China Coal Research Institute ( CCRI ), established in 1957 is an exclusive comprehensive research and development institute in Chinese coal industry. In the year of 1999, CCRI was turned into a key backbone enterprise under the direct leadership of the Central Enterprise Working Commission. There are 17 branches, institutes, centers and companies in CCRI and they are located 11 large and medium cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Taiyuan and others.
There are strong and rich manpower resources in CCRI with a staff member over 5,200. Among the figure, the professional technical personnel are taking 66.4 % and there are 3 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering and over 1,500 senior professional engineers. CCRI has a strong technical strength. There are 7 national level and 6 industrial level product quality inspection and test centers and a national mine safety measurement station set up in CCRI, which are equipped with international advanced level test and measurement means. During the passed 45 years, CCRI obtained 4,000 research and development achievements. 1,000 research and development programs won the National and Provincial Prizes and over 50 achievements got the patents. There are 3 authorized doctor degree and master degree posts. With all above, CCRI became the main force to push the technical advancing in the coal industry.
In the recent years, with the deep reform of the science and technology system in China, CCRI has all directionally entered the market and has steadily turned from a R &D institute to a R & D trading institute. CCRI has been in a combined developing situation with science research, technology development, science and technology industry, product inspection, science and technology services, science industry, engineering contracts, technology business and economic business and support services. CCRI has got A-Class and B-Class consultant and design certificates for special mine shaft sinking and foundation reinforcement, coal preparation, coal utilization, mine safety engineering, mine safety monitoring and measuring, mine communication and geological exploration, A-Class consultant certificates and B-Class design certificates for medium and small mine technical rebuilding and others, First-Class certificate for environment pollution evaluation, A-Class construction certificate for foundation and basement as well the technology and equipment import and export license. With many years of development, CCRI's technical products and construction technologies have entered the international market.