Subaru eyes 200K sf expansion in DFW suburb

New facility in Coppell will house regional office and bolster distribution operations

Subaru Eyes 200K Expansion In DFW

From left: Subaru’s Tomomi Nakamura and Prologis’ Hamid Moghadam along with the Freeport Corporate Center in Dallas-Fort Worth (Getty, Subaru, Prologis)

Subaru is expanding its footprint in Dallas-Fort Worth, joining the slew of companies to have established regional or global headquarters in North Texas in recent years.

The Japanese automobile manufacturer is relocating its central region office for its U.S. sales and marketing team to Coppell, joining its existing distribution and training facility as part of a 200,000-square-foot expansion, the Dallas Morning News reported. The Subaru subsidiary will relocate from the Chicago area.

Subaru’s new regional office will be located in the 110-acre Freeport Corporate Center, a 26-building warehouse complex developed by San Francisco-based Prologis. Prologis partnered with Subaru on the original build-to-suit training and distribution facility, completed in 2016.

Roughly 30,000 square feet of the new space will be allocated to central region sales and marketing operations, while the remaining 170,000 square feet will enhance the company’s regional distribution center for automotive parts and accessories. 

The added office and distribution space will be part of the Dallas Business Center, which will also house the company’s Customer Advocacy Department and various resources aimed at supporting Subaru customers and retailers, as well as employee training programs.

After the expansion, slated for completion at the end of the year, Subaru’s total footprint at the site will reach 506,000 square feet. The Coppell campus will be the company’s second-largest in the country, behind only its U.S. headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.

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DFW has seen a boatload of corporate expansions and relocations over the past several years, largely driven by the region’s booming population growth and skilled workforce.

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