Established in February 1995, BYD Company Limited (www.byd.com) is a multinational company that develops, manufactures, and sells advanced green technologies, rechargeable batteries, and cutting edge manufacturing services.
BYD’s core green products include battery-electric automobiles, battery-energy storage solutions, solar farms, and energy efficient LED lighting systems. As the world leader in battery-electric vehicle sales, BYD’s lithium iron phosphate rechargeable battery technology provides a safe, clean, and high performing power source for the company’s revolutionary battery-electric passenger cars, buses, trucks, and industrial forklifts.
BYD is also the world’s largest maker and supplier of rechargeable batteries, producing a record setting 10 gigawatt-hours of batteries per year. As a result of this robust production capability, the company owns the majority of the world’s market share for rechargeable batteries—including most of the batteries used in cellphones, tablets, and laptops.
Finally, the company offers one of the most advanced contract manufacturing services in the global marketplace. It currently holds the world’s second largest market share for milled aluminum frames commonly used in mobile devices.
As an advocate for global sustainability, BYD has received numerous accolades and awards for its game changing green products. For example, in 2015, BYD was ranked #15 in Fortune Magazine’s companies that “Change the World” list and in 2010 Bloomberg named BYD #8 in its “The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies” list. BYD investors and partners—including shareholder Berkshire Hathaway and joint venture partner Daimler AG—are among the most established and well-respected institutions in the world.
In October 2011, BYD establish its North America headquarters in Los Angeles, California and in May 2013 completed two manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, California, an electric bus and truck factory and an energy module factory. Globally, BYD has more than 160,000 employees in offices spanning 12 countries. – less