Funeral of KMC Founder Charles Wu
TAINAN, Taiwan – Earlier this week the funeral took place of a renowned captain of the cycling industry and founder of what has become the world’s biggest in chains. At the age of 77 Mr. Wu Neng-Ming – Charles Wu – passed away on 15 October and was buried on 5 November in Tainan, Taiwan.
Charles Wu remained, also at a higher age, fully-engaged in his career; dedicated to the industry and a contributor to society. At the age of 35 he founded KMC in 1977 with some second-hand equipment. Since he invented various high-speed, automation production equipment to enhance its yield rate and production efficiency. His enterprise began as an “unknown start-up,” however, in only 40 years, it became “the largest high-end bicycle chain supplier in the world.”
Founding father of A-Team
Next to his achievements for KMC Charles Wu was also of vital importance for forming complete supply chains across regions and strengthening industrial production capabilities. Together with President Liu of Giant Bicycles and President Tseng of Merida, Charles Wu was also a founding father of the A-Team. This coalition stimulated the development of Taiwan as the center for global high-end bicycles.