chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  April 4, 2023 L M S

FOTILE Group, founded in 1996 in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, is a manufacturer of kitchen household utensils.

The company designs, produces, and sells kitchen appliances such as range hoods, stoves, disinfection cabinets, microwaves, and dishwashers.

FOTILE produced China's first independently designed deep range hood in 1996. The next year, it developed the nation's first artificial intelligence-powered deep range hood which can detect smoke and gas leaks, then switch on automatically to absorb the dangerous substances.

Currently, it has more than 16,000 employees across the nation.

FOTILE is strong in innovation, as the company spends no less than five percent of its annual revenue on R&D.

It has a research team composed of more than 750 professionals, including experts in the home appliance domain. As of July 2019, FOTILE owns nearly 7,000 patents including more than 3,000 invention patents.

It has received numerous global awards such as IF and Red Dots Design Awards for its achievements in industrial design.

The company has led or participated in the formulation of more than 90 national and international industrial standards for cooker hoods.

At present, FOTILE has established a business presence in more than 30 countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, Indonesia and Australia.

It ranked among the Top 500 Asian Brands for the fifth consecutive year in 2018.