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BYD Co. Ltd. history, profile and corporate video

BYD Co. Ltd. engages in the research, development, manufacture and sale of rechargeable batteries. The company also manufactures and sells automobiles and related products, handset components, LCD and other electronic products. It operates its business through four segments: Rechargeable Battery & Other Products, Mobile Handset Components & Assembly Service, Automobiles & Related Products, and Other.The Rechargeable Battery & Other Products segment manufactures and sells lithium-ion and nickel batteries principally for mobile phones, electric tool, and other portable electronic instruments and new energy products. The Mobile Handset Components & Assembly Service segment engages in the manufacture and sale of mobile handset components such as housing, keypads and provision of assembly services. The Automobiles & Related Products segment engages in the manufacture and sale of automobiles and auto-related moulds and components. The Other segment comprises of non-manufacturing business of the company. The company was founded on February 10, 1995 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

“BYD – Build your dreams

Established in February 1995, BYD Company Limited specializes in IT, automobile and new energy. BYD is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries in the globe, and has the largest market share for Nickel-cadmium batteries, handset Li-ion batteries, cell-phone chargers and keypads worldwide. It is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries and it also has the second largest market share for cell-phone shells in the globe. BYD Auto becomes the most innovative independent national auto brand and leads the field of electric vehicles with unique technologies. In the field of new energy, BYD has developed green products suchas solar farm, battery energy storage station, electric vehicle, and LED, etc. It will continue to lead the new energy revolution in the world!

BYD has developed from 20 employees in 1995 to a corporation with more than 150,000 employees and 10 industrial parks across China in 2009, including sites in Guangdong, Beijing, Shaanxi, Shanghai, and Changsha, totaling nearly 15,000,000 sq. m. It also has offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other regions.

BYD’s IT business has earned a large and stable customer base owing to its reliable product quality. Currently, its IT Business Unit’s customers include international cell phone giants Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera, Phillips, prominent domestic cell phone companies Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, as well as cordless phone experts Vtech, Panasonic, and Sony.

On January 22, 2003, BYD purchased Xi’an Tsinchuan Auto Co., Ltd. (now BYD Auto Co., Ltd.) and officially entered the auto industry. As a rapidly growing and innovative auto company, BYD’s auto products and services include fuel and electric vehicles as well as auto molding and auto parts manufacturing. Its selection of vehicles include traditional high quality fuel vehicles F3, F3R, F6, F0, S8, G3, M6, L3, dual mode electric vehicles F3DM, pure electric vehicle e6 and pure electric bus K9.

Dec. 15, 2008, F3DM, the world’s first dual mode electric car independent of specialized charging stations, officially hit the market in Shenzhen. January 2010, pure electric vehicle e6 got approval from the government for launch; May 2010, the world’s first pure EV taxies, BYD e6 taxies run into commercial operation. January 2010, BYD’s pure electric bus K9 was developed successfully. BYD has secured its leading role in the global new energy vehicle business. BYD is now cooperating with the most experienced traditional car manufacture Daimler AG.

BYD is committed to developing new green energy. It has developed solar farm, battery energy storage station, electric vehicle, LED and other green energy products. In the future, BYD will continue to lead the new energy revolution and help more countries in the world to get rid of oil pollution problems. All mankind will benefit from technological innovation!

BYD will continuously progress, innovate, pursue excellence, and step into a brilliant future with its global partners.”

*Informations from Forbes.com and Byd.com.cn

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