Founded in 2015, REFIRE is a leading supplier of hydrogen fuel cell (FC) technology in China and has been scaling into multiple R&D, manufacturing and engineering services. By 2020 Q2, REFIRE has delivered fuel cell systems (FCS) and offered application engineering solutions to over 60 prototype vehicle models by cooperating with China’s leading automobile enterprises, including FAW, Dongfeng, Yutong and Zhongtong, making REFIRE a FC technology supplier that co-developed the largest number of FCV models in China. So far, more than 40% of all operating fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in China are powered by REFIRE technology, which has also been widely applied in FCVs in the United States, Japan, Germany, Malaysia and around the globe, with a total cumulative mileage over 2,800 kilometers.
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. Commissioned in July 2017, REFIRE’s Yunfu manufacturing plant currently produces 5,000 units of FCS annually with capacity expandable up to 20,000. 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 about 500 people, of which 40% hold a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in the R&D team. 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. By May 2020, REFIRE has applied for more than 88 patents, with 45 granted ones on the technologies of fuel cell integration, thermal management and system control. Also, the company has passed ISO9001:2015 and IATF16949:2016 quality system certification.