SYM logo

SYM logo

The Taiwanese Kymco company was created in 1954 under the Sanyang Electric Machinery Plant name. Then it established the first factory of bicycles generators manufacturing.

Information about the company SYM
FounderChi-Chun and Chang Kuo An
HeadquartersHsinchu, Taiwan

Thanks to Japanese investors, in 8 years, the enterprise was reorganized and started releasing mopeds with a small volume of the engine. The SYM firm was created on its basis. In addition, the company became a partner of famous Korean HYUNDAI brand.

In 1978, SYM updated its production facilities by employing more than two hundred experts from different countries. With the help of Japanese investment, the company completely renewed its motorcycle technology range and got extensive sales markets. The quality of the Taiwanese scooters was fully appreciated in many countries around the world.

2003 was marked by the decision of an official importer to begin selling in Puerto Rico and SouthEast. In 2004, after the failure of negotiations with Tomos USA, SYM decided to collaborate with Carter Brothers Mfg, aiming at the extension to the US sales. However, the US partner abandoned the distribution on SYM scooters across US, and as an alternative, they offered SYM an assistance in go-kart aftermarket development.

SYM emblem

In 2005 the company started manufacture of a new line of two-wheelers for the market of Europe. This line included MIO (50 & 100 cc) and GTS scooters (125, 200 & 250 cc).

In summer of 2010 Carter Brothers suffered from the massive fire in the main warehouse and already in 2011 they announced in their blog that they terminate the partnership with SYM in April.

Nowadays SYM company occupies the first place in the domestic Taiwan market and has several factories of scooters and motorcycles manufacturing, which are extremely popular in the international market. In 1994, the company released about 5 million scooters.

The brand colors of the SYM brand were blue, red and white. Initially, SYM logo was an acronym for the brand, but later it was decided to introduce a corporate logo. There is a three-dimensional silvery figure, representing separate elements of the ball. The emblem was inscribed in a silver circle, which gave the three-dimensional design a two-dimensional completeness.

SYM logo