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Challenge Chemicals Australia – Over 40 years Experience.

Challenge Chemicals Australia (CCA) is a leading West Australian based chemical manufacturer, with experience in manufacturing dating back to 1975. That over 40 years in manufacturing experience. Starting off with a handful of employees we have grown and developed our business to where we are now a major supplier to the mining, transport, marine and general industrial sectors along with the hospitality, healthcare, textile, food processing and water treatment industries. We also manufacture specialty chemicals sold under brand names suppling products all over Australia and overseas.

Our company was founded on the mantra of “Service with Products of Technology” and today this is still the corner stone of our company’s philosophy. Our focus is on developing and testing products and equipment while providing our customers with outstanding service and safety.

OUR STORY – More Than A Challenge!!

  • 1975

    FIRST MANUFACTURING PLANT Started our first chemical manufacturing plant in Yeates Road Kwinana Beach – Manufacturing Allum Sulphate for the Water Corp

  • 1980

    PROCESS CHEMICALS FORMED Specilising in piping services and rental of equipment for the growing needs of Oil and Gas, Mining and Power Generation Industries. Key services include Pressure Testing, Pipeline Services, Chemical Cleaning, Hot Oil and Fluid Flushing and other associated services for piping systems, vessels and installation

  • 1982

    Purchased Butcher St housing Process
    Chemicals and soon to be Challenge Chemicals.

  • 1985

    FOUNDED NEWLAND CHEMICALS Started Newland Chemicals In Western Australia manufacturing a range of commercial grade hospitality cleaning products

  • 1988

    NAME CHANGE to CHALLENGE CHEMICALS AUSTRALIA Changed names from Newland Chemicals to Challenge Chemicals Australia.

  • 1990

    REGINAL DISTRUBUTORS Introduction and development of Western Australian regional distributors selling our Challenge Chemicals range of cleaning products.


    FORMATION OF IRON CHEMICALS Redesigned and rebuilt Yeates rd To house Iron Chemicals – manufacturing Ferric Sulphate and Ferric Chloride for water treatment.

  • 1995

    NEW LOCATION FOR PROCESS CHEMICALS Challenge Chemicals sole resident of Butcher St.

    PROCESS CHEMICALS Process continue to grow and support most of our countrys biggest oil and gas contrustion operations. Now based at Head Office in Henderson.


    INTRODUCTION of NEW MINING & INDUSTRIAL RANGE Challenge Chemicals formulated a new range of Mining and Industrial products to meet the increasing demand from the Mining Industry


    FIRST MINING CONTRACT Western Coalaries (Now Premier Coal) start using our Mining Product Range - still a valued customers today. Many more to follow.

  • 1996

    Challenge goes Australia wide supplying Red Rooster with cleaning and sanitising products

1996 - 2000

Challenge Chemicals Australia grows into a leading
Australian chemical manufacturer with distribution growing through out Australia

  • 2008

    Iron Chemicals sold to Orica Australia

  • 2010

    Retirement of Bill Cromedy and Peter Cattalini brings in a second generation of family members

  • 2014

    CHALLENGE CHEMICALS GOES INTERNATIONAL Our first distributor opens in The Maldives servicing the growing tourism industry. Further international distribution follows.


    Challenge Chemicals Australia continue to grow, with a focus on product development and superior service and support for our valued clients.

6 Butcher Street, Kwinana Beach W.A. 6167
P: (08) 9419 5577
F: (08) 9419 4958