Shenzhen China: Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global leader in
safety testing and certifications, and BYD Ltd Company signed a
strategic cooperation agreement in ceremonies at BYDs Shenzhen
headquarters today. Chairman and BYD President, Chuanfu Wang and Vice
President of UL and General Manager of ULs Global Energy and
Industrial System Department, Mr. Jeff Smidt, attended the signing
ceremonies where UL announced that BYDs New Energy Monitoring Center
would become the first UL certified lab in Asia to offer UL testing
UL also announced the first certification of a 250 KW solar
photovoltaic inverter in China (with both a UL and CEC certificate).
The BYD 250 KW inverter is the first Chinese inverter with UL
certification and the third in the world of its size to be certified
by UL. UL awarded BYDs photovoltaic inverter with "UL witness
laboratory and WTDP" qualifications and awarded certificates for BYDs
3.3 KW On-board EV charger and 5 KW home inverter all these products
are the first to be certified by UL in the Asia-Pacific region.
Meanwhile, BYDs New Energy Monitoring Center is also the first lab in
Asia with a UL certificate and will provide testing and inspection
services for other (non-BYD) customers in the Asia region.
UL is the world's leading authority in third-party certifications,
with over 118 years of experience. UL was the also the first company
to provide photovoltaic product safety testing and certification in
1986. UL has published several safety standards for charging equipment
and car batteries. From of which has become the US national standard.
UL began providing battery certification services for BYD in 2000. As
the relationship between the companies has strengthened, both
companies decided to expand the scope of cooperation to new energy
fields, including solar energy and electric vehicles. BYD and UL aim
to make full use of their technological advantages to promote the
safety and sustainability in the development of China's new energy-
based industry. Mr. Wang said, "BYD is constantly expanding the field
of new energy technology and product quality through independent
innovation this forms the core foundation of our competitiveness in
the domestic markets. UL has credibility in the global markets and
thats why we choose to cooperate with them. Obtaining UL
certification authority is not only a recognition of our products but
of our integrity as a company.
"UL hopes to be able to help Chinese manufacturers, including BYD, to
enter the international markets and offer the most competitive
solutions using internally developed technical superiority and
experience in the field of new energy," Mr. Jeff Smidt said. "BYDs
vision of 'Three Green Dreams' and ULs mission 'To build a safer
world' complement each other. Both of our companies are committed to
the sustainable development of the new energy industry."
BYD is ranked #1 at the top of Bloombergs and BusinessWeek's 2009
Tech 100 List (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100520006751/en/
BYD-Tops-Bloomberg-Businessweek%E 2%80%99s-12th-Annual-Tech ) and is
the leading manufacturer of advanced, environmentally-friendly battery
technologies like the BYDs Iron Phosphate battery used in BYD
electric vehicles and electric busses. BYDs solar panels and LED
Lighting systems have CEC, TUV/CE and UL listings, and the company
enjoys rapid growth in consumer electronics space and electrified
transportation sector manufacturing under its BYD brand. BYD is the
fastest-growing Chinese automotive and green energy technology
enterprise. The Company trades on the Hong Kong Exchange (HKE) under
the ticker numbers (HK.0285 BYD Electronics) and (HK.1211 BYD
Company Ltd.), as well as on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange under the
ticker number (002594 - BYD Company Ltd.). For more information visit
www.byd.com , www.facebook.com/bydcompany .
UL is a premier global safety science company with more than 100 years
of proven history. Employing nearly 9,000 professionals in over 100
countries, UL is evolving the future of safety with five distinct
business units Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health,
Verification and Knowledge Services to meet.