Taiwanese Bicycle Chain Manufacturer
The KMC Industrial Chain Co. has been a bicycle chain manufacturer
since 1977. Today they not only are known for KMC chains for bicycles
both BMX and derailleur, but also chains for motorcycles and industrial
They operate two factories in Taiwan, and 3 shops in China (two
in Shenzhen and one in Shanghai), employing almost 3,000 individuals,
with a combined productive capacity to make 57 million sets of
chain marketed in over 200 countries. They recently became ISO
9001 certified to re-enforce their vision of quality in all aspects
With such a tight focus on product and a large employee talent
pool to draw from, it is not hard to understand their leadership
position and why KMC chains are know for quality and innovation.
In fact KMC Industrial Chain Co. even manufactures chains for
Shimano and Nashbar, although they keep their most sophisticated
designs like the X10SL for their own distribution channels. It's
an interesting read to see all the unique features that they incorporate
into their product when just talking about something as simple
as a KMC bicycle chain.
Some of the more interesting projects KMC Chain Industrial Co.
introduced at the 2007 Taipei International Cycle Show:
- high powered LED lights, that they suggest will offer the
"brightest in the world, the widest view angel and farthest
projecting range, and the first recessed head light in the world
that can be directly built inside the bicycle"
- Super thin bicycle anti-theft RFID electronic tags, that can
be attached on the bicycle frame, and is resistant to high temperature
tampering and metal interference.
- Working on a bluetooth interface for real time communication
and mp3 functionality.
- Electric Motor Controlers for electric bicycles that can integrate
with their RFID technology for "automatic anti-theft lockout
of the motor controller whenever the rider leaves the bicycle".
- Brushless DC motor and pedal assistance sensors to optimize
the performance and power consumption of their line of bicycle
KMC Chain Industrial Co, Ltd
Tainan County, Taiwan, FOC
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