THE POWER OF “WE”

Creating a Sustainable Future

About Us

Headquartered in Shanghai, REFIRE is the world’s leading deployer of commercial hydrogen fuel cell zero-emissions technologies. The company specialises in designing, testing, prototyping, application engineering and in integrated fuel cell systems for buses, trucks, specialised vehicles, power supply units, and marine applications.

By mid-May 2022, REFIRE fuel cell technologies and products are powering over 2,700 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in daily use in 18 cities across China, as well as various projects in five other countries.

REFIRE’s strategic footprint is in line with the growth of hydrogen fuel cell applications for both domestic and overseas markets, whilst helping to maintain end-to-end excellence in areas such as technology advancement, product R&D, and manufacturing to offer the best FCS products to customers. November 2019 saw the completion of REFIRE’s new corporate headquarter, a 25,000㎡ R&D campus in Shanghai. It houses advanced labs and test facilities which allows for the development of FC key components to complete FCS and prototype vehicles assembly. In August 2020, a new industrialization hub was commissioned in Changshu in three phases for the mass production of fuel cell systems and key auxiliary components.

REFIRE currently employs over 600 people. Relying on an extensive portfolio of patents, standardized development process, total quality management, and advanced engineering and trial-production capability, REFIRE pursues a competitive and sustainable growth.

REFIRE was founded in 2015 when a passionate group of engineers came together with the shared dream of propelling the development of hydrogen energy and popularizing the application of fuel cells. REFIRE hopes to reduce mankind’s dependence on fossil energy and contribute to the harmonious co-existence among all lives on our planet by making use of “hydrogen”, the most abundant element in the universe.

Since 2015, driven by our passion, accountability, grit and dedication to the hydrogen energy industry, REFIRE has brought together a team of the smartest minds in hydrogen fuel cell ( FC) technology, automotive engineering, and manufacturing under ‘one’ roof with one goal to commercialise FC technology. Together with our upstream and downstream industry and institutional partners, we successfully demonstrated commercial FC vehicles deployment at scale. Meanwhile, we will continue to explore China and overseas markets, where the FC technology will soon be adopted.

The REFIRE FCS have continuously and stably driven different types of commercial vehicles that are now serving logistics, mass transit and urban service. By mid-May 2022, the operating FCVs powered by REFIRE reached a total cumulative mileage over 80 million kilometers.

As a pioneer in the FCS commercialization in China, REFIRE pursue product excellence with the belief in the social and environmental value that propelled us to repeatedly push the industry milestones. The outpace track record has lifted REFIRE, together with partners, from pioneers to industry leaders toward a new hydrogen economy.

In the future, REFIRE will continue to forge ahead and make positive contributions to protecting our planet and blue sky and making our planet a better place to live for the next generations. If you are as excited as we are about building a hydrogen-powered mobility future, we invite you to contact us to discuss how we can help to make your vision succeed.

Thank you for taking an interest in REFIRE, a company whose vision is creaing a sustainable energy future with hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Adhering to this vision, we are already helping to bring hydrogen-powered mobility to fruition.

It is thanks to the power of “We” that this vision is actually happening and is encapsulated in our systems, services and culture. If it weren’t for the sense of accountability, grit and dedication of our own talented team and the support of our customers, shareholders, industry and institutional partners, we could not have become pioneers in this transformative industry.

Since 2015 we have grown through a mutual and organic gathering of minds, resources, and resolve into a 600-strong team of world-class engineers, strategists and thinkers – all under ‘one’ roof. We are also proud to say that we have been scaling into multiple R&D, manufacturing, and service facilities across China, with centres and projects in other countries also in the works.

If you are as excited as we are about building a hydrogen- powered mobility future, we invite you to contact us to discuss how we can help to make your vision succeed.

With warmest regards,


Robin Lin, Chairman and CEO

Business around the World

  Footprint   FCVs Coverage

SHANGHAI
Corporate Headquarter, R&D Centre, After Sales Service Center

BEIJING
FCS Testing & Certification

CHANGSHU
FC Industrialization Hub, After Sales Service Center

FOSHAN
FC Industrialization Hub, After Sales Service Center

ZHENGZHOU
After Sales Service Center

HONGKONG
International Business

History


2015.9

REFIRE was founded.

2016.1

REFIRE’s first fuel cell bus with REFIRE FC technology was deployed in Foshan, Guangdong Province.

2016.8

REFIRE released the first fuel cell system CAVEN 3 for commercial vehicle applications.

2017.7

REFIRE commenced the mass production of CAVEN 3.

2018.1

China’s first 500 fuel cell delivery trucks powered by REFIRE were deployed in Shanghai.

2018.8

REFIRE established China’s first dedicated “Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle After Sales Service Centre in Shanghai”.

2018.11

REFIRE completed the production of the 1000th CAVEN3 fuel cell system.

2019.4

REFIRE’s first fuel cell bus project was deployed in Malaysia, Southeastern Asia.

2019.6

REFIRE announced the construction of  industrialization hub in Changshu, Jiangsu Province.

2019.7

REFIRE partnered with Toyota and Higer to co-develop fuel cell buses.

2019.7

REFIRE partnered with Toyota and FAW to co-develop fuel cell commercial vehicles.

2019.9

Sinopec Capital made strategic investment into REFIRE Group.

2019.10

Fuso’s first hydrogen-powered truck “FUSO Vision F-CELL” with REFIRE FC technology was demonstrated during 46th Tokyo Motor Show.

2019.11

REFIRE entered into partnership with Europe’s leading electro-mobility solution provider eCap to develop hydrogen mobility solutions in Northern Europe.

2019.11

REFIRE’s new corporate headquarter, a 25,000㎡ R&D campus in Shanghai.

2019.12

REFIRE established the initial intention of cooperation with Toyota Tsusho and Changshu Government on fuel cell heavy-duty trucks.

2020.1

Powered by REFIRE technology, 200 fuel cell buses rolled off the line in Wulong, Yunnan

2020.1

20 fuel cell buses co-developed by REFIRE, Toyota and Higer were deployed in Changshu.

2020.2

The operating fuel cell vehicles powered by REFIRE have reached a cumulative mileage of over 20 million kilometres.

2020.2

REFIRE launched the new fuel cell product platform – PRISMA series 60kW-110kW fuel cell system.

2020.2

REFIRE signed a strategic cooperation agreement with BESTPATH IoT and Sinopec Hydrogen Energy to explore hydrogen-powered applications.

2020.3

Powered by REFIRE technology, the first batch of three 8T fuel cell closed garbage trucks entered the road test stage.

2020.5

Powered by REFIRE technology, 150 fuel cell buses were deployed in Zhengzhou, Henan

2020.7

REFIRE signed an agreement on demonstration operation project of heavy-duty FCVs in Ningdong Energy and Chemical Industry Base

2020.7

REFIRE signed cooperation agreement with China Baowu.

2020.8

REFIRE held an inaugural ceremony for its second at-scale hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing base – Changshu Mass Production Factory in China, and dubbed “ASTRAWORKS” for REFIRE’s brand-new manufacturing hub.

2020.8

The operating fuel cell vehicles powered by REFIRE have reached a cumulative mileage of over 30 million kilometres.

2020.8

REFIRE signed strategic agreement with HBIS Group

 2020.8

REFIRE and MOON Group reached strategic cooperation.

2020.9

REFIRE and DuPont China signed the strategic cooperation agreement.

2020.9

Signing Ceremony of REFIRE’s Industrilization Hub held in Datong, Shanxi Province.

2020.9

REFIRE and Continental AG reached strategic cooperation.

2020.9

REFIRE and German TÜV Rheinland signed the global strategic agreement.

2020.9

REFIRE and Garrett signed the strategic agreement on air compressor technology.

2020.9

REFIRE and GRINM GROUP signed the strategic agreement.

2020.9

5th anniversary of REFIRE

2020.10

REFIRE released brand new logo

2020.10

The first batch of 10 fuel cell buses powered by REFIRE technology were deployed in Baicheng, Jilin

2020.10

Fuel cell logistics vehicles powered by REFIRE technology helped Budweiser start green logistics

2020.10

The debut of 49T H-CUBE autonomous fuel cell heavy-duty truck powered by REFIRE technology

2020.11

The agreement to deliver 100 Foton fuel cell heavy-duty trucks powered by REFIRE technology by February 2021 was signed

2020.11

REFIRE signed agreement with CAMC and BESTPATH IoT on deploying 60 fuel cell heavy-duty trucks in Yangtze River Delta region

2020.11

REFIRE and Weifu signed strategic cooperation agreement

2020.12

The operating fuel cell vehicles powered by REFIRE have reached a cumulative mileage of over 50 million kilometres.

2020.12

Powered by REFIRE technology, zero-emission fuel cell buses will serve stunning German National Park next year

2020.12

Powered by REFIRE technology, Sany’s world first fuel cell mixer rolled off the production line

2021.2

REFIRE and industry partners signed agreement to jointly build liquid hydrogen refueling stations in Foshan

2021.4

REFIRE and Schaeffler Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement on key fuel cell technologies, dedicated to pooling efforts in promoting commercial application of the technologies across the globe in the future.

2021.4

The Yangtze River Delta Forum of the National School of Development (NSD), Peking University was held at REFIRE’s R&D center in Shanghai. Themed “A New Era of Carbon Neutrality: Industrial Revolution and Capital Opportunities”, the event brought together a group of leading experts from both the academia and the industry from the NSD, the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), Sinopec and the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) including Justin Yifu Lin, Honorary Dean of the NSD and member of the Standing Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), to explore new opportunities and possibilities facing the hydrogen energy and fuel cell industry amid the ongoing green economy boom.

2021.5

REFIRE’s factory was issued a statement of assessment in recognition of its production processes by RDW, the Netherlands vehicle authority, while its PRISMA VI fuel cell system acquired the electromagnetic compatibility certificate, marking an important milestone for meeting the European Union (EU) standard in terms of production consistency management and fuel cell technologies.

2021.6

REFIRE participated in the International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Congress & Exhibition 2021 (FCVC), where it released the brand-new, 130kW PRISMA XII+ fuel cell system. The product, record-breaking in terms of a series of technological indicators, was poised to provide strong power and efficiency for medium and heavy commercial vehicles.

2021.6

REFIRE was awarded the world’s first TÜV Rheinland Performance Verification Certificate for its star-performance fuel cell system and galvanic piles.

2021.7

REFIRE signed a framework agreement for strategic cooperation with CHINT on joint investment in the development of fuel cell system and its entire supply chain as well as the application of the technology for optical storage of hydrogen heat.

2021.7

REFIRE and Shanghai AI NEV Innovative Platform Co., Ltd. had in-depth exchange and signed strategic cooperation agreement on testing, R&D collaboration and standard making in the field of fuel cell development.

2021.7

The modified version of Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses, equipped with the REFIRE fuel cell system, made stunning debut in Lower Oder Valley National Park of Germany.

2021.7

A REFIRE project made it into the list of pilot projects for standardization development in Shanghai, 2021.

2021.8

REFIRE and CHINT jointly announced that Shanghai Pandong Electric Technology Co., Ltd., a REFIRE subsidiary, had received strategic investment from CHINT, and the two sides would work together to step up building a clean energy system.

2021.9

The 6th anniversary of REFIRE’s establishment

2021.9

FAW Jiefang Automotive Co., Ltd, a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in China, released its new energy strategy at the inaugural meeting for its newly established business unit for new energy. REFIRE joined the multi-party strategic league together with companies including FAW Jiefang, in order to boost the high-quality development of new-energy commercial vehicles in China and accelerate the energy transformation.

2021.9

The Media Interview Day event for Jiading District in support of Hongqiao’s drive to emerge as an international open hub took place at REFIRE’s headquarter, where government officials and Lin Qi, President and Chairman of REFIRE were joined by media participants to explore issues including the development of Hongqiao as well as REFIRE’s R&D center which was listed among Hongqiao international central business district’s major projects.

2021.11

REFIRE and Toyota signed a cooperation memorandum on joint development of fuel cell systems, marking an important step forward of the two sides in pooling efforts to develop a new generation of fuel cell system catering to the demands of the commercial vehicle market, in order to build a shared future of clean transportation.

2021.11

REFIRE’s testing center gained the certification by China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) which holds a preeminent position in the international certification system, indicating that the center’s software, hardware and testing abilities had all reached the international level, and its report would be recognized by the international community as authoritative and highly credible.

2021.12

REFIRE and Guangdong Jiping New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation agreement on technological improvement and production of key parts for fuel cells.

2021.12

REFIRE’s cooperative project won the 2021 Shanghai Industry-University-Research Cooperation Excellent Project Award.

2021.12

REFIRE was recognized as a “Jiading District Talent Service Demonstration Unit”.

2021.12

REFIRE was awarded among the 6th batch of “Manufacturing Single Champion Companies (Products)” by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China in recognition of its hydrogen fuel cells used in commercial vehicles.

Chair, Fuel Cell Sub-Centre, China National Power Battery (CNPB) Innovation Centre

Chair, Fuel Cell Branch, CNPB Industry Alliance

Member of Hydrogen Council

Founding Member of AUTOSEMO

Shanghai Enterprise Technology Centre

Anchor name in Fuel Cell Industry Whitelist by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM)

Joint research lab at Tongji University,

Joint research lab at Beijing Institute of Technology

ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification

IATF16949:2016 Quality Management System Certification

ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification

ISO45001 Occupational Health And Safety Management system Certification

ISO 26262:2018 Process Certification

Statement of assessment in recognition of factory production processes issued by RDW

UN ECE R10 certification

China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) certification

2017/6
Silver Award of 29th Shanghai Outstanding Invention Competition

2017/9
2nd Scientific and Technological Innovation Award of Shenzhen New Energy Vehicle (Logistics Vehicle) Challenge

2017/12
Strategic Supplier of Dongfeng Motor Corporation

2018/2
Technological Innovation Award of Modern Service Industry of Jiading District, Shanghai

2018/10 China’s Most Promising Enterprise by Ernst & Young

2018/11
Shanghai High-Tech Enterprise

2019/2
Shanghai Specialized New Enterprise

2019/7
2019 China’s Top 100 Enterprise of Scientific and Technological Innovation

2019/10
Shanghai Little Tech Giant Enterprise

2019/11
2019 China’s Most Innovative Enterprise of Hydrogen

2020/1
Top 4 Industrial Cluster Enterprise of Jiading District, Shanghai

2020/1
Silver Award of 2019 Advanced Manufacturing Industry

2020/2
Quality Gold Prize of Jiading District, Shanghai

2020/9
The First Prize of the 1st Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Award at FCVC

2020/9
Innovation Leading Award of the 22nd CIIF

2020/10
The First Prize of “2020 China Automotive S&T Award”

2020/11
The Honorary Title of State-level Specialized, Elaborative, Characteristic and Innovative “Little Giant Enterprise”

2021/2
The Honorary Title of 2020 Shanghai Specialized, Elaborative, Characteristic and Innovative Enterprise

2021/12

2021 Shanghai Industry-University-Research Cooperation Excellent Project Award

2021/12

Jiading District Talent Service Demonstration Unit

2021/12

The 6th batch of “Manufacturing Single Champion Companies (Products)” as recognized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China