Chun Kee Motorcycle Co. was established by Mr. LIN Ka Boon in 1961 at Tung Choi Street, Mongkok, which was a small shop selling and repairing motorcycles for individual users.
通菜街門市遷至太平道，並發展分銷及代理電單車的業務。其亦擴充各類業務，包括售賣意大利的 LAMBRETTA 綿羊機車、代售保險及保養維修車隊等，主要客戶包括通隆冷氣維修公司。
Chun Kee has moved to Peace Avenue. It also became dealer and sub-dealer of motorcycles. It expanded various kinds of business, including selling Italian Scooter of LAMBRETTA, being insurance agent and offering services to motorcycle teams, etc. Main clients include Turning Air-conditioner Repairing Company.
Chun Kee started to organize courses of motorcycle driving. It also provided motorcycles for rental for driving examinations. As its corporate mission was to provide motorcycles in good conditions with excellent teaching skills, the passing rate of driving examinations was very high. Chun Kee then became the top private school of motorcycle.
Hong Kong has been growing rapidly. Many motorcycle learners were eager to obtain driving license. Thus, the demand for motorcycle increased sharply. Chun Kee took this opportunity to expand its business.
It purchased 50 units of brand new motorcycles to meet the demand of the market. It also emphasized teaching of professional motorcycle driving skills, which boosted up its business to a peak.
Mid-1980s Chun Kee closed the business of organizing courses and examinations for learners due to setting up of Hong Kong School of Motoring. It started to develop the market of motorcycle business in Mainland China.
1985Chun Kee successfully obtained the contract of Tax-free Bill of Lading for Imported Motorcycle to Mainland China, which boosted up its business to another peak. About 40,000 units of motorcycles per year were re-exported to Mainland China from foreign countries via Chun Kee, including motorcycles of Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha. The huge number of motorcycles in Mainland China needed a huge amount of spare parts. Chun Kee received many spare parts orders and it also gained an opportunity to directly contact the largest motorcycle company in the world – HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. During this period, Mr. Lin successively introduced his children, Ophelia, Arion and Ben, to his business, and it was running larger and larger.
1992Chun Kee Motorcycle Co. has registered as Chun Kee Motorcycle Co. Ltd. on 29th October.
1993Because of rising number of motorcycle riders in Mainland China, Mr. Lin, whose native place is Chao Chou, has set up the first Parts and Service Centre of Honda motorcycles in YueDong ChaoYang in Mainland China.
第二間維修中心於汕頭成立。這個有6000平方呎的三合一維修中心 (銷售、零件、維修) 乃燦基自置物業，擁有30名專業電單車維修技師、零件及銷售人才，為當地用家提供優質服務。
1995 Another Parts and Service Centre was set up in Shantou, Guangdong. This is a 3 in 1 service centre (Sales, Parts, Service), which is Chun Kee’s property, with about 6000 square ft. It has 30 professional service mechanics, parts and sales experts, providing excellent services to local riders.
2001 Chun Kee has been appointed by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. as the Sole Distributor of Honda motorcycles in Hong Kong SAR in July. Corporate mission is “Customer-oriented” – to provide the best and the most convenient pre- and after-sales service to customers. We go on using the service centre in San Po Kong of the past sole distributor and we have re-decorated the shop in Peace Avenue as new Showroom, and a Grand Opening was held on 28 August. We assure every user of Honda motorcycle that we provide much better service than before.
Besides, Mr. Lin was elected to be the new Chairman of the Hong Kong Motorcycle Association. The mission of the Association is to fight for rights and benefits of the motorcycle industry from various government departments and organizations.
2002 燦基自成為本田電單車香港總代理後業務蒸蒸日上，多項宣傳活動亦相繼推出，如雜誌、報章及網上宣傳、免費檢測月、車展等，另引進歐洲及美國本田型號，以滿 足市場需求。燦基更設立零件分銷網絡，確定零件庫存足夠量，並將價格作出適當調整，從而增加市場佔有率，令本田用戶真正體驗到最佳的售前及售後服務。
2002 Chun Kee was running smoothly after being appointed by Honda as their Sole Distributor in Hong Kong SAR. We organized various marketing activities, e.g. promotion on magazines, newspaper and Internet, Free Service Campaign, Motor Show, etc. Besides, we also imported European and
American models of Honda motorcycles in order to satisfy the need of users. We also set up the sales network of parts, by storing enough quantity of stock, revising the price, etc, in order to increase our market share. Honda motorcycle users can also receive the best of our pre- and after-sales services.
Chun Kee imported the Honda motorcycle engine oil in the mid-year, for the sake of providing good quality products for our customers.
Chun Kee became the supplier of small and large motorcycles for Hong Kong Police Force and other government departments since 2002.
2004 Chun Kee was awarded the Best Sales Award – Gold (Motorcycles) by Honda Motor Co., Ltd in March and we had attended the ceremony at Tokyo. Chun Kee imported ATVs from American Honda and Chun Kee staff were sent to America to receive professional training.
2005 With the great support from Honda, Chun Kee had imported American and European Honda models, as well as latest models from Thailand, in order to provide diversified range for customers. At the same year, Chun Kee had employed more staff, in order to well prepare for the opening of Cheung Sha Wan Customer Service Centre at the beginning of 2006.
2006 Chun Kee has invested around HK$20 million in setting up a new Customer Service Centre at Cheung Sha Wan, in order to relieve the busy and crowded situation of the existing Customer Service Centre at San Po Kong. The Grand Opening Ceremony of the Centre with ground floor over 6000 sq. ft. and two storeys totally over 1000 sq. ft. was held on 18 February. It has installed an comprehensive Motorcycle Safety Inspection Line which was firstly introduced to Hong Kong. It can carry out tests on motorcycle main functions including brake, dynamo, headlight and speedometer, as well as compliance of the bike with the latest environmental standard.