BYD Forklift started operations in 2010 in Shaoguan (China), with a one million m2 50.000 units per year factory, equipped with the latest manufacturing technology such as automatic robot welding. The BYD forklifts have been since then marketed in China, and sold and serviced in Europe since 2014, with its European headquarters located since 2013 in Rotterdam.
BYD Forklift is a relatively newly established division under BYD Group, which was founded in 1995 and went public in Hong Kong and Mainland China. BYD's strength lies principally in IT industry mainly related to rechargeable battery business, handset and computer components and assembly services, as well as automobile business including gasoline vehicles and new energy vehicles such as hybrid cars, pure electric taxi and pure electric bus and coaches. Currently, BYD has nearly 180,000 employees and 22 industrial parks globally with an area nearly 17,000,000 square meters.