On July 21, 2022, Shanghai Municipal Industrial Technology Innovation Promotion Association, in conjunction with Shanghai Municipal Association for Science and Technology, Lingang Group and other organizations, released the “List of Top 100 Technology Enterprises in Shanghai in 2022” at the Shanghai Industrial Technology Innovation Conference. REFIRE was among the list by virtue of its leading edge in core hydrogen fuel cell technologies, becoming the only selected representative unit in the field of hydrogen fuel cell.
Guided by the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, Shanghai Municipal Industrial Technology Innovation Promotion Association carried out research on the innovation index of technology enterprises and established an evaluation index system, selecting enterprises through a multi-dimensional, rigorous and scientific evaluation process.
In the past seven years, REFIRE has been dedicated to technology-driven products, creating user value by products, and gradually building experienced global R&D teams and leading product technology competitiveness. By dint of long-term full commitment, industry chain layout, constant R&D and investment, as well as unique talent philosophy, REFIRE has realized high-level technical breakthroughs and independent development of the whole chain from materials, components to end products, and acquired recognition and certification from governments and authoritative industrial organizations domestically and internationally.
Zhang Wei, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and Deputy Mayor of Shanghai Municipal Government, attended the meeting and delivered a speech. He pointed out that Shanghai has always been holding fast to the central place of scientific and technological innovations in the overall development, making new breakthroughs in key and core technologies and raising the stature of enterprises as the key players in innovation. Li Yuhong, Director of the Division of Technological Improvement of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, said that in the future, Shanghai will attach more attention to technology enterprises, and provide them with more support in follow-up services and special-purpose policies.
Selected technology enterprises are mainly those in the “3+6” industrial system of the manufacturing industry to be built in Shanghai during the “14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025)” period, namely three leading industries and six key industries. Fifty-three selected enterprises are part of the three leading industries, 85 the six key industries, and 37% listed on the Main Board and the Science and Technology Innovation Board. The List involved 1,993 enterprises, covering the city’s national and municipal enterprise technology centers, listed companies, top 100 enterprises in emerging industries, top 100 private manufacturing enterprises and enterprises undertaking major municipal science and technology projects.
(Some pictures are collected from Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization.)
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