In 1960, Mr. Mao Cheng Chen, president of the company, and two other colleagues in the department of Mechanical Engineering of the Tainan Engineering College (predecessor of Cheng Kung University) established a company called Chen Ta Machinery Works. It was named Chen Ta in remembrance of, and also giving acknowledgement to, their Alma mater, Cheng Kung University (called Chen Ta in short) from where Mr. Chen and his colleagues had received their specialized mechanical education. Chen Ta Machinery Works specialized in machining jobs such as grinding/re-building of the crankshafts of automobile and vessel engines, cylinder overhaul, and diesel engine adjustment. In 1971, to support a long-term operation, the company needed her own products, so the technique cooperation between CHENTA and Japan reducer manufacturer began. From then on, CHENTA started manufacturing her own brand, CHENTA GEAR REDUCERS.