Subaru really means "unify" and it describes the six stars to the emblem that stand for the 6 organizations which are united under the FHI group. The business began in 1917 in Japan for a plane research laboratory but shortly went to making planes.
Best known for the Subaru cars, FHI also makes commercial and military aircraft and aircraft components, machines and engines, buses and rolling stock. The business has a lengthy history as a technological innovator and boasts a number of the very diversified and complex allwheel drive (AWD) systems on the planet.
Using its complex research and development capacities, FHI employs much of its own aircraft technology for the organization's very successful automotive division. Prime among these technology transfers is its horizontally-opposed 'Boxer' engine and its own monocoque body building.
After WORLD War 2, the firm made a scooter, the Fuji Rabbit together with the spare parts from planes. Pretty soon, the firm split up into distinct business that made engines, coaches, scooters and chassis. Then-ceo Kenji Kita determined that it will be a great idea to become involved in auto making and fairly quickly the first Subaru auto was made, the Subaru 1500 (1954).
In 1984, FHI's technological leaders continued when it launched the electronic continuously-variable transmission (ECTV), a technology that replaces normal gears and provides both exceedingly smooth and responsive acceleration too as better fuel-economy than traditional automatic or manual transmissions.
Gradually, in the 1990's, the organization moved from the fabrication of small automobiles and concentrated on rally cars, like the Impreza and Vivio.
Utilizing the technology in the aeronautical business, Subaru applied many successful creations within the automobile industry. Among the first was the united states of horizontally-opposed "boxer" engines including using monocoque construction. In Addition, Subaru is the only vehicle maker to offer allwheel drive for a standard on the majority of its own versions. The Japanese maker was likewise the first ever to introduce electronic continuously-variable transmission (ECTV) which replaces conventional gears and gives easy acceleration while lowering emissions and . consumption fuel.
Subaru also has a keen interest in environmental protection, having reached an unusual report: 0 landfill status due to their plant in Lafayette, Indiana this means the factory creates no garbage. In Addition, the business has a comprehensive recycling program for its vehicles, and of course the program for hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicles.
FHI has seven automotive production plants worldwide, five of which are located in Japan. The SubaruIsuzu Automotive, Inc., (SIA), plant in Lafayette, Ind. and Ta Ching Motors Co., Ltd., a production plant in Taiwan, ensure a steady supply of Subaru automobiles are made locally and are especially suited to these markets.
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