United “Greater Hongqiao” for Greener Future REFIRE x Totole to Expand Hydrogen Powered Logistics and Distribution Application


On March 2, the Shanghai Municipal Government held a press conference on the achievements of Hongqiao International Central Business District in the past year and its future development plan. In the past year, with the promulgation of the Overall Plan of Hongqiao International Open Hub Construction and the 14th Five-year Plan of Hongqiao International Open Hub Central Business District and the implementation of a number of policies and measures, Hongqiao International Central Business District, as a “power core” and a “pole of poles”, has been actively forging synergy from all parties. Positive results have been achieved in promoting high-quality economic development, improving the institutional framework and policy system, enhancing the core functions of the open hub, and strengthening the linkage of services to the Yangtze River Delta.

Hongqiao International Open Hub Area (Image credit: Shanghai)

In promoting deeper functional integration of high-end business, exhibition and transportation, Hongqiao International CBD provides new impetus for regional development. The spillover effects of the CIIE ripple on, and the scale of import and export continues to grow. In terms of promoting industrial linkage, enterprise interaction and resource flow in the Yangtze River Delta, the CBD and local governments along the “Two Belts” have been enhancing coordination, fostering inter-governmental strategic cooperation and regional communication & coordination mechanism.

On September 28, 2021, the Jiading District Press Conference on Promoting Hongqiao International Open Hub Development was held at the Group’s headquarter in Jiading, a strategic link point between Hongqiao International Open Hub and its important adjacent development zone. REFIRE Group has benefited from the rapid development of Hongqiao in various aspects since its founding, as a series of supporting policies on financing, recruitment, and services had been enacted, creating a sound business environment for the company and effectively boosting its long-term development. In September 2021, a project by REFIRE Group R&D and Production Center was listed as one of the 40 major projects signed in Hongqiao International Central Business District’s “Three Batches”, providing staunch support for the further implementation of the Group’s future strategic layout.

LIN Qi, Chairman and President of REFIRE Group, attended the signing ceremony of the “Three Batches” in Hongqiao International CBD on September 24, 2021

In November 2021, REFIRE Group presented its latest cutting-edge clean power solutions at the 4th CIIE, comprehensively displaying the company’s latest technologies and application achievements. It has attracted high attention from government agencies, upstream and downstream partners of the hydrogen energy industry, media and the public.

REFIRE Group attended the 4th CIIEAccording to the introduction made by the Municipal Government on its Press Conference, Hongqiao International CBD will, in accordance with the Overall Plan of Hongqiao Open International Hub Construction, continue to give full play to its own advantages, deepen coordinated innovation, reform and opening up in the Yangtze River Delta through enhancing regional core functions, promoting policy system innovation and strengthening critical infrastructure support, and comprehensively implement the national strategy for the integration of the Yangtze River Delta. Facing this historical development opportunity, REFIRE Group will, under the strategic development framework of Great Hongqiao, actively promote its all-round development in technology, products and application scenarios, take initiatives to promote the collaboration of enterprises within the “Great Hongqiao” area and to help the development of China’s “Domestic Circulation”. It is worth mentioning that Nestlé Totole, also located in Jiading district, recently acquired its first hydrogen fuel cell logistics truck for network distribution in Shanghai. The vehicle is equipped with REFIRE’s fuel cell system. On the basis of zero emission, energy saving and environmental protection advantages, the vehicle has the characteristics of mighty power, long endurance, smooth driving, low noise, fast acceleration and high comfort, providing excellent guarantee for logistics operations.

(Photo by Nestlé China)

Closely following the trend of “integration” and “high-quality” development, we will further coordinate with industrial partners to actively explore new paths of green development, strengthen scientific and technological innovation, promote sustainable development, and contribute to the realization of Carbon Peak and Carbon Neutrality goals.



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



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