The Group at a Glance
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (“Geely”) was founded in 1986 and initially started as a refrigerator parts manufacturer, and later transitioned into producing refrigerators, freezers, construction and decorative materials, and motorcycles. In 1997, Geely entered the automotive industry and has since focused our core business on the development and production of automobiles. Geely has continued to grow with a focus on continuous technological innovation, talent development, and strengthening core competitiveness, all the while staying committed to sustainable development.
Since then, Geely Holding has ranked among the Fortune Global 500 for nine consecutive years with assets totaling over 390 billion RMB, and more than 120,000 global employees.
Over the past three decades of development, Geely Holding Group has transformed into a global innovative technology group engaged in the design, R&D, production, sales, and service of vehicles, powertrains, and key components, as well as mobility services, digital technology, financial services, and education.
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Headquartered in Hangzhou, Geely Holding today owns a number of brands including Geely Auto, Lynk & Co, Geometry, Volvo Cars, Polestar, Proton Cars, Lotus, London Electric Vehicle Company, Farizon Auto, Aerofugia, Cao Cao Mobility, Qianjiang Motorcycle, Joma, Saxo Bank, and Mitime Group.
Geely Holding has been developing cutting-edge technologies in new energy, shared mobility, vehicle networks, autonomous driving, vehicle microchips, low orbit satellites, and laser communication as it lays the foundation for a future multi-dimensional mobility ecology.
Geely Holding is also the largest shareholder in Volvo AB and Daimler AG. All brands under Geely Holding Group are actively working on plans to fully electrify their product portfolio according to respective brand positioning as part of the Group’s commitment to society.
Geely Auto employs over 20,000 designers, researchers, engineers, and technicians in R&D and design centers located around the world in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Gothenburg, Coventry, Barcelona, California, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur. Geely has been awarded a large number of patents for its innovations. Geely operates world-class manufacturing facilities in China, the U.S., the U.K., Sweden, Belgium, Belarus, and Malaysia as well as a sales and service network with over 4,000 branches all over the world.
Geely Holding places great important in fulfilling its social responsibility. The Group actively supports education, combining practical hands-on training, classroom education, and research. Through training engineers and technicians, and establishing over 9 private higher education institutions, Geely has produced over 150,000 talents. In 2016, Geely launched its “Timely Rain” targeted poverty alleviation campaign which has seen Geely invest more than 600 million RMB in poverty alleviation through industrial, educational, employment, and agricultural means, helping lift more than 30,000 families out of poverty in over 20 areas across 10 provinces within China. The campaign has carried out 31 agricultural poverty alleviation projects in 20 counties and 43 villages across the country, contributing to China’s battle against poverty.
In April 2019, Geely Holding was announced the official prestige partner of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Under the slogan “Enjoy E-mobility @ the Asian Games with Geely,” Geely aim to empower the Asian Games with green, intelligent, and humanistic technologies. Geely will develop a series of full autonomous mobility solutions by 2022 to service the 19th Asian Games.
Geely Holding Groups corporate mission is to “Align strategies, drive change, and create value.” Upholding its corporate cultures — “the Achiever Culture, the Problem-Solving Culture, the Benchmarking Culture, and the Compliance Culture,” Geely is committed to a sustainable development strategy, which seeks to develop together with up and downstream partners, transform and improve the global automotive industry, and create mobility experiences that exceed expectations.