Open main menu

Ningbo Bird or Bodao (宁波波导股份有限公司) is a Chinese manufacturer of mobile phones. Ningbo Bird was the largest vendor of mobile phones in China from 2003 to 2005.[3]

Ningbo Bird Co., Ltd.
Public company
FoundedOctober 1992 (Fenghua)[1]
HeadquartersFenghua, China
Key people
Xu Lihua (Chairman)
Zhang Zhangxuan (President)[2]
ProductsMobile phones



The company was established in 1992 in Fenghua and, in 1997, became China’s largest pager manufacturer. Ningbo Bird started manufacturing mobile phones in 1999. It was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange([1]) the next year. Seeking to expand into international markets, BIRD International was established in Hong Kong in 2003.

In 2009, Ningbo Bird sold its Shanghai-based operations for 60 million yuan, realising a gain of around 37 million yuan.[3] In the same year, the company received a government subsidy of 14 million yuan.[3]


Ningbo Bird has research and development centres in Chongqing, Hangzhou and Ningbo.[1]


  1. ^ a b "About Bird". Ningbo Bird Co., Ltd. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Ningbo Bird Co Ltd". Bloomberg. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Ningbo Bird set for profit". 12 January 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2012.

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit