Geely Holding Group
Founded in 1986, Geely Holding Group is one of ten leading car manufacturers of China, actively investing in scientific research and development as well as training and developing of their personnel. Geely Holding Group is the only private company included in the Fortune Global 500 list of the largest global companies with an annual turnover of US$ 23 billion. Geely Holding Group received recognition as the most innovative company in China.
Geely Holding Group includes the following companies: Geely Automotive International Corporation (GAIC), Volvo Car Corporation, Drivetrain Systems International (DSI) — one of the global largest transmissions manufacturers, and London Taxi — the manufacturer of the famous London cabs. GAIC represents the interests of Geely Holding Group on the foreign markets.
The manufacturing facilities of Geely Holding Group are represented by 18 factories, 9 of which are in the foreign markets. The Geely brand dealership network includes almost 1000 car sale centers and workshops in China, rendering services to their customers 24/7 and topping Chinese customer-satisfaction ratings according to J.D. Power.
The Group of Companies’ assets include its research and development centers (R&D) as well as international design offices located in Shanghai, Gothenburg, Barcelona, California, and Coventry. The Emgrand EC7 became the first Chinese car awarded a 4-star rating in safety according to E-NCAP European agency. Taking care of the development of the personnel skills, the company founded Geely University and College, as well as automotive institute, the first higher educational establishment in China focusing on masters and doctorate programs in the sphere of automotive manufacturing.
For many years, the Geely brand is committed to the same principles. Going beyond the boundaries of technological capabilities, making technical breakthroughs in the field of automotive production, creating safe and high-quality, and striving to become one of the world’s leading automakers. The strength of Geely relies on its passion for innovation and continuous improvement of its products. They with a focus on safety, quality, and technology with care for the environment.
The company focuses on the global design trends of the industry and retains characteristic features. Geely Design is a young, dynamic global team. Geely Design is at the forefront of every piece manufactured by Geely. It cooperates with subsidiary brands included in the Geely Auto group of companies, such as LYNK & CO and London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC).
Cars are moving pieces of art, emitting a genuine aura that provokes feelings in every passerby. They are unique ideas embodied in metal and plastic. They are the result of the cooperative input of people having designed and manufactured them. Excellent cars are born from excellent design. Everyone in Geely’s Design team aims to make excellent cars a reality, working closely with our engineers.
Peter Hobury is a legendary name in the automotive industry. Acting as the executive vice president for design, he manages the development of Geely Auto and the new brand — LYNK & CO. Working from the design center in Scotland, he manages the development of four Geely design studios, from Shanghai to Barcelona, and from Gothenburg to California, and all the way to Coventry. Through the implementation of cutting-edge communication technologies, Peter has an opportunity to review all the project deliverables of each studio online.