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Challenger Solutions, a specialist EMS provider based in South Woodham Ferrers near Chelmsford, will exhibit its products at Subcon 2009 on 9-11 June at the NEC in Birmingham.

Challenger offers PCB and general electro-mechanical assembly services to a range of market sectors, including the defence, automotive, medical, communications and marine industries.

At its South Woodham Ferrers site, it has added a Juki KE-760 pick-and-place machine and a Seho forced air convection oven that now has six surface-mount lines.

Small- to medium-volume work is carried out in its factory in the UK but it also has a dedicated sourcing office in Suzhou, China, to service higher-volume, low-cost requirements.

Challenger plans to spread business among a selection of market sectors and industries.

12-14 June 2012

Dedicated to contract and subcontract manufacturing, Subcon covers everything from design and prototyping to finishing and testing. Subcon is a showcase for the latest technology and the finest manufacturing services in the world. 

• Design and manufacturing services 
• Advanced technology, equipment and materials 
• Sourcing and supply chain services
• Management systems, consulting services and software

Exhibitors meet face to face with purchasing and supply chain professionals from blue-chip OEM’s and major industrial and engineering groups. These are the key decision makers for strategic outsourcing projects. They are complemented by design teams that have a major input into sourcing strategies for new contracts and the production professionals who are responsible for tactical subcontracting and special process outsourcing. 

In terms of seniority, 75% are director or management level and 50% are the ultimate decision makers on sourcing subcontract services. Many visitors arrive with drawings and are ready to do business. More than 25% are responsible for an overall spend of on subcontracting services in excess of £1million a year and 63% expect the volume of work they subcontract will increase (29% expect it to stay the same).

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