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CG Global – From Local Terrains to the International Scene

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CG Global – From Local Terrains to the International Scene

Located in the Prai Industrial Zone, Penang, CG Global Profastex Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. (1184455U), better known as CG Global, is a major contract manufacturer providing a spectrum of Contract Electronics Manufacturing (CEM) services.


CG Global, which was incorporated in 20 April 2016, offers a broad range of excellent services and support in the fields of electrical and electronics (E&E) with complete manufacturing facilities that include the Surface Mount Technologies line, the Auto and Manual Insertion line, and the Assemblies line.


These facilities allow CG Global to serve a diverse clientele, spanning across industries like telecommunications, lighting, automotive, medical, transportation, oil & gas, and agriculture. Their offerings include printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), sub-assemblies, testing, and final assemblies.


Quality is the cornerstone of CG Global’s mission. The company holds ISO 9001:2015, ISO13485:2016, and GDPMD certifications, demonstrating their commitment to excellence. From material sourcing to manufacturing, testing, and burn-in, CG Global offers a complete solution for everything from board-level assemblies to box-build assemblies.


What sets CG Global apart is their determination to deliver reliable products and services at competitive prices, always ensuring on-time delivery. Their vision is clear – to become a high-end PCBA/box build technology support company on the international stage. A staggering 95 per cent of their market is global, encompassing regions like the USA, UK, France, Australia, and China.


To achieve this, CG Global continuously strives to stay in sync with the latest innovations in electronics manufacturing and advanced manufacturing technologies. Their relentless pursuit of improved manufacturing speed and quality is driven by their dedication to their customers’ success.


However, CG Global’s journey extends beyond traditional services. The company is expanding into the production of their own products for local and international markets. Their focus is on energy-saving products such as “solar-driven LED street lighting” and “electric vehicle charging units” aligning with the worldwide shift towards green energy.


The leadership at CG Global is extraordinary, led by a woman with over two decades of experience in contract electronic manufacturing. Supported by a technical team boasting more than 50 years of combined experience, CG Global also fosters employment opportunities for fresh graduates through comprehensive career development programs.


In a bid to nurture talent further, CG Global provides industrial training to students from various universities and polytechnics in Malaysia. Official collaborations have been formed with institutions such as the Electrical Engineering Department at Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Polytechnic, Jitra, Kedah, promising a brighter future for aspiring engineers.

Going Global

The journey of CG Global began in 2016 when they were a subcontractor for a multinational company in Penang. Initially focused on consignment-based projects, they encountered the volatile nature of the subcontractor market. This compelled them to seek opportunities overseas. As their expertise grew, they started to specialise in PCBA and box-build assemblies, especially for high-mix and low-volume products.

Achievements and Challenges

CG Global secured their first international contract in the oil and gas industry supplying PCBA for electronic digital fuel meter products in the USA market. Subsequently, they entered the telecommunications industry in the UK, providing door entry and access control systems. Their reach extended to Australian, French, and Chinese markets across various industries.


However, to fully penetrate the international market, high technology, automation, and digitalisation became imperative. High capital investment was essential for establishing and sustaining a global presence. Initially, CG Global began with refurbished and secondhand machines, limiting their project acquisition potential. Yet, with the support of various government agencies, they successfully upgraded their manufacturing facilities with high-performing machines.

Government Assistance

Government agencies, especially MIDA, assumed a significant role in CG Global’s international expansion. Since 2016, MIDA has provided invaluable support, from Manufacturing License to assistance in employment and import duty exemptions. Business matching sessions, facilitated by MIDA, further facilitated international partnerships.


Other government agencies, including MATRADE, SME Corp, MARA, and MPC, also extended their supports to CG Global. These agencies contributed to the company’s journey by aiding in penetrating new overseas markets, enhancing quality and process automation, providing business infrastructure, and improving productivity.


CG Global’s story is a testament to the remarkable accomplishments that local businesses can achieve with determination, collaboration, and unwavering support from important stakeholders.