In 1977 Charles Wu founded KMC with only a few pieces of used machinery. KMC was the world's smallest chain factory at the time but Charles believed that with continued dedication and a drive for perfection, they would become the world's largest chain supplier.
For forty years, KMC has been focused on designing and developing chains for different types of bikes based on the needs and preferences of end users. Over time, KMC chains became stronger, safer, more advanced, competitive, and innovative. Always compatible, always ahead of the curve, always the choice of the best riders.
Setting industry standards, KMC has won many awards since its inception. KMC were first to introduce lightweight chains, custom colour chains, titanium coated chains and DLC coated chains, which have won several iF and Red Dot design awards.
KMC chains are now the chain of choice of champion riders, with numerous wins and medals at Olympic games and grand tours. From here on out, KMC will continue to promote cycling culture, keep riding and share the joy of low carbon living.