BYD Co. Ltd. employs 180,000 people with an annual turnover of over €8.5 billion and is headquartered in Schenzhen, China.

Established in 1995, BYD specialises in the production of pure electric vehicles, including forklifts, cars and buses, as well as batteries, solar energy, electronics and IT.

BYD has been present in Europe since 1999, servicing the European market for batteries and energy storage systems from its headquarters in Rotterdam.


BYD electric vehicles

BYD is the worlds largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, supassing Nissan, BMW and Tesla with over 10,000 vehicles sold YTD as of June 2016.

​Additionally, BYD is a world leader in the manufacture of pure electric buses which are currently operating in over 160 countries around the world. Designed to operate with a range of up to 400km, BYD buses are operating in cities all around the world.

​All BYD electric vehicle products utilise the same unique LiFePO4 (lithium iron phosphate) battery technology that is extremely safe and energy efficient with a long life cycle.

5 MILLION  - the number of BYD automobiles sold since 2003
180,000  - the number of BYD employees working around the world in 40 countries
15,000  - the number of BYD engineers dedicated to developing their battery technology
47 -  the number of European countries operating BYD buses



Rathmore Forklifts

Shinnagh - Rathmore,Co. Kerry, Ireland - Phone - 064 7758 225 - Email:

Belfast Office

Tamar Street - Belfast, N.Ireland BT4 1HS - Phone - 028 9045 2088

Dublin Office

Orion Business Campus - Ballycoolin - Dublin 15, - Phone - 01 5267 396