The Challenge Spirit

Message from The President: "Our Challenges”

We strive to develop new processing methods to
provide customer-satisfying products

Challenge was founded in 1970 as a pioneer in the field of automotive racing. In 1988, we became the first company in Japan to mass-produce automotive components made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), and have since accumulated a steady track record in providing components manufactured by this new process as a leader in CFRP.

In November 2012, Challenge became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (now Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation). As a development and production center for CFRP products, we actively promote CFRP not only for automotive applications but for a wide range of other applications as well.

In 2013, we collaborated with Mitsubishi Chemical to establish a process for the mass production of CFRP products according to the high-cycle molding process called Prepreg Compression Molding (PCM), and commenced the production of CFRP products.

Our continued efforts to hone our PCM-based mass production technologies have paid off in the form of receiving high acclaim from Nissan Motor Corporation for our ultra-lightweight carbon roof and winning the 2020 Nissan Global Supplier Award—Global Innovation Award.

Even while moving forward, we will stay true to our concept of manufacturing as a means for addressing environmental and social issues face-on. Through our provision of safe, secure and stable products and services in a timely manner from the customer standpoint, we will make company-wide efforts to “become a strong presence” that encompasses customer expectations and trust.
We thus ask and thank you for your continued support and guidance.

Hisashi Tatsumi, President Challenge Co., Ltd.

Hisashi Tatsumi, President
Challenge Co., Ltd.