaced the subaru 360.
- In June 1971, the subaru leone entered the market, and the subaru leone four-wheel drive passenger and cargo vehicle entered the market in September 1972.
- In July 1972, the subaru rex was put on the market as a successor to the r-2.
- In August 1977, subaru brat was put on the market, which was an export-type recreational wagon (rv) designed for the North American market.
- In October 1983, a single-box station wagon, subaru domingo made its debut.
- In 1984, Subaru announced the development of the world’s first electronic continuously variable transmission (ecvt), which uses a simple but very effective mechanism, using a special steel belt and a pair of pulleys produced by van doorne’s transmissie bv in the Netherlands.
- In February 1984, subarujusty was put on the market. By 1987, an advanced automatic transmission system was installed on Justy-the world’s first electronic continuously variable transmission, called subaru ecvt.
- In February 1985, subaru alcyone was launched on the American market under the name subaru xt, and in June 1985 on the Japanese market under the name alcyone.
- Since February 1989, Subaru has entered the two-liter car market with subaru legacy.
- In July 1991, subaru svx was put on the American market, and in September of the same year, it was put on the Japanese market and replaced xt.
- In 1992, subaru vivio went on the market, replacing rex.
- In November 1992, subaru impreza impreza was put on the market.
- In 1995, subaru won the double world championship in the wrc manufacturer group and the driver group.
- In February 1997, the Subaru Forester made its debut.
- In 2000, Fuji Heavy Industries launched the second generation IMPREZA Impreza.
- In 2002, Fuji Heavy Industries launched the second generation of FORESTER.
- In 2003, Fuji Heavy Industries launched the third generation OUTBACK.
- In 2005, the B9 TRIBECA Tribeca went public.
- On October 5, 2005, Toyota Motor Corporation purchased 8.7% of the shares of Fuji Heavy Industries from General Motors . General Motors has owned 20.1% of Fuji Heavy Industries since 1999.
- In 2008, the Subaru horizontally opposed diesel engine was born.
- In 2008, Fuji Heavy Industries launched the third generation of FORESTER.
- In 2009, Fuji Heavy Industries launched the fifth generation of LEGACY Legacy.
- In 2010, Fuji Heavy Industries launched the fourth generation OUTBACK.
- In 2012, Fuji Heavy Industries launched the cutting-edge SUV SUBARU XV; launched a new generation of FORESTER.
- In 2013, Fuji Heavy Industries launched the Subaru BRZ sports car with front and rear drive.
- In 2014, Fuji Heavy Industries launched the new OUTBACK model.
- In June 2014, Subaru signed a contract with Boeing and signed a contract as one of the five largest companies in Japan to manufacture parts and components for the Boeing 777X aircraft.
- In 2015, LEGACY was introduced to the Chinese market.
- In May 2016, Fuji Heavy Industries was renamed Subaru Corporation (Subaru Corporation), effective April 1, 2017.
- In 2017, Subaru launched a new generation of SUBARU XV (using a new Subaru global platform (SUBARU GLOBAL PLATFORM), this platform makes the car’s driving performance and all-round safety performance (SUBARU ALL-AROUND SAFETY) have been greatly upgraded).