With more than 20 factories and 220,000 employees, BYD is one of the most important technology companies in China. The official delegation arrived at the headquarters under the direction of the Minister of Finance, Infrastructure and Energy Martín Kerchner, where they were received by several of the company's most important managers.
The visit, which aims to seduce the Eastern company to install a subsidiary in Mendoza, included a tour of industrial buildings and production lines for electric cars and buses and rechargeable batteries.
"With the approach of this type of industry we want to deepen a relationship that makes it possible to reach the landing of a company with this dimension in Mendoza to make the most of technology and development of batteriesSa Kerchner.
Although the company begins the installation of a collective manufacturing plant, Kerchner considered that it would not be an obstacle to what Mendoza came to look for. "The batteries are the main focus of the lithium, whose mines are located in the northwest of the country, and therefore a nearby industry can make it possible to significantly reduce the logistical costs of production and possible export of the product", Analyst minister.
The delegation, composed of the energy secretary, Emilio Guiñazú, and ProMendoza, Mario Lázzaro, was managed by the company's chief Isaac Attie of Audrey Li, head of Latin America and by sales manager Jonathan Ríos.
"The potential arrival of BYD is also adapted to our strategy of linking local businesses with foreign investors in connection with renewable energy. We hope to advance and specify these common points that we find between Mendoza and the company, "says Guiñazú.
ByD is for the third consecutive year world leader in sales of electronic vehicles with more than 113 thousand units. He was born in 1995 as a small company that supplies batteries for companies that are related to mobile telephony. In 2003, he acquired a car factory and began developing prototypes and in 2005 he achieved his first car developed for the market.