BYD will be producing in Changsha, China, with selective soldering systems from SEHO.
Founded in 1995 as a pioneer in battery technology, BYD has developed from a small start-up company with only 20 employees to a global company with more than 230,000 employees today. Throughout its 26 years of high-speed growth, BYD has established over 30 industrial parks across six continents and has played a significant role in industries related to electronics, automobiles, new energy and rail transit.
BYD’s mission is to create a complete, clean-energy ecosystem that reduces the world’s reliance on fossil fuels. An ambitious goal that BYD is pursuing very successfully. As early as 2015, the company was a global leader in the sale of electric vehicles. The current figures also speak for themselves: The figures for the automotive sector published by BYD in May, showed a proportion of 71 % in electrified vehicles. BYD’s portfolio ranges from electric passenger vehicles to electric commercial vehicles such as buses and trucks, as well as a monorail system, created to provide a solution for urban traffic congestion
The production plant in Changsha, Hunan province in China employs around 8,000 people. To expand the manufacturing capacity, two new production lines were purchased and, after a comprehensive evaluation phase, BYD decided on the PowerSelective from SEHO. The two new high-end selective soldering systems are designed for high production numbers and will be put into operation in the Changsha plant in autumn.
The systems are equipped with a separate fluxing module, two preheat stations, two soldering units for multi-wave soldering processes as well as an integrated cooling station. A further preheating module is followed by a module from the SelectLine product family that is equipped with a soldering unit for mini-wave soldering processes and a selective brushing system for the automatic removal of solder balls and residues.
The overall concept of the two new lines therefore offers everything in one, space-saving on only approx. 12.5 square meters: high production volumes, high flexibility and the highest quality of the manufactured products due to unique machine features and automatic process control.
“We are proud that with Yiling Precision Electronics we have a partner in China who knows exactly the requirements of Chinese electronics manufacturers and who, together with us, pursues the goal of offering our customers solutions that make them even more successful”, comments Markus Walter, CEO of SEHO Systems GmbH, the successful business transaction. He is pleased that BYD Changsha will produce controller OBC products (chargers) for electric vehicles on two SEHO PowerSelective selective soldering systems from November.