SFC History

From 2000 to today

SFC was founded in 2000 under the name SFC Smart Fuel Cell, focusing on the production and distribution of direct methanol fuel cells. Over the years, SFC Energy AG has developed into a globally leading group of companies specialising in mobile energy solutions and power management for the Clean Energy and Clean Power Management markets.

December 2022

SFC Energy AG has been part of the selection index SDAX since 2022 (WKN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).

July 2021

SFC Energy launches new modular hydrogen fuel cell solution EFOY Hydrogen Fuel Cell 2.5.

March 2021

SFC Energy presents the new generation of the successful EFOY Pro fuel cells for professional users and industrial applications.

January 2021

As of January 1, 2021, all subsidiaries of the SFC Energy Group will operate under the name SFC Energy.

August 2020

SFC Energy presents the fifth generation of the successful EFOY fuel cells for leisure applications with perfectly matched new EFOY lithium battery.

February 2020

SFC Energy celebrates its 20th anniversary.

November 2019

Launch of the first SFC hydrogen fuel cell EFOY JUPITER.

June 2019

PBF Group B.V., a company of SFC Energy AG, presents itself in a new look with a new website and a new logo.

To the PBF Group B.V.

June 2018

Simark Controls Ltd., a company of SFC Energy AG, presents itself in a new look with a new website and a new logo.

To Simark Controls Ltd.

January 2016

EFOY celebrates its 10th anniversary.

November 2015

Introduction of the first series-production of a 500 Watt fuel cell.

August 2015

Launch EFOY GO! Plug & Play Power with 240 Wh.

September 2013

Next strategic step towards systems supplier, forward integration and expansion into oil & gas market by acquiring Simark Controls Ltd.

To Simark Controls Ltd.

May 2013

SFC Energy presents new EMILY 3000 fuel cell generator for defense applications.

April 2013

SFC launches the popular EFOY COMFORT series for recreational applications now also for consumers in Canada and the U.S.

April 2013

SFC Energy launches second generation of successful EFOY Pro fuel cells for industrial applications


April 2012

Rittal and SFC Energy conclude cooperation agreement to develop and distribute integrated fuel cell system solutions.

October 2011

SFC Energy AG emphasizes strategic focus on system supply by acquiring PBF Group B.V.

To PBF Group B.V.

May 2011

With EFOY COMFORT, SFC is introducing a new fuel cell generation to the leisure market.


October 2010

SFC Energy AG announces the international product launch of the JENNY ND Terra, for defense and security applications.

July 2010

SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG changes its company name to SFC Energy AG.

October 2009

Opening of SFC Smart Fuel Cell Inc. in Rockville, MD, USA.

October 2009

SFC Smart Fuel Cell announces the market launch of EMILY 2200. The fuel cell is used as a robust system of energy supply in military vehicles or in the field.

February 2009

SFC starts the commercial sale of the JENNY fuel cell for defense applications.

September 2008

SFC launches its EFOY Pro Series for professional users and demanding industry applications.


May 2007

SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG goes public, Prime Standard Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

August 2006

Successful TÜV Süd certification of EFOY fuel cells. EFOY is the first fuel cell worldwide with the TÜV logo “Certified Fuel Cell System”.

May 2006

SFC introduces the new fuel cell family EFOY.

December 2005

SFC becomes a certified company for development, production and sale of fuel cells and equipment according to DIN ISO 9001:2001.

August 2004

SFC A50, the new DMFC generation for the alternative power supply in recreational vehicles, is presented for the first time at the Caravan Salon Duesseldorf.

September 2003

SFC A25 is the first fuel cell system worldwide for private use available on the market.

February 2000

Foundation of SFC by Dr. Manfred Stefener.