Comec S.n.c. was founded at the end of
1979 by Corrado Barbarini and Enrico Dattaro. It is situated
in Stradella di Collecchio, 15 kilometres from Parma. From
the beginning, the company manufactures custom pieces in various
fields: from agriculture to hide-tanning, from bottling to
packaging. Despite being a small business, its versatility
brings Comec S.n.c. to be well-known and appreciated in the
area within very few years. With the gradual increase in the
number of employees, the company grows in terms of experience
and equipment. In 1986 the company expands, adding a new workshop
alongside the first building. In 1993, after years of experience
in building tanning equipment for other companies, Comec S.n.c.
acquires the “Challenge” brand from a Belgian
company leader in the market, and begins to sell its own products.
The company name becomes Challenge Comec S.r.l. During the
‘90s, the company buys the first CNC tool machines.
In 1990 and in 2002 the plant is extended, in both the workshops
and the office area.
Currently, Challenge Comec is run by four partners, and
the company counts ten workers and one administrative clerk.
It operates in a plant that measures 1700 sq. m., plus 400
sq. m. of offices and duty rooms, and it is provided with
an extensive covered depot.