Did you know that there is a Subaru manufacturing plant in Indiana? It is located in Lafayette, Indiana, which is a little over 3 hours north of Louisville. This plant is the only oversea’s Subaru plant outside of Japan and is only one of three Subaru manufacturing plants in the world. We are proud to work with a global company that truly has local roots. The plant employs a little over 5,400 employees in Indiana and helps supply the record U.S demand of Subaru vehicles.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive
Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) was chosen in December of 1986 from 13 sites across the U.S and as of December 2016, the plant produced its 5 millionth vehicle. The plant has recently undergone a $400 million expansion to further increase its manufacturing capabilities. The plant will begin to produce a seven seat SUV that will exclusively be sold in North America. Models currently built at the plant include Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, and Subaru Impreza and in 2018, the Subaru Ascent will be added to SIA’s production line.
The substantial increase in production volume at SIA has resulted in new jobs and investments by many of their suppliers across Indiana. Every Associate is committed to quality, safety, and environmental stewardship, which Subaru values highly.
The production volume history also speaks volumes as to the direction SIA is headed. In 1989, SIA produced 4,087 vehicles and in 2016 it produced 313,511 vehicles! With the plant’s growth comes growth for its direct material suppliers as well, which includes 28 located across Indiana.
SIA Associates take great pride in the vehicles they build and in the communities they serve. SIA recognizes that many organizations, especially non-profits, rely on volunteers to maintain operations. Through the Associate Volunteer Program, Subaru Serves, Associates connect directly with organizations that have volunteer needs, participate in quarterly Subaru Serves volunteer days, and attend other company sponsored events.
As mentioned above, we love being a part of a global organization with local roots. Just like SIA, we also love to support our local community and we are involved in many local initiatives.
Locally, we have partnered with Wilt Elementary School for Earth Day, shared the love with Special Olympics Kentucky, and cared for cancer patients with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Additionally, for the month of August, Subaru has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to purchase, donate, and deliver over 40,000 award-winning K-12 science books to schools across the nation.
When you buy your Subaru from Bachman, you can proudly purchase a Subaru made in America from a local company. What’s better than that? Check out our complete selection of new and used Subarus and schedule a test drive. If you already own a Subaru, make sure it’s ready for Fall with our Fall Service Event At Bachman Subaru.