Best Asia Pacific Business Award: Dr. Battery International Group, Richmond, B.C.
Joshua Huen founded Dr. Battery International Group in 2004, with a head office in Richmond, B.C., and an IT department in Hong Kong. Each location has its own sales force and product warehouse, which means there is no down time in terms of web maintenance, updates, and catering to the battery needs of customers in more than 25 countries worldwide.
Dr. Battery’s web-based ERP System processes all sales transactions, which average 700 to 1,000 a day. The company replaces batteries for a variety of electronics, including laptops and camcorders. The professional series batteries come in nine product lines spanning more than 400 laptop battery models, and supporting the power needs of 85 per cent of the brand-name laptops in the world.
Through a strategic alliance with Boston Power, Dr. Battery’s “green series” offers environmentally friendly and safe lithium-ion batteries that deliver “like new” performance over a span of three years and more than 1,000 charges. The batteries are suitable for more than 7,200 notebook PCs on the market.