Subaru of America Opens New Headquarters in Camden, New Jersey
According to company officials, in May more than 550 employees will begin to occupy the new building at a time when the company is celebrating nine consecutive years of record sales and 10 years of consecutive growth.
"We are very happy to mark the conclusion of our fabulous new headquarters," said Thomas J. Doll, President & CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. "Our move to Camden is the next chapter in the long-term future of Subaru in the Delaware Valley. We have called this place 'home' for 50 years and we are thrilled that we will continue to be a part of the local community we have supported for so long."
The company developed the all-new $118 million corporate headquarters in order to bring together much of its local workforce and provide them with a leading working environment, which it hopes will help spur even more growth.
"It's amazing to witness Camden's historic transformation and it's an honor to be a part of it," said Congressman Donald Norcross. "We've seen tremendous job growth in the City of Camden, along with major improvements in schools and public safety. We're not declaring victory here just yet, but it's encouraging to see new businesses, parks and schools opening every week. It's been just a few years since we watched a Subaru car breaking ground at this new site, and it's great to officially have the company continuing the tradition, that started in Pennsauken 50 years ago, of calling Camden County home."
The Subaru of America campus, located adjacent to Campbell Soup Company's world headquarters, is the first new corporate headquarters in Knights Crossing, a master plan urban town center community, being developed by Brandywine Realty Trust.
The entire Knights Crossing development, upon completion, will consist of 1.4 million square feet of innovative office, full-service amenities, ample public greenways and will ultimately be served by two sources of public transportation.
"Our aspiration for Knights Crossing was to create an intentionally- planned community of commerce that would attract the region's finest companies," said Gerard H. Sweeney, President & CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust, "Together with our partners at Campbell Soup Company and the City of Camden, we created a master plan that reflects effective place-making and has captured the imagination of our partners at Subaru, solidifying their commitment to Camden and their employees' productivity, health and comfort."
A second building, called the National Service Training Center, will open late-Summer 2018. The building will house service training, along with a service engineering shop and other product engineering. The Eastern Regional Sales office and Philadelphia Zone office will occupy a second floor at the building. Service training is currently being performed at a nearby facility in South Jersey.
Consistent with the Subaru manufacturing plant in Indiana, and its Love Promise ethos, the new Subaru offices will be "zero landfill" meaning nothing from the offices will be sent to a landfill, with waste either being reduced, reused or recycled.
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