BYD Company Announces First Factory in Brazil

  BYD Company Announces First Factory in Brazil

      Green Technology Leader Sees South America as Priority Region; R$
                  200,000,000.00 Invested, 450 Jobs Created

Business Wire

CAMPINAS, Brazil -- July 15, 2014

The city of Campinas (in the São Paulo region of Brazil) has been selected as
the home to the BYD’s newest factory creating ~450 new local jobs. Executives
from Campinas City Hall and BYD Company Ltd. this week announced the opening
of the company’s first South American manufacturing facility. The factory is
slated to open in 2015 and will launch the manufacturing and assembly of the
world’s only long range pure electric transit bus in South America as well as
the first fire safe and recyclable Iron-Phosphate battery packs. “In the first
year of operation (starting in 2015), the plant will have a maximum production
capacity of 1,000 electric buses as well as all of their batteries,” said BYD
Brazil’s General Manager Tyler Li. “This is the first stage of manufacturing
expansion.”

BYD Founder and Chairman, Mr. Wang Chuanfu stated, "BYD chose Campinas because
of this city’s spirit of innovation and their goal of building a cleaner
society. Along with the buses and batteries, our dream is to build solar
panels and energy storage systems here to help the region achieve their zero
emissions goals.” In addition to the 32,000m^2 and 20,000m^2 manufacturing
facilities on campus, BYD also plans to open a Research & Development center
for their Photovoltaic, Smart-Grid and LED Lighting businesses in the second
phase of site development. The Mayor of Campinas, Jonas Donizette pointed out,
"BYD fits very well in our City’s quest to attract investments, it is a
company that produces goods and technologies related to the use of renewable
energies, and also operates in key segments for the future of cities with
sustainable urban mobility plans.” This sentiment was echoed by many,
including the President of Invest Saint Paul, Luciano Almeida, “In February of
this year, we visited BYD in China and observed cutting edge technology and
the quality of their products. The arrival of BYD in the State strengthens the
role of St. Paul to always be at the forefront of new technologies.”

About BYD

BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest companies. It has successfully
expanded globally in Europe, North and South America. Specializing in battery
technologies, their green mission, to “solve the whole problem”, has made them
industry pioneers and leaders in several high-tech sectors including
High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation,
Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and
Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services. BYD
has made a strong entrance to the North, Central and South American markets
with their battery electric buses, and lineup of automobiles. Their mission
lies not just in sales growth, but also in sociological integration and local
job creation as they have poured incredible investments into developing
offices, dealerships and manufacturing facilities in the local communities
they now call home, truly a first for Chinese companies. For more information,
please visit www.byd.com or www.facebook.com/bydcompany

About Invest São Paulo

Invest São Paulo –São Paulo Agency for Investment. Promotion and
Competitiveness is the gateway for businesses wishing to invest in the state.
The agency provides free of charge strategic information to help investors
find the best locations for your business, providing environmental, tax and
infrastructure advisory, facilitating the relationship of companies with
government institutions and utilities. Invest São Paulo prospect new business,
welcome foreign delegations, promote the image of São Paulo in Brazil and
abroad as a leading destination for companies in Latin America and propose to
the Government of the State policies that contribute to improving the
competitiveness of São Paulo. For more information, visit
www.investe.sp.gov.br

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Contact:

Prefeitura de Campinas
Secretaria de Comunicação
Maria Finetto
T: + 55 (19)2116-0776
maria.finetto@campinas.sp.gov.br | mariafinetto@gmail.com
or
BYD Brazil
Adalberto Maluf
tel: (11) 23088037 – (11) 23088137 or (11) 97472-8583
Adalberto.maluf@byd.com
or
BYD China
Sherry Li
tel: +86-755-8988-8888-69666
Email: pr@byd.com
or
BYD US
Micheal Austin
tel: 1(800) BYD-AUTO
Email: micheal.austin@byd.com
or
BYD Europe
Penny Peng
tel: +31-102070888
Email: penny.peng@byd.com
 
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