Welcome to Camden: Subaru opens new HQ campus

Subaru of America. (File photo)

Subaru of America has opened its corporate headquarters in Camden.

The new campus is being housed in Knights Crossing, an urban town center being redeveloped by Brandywine Realty Trust, and includes 1.4 million square feet of office space.

Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli said it was a momentous day for Camden.

“It’s amazing to think back just five years ago, when an empty department store sat on this site contributing nothing to the city and, now, seeing this new campus rise from its ashes, transforming the entire gateway of the county. Subaru and its vibrant new campus will now be the first thing people see when they come over the bridge into South Jersey and Camden County,” he said.

The campus is located across from Campbell Soup Co.‘s headquarters.

U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) said it’s a part of Camden’s historic transformation.

“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, 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 over 50 years ago — of calling Camden County home.”

Subaru was founded in 1968 in Philadelphia and has had its corporate headquarters in New Jersey since 1969.