Welcome to CIC
Founded in 1974, Challenge Industrial Co., Ltd. specializes in the manufacture, supply, and distribution of indoor and outdoor current transformers and potential transformers – generally referred to as instrument transformers – as well as electronic revenue meters, distribution transformers, resin insulators, and air core reactors. Also offered is a comprehensive selection of electrical and electronic equipment along with a variety of industrial hardware for the use of a wide range of industries and businesses.
Empowered by advanced technology transferred from Germany, CIC operates an accredited testing laboratory and multiple factories, where it uses only highest-quality materials to manufacture its products, all of which backed by customer support and a satisfaction guarantee. CIC products have been widely used in revenue and switchboard applications by power companies as well as major engineering and construction firms in the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, and other countries. With more than 40 years of product application experience, CIC is able to provide customers worldwide with expert advice, together with optimal and cost-effective solutions. One of the most trusted and respected brands in the electronics and electrical power markets, CIC also welcomes requests for OEM/ODM services.
Current Transformers and Potential Transformers
Current transformers and potential transformers have been the foundation of CIC’s development. In early years, CIC relied exclusively on in-house technology to design and manufacture indoor CTs and PTs. In 1990, extending the range of its products, CIC successfully engineered outdoor revenue CTs and PTs with technology transferred from Messwandler-Bau (MWB) of Germany. In 2010, to advance its technique in SF6 application, CIC created SF6 insulated PTs specifically for 220KV and 161KV gas insulated switchgears. For more than ten years, CIC has also been able to furnish global customers with CTs (up to 25000A) and PTs for use with generator sets. To ensure the utmost quality and reliability of its PTs and CTs, CIC uses only Araldite and cycloaliphatic epoxy resin – made by Huntsman Advanced Materials (previously part of Ciba-Geigy) – for the insulation of its indoor and outdoor products.
In 1990, to better serve the needs of its domestic and international clients, CIC imported Swiss-made equipment for the production of resin insulators, such as bushings, housings, and GIS spacers. This fruitful venture has enabled CIC to provide, for many years, resin-insulated replacement parts to its Japanese market. Another distinguished achievement was a special project in 2010, entrusted by Taiwan Power Company, for whom CIC successfully designed and produced support insulators for installation within 345 KV gas-insulated bus ducts.
Other Products: Electrical and Electronic
Apart from its core products, CIC supplies a variety of distribution transformers, reactors, motor starters, and load-break switches. Added to these are various types of electronic meters (keypad, basic, outdoor, communication, prepaid, and DIN rail), LED displays, power supplies, electronic power transformers, power converters, battery chargers, power banks, PCBs, and others.
In Taiwan, CIC is an agent for the measuring instruments by the Fluke and Amprobe brands and is the sole agent for several brands of electrical products, including lightning protection devices (i.e. ESE lightning conductors, lightning monitors, and other accessories), power fuses, surge protection devices, and power factor correction capacitors.
Advanced Electricity Laboratory (AEL)
In 2003, CIC established Advanced Electricity Laboratory (AEL) in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Accredited in 2003 (Accreditation Number: 1181) by the Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF), a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and a signatory to the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA), Advanced Electricity Laboratory offers Routine Tests and Type Tests for CTs and PTs, along with Routine Tests for distribution transformers. AEL performs these services for both CIC and other manufacturers.
Dedicated to the precision and quality of its products, CIC has been certified to ISO 9001, a standard for quality management systems.
CIC welcomes requests for OEM/ODM solutions. All products from CIC’s entire lineup are available for this service. A reputable OEM/ODM, CIC has maintained successful partnerships with numerous major corporations worldwide.
The CIC Advantage
- More than 40 years of manufacturing expertise.
- Customer service and technical support based on decades of product application experience.
- Internationally accredited electrical laboratory allows in-house Type Testing for CIC products, while extending testing services to other manufacturers.
- Continuous investment in highly specialized manufacturing and testing equipment for product quality advancement.
- The entire production procedure for CIC’s CTs and PTs – including mold design, product manufacture, Type Testing, and pre-delivery Routine Testing – takes place within CIC’s streamlined manufacturing plants. This advantage ensures efficiency in product development, shortens product lead time, and reduces production costs. It likewise facilitates CIC’s role as an OEM/ODM of electrical and electronic products.