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Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA)
5500 State Road 38 East,
Lafayette, IN 47905
Latitude: 40.3815680 Longitude: -86.7999210
Email Address: [email protected]
This tour is free
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., is the home of North American Subaru production. Models built at the three million square foot facility include the Subaru Legacy, Outback and Tribeca. In 2007, SIA also began producing the Toyota Camry under contract with Toyota. SIA employs over 3,000 Associates, and every SIA Associate is committed to quality, safety and environmental stewardship.
SIA offers FREE public tours, customized to suit your group?s needs and interests. Your guided tour is led by an SIA Tour Director with an in-depth knowledge about every facet of the company.
Just inside the plant?s front doors, the tour begins with an historical overview of Subaru and SIA and a look at our model line-up.
The one-mile walking tour of production starts on the second floor gallery with a peek into different sections of the Paint Shop.
Then you?ll follow the elevated catwalk through the heart of the Stamping Shop. This unique overhead look allows you to appreciate the impressive scale and power of the presses that are used to cut and form raw steel into parts like side panels, doors and hoods.
Just beyond the stamping shop, the tour will continue through the Body Shop. Here, you?ll gaze across a sea of robots as they lift and position parts and weld them together with precise accuracy.
Next, you?ll enter Trim & Final, where you?ll witness the final installation process. Along the catwalk, you?ll follow the car as the engine and axle are installed. Then you?ll see the tires, doors and each of the interior components being added.
Finally, you?ll see the finished vehicle being driven off the line, through a battery of quality control tests in IPC and out the door for delivery.
So whether your interest is in lean manufacturing, positive environmental practices or simply watching a Subaru being built from coil to car under one roof, you?ll find your visit both educational and enjoyable.
Tours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11 am est by reservation only.
Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance, by calling or email.
Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected]
or calling 765-449-6250.
Tour will take place on an elevated catwalk where you will walk a mile and go up and down 200 steps, seeing various manufacturing processes. Skirts are NOT recommended.
If you will be arriving late or have last minute changes, please contact us immediately.
Flat, closed toe shoes are required. No heels, flip-flops or open toe shoes permitted. - No cell phones, cameras, or recording devices allowed.