Subaru Moving to Camden, New Jersey
Rumors of Subaru moving to Camden were confirmed on Friday in an announcement from the automaker, which stated that Subaru of America has officially applied to build its new corporate headquarters in the southern New Jersey city. The company hopes to have its application approved by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority by April 2015, with project completion tentatively scheduled for late 2016 or early 2017.
The all-new development will be located just four miles from the company’s current location in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and will house its Sales, Marketing, Service and Administration departments – which are currently spread across three separate sites – all in one campus.
The new Subaru headquarters will be adjacent to the Campbell Gateway District, and the site itself is currently owned by the Campbell Soup Company, Camden’s largest employer. The automaker should maybe consider making the ownership transition from Campbell to Subaru more seamless by decorating its new headquarters with some Andy Warhol-esque pop art of its own. Something like this, perhaps:
Like Bruce Springsteen, track suits, and depression, Subaru has been a staple of the New Jersey landscape for decades, ever since Subaru of America opened its corporate headquarters in the Garden State in 1969. Subaru has been in Cherry Hill, New Jersey since 1986, and the company also has offices in Pennsauken, as well.
“We are very excited to be moving this project forward as we seek to bring all of our corporate employees together on one site, in a first class facility,” said Subaru of America president and chief operating officer Thomas J. Doll. “This move cements the long-term future of Subaru in the Delaware Valley and we are pleased that after more than 45 years here, we can plan to continue to be a part of the local community we have supported for so long.”