Fuji Heavy Industries is a diversified Japanese manufacturing conglomerate formed in 1953. It was created out of several smaller manufacturing companies and includings the remnants of the Nakajima Aircraft Company, one of Japan’s most significant makers of aircraft and aero-engines during World War II, which had been dismantled by U.S. occupiers after the war. At least one Fuji plant, in Ota (shown in map at right) is a former Nakajima aircraft plant.
Fuji’s best-known product is the Subaru line of automobiles, whose logo also serves as the Fuji corporate logo.
Fuji’s aircraft operations have consisted largely of licence production of foreign designs and joint ventures with foreign aircraft companies.