Gathering Talents, Forging Ahead | REFIRE Awarded Title of “Jiading District Talent Service Demonstration Unit”



On December 16, in order to actively respond to and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important instructions on talent work, fully implement the talent-led development strategy, and promote the construction of a high-level talent high ground, the Jiading District People’s Government of Shanghai and the Jiading District Talent Working Group held the 2021 Jiading District Talent Service Demonstration Units and Outstanding Units award ceremony, commending outstanding enterprises and companies in the district that have performed outstandingly in the field of talent development in the past year. Relying on its outstanding achievements in aspects including the move toward high-end talents and internationalization, REFIRE was selected and awarded the title of this year’s “Jiading District Talent Service Demonstration Unit”.

REFIRE representatives attend the award ceremony of talent service demonstration units and outstanding units in Jiading District (front row, third from right) (photo source: Shanghai Jiading Public Account)


REFIRE Awarded Title of “Jiading District Talent Service Demonstration Unit”


In recent years, REFIRE, headquartered in Jiading, Shanghai, has adopted the concept of “gathering talents, and forging ahead,” gathering high-end talents at home and abroad with a professional background in fuel batteries, covering electrochemistry, materials, mechanical power, control and other academic fields. Nearly 40% of the team have master’s degrees or doctorates. Over the years, adhering to a sound talent cultivation and incentive system, REFIRE has been continuously optimizing the “scientific research soil,” and has nurtured many technology leaders: In 2019, Dr. Gu Ruizhi, chief technology officer of REFIRE Group, by virtue of his outstanding contributions to the industry, won the “Annual Chinese Government Friendship Award”; in 2021, Dr. Zhai Shuang, chief expert engineer of REFIRE, won the Shanghai May 1st Labor Medal for his innovative achievements, R&D contributions and leadership in the key areas of hydrogen energy and fuel battery industry development. With the unremitting efforts of the team, REFIRE has continuously made technological breakthroughs. In 2020, the company was honored on the second list of national-level professional and new “little giant” enterprise honorary titles recognized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and also received first prize for the “China Automobile Industry Science and Technology Award.”

The research and development results are not only the signatures of the REFIRE engineers, but also their hard work and sweat.


This series of outstanding achievements is inseparable from REFIRE’s continuous investment in talents, and even more inseparable from the company’s very attractive and unique culture. In the K05 office, which is located in Jiangqiao Town, Jiading District, which has lots of technological personality, you can start a beautiful day with a cup of coffee; use your lunch break to immerse yourself in yoga meditation; play a spirited basketball game with your friends in the evening; flip through a few pages of your favorite picture album in the company’s spacious book corner; or listen to the company’s specially-appointed McKinsey experts explain how to posses strategic thinking.


In addition, as a leading company in the industry, REFIRE also attaches great importance to the exchange and cooperation of talents in the fuel cell industry. The company and Tongji University and other scientific research institutions continue to carry out talent training programs, and through the establishment of joint laboratories, and promote the implementation of joint production, education and research projects, laying a solid foundation for the company’s talent reserve and further cooperation between schools and enterprises, thereby realizing the sustainable development of the industry.

REFIRE, Headquartered in Jiading, Shanghai


In the grand vision of Shanghai’s future development, Jiading District undertakes important missions such as building the core bearing region of a world-class automobile industry center and an important bearing region of the Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center. As a leading hydrogen fuel cell company, REFIRE will continue to be based in Jiading, continue to deepen its talent pool strategy, and explore a full range of talent cultivation measures to further boost the development of China’s hydrogen energy and fuel cell industry and new energy automobile industry.



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.

As of Q1 2021, REFIRE fuel cell technologies and products are powering over 2,700 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in daily use in 15 cities across China, as well as various projects in five other countries. To date, combined vehicle mileage exceeds 63 million kilometres.


Marketing & Communications Department, REFIRE