Subaru Industrial Power Products this week announced it will expand the assembly of its V-Twin engine line, and move production from the current Robin Manufacturing facility in Hudson, Wis., to Subaru’s existing facility in Tokyo. 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 in Lake Zurich, Ill.
“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.
“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.”
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 Ltd., Japan. Fuji Heavy Industries is a diversified manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, aircraft, ecotechnologies and industrial engines and equipment.