KMC Group


World Leader in Bike Chains

2017

X 12 speed Chain won Taipei Cycle d&i Awards 2017

X EPT series won Taiwan Excellence Award

BMX Kool Knight Chain won Taiwan Excellence Award

KMC sponsored Team- Team Dimension Data:

- Edvald Boasson Hagen won the 19 th stage of Tour de France.

- Steve Cummings won the British Nationals Road Champion.

KMC sponsored riders - Jordan Sarrou won the UCI MTB World Cup XCO- DHI 3rd

KMC sponsored riders - Tracy Hannah won the UCI MTB World Cup DHI Champion

2016

Klick Link won Taipei Cycle d&i Awards 2016

X e-Bike series won Taiwan Excellence Award.

KMC sponsored riders - Sabine Spitz won the MTB Eilte women German National Champion.

KMC sponsored Team- Team Dimension Data:

- Mark Cavendish won the 1 th, 3 th, 6 th, 14 th stage of Tour de France.

- Steve Cummings won the 7 th stage of Tour de France.

- Omar Fraile won the Overall King of Mountains of Vuelta a Espana.

In Asian Championships, KMC sponsored riders won 2 Gold/1 Silver / 1 Bronze Medals:

- Hugng Ting Yin, Track Point Race / Track Individual Pursuit Gold Medal.

- Hsiao Mei Yu, Track Omnium Silver Medal / Track lndividual Time Trial Bronze Medal.

- Cheung King Lok, Road Race Gold Medal.

KMC sponsored riders - Peter Schulting won the Overall King and the 3 th stage of Tour de Taiwan

KMC sponsored Team- Chase Bicycles team:

- Connor Fields won the Rio Olympics BMX Men Gold Medal

- Joris Daudet won the UCI BMX Elite men World Champion

KMC sponsored riders - Alise Pos won the Rio Olympics BMX Women Silver Medal

KMC sponsored riders - Tracey Hanna won the UCI DH MTB World Championships bronze medal

KMC sponsored riders - Maxime Marotte won the UCI MTB World Cup Silver Medal

2015

  • Awarded with the Taiwan Mittelstand Award.
  • City Hunter won German iF Design Award.
  • DLC Chain won Taiwan Excellence Award.
  • KMC Sponsored Team – MTN-Qhubeka:
    - Stephen Cummings won the 14thstage of Tour de France.
    - Daniel Teklehaimanot won KOM of Tour de France (stage 6 to 9).
    - The team won Overall Team placed second at hhe Tour de France (Stage 16-18).
    - Kristian Sbaragli won the 10thstage of Vuelta a Espana.
  • KMC Sponsored Team – Caja Rural-Seguros Rga:
    - Omar Fraile won the Overall King of the Mountains at the 2015 Vuelta a Espana.
  • KMC Sponsored Team – Team BH-SR Suntour-KMC:
    - Julie Bresset won the French MTB Marathon National Champion (Women Elite).
    - Maxime Marotte won the French MTB Marathon National Champion (Men Elite).
    - Perrine Clauzel won the French MTB XCE National Champion.
    - Adelheid Morath placed third at the German MTB National Championships.
  • KMC Sponsored Rider – Sabine Spitz won the European MTB Marathon Championships.
  • KMC Sponsored Team – GT Factory BMX Team: - Felicia Stancil placed third at North American BMX Championships.a
  • In Asian Championships, KMC sponsored riders won 8 Gold / 3 Silver / 3 Bronze Medals:
    - Ting Ying Huang, Road / Track Point Race / Trace Individual Pursuit / Track Scratch Gold Medal.
    - Mei Yu Hsiao, Road Silver Medal & Track Omnium Bronze Medal.
    - Tzu Chun Wang, Track Team Sprint Gold Medal. (Women Junior)
    - Shih Feng Kang, Track Team Sprint / Keirin Gold Medals & Track Sprint Silver Medal. (Men Junior)
    - Chien Chou Chen, Track Point Race Gold Medal & Track Individual Pursuit Silver Medal. (Men Junior)
    - Chin Feng Liu, Track Scratch Bronze Medal.
    - Yuan Tang Peng, Road Race Bronze Medal. (Men U23)

2014

  • City Hunter won German Red Dot Design Award and Taipei Cycle d&i Awards 2014.
  • KMC Sponsored Team –Polygon UR team:
    -Tracey Hannah won 2014 Australian National Championships
  • Ceramic-like Coated Chain won Taipei Cycle d&i Awards 2014.
  • X11SL Series Obtained the Carbon Footprint Certification.
  • KMC sponsored team – Caja Rural-Seguros Rga:
    - Luis León Sánchez won the Overall King of the Mountains at the 2015 Vuelta a Espana.
  • KMC sponsored team – Team BH-SR Suntour-KMC:
    - Jordan Sarrou won No.1 of UCI MTB XCO World Cup Series in U23, UCI MTB XCO World Championships in U23, and France MTB XCO National Championships.
  • KMC sponsored team – Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team:
    - Kathrin Stirnemann won UCI MTB XCE World Cup Series Champion.
    - Sabine Spitz won German MTB XCE National Champion.
    - Adelheid Morath won German MTB XCO National Champion.
  • KMC sponsored team – Feenstra Felt PB Kenda Bike Team:
    - Blaze Klemencic won Slovenia MTB XCO National Champion.
  • KMC sponsored rider – KMC-Mitsubishi-Koga:
    - Bram Rood won Dutch MTB Marathon National Champion.
  • KMC sponsored rider – Maris Strombergs won No.1 of UCI BMX European Championships.
  • KMC sponsored team – GT Factory BMX Team:
    - Sean Gaian won No.1 in Men Junior of BMX North American Championships.
    - Felicia won No.2 of USA BMX National Championships.
    - Martijn Jaspers won No.3 of UCI BMX European Championships.

2013

  • KMC Sponsored Team –Polygon UR team:
    - Mick Hannah won 2013 Australian Elite Mens Downhill Champion
    - Mick Hannah second placed World Championships, South Africa
  • Awarded with the Potential Taiwan Mittelstand Award.
  • Awarded with MIT “Taiwan-made MIT Smile Product Certification”.
  • X11SL (11 speed super lightweight) Chain won German Red Dot Design Award.
  • Eco Chain won German Red Dot Design Award.
  • iChecker won Taipei Cycle d&i Awards 2013.
  • X10SL DLC won the Gold prize of CHINA CYCLE 2013 Innovation Awards.
  • KMC sponsor team – Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team:
    - Team Classification No.1 of three stages of Tour de France.
    - Danny Van Popple won No.3 in stage 1 of Tour de France.
    - Thomas De Gendt won the most combative prize in stage 5 and No.3 in stage 11 of Tour de France.
    - Juan Antonio Flecha won the most combative prize in stage 12 of Tour de France.
    - Lieuew Westra won Dutch Road Time Trial National Champion.
    - Johnny Hoogerland won Dutch Road Race National Champion.
    - Thomasz Marczynski won the King of the mountains of Tour of Poland.
  • KMC sponsored team – Team BH-SR Suntour-KMC:
    - Julie Bresset won No.1 of UCI MTB XCO World Championships and France National MTB XCO Champion.
    - Pablo Rodriguezguede won Spain National MTB XCO U23 Champion.
  • KMC sponsored team – Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team:
    - Sabine Spitz won German National MTB XCO Champion.
    - Kathrin Stirnemann won No.2 of UCI MTB XCO European Championships.
  • KMC sponsored rider – Maris Strombergs won No.1 of UCI BMX European Championships.
  • KMC sponsored team – GT Factory BMX Team:
    - Felicia Stancil won No.1 both in Time Trial and Women Junior of UCI BMX World Championships.
    - Sean Gaian won No.1 in Men Junior and No.2 in Time Trail of UCI BMX World Championships.
  • KMC sponsored team – Champion System Pro Cycling Team:
    - Zachary Bell won Canadian Road Race National Champion.
    - Matt Brammeier won Irish Road Race National Champion.

2012

  • Awarded with the Well-Known Chinese Trademark.
  • Obtained the world’s first Carbon Footprint Certification with X10SL Series.
  • BMX Kool Knight Chain won Gold prize of Taipei Cycle d&i awards 2012.
  • Jaws ERGO Drivetrain won Taipei Cycle d&i awards 2012.
  • In London Olympics, KMC sponsored riders won 2 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal:
    - Julie Bresset, MTB Gold Medal.
    - Maris Strombergs, BMX Gold Medal.
    - Sabine Spitz, Silver Medal.
  • KMC Sponsored Riders and Teams:
    - Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) won Giro d’Italia No.3.
    - Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) won Paris-Nice No.2.
    - Frederik Veuchelen (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) won Paris-Nice Best Climber.

2011

  • BMX Kool Knight Chain won German Red Dot Design Award.
  • Jaws ERGO Drivetrain won German iF Product Design Award.
  • PinkLady Bicycle Chain Package won:
    - German iF Packaging Design Award.
    - German Red Dot Design Award.
    - American Pentawards Design Award.
  • X10SL (10 speed super lightweight) Chain won:
    - Champion of Chains of Annual Innovation Bicycle, Parts and Accessories Award.
    - 5 stars Ratings from MBA and RBA Magazines.
  • KMC Sponsored Riders and Teams:
    - Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team), Tour de France Best Climber: Stage 6&7&9~11.
    - Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Geox-TMC Professional Cycling Team), No.2 of Giro d’Italia Stage 2.
    - Geox-TMC Professional Cycling Team, Vuelta a España Team Team Classification No.1.
    - Juan José Cobo (Geox-TMC Professional Cycling Team), Vuelta a España General Classification and Overall Classification No.1.

2010

  • BMX Kool Knight Chain won German iF Product Design Award Gold Prize.
  • XSL Super Lightweight Gold Chain won Taiwan Excellence Award.
  • Won 4 prizes for Annual Innovation Bicycle, Parts And Accessories Competition Awards:
    - Champion of Chains: BMX Kool Knight Chain.
    - the 1st Runner-up of Chains: CRES Chain.
    - Champion of Tools: Riveter.
    - the 1st Runner-up of Tools: Digital Chain Checker.

2009

  • Safe Link won German iF Product Design Award.
  • Black Diamond Chain won Champion of Chains of Annual Innovation Bike, Parts and Accessories Award.
  • 5 stars Rating from of MBA Magazine for X9SL (9 speed super lightweight) Gold Chain.

2008

  • Safe Link won German iF Product Design Award.
  • BMX Kool Knight Chain won the 1st Runner-up of Components Group of Annual Innovative Bicycle, Parts and Accessories Competition Award.
  • Xtra SuperLight Chain won the 3rd Runner-up of Components Group of Annual Innovative Bicycle, Parts and Accessories Competition Award.
  • In Beijing Olympics, KMC sponsored riders won 2 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals:
    - Sabine Spitz, MTB Gold Medal.
    - Maris Strombergs, BMX Gold Medal.
    - Mike Day, BMX Silver Medal.
    - Emma Johansson, Road Bike Silver Medal.
  • KMC Bicycle Teams “K-Team” were set up in Taiwan, Shenzen, Taicang, Tianjin.
  • 5 stars Rating from of MBA Magazine for X9SL (9 speed super lightweight) Gold Chain.

2007

Easy Connector won the Champion of Chains of Annual Innovative Bicycle, Parts and Accessories Competition Award.
Rocking Pin Chains won the 1st Runner-up of Chains of Annual Innovative Bicycle, Parts and Accessories Competition

2006

The Devil Chain won the 2nd Runner-up of Annual Innovative Bicycle, Parts and Accessories Competition Award.

2005

Flashing Chain won the 1st Runner-up of Chains of Annual Innovative Products Competition Award.

2004

Fitness Driving System won:

  • the 1st Runner-up of Transmission Parts of Annual Innovative Bicycle, Part and Accessories Competition Award.
  • the Best Innovation Award of Annual Innovative Bicycle, Part and Accessories Competition Award.

2003

Lean Chain won Champion of Components Group of Annual Innovative Bicycle, Part and Accessories Competition Award.

Nano Chain won the 1st Runner-up of Components Group of Annual Innovative Bicycle,

Part and Accessories Competition Award. X9 & X10 Chains won Quality Supreme Award.

2002

Started manufacturing 10speed Lightweight Gold Chain that led to the worldwide prevalent for lightweight gold chain.

X9 chain awarded the Dyna Test DE BICO Excellent Product Certification.

Maintenance-Free Chain won the Champion of Components Group of Annual Innovative Bicycle, Part and Accessories Competition Award.

2001

Super Narrow Type of Derailleur Chain won the 3rd Runner-up of Taiwan Innovative Products Award.

2000

Started manufacturing X10 10 speed Gold Chain.

1999

X2000 Derailleur Chain won the Champion of Chains of Taiwan Innovative Products Award.

1998

  • Started manufacturing X21 18K Gold Chain.
  • Started manufacturing BMX Kool Series Chains that led prevalent for Kool Chains.
  • Green Chain won the Champion of Chains of Taiwan Innovative Bicycle Products.

1997

Super Narrow Derailleur Chain won the Annual Innovative Bicycle, Parts and Accessories Competition Award.

1995

Anti-rust Series Chain won the Taiwan Innovative Products Award.

1994

Super Shuttle Derailleur Chain won the Taiwan Excellence Award.

1993

Wing Chain won the Taiwan Excellence Award.

1992

KMC Chain (Taiwan) was certified by ISO-9002 and CNS12682.

1990

  • Started developing bicycle chain missing link.
  • Worldwide market share of bicycle chain grew to 40%.

1986

Launched technical cooperation with Shimano Inc., Japan in developing superior bushingless bicycle chain series.

Started manufacturing bicycle multi-speed chain and color chain “Bravo series”.

1977

Kuei-Meng Industrial Co., Ltd was established in Hsin Hua, Tainan, Taiwan, and started manufacturing bicycle chain.