The development potential of the automotive lighting market is huge, and BYD's lights continue to make efforts

Column:Company news Time:2022-12-29
Recently, the Traffic Management Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security released the latest data on motor vehicles and drivers in the first half of the year.

Recently, the Traffic Management Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security released the latest data on motor vehicles and drivers in the first half of the year. According to the data, as of June 2019, China has 340 million motor vehicles and 250 million cars; The number of motor vehicle drivers reached 422 million, and the number of automobile drivers reached 380 million.

In terms of new energy vehicles, as of June 2019, the number of new energy vehicles in China had reached 3.44 million, accounting for 1.37% of the total number of vehicles, an increase of 1.45 million or 72.85% over the same period last year. Among them, pure electric vehicles are still the "mainstream choice" in the field of new energy vehicles, accounting for 81.74% of the total number of new energy vehicles, and the number of vehicles owned has reached 2.81 million.

Although the car market sales in 2018-2019 temporarily entered a downward period, it can be predicted that with the continuous growth of China's economy and the continuous improvement of people's income level, China's potential car consumption demand is still huge. In the next few years, China will still be a huge car consumption market, and the demand for auto parts and after-sales service market will increase significantly, while the car lighting market also has huge development potential.

Although the automotive lighting market is huge, an indisputable fact is in front of us: at present, in the automotive lighting supply chain in Chinese Mainland, from components, modules, to lights, joint-venture and foreign-funded manufacturers occupy most of the market share, and local manufacturers in Chinese Mainland are still unable to compete with it. However, local enterprises in Chinese Mainland are making continuous efforts and are expected to gradually break the monopoly situation. BYD, which has integrated the whole industrial chain from top to bottom, is one of the best.

It is reported that BYD began to research, develop and manufacture automotive lighting products in 2003. At present, it covers a full range of products, including headlights, combined taillights, rear view mirror turn lights, interior lighting, etc. The company has more than 2800 employees and three production bases in Shenzhen, Xi'an and Hengyang, integrating design, development and manufacturing.

Up to now, BYD has developed 43 models, 19 categories and 409 kinds of lights and rear-view mirrors, which are widely used in passenger cars, passenger cars, industrial vehicles, rail transit and other fields.

With the rapid improvement of R&D and production capacity, BYD Lamps began to enter the market in 2017, from the past, which was only used for BYD models, to more OEMs. At present, BYD Lamp Factory has carried out exchanges and cooperation with BYD Automobile, Denza Automobile, Great Wall Automobile, Jinkang, Xiaokang, Chang'an New Energy Automobile, Chang'an Auchan Automobile, KTM and other main engine manufacturers, and the annual production capacity can reach 1.2 million to 150 million car payments.

Taking BYD Automobile as an example, according to the data of the Passenger Association, the market share of BYD's new energy vehicles has increased from 20% in 2018 to about 24% at present, showing strong development resilience. In the first half of this year, BYD successively released the new generation Tang EV, the new Song MAX plug-in hybrid version and the new Yuan EV. New energy vehicles have become the core business of its automobile sector. According to BYD's 2019 semi annual report, the revenue and net profit in the first half of the year were 62.184 billion yuan and 1.455 billion yuan, up 14.84% and 203.61% year on year respectively. Among them, the revenue of new energy vehicle business in the first half of the year was about 25.448 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 38.77%, and its proportion in the group's revenue was further increased to 40.92%.

BYD Automobile has made beautiful achievements, and the contribution of BYD Lamp Factory is self-evident. BYD can produce and use not only exterior lights, but also interior atmosphere lights and reading lights.