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Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corp. (STAR Corp.), a wholly Filipino owned and Philippine-based company founded in December 2012, is the authorized Philippine distributor of BYD Auto China Ltd. Co., maker of China’s top-selling local automotive brand.

BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is a leading-edge provider of green energy technologies that are utilized in the IT, automotive and new energy industries. BYD automobiles are gaining recognition all over the globe for their build quality and world-class technologies. Aside from traditional fuel vehicles, BYD manufactures new energy vehicles, electronic intelligence technology and power train technology including Remote Control Driving technology, Dual Mode II system and the Bi-directional Inverter Charging and Discharging technology.

BYD currently has a strong presence in Asia as well as the North, Central and South American markets through its electric buses, taxis and line-up of automobiles.

BYD’s automotive business also made the news when world-renowned entrepreneur Warren Buffet invested in the company in 2011 who acquired 225 million shares equivalent to a 9.9 percent stake.

STAR Corp. is part of the business ventures of the Solar Group of Companies and it envisions itself to be the leading mobility solutions provider, built on excellence in technological innovations, committed to environmental sustainability and delivering the best brand ownership experience by a team of passionate individuals.

The company is headed by Managing Director Mark Andrew Tieng, who has an eye for making any business work given his expertise and experience in all business operations.

Currently, STAR Corp. has three fully-equipped and operational dealerships with sales, service center, showroom capabilities as well as genuine parts and accessories. One is located in Metro Manila (Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City), one in Batangas City, Batangas and another one in Cebu.

Its current roster of BYD vehicles for the local market are euro-4 compliant, fuel efficient, world-class vehicles such as the S6 and S7 compact SUVs; the Qin Hybrid Sport Sedan; the L3 Sedan; the F0 Mini-Sedan; the F5 Suri Remote Control; e6 Crossover Pure Electric; and the F3 Sedan, a vehicle offering specific for taxi fleet operations.

Recently, it revolutionized the Philippine automotive industry with its introduction of the BYD Qin, is the first and only plug-in hybrid sports saloon and clearly one of the more advanced vehicles available for the local market.

Philosophy

Our Vision

To be the leading mobility solutions provider, built on excellence in technological innovations, committed to environmental sustainability and delivering the best brand ownership experience by a team of passionate individuals.

Our Corporate Values

  • Service
  • Trustworthy
  • Aggressive
  • Responsible

Milestones

September

The BYD S7, the newest SUV of STAR CORP, and the 2017 BYD F0 were launched to mark the third year anniversary of BYD in the Philippines. Over a hundred guests composed of media, banks, clients, and partners attended the event at the BYD Shaw. The second Makata Awards were also given to the motoring media. The support of the banks were also recognized on that day.

July

BYD Batangas opened its doors anew to Batangueños and other customers south of Manila at the BYD Dealership in Concepcion, Batangas. The dealership is being managed by Areza Group of Companies headed by Chairman and president Cesar Gabriel Areza; Justin Solana as COO; and BYD Batangas sales manager Belen Yap.

BYD Batangas joins the ranks of other STAR CORP dealerships which include BYD Cebu Gateway Motors in Cebu City headed by Michael Goho, Renan Roxas and Joseph Erick Tan.

December

BYD Philippines in partnership with Blanco Race Engineering, joined the Philippine Endurance Challenge (PEC), which was held at the Batangas Racing Circuit. PEC, which is organized by Flat Out Race Series, is an eight-hour race open to amateur, professional drivers and teams.  The objective of the race is for the cars to log as many laps around the track at the end of eight hours.  Each car may have up to four drivers and they are allowed to take turns behind the wheel.

The BYD F3 Taxi and F0 were tried and tested for their excellent engineering, quality and technical expertise. A total of six drivers drove the F3 and the F0 including former Formula 3 driver Gabby de la Merced and motoring journalist Angel Rivero. The lady drivers drove the F3 while the F0 were driven by professional race drivers Boobie Camus, Ron Catindig, Paul Lawrence Tan and Renan Morales. De la Merced and Rivero won the Manufacturer’s Cup championship while the male drivers took the FM2 class championship for cars rated below 152 ps and the FM1 class for cars above 152 ps. BYD garnered four awards all in all including the 2015 PEC Manufacturer’s Cup Championship, the PEC FM2 Class Championship and the PEC FM1 Team first runner-up.

STAR CORP was also awarded for Best Marketing Promotion given by BYD Auto based in Shenzhen, China. This recognition is held annually for all distributors in the Asia Pacific Region and BYD Philippines was recognized in the category of Creating Brand Awareness.

October

The BYD F5 was given the distinction as Runner Up in the Compact Sedan Category at the Autofocus People's Choice Awards.

September

The 2nd Year Anniversary of BYD Philippines was celebrated with a special bash for its customers, employees, media partners and friends on September 26 at the Aruba Bar & Restaurant at the Metrowalk Commercial Complex along Meralco Avenue in Pasig City. A display of BYD’s e6 and F0 racecar, as well as test drives of BYD vehicles was held at the event. The BYD Auto Club was also launched with more than 100 members. 

The Auto Club is a non-profit organization established by STAR Corp. to benefit BYD car owners and special stakeholders in the Philippines with the end in view of enhancing their motoring lifestyle, strengthening their brand experience with BYD and building camaraderie among its members. They will receive updates, BYD motoring news from around the world through its official Facebook page, regular newsletters, BYD’s participation in auto shows or motoring events and receive exclusive offers as well as learning modules and tips on road safety.

Some members of the motoring media were also recognized and received the BYD Makata Awards for the stories they wrote on BYD and its cars.

August

BYD Philippines received the Philip Morris Fortune Tabaco Corporation (PMFTC) After-Sales Service Accreditation.

April

STAR CORP marks another milestone in the local automotive industry with its introduction of the QIN (pronounced as CHIN), BYD’s second-generation Plug-in-Hybrid Sports Saloon during the Manila International Auto Show 2015 at the World Trade Center Manila in Pasay City. Targeting a more premium market, the Qin is the first and only dual-mode plug in hybrid sports saloon in the country and can outperform any of the 4-door sedans even in the premium segment. It is expected to boost the brand's image as a technologically capable automotive manufacturer.

STAR CORP welcomes broadcaster, writer, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and achiever, MR. FRANCIS KONG, to its roster of BYD customers, now a proud owner of a BYD S6.

March

STAR CORP introduced BYD 5-Star Customer Service which includes 5 year service warranty, Service Technology Infrastructures & facilities manned by Top Caliber Service and Automotive Technicians, Genuine Parts and Accessories, A one-year emergency roadside assistance package in partnership with AAP and BYD Response Operations or BRO for short.

BRO is our 24/7 assistance which is available to our BYD owners anytime anywhere. BRO is STAR Corp’s unique approach to meet and exceed its customers' expectations and provide the services they need wherever they are. Like a real-life BRO, BYD provides that personal and reliable touch, offering expert information, recommendations and solutions to their customers on how to get the best motoring experience from their BYD vehicle.

BYD car owners are assured of worry-free motoring for many more years than regular warranty coverage. Under the 5-Year Warranty or 100,000-kilometer coverage, whichever comes first, the warranty covers the entire BYD vehicle from the engine, transmission and all parts.

February

STAR CORP, authorized Philippine distributor of BYD Auto China Ltd. Co., supports the 4th Electric Vehicle Summit 2015 at the Multi-Purpose Hall, Meralco Fitness Center, Pasig City. As one of the members of the Electric Vehicles Association of the Philippines (EVAP), the sponsorship of the EV Summit is STAR Corp’s way of expressing its solidarity and support of the goals and objectives of the organization. As part of its participa-tion in the event, STAR CORP exhibited the BYD e6, a long-range, pure-electric utility vehicle that is a cross between a sedan and an SUV.

January

STAR CORP welcomes the newest member of the BYD family, Peoples’ Champ and Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, with his purchase of a brand new BYD F5 Suri with its unique remote control technology.

STAR CORP showcases the BYD e6 long-range pure electric vehicle during the Auto Review Road Safety Olympics at the SM Mall of Asia.

December

The BYD F0 serves as the “spec car” during the 2014 Challenge of Champions (COC) race-off, organized by Flat Out Race Series Inc. at the Batangas Racing Circuit in Rosario, Batangas. The time attack event pitted 14 drivers, all previous champions and winners of the Circuit Showdown Series, in a race against the clock behind the wheel of the race-prepared BYD F0 to determine who was able to achieve the best time. Bracket D champion Al Jeffrey Lacambra, who took first place, found the F0 solid while driving it on the circuit.

November

STAR CORP signs a memorandum of understanding with the Areza Group of Companies to pave the way for the opening of its first provincial dealership, BYD Batangas.

The BYD F0 Gli MT wins the Value for Money Award 2014-2015 from the Car Awards Group Inc.

The BYD F0 bags another feather to its cap as it wins 3rd Place in Class - Asian Hatchback Modified, at the 2014 Manila Auto Salon held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay.

October

STAR CORP signs a partnership agreement with the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), one of the country’s most reliable service providers of emergency roadside service (ERS) assistance, to give BYD car owners a one-year membership to the AAP’s emergency roadside assistance package at absolutely no cost to BYD owners.

The BYD F0 underscores its debut in motorsports with a top of the podium finish in the last leg of the 2014 Philippine Micro Series at the Final Showdown event in Clark International Speedway. Steered by Keith Bryan Haw, the BYD F0 triumphed over seasoned racers Mark Peter Thomann in a Toyota Wigo and Mackie Cañete in a Suzuki Cappuccino, making local motoring history by becoming the first Chinese-produced car to win in circuit racing.

September

Powered by a three-cylinder, 1.0-liter BYD 371QA engine, the BYD F0 driven by Keith Bryan Haw garners two podium finishes in Bracket D and Bracket G beating cars way above its class in Round 7of the Circuit Showdown series.

August

STAR CORP celebrates its first year anniversary with customers and special guests with a traditional Mooncake Festival.

STAR CORP brings in the BYD F3 to meet the growing demand for taxi fleet sales and make its mark in the fleet vehicle business. F3 unseats other vehicles in its class as it offers a high fuel efficiency of 16 KM/L. It also outperforms its rivals in the looks department: it is longer, wider, sleeker…with smart and plush features not found in other taxi vehicles.

The Peoples’ Champ and Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao visits the BYD Shaw dealership and tries out the BYD F5 Suri Remote Control Car.

July-August

STAR CORP brings in the BYD F0 to the Philippine market and, to prove the mettle and build quality of their latest vehicle offering, enters the mini hatch in the First Philippine Micro Series of the Circuit Showdown Series at the Batangas Racing Circuit in Rosario, Batangas. Driven by 29-year-old businessman, DJ and drift driver Keith Bryan Haw, the BYD F0 marked its racing debut with a second place finish.

June

STAR CORP brings the BYD e6 to the hallowed grounds of the Philippine Congress in the hope of helping to generate awareness for the passage of HB 2316 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Act and push STAR CORP’s Green Dream for Green Car Space in the Philippines.

May

The BYD e6 officially makes its first public appearance in the Philippines through a partnership of STAR CORP with MERALCO during the latter’s 2014 Stockholder’s Meeting and participation at the Philippine Semiconductors and Electronics Convention under the theme of “Green Light the Green Dream!”

April

BYD makes its official debut in the Philippines with STAR CORP’s participation in the 2014 Manila International Auto Show, the Philippines' biggest motor show in terms of visitor count, cars on display, and exhibitors.

March

STAR CORP opens its 2nd Metro Manila dealership along North EDSA, Quezon City.

January

The BYD F5 Suri is bestowed with the Car of the Year (COTY) 2013-2014 Bosch Technical Innovation Award by the Car Awards Group, Inc.

September

STAR CORP formally launches BYD in the Philippines in grand opening ceremonies held at One Esplanade, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City where the company’s vehicle line-up consisting of the BYD L3, BYD F5 Suri, and the BYD S6 were showcased.

STAR CORP opens full scale sales, service and parts facility at BYD SHAW, its first dealership along Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong.

December

BYD AUTO CO., LTD., awards exclusive distributorship of its vehicles in the Philippines to Solar Transport & Automotive Resources, Corp. (STAR CORP)

BYD

Established in 1995 as an enterprise specializing in information and new energy technologies, BYD expanded into automotives in 2003 and became the fastest growing domestic car manufacturer in China, in addition to being the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries, and the second largest for mobile phone shells, in the entire world.

BYD Auto is now the most innovative independent national auto brand in China, leading the field with unique technologies, particularly for electrics.

In the field of new energy, in addition to innovative electric vehicles, BYD has developed green products such as solar farms, battery energy storage and charging stations, and efficiently powerful LED lighting systems.

BYD has grown from a small company with 20 employees in 1995 to a major corporation with 200,000 people working at 11 industrial parks across China, including production facilities in Guangdong, Beijing, Shanxi, Shanghai and Changsa and in offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Please see their official byd.com website for more details.