Weyland Corp is a multi-national corp with a stock worth of $218 trillion in 2093, specializing and developing in major advancements in technology such as holographics, off-world colonization, FTL travel, and others. Weyland Corp soon became the first company in history to make $100 billion within five years due to massive successes in technological advances. Due to the combined value of Sir Peter Weyland’s various patents and patent-pendings, the company incorporates with a higher fair market valuation than any other company in history. At some point in the 21st Century, the British corporation Weyland Corp eventually merged with the Japanese company Yutani Corporation and became the antecedents to the Weyland-Yutani comglomerate corporation.
“At Weyland Industries we apply science, technology and our unparalleled global network of resources to the pursuit of Building Better Worlds.” “Every day, Weyland biologists, military scientists, chemical engineers, mechanics, pilots and more work across our solar system to advance human interests and life. As they labor, new planets, natural resources, industries, modes of transportation and medical advancements emerge and evolve before our eyes.” Founded by Charles Bishop Weyland, Weyland Industries merged with the Yutani Corporation in the mid-21st century. The company has had encounters with both Predators and Aliens since 2093 and has gone to unimaginable lengths with little regard for human life to capture both species – one for technology, the other for use as a bio-weapon. Virtually all attempts to date have ended with disaster.
Between December 25th, 2093 – 2094 – The USCSS Prometheus arrived on LV-223. The crew soon came across a structure where the Engineers stored chemical A0-3959x.91 – 15, a lethal pathogen that was created by the Engineers to destroy the human race, only to be killed by their own creation. A few crew members were exposed to the pathogen, and in the ensuing chaos most were killed, including Sir Peter Weyland and his daughter. The remaining crew later sacrificed themselves and the Prometheus to destroy the last Engineer’s ship, with only Elizabeth Shaw and the android David as the only survivors leaving with another abandoned ship to head for the Engineer’s homeworld.