Creating a Sustainable Future

About Us

REFIRE Group, founded in September 2015 and headquartered in Shanghai, China, has three Business Units: Fuel Cell System, Fuel Cell Stack and Power Electronics, focusing on technology research & development and product development in the fields of Fuel Cell System and Control System, Fuel Cell Stack and Membrane Electrode Assembly, and Power Electronics.

With the purpose of creating a sustainable future through Hydrogen Technology, REFIRE Group strives to becoming a leading Hydrogen Technology company by consistently enhancing corporate competence. Through 7 years of growth and exploration, REFIRE Group has grown into a global firm with more than 650 employees, with R&D centers in Shanghai and Vancouver, mass production bases in Shanghai, Changshu (Jiangsu), Jiaxing (Zhejiang), as well as After-Sales service centers in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Shandong, Henan, etc.,

REFIRE Group has achieved independent product development capability and mass production capacity for key components such as Fuel Cell Stacks, Membrane Electrode Assembly, Bipolar Plates, Hydrogen Circulation Systems, DC/DC, through the concerted efforts of three Business Units. Through innovation and iteration, REFIRE Group’s products has been continuously refined and improved, including system power, power density, service life, and many others, to retain the industry’s leading position, assisting fuel cell vehicles in advancing towards reliable technology, stable performance, enhanced safety and improved cost-effectiveness, gaining high recognition from government and the industry.

REFIRE Group is the supporting organization of Fuel Cell Sub-Center, China National Power Battery Innovation Center, Chairman Unit of the Fuel Cell Branch of the China Automotive Power Battery Industry Innovation Alliance, and the fifth Chinese company to join Hydrogen Council, following Great Wall Motor, Weichai Power, CHN Energy, and Sinopec.

REFIRE Group was bestowed with state-level Specialized and Sophisticated “Little Giant Firms” by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and was awarded the title of “Individual Champion Enterprise in Manufacturing Industry”, the First Prize of “China Automobile Industry Science and Technology Award”, the First Prize of “China Machinery Industry Science and Technology Progress Award”, and the “National Intellectual Property Advantage Enterprise”.

REFIRE Group’s high-power Fuel Cell equipment was designated by National Energy Administration as one of the first batch of key technology and equipment projects in the energy field in 2021.

REFIRE Group’s business currently spans 34 cities in 20 provinces of China, as well as international markets such as Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Malaysia. Its products and technologies are widely employed in sectors such as automobile, marine, construction machinery, material handling, and distributed power generation.

REFIRE Group has deployed over 4,000 Fuel Cell vehicles and accumulated over 140,000,000 zero-emission kilometers, reducing road carbon emissions by over 83,000 tons.

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. As so far, the operating FCVs powered by REFIRE reached a total cumulative mileage over 100 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 650-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

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

FCS Testing & Certification

FC Industrialization Hub, After Sales Service Center

FC Industrialization Hub, After Sales Service Center

After Sales Service Center

International Business



REFIRE was founded.


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


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


REFIRE commenced the mass production of CAVEN 3.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Sinopec Capital made strategic investment into REFIRE Group.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


REFIRE signed cooperation agreement with China Baowu.


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.


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


REFIRE signed strategic agreement with HBIS Group


REFIRE and MOON Group reached strategic cooperation.


REFIRE and DuPont China signed the strategic cooperation agreement.


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


REFIRE and Continental AG reached strategic cooperation.


REFIRE and German TÜV Rheinland signed the global strategic agreement.


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


REFIRE and GRINM GROUP signed the strategic agreement.


5th anniversary of REFIRE


REFIRE released brand new logo


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


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


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


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


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


REFIRE and Weifu signed strategic cooperation agreement


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


The 6th anniversary of REFIRE’s establishment


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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

Silver Award of 29th Shanghai Outstanding Invention Competition

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

Strategic Supplier of Dongfeng Motor Corporation

Technological Innovation Award of Modern Service Industry of Jiading District, Shanghai

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

Shanghai High-Tech Enterprise

Shanghai Specialized New Enterprise

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

Shanghai Little Tech Giant Enterprise

2019 China’s Most Innovative Enterprise of Hydrogen

Top 4 Industrial Cluster Enterprise of Jiading District, Shanghai

Silver Award of 2019 Advanced Manufacturing Industry

Quality Gold Prize of Jiading District, Shanghai

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

Innovation Leading Award of the 22nd CIIF

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

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

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


2021 Shanghai Industry-University-Research Cooperation Excellent Project Award


Jiading District Talent Service Demonstration Unit


Enterprise of “Single Champion in Manufacturing Industry”recognized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC


National Enterprise Technology Center


“New Energy”National Key R&D Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology


ESG 2022 China New Energy Tech 50