n 1977, with a modest start and a handful of pre-owned machines, Charles Wu set the foundation for KMC, which at its inception was the smallest chain manufacturer in the world. Yet, Charles harbored the conviction that through relentless commitment and an unwavering pursuit of excellence, the company would ascend to the status of the premier chain supplier globally.
For more than forty years, KMC has steadfastly concentrated on crafting and refining bicycle chains tailored to the diverse needs and desires of cyclists. As the years passed, KMC's products have evolved to become more durable, secure, sophisticated, competitive, and innovative, consistently setting the standard and remaining the preferred option among top cyclists.
KMC broadened its horizons in 1989 by branching out into China, establishing a presence in Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Tianjin. The year 2001 saw further expansion as KMC inaugurated a facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, thereby making inroads into the Southeast Asian market. To bolster its manufacturing and distribution capabilities worldwide, KMC now operates 11 factories and 16 distribution centers located in Taiwan, China, the Netherlands, the United States, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
Spanning the last four decades, KMC's growth has been significant, now offering products and services to customers in more than 150 countries. This expansion has cemented KMC's pivotal role in the international bicycle industry.
KMC chains are designed to work across the entire spectrum of drivetrains available in the market - Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo. It's the one chain to rule them all. Using special coatings and machined cutouts in the links helps DMC produce lightweight chains that are responsive, smooth, and fast.