Zuo Zongshen, who had grown up in poverty, founded the Zongshen company in 1992. Today, the Zongshen Group consists of 52 wholly owned or part owned subsidiary companies. The Zongshen group has over 18,000 employees, and the total assets or worth over 4 billion Yuan. It is one of the five largest motorcycle manufacturers in China.  They are presently in partnerships with Harley Davidson and Piaggio.
In the early 2000's Zongshen lost some of its largest customers including LCT Engines and faced over a 1,000,000 unit recall. Additionally the company has faced several security breaches in which customers accounts were hacked which has result in millions of dollars lost for the their customers.