Solar Transport & Automotive Resources Corporation (STAR Corp), authorized distributor of BYD Auto in the Philippines, celebrated its 2nd Year Anniversary with a special bash for its customers, media partners and friends on September 26, 2015 at the Aruba Bar & Restaurant at the Metrowalk Commercial along Meralco Avenue in Pasig City!
Each member of the BYD Auto Club gets an exclusive BYD Auto Club Car Sticker, a VIP Membership Card and an AutoClub T-shirt! Members will get to participate in special motoring events, receive exclusive offers and even take part in learning modules on road safety and green motoring! And, they get to be the first to know about and see the latest BYD cars that will hit the streets of Manila!
As the first ever BYD car owner, Mr. Ron de los Reyes, who owns a BYD L3, was presented by STAR Corp Managing Director, Mark Andrew Tieng, with the 1st BYD Auto Club Membership Card with number 0001. Mr. de los Reyes together with the rest of the owners in attendance became the Auto Club's founding members!
Present at the celebration was Liu Xue Liang, general manager, Asia Pacific Auto Sales Division of BYD Auto, who expounded on the global success of BYD with its electrified transportation solutions being implemented in 150 cities in 37 countries.
BYD Auto, through its authorized Philippine distributor, Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corporation (STAR Corp) celebrated its 2nd Year Anniversary in the Philippines with a special bash for its customers, media partners and friends on September 26, 2015 at the Aruba Bar and Restaurant at the Metrowalk Commercial Complex along Meralco Avenue in Pasig City.
The anniversary celebration was marked by the launch of the BYD Auto Club that has more than 100 exclusive members. According to STAR Corp Managing Director, Mark Andrew Tieng, the BYD Auto Club is a non-profit organizatioin 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. Members of the BYD Auto Club will receive updates and BYD motoring news from around the world through its official Facebook page, regular newsletters and participate in special motoring events, as well as receive exclusive offers, and take part in learning modules on road safety and green motoring. They will also be the first to know about and see the latest BYD cars that will hit the streets of Manila!
Tieng explained that the creation of the BYD Auto Club is a result of STAR Corp's continued efforts to listen and understand their customers and provide them with the best brand experience they truly deserve. This is part of STAR Corp's "5-Star" customer service orientation. "After our 'SaturDates" with our customers, the next level is building a community with them," Tieng said.
At the beginning of the milestone event, Tieng welcomed everyone and shared the significant milestones of the company in the Philippines over the past two years, notably: 1) The introduction of euro-4 compliant, fuel efficient, world-class vehicles like the BYD S6 SUV, The BYD L3 sedan, the BYD F0 micro mini, the BYD F5 Suri with remote control technology, and the BYD F3 sedan, a vehicle offering specific for taxi and fleet operations; 2) The growth of its After Sales servies, which vouches for STAR Corp;s lone term commitment to the Philippine market that its operations are in full scale, offering vehicles sales, spare parts and services; 3) The expansion of its corporate partnerships - from dealerships, to banks, fleet car alliances, signifying a growing trust and confidence in BYD as strategic partner in providing complete solutions to meet the customer's automotive needs; 4) and STAR Corp's continued pursuit of its "green dream" as it looks forward to the day when eVehicles can occupy a portion of the nation's highways and roadways and a future when green car space is the norm rather than the exception," as it advocates the passage of the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Act or House Bill 387, its participation in the campaign of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) for One Million EVs on Philippine Roads by 2020, and its introduction of the BYD Qin, one of the more advnace vehicles available for the local market, and the first and only plug-in hybrid sports saloon in the country. Tieng also gave a glimpse of BYD's future in the country including network expansion, aggressive sales and the introduction of more BYD cars which will be responsive to the growing needs of the market, as well as the promotion of green motoring. "We would like to thank all of you, especially our media friends, for your continued support. BYD Philippines has nothing but happy and satisfied customers. Along with our dedicated and hardworking dealerships and employees, we aspire to do more for our customers which is our promise and commitment." said Tieng.
Present at the celebration was Liu Xue Liang, general manager, Asia-Pacific Auto Sales Division of BYD Auto, who expounded on the global success of BYD. According to Liang, "with over 5,000 zero-emission electric buses delivered worldwide and thousands more units ordered and under production, BYD is by far the world's larget maker of pure electric buses. BYD's electrified transportation solutions are currently running in over 150 cities in 37 countries, beating the US and Japan in technology and sales."
Likewise, Liang added that "BYD was recently recognized in Fortune Magazine's first list of companies that have made a sizeable impact on major global social or environmental problems as part of their competitive strategy. Currently, BYD is no. 15 on the list."
Not forgotten at the celebration were the members of the motoring media, who received the BYD Makata Awards for the stories they wrote on BYD and its cars. BYD car owners, meanwhile, were also feted during the evening with special awards rewarding best car care practices for One Time Regular Service award, Best Accessorized Car, Best in Interior and Exterior, and the Cool Car award.
STAR Corp also organized several activities for the participants, from a display of BYD's Qin, BYD e6 and the BYD F0 race car, as well as test drives of BYD vehicles. Prizes worth over Php 200,000 were also raffled off including a boxing globe autographed by world boxing champion, congressman and proud owner of a BYD F5, Manny Pacquiao!
BYD, which stands for "Build Your Dreams", is a global automotive brand that specializes in gasoline, electric and hybrid cars and is distributed in the Philippines by Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corp. (STAR Corp). Its showrooms are located in Metro Manila (Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City) and another in Concepcion, Batangas and a sales/showroom facility in San Pascual, Batangas.
For more information, visit www.byd.com.ph