For 40 years Challenge has been based in China, manufacturing our globally recognised standard range of high quality and cost-effective power transmission products. Utilising this vast experience of manufacturing in China, we also produce a wide range of special items for our customers.

Challenge-Feickert Germany were asked if we could manufacture valve housings for a sanitary engineering company who were seeking reduced costs and improved component consistency by manufacturing in China but were nervous about dealing with Chinese companies at arm’s length and ensuring final component quality.

After initial discussions with the customer, the Challenge China team received a sample and drawing but immediately identified inconsistencies between the sample and drawing. After establishing that manufacture should follow the drawing, production samples were despatched from China to their German colleagues who visited the end user to obtain final manufacturing approval.

To date, over 15,000 of these aluminium housing have been manufactured by a fully audited and qualified Chinese sub-contractor. Each batch has been carefully and independently inspected by Challenge’s local QC team to ensure that the quality matches the high expectations of the German engineers who use them. By using trusted suppliers who are regularly visited by Challenge and by inspecting products before they are despatched from China, we are able to guarantee a consistent high quality product whilst also being able to respond quickly to any issues that may occur.