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30 December 2019 - MRO to be big contributor to Malaysia Aviation Group by 2025
  1. More ​Malaysia Airlines Bhd’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) unit is confident of becoming the third largest revenue contributor for its parent company, Malaysia Aviation Group by 2025
19 December 2019 - TOP opens second medical device company in Malaysia
  1. More ​Japanese medical device company TOP Corporation has opened its new manufacturing company Medijoy International in Tech-Valley Industrial Park in Seremban
18 December 2019 - Nadicorp partners Turkey's Nurol Makina for industrialisation of specialised vehicles
  1. More ​Nadicorp Holdings Sdn Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nurol Makina of Turkey for a long-term partnership and collaboration to assist in the industrialisation of specialised vehicles inclusive of armoured technology and transfer
15 December 2019 - Industrial production still resilient despite softer growth in October: Research house
  1. More ​Malaysia’s year-to-date (YTD) Industrial Production Index (IPI) is still considered resilient, despite growth easing to 2.5% in October given the challenging external conditions that have yet to show any signs of improvement, according to Public Investment Bank (PIVB) Research
14 December 2019 - Petroventure Energy to build RM9.5 bln refinery in Sabah
  1. More ​Petroventure Energy Sdn Bhd Friday signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Sabah Oil & Gas Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (SOGDC) to build Sabah’s first petroleum oil storage and refinery with investments of over US$2.3 billion (RM9.5 billion)
14 December 2019 - Japanese firm eyes investment in pellet wood industry in Tanjong Manis
  1. More ​A Japanese company is interested in investing in the pellet wood industry in Tanjong Manis, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan
13 December 2019 - Govt approves 4 manufacturing projects worth RM5.4b
  1. More The government has approved four manufacturing projects worth RM5.4bil in Sabah, Johor, Selangor and Penang which will create over 1,000 job opportunities
13 December 2019 - X70 CKD production triggers new developments in vendor ecosystem - Darell
  1. More The kick-start of Proton sport utility vehicle, X70, completely-knocked-down (CKD) production has unofficially set off new developments in Malaysia’s automotive vendor ecosystem, Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Darell Leiking said
12 December 2019 - Benns Chocolate launches Asia’s first open-concept chocolate factory
  1. More ​Benns Chocolate Factory Sdn Bhd, a premier Malaysian chocolate manufacturer, officially launched Asia’s first open-concept chocolate factory and cafe
12 December 2019 - Sarawak to emulate Brunei as global hydrogen supplier
  1. More ​Sarawak will emulate Brunei in supplying hydrogen to countries that use hydrogen as fuel such as Japan and South Korea
12 December 2019 - Penang govt to expand industrial land in Byram, Nibong Tebal
  1. More The Penang government plans to commence earthworks at Byram, Nibong Tebal as early as next year in its expansion of industrial land
10 December 2019 - N. Sembilan set to become smart manufacturing hub
  1. More Negeri Sembilan is set to become a smart manufacturing hub especially for small and medium enterprises with the signing of a collaboration agreement between YGL Convergence Bhd and the Negeri Sembilan Skills Development Centre (NSSDC)
10 December 2019 - China corporation shows interest in Sanichi’s halal park
  1. More ​Sanichi Technology Bhd’s Halal Gelatin Industrial Park has attracted interest from China State Construction Engineering Corp (CSCEC)
07 December 2019 - Sarawak to set up bio-industrial park in Kota Samarahan
  1. More ​Sarawak will set up its first Bio-Industrial Park in the Kota Samarahan division, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said
05 December 2019 - AMMI members to invest up to RM765 mln in 2020
  1. More ​The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) survey respondents plan to invest a collective amount of RM765 million in plant expansion, new product development, as well as research and development (R&D) in 2020
04 December 2019 - Penang posts highest manufacturing investments in a decade
  1. More ​Penang has recorded its highest number of total approved manufacturing investments in a decade when the state brought in RM13.3 billion worth of capital in the first nine months of this year
03 December 2019 - Sabah woos Japanese biofuel company
  1. More Sabah is going all out to woo Japanese companies in teaming up with the state to capitalise on the latter’s fledgling palm oil industry
02 December 2019 - Sanichi to set up ASEAN's first JAKIM-certified halal gelatin plant in Melaka
  1. More ​Sanichi Technology Bhd's subsidiary BCA International Sdn Bhd will be developing Malaysia and ASEAN's first halal gelatin plant certified by Jabatan Kemajuan Malaysia (JAKIM) and the first halal gelatin industrial park, to be known as Melaka Halal Gelatin Industrial Park (MHGIP)
02 December 2019 - ASEAN's first halal gelatin industrial park in Malaysia by Sanichi
  1. More Sanichi Technology Bhd (STB) is set to build ASEAN’s first Halal Gelatin Industrial Park
02 December 2019 - Worst seen over for O&G sector
  1. More Following the oil price crash of 2014, there has been little excitement among oil and gas (O&G) companies listed on Bursa Malaysia, until this year, as anticipation climbs from expected oil majors’ swing back to spending mode, and the trickle-down effects that it will bring
02 December 2019 - Mohd Shafie proposes to Toyota to set up plant in Sabah
  1. More ​Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has proposed for the renowned Japanese automotive company, Toyota Motor Corporation, to open its automotive component assembly plant in Sabah
02 December 2019 - Petronas: PFLNG Dua to start commercial operations in November 2020
  1. More Petronas' Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Dua (PFLNG Dua) is expected to start commercial operations in November 2020
02 December 2019 - Money in bioplastics for SME
  1. More ​Local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can spur Malaysia’s potential as a global bioplastics hub, according to Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation Sdn Bhd
02 December 2019 - Have the courage to adopt IR4.0
  1. More ​Small businesses are urged to have more courage to adopt the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0) technologies to increase their productivity and remain competitive
01 December 2019 - POIC Lahad Datu attracts RM300 mln investment from Japan
  1. More Sabah’s trade mission to Japan led by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has been successful, with two energy firms already expressing their interest to invest in the state’s renewable energy sector, particularly biomass
27 November 2019 - PM invites Korean auto players to take part in NAP 2019
  1. More ​Malaysia wants to explore further cooperation in the automotive sector with South Korea, especially with the upcoming launch of the National Automotive Policy 2019 (NAP 2019), said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
26 November 2019 - Rubber industry to contribute RM41 bln in 2020
  1. More ​The rubber industry is expected to contribute RM41 billion in 2020 from RM40 billion estimated for this year, driven mainly by the downstream sector including rubber glove, according to Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok
25 November 2019 - Malaysia shows interest in South Korea's advancement in aerospace
  1. More ​Malaysia is interested with the progress and development achieved by South Korea in the aerospace industry, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said
24 November 2019 - Johor mulls bringing in investments in drone industry – exco
  1. More ​The Johor state government is considering bringing in investments in the drone industry in line with developments in Industrial Revolution 4.0, the state assembly was told
19 November 2019 - Smith+Nephew to build manufacturing facility in Penang
  1. More ​UK-based global medical equipment manufacturer Smith+Nephew (S+N) will build its new manufacturing facility in the Batu Kawan Industrial Park
15 November 2019 - Plastic products industry one of Malaysia's most vibrant industries
  1. More ​The plastic products industry is one of the most vibrant industries in Malaysia's manufacturing sector, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming said
13 November 2019 - Rubber gloves industry to see continued growth in 2020
  1. More The growth of rubber gloves industry will continue in 2020 with export revenue to hit RM20.68 billion in 2020 versus RM18.2 billion expected this year, said Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA)
11 November 2019 - Malaysian plastic manufacturers bank on recycling, innovations to face tide against plastic use
  1. More Malaysia’s plastic manufacturers seem to be quickly grasping the changing needs of their customers as well as the latest technological breakthroughs, driven by a demanding public which sees the plastics industry as one of the contributors to environmental degradation, particularly in the oceans where the sea-life faces a grim future thanks to the unscrupulous dumping of plastics in the waters
11 November 2019 - Selangor aims to be regional hub for modest fashion
  1. More ​Selangor aims to position itself as the regional hub for modest fashion in the next five years through its Selangor Modest Fashion initiative
11 November 2019 - TMS invests RM50 mln for bus manufacturing factory in Seremban
  1. More ​Bus transportation services provider Terus Maju Services Sdn Bhd (TMS) is investing about RM50 million to set up a manufacturing factory in Seremban to meet the increase in demand of buses, including electric buses (e-buses), for the ASEAN market
08 November 2019 - Russia’s Orgkhim plans to invest RM124.5mil at Johor plant
  1. More Orgkhim Biochemical Holding plans to invest about RM124.5mil (US$30mil) over the next three years to expand its plant in Johor
07 November 2019 - F&N sets aside Rm450mil capex mainly to complete manufacturing plants
  1. More ​Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) is allocating a capital expenditure (capex) of Rm450mil for its current financial year ending September 2020 (FY20), mainly for the completion of the group’s manufacturing facilities
07 November 2019 - Petronas to continue pushing for gas usage in future
  1. More ​Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) will continue to push the use of gas as a cleaner source of fuel, compared with solid and liquid fuels
06 November 2019 - F&N says fresh milk to be new growth pillar
  1. More ​Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) says fresh milk will be a new growth pillar for the company, in line with its plan to diversify into integrated dairy farming with the proposed acquisition of the Ladang Chuping plantation land in Perlis
05 November 2019 - Investors urged to consider supporting the biogas industry
  1. More ​Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (Bioeconomy Corp) is calling on all private and institutional investors, including angels and venture capitalists, to consider investing in the biotechnology sector, in particular the biogas industry, as it moves towards achieving sustainable development goals while contributing to the circular economy
05 November 2019 - Lynas teams up with Mara Corp to develop downstream sector
  1. More ​As the largest producer of rare-earth materials outside China, Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd is presenting Malaysia with an opportunity to be at the industry’s leading edge by developing the downstream sector
04 November 2019 - Globetronics prepares for new smartphone releases
  1. More Firm to invest in high-precision tools and equipment
04 November 2019 - SCIB eyes new contracts
  1. More Company seeks more industrialised building system products supply jobs
30 October 2019 - Manufacturing sector underpinned by strong private investment: Tun M
  1. More Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that despite the level of involvement of government-linked investment companies (GLICs) and government-linked companies (GLCs) in almost every sector of the economy, Malaysia’s manufacturing sector has benefited greatly from high levels of private sector investment
29 October 2019 - Thabet to make Malaysia its hub
  1. More Group plans to export dairy products to other S-E Asian, Middle East markets
22 October 2019 - Growing interest in MRO and aerospace sector: MIDA
  1. More ​Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has observed a growing interest in investments into the country, particularly in the business and commercial aviation’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and the aerospace sector
20 October 2019 - Penang offers value for foreign E&E firms - Expert
  1. More ​Penang, which is also known by its nickname Silicon Valley of the East, can offer more than enough value for international electric and electronics (E&E) industry players due to its existing infrastructure and ecosystem, says an expert
17 October 2019 - US-China trade war offers upside to Malaysian medical device makers: Fitch Solutions
  1. More The US-China trade war offers an opportunity for Malaysian medical device manufacturers to continue to position themselves as alternative producers and suppliers to China, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said in a report
15 October 2019 - Ni Hsin to invest Rm10mil to expand into marine, O&G sectors
  1. More ​Ni Hsin Resources Bhd will invest a total of Rm10mil in Satumarin Sdn Bhd in a bid to expand into the marine, oil and gas sectors
14 October 2019 - Trade war rejuvenates 'Silicon Valley' firms in Malaysia
  1. More ​Years after resisting pressure to move to China, Lee Hung Lung says his bet has paid off. Sales at his Malaysia-based Hotayi Electronic are surging, it’s hiring more workers, considering an expansion, and picking and choosing orders
07 October 2019 - Ann Joo, Southern Steel in JV for long product steel manufacturing
  1. More ​Ann Joo Resources Bhd (AJRB) and Southern Steel Bhd (SSB) are joining forces via a 55:45 joint venture company (JV Co) to synergise opportunities in the long product steel manufacturing business
07 October 2019 - Taiwanese company pumps additional RM40 million to set up new plant in Perak
  1. More ​Taiwan-based masking paper manufacturer, Lih Mei Industrial Sdn Bhd is investing an additional RM40 million to set up a new six-hectare plant at Kamunting Industrial Area here which is expected to be operational at year-end
04 October 2019 - Rolling out tyres globally
  1. More Toyo’s state-of-the-art plant to be a major supply hub
03 October 2019 - Deputy minister: MITI to provide financial aid to companies registered under Industry 4.0
  1. More ​Deputy International Trade and Industry (MITI) Minister Ong Kian Ming today said companies that have undertaken the Industry 4.0 readiness assessment can apply for financial support under the ministry’s agencies
03 October 2019 - Tyre-maker launches new plant building in style
  1. More Tyre maker Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn Bhd (TTM) officiated its new plant building here on Thursday (Oct 3)
02 October 2019 - MyNEWS launches Japanese inspired ready-to-eat food production centre
  1. More Japanese-inspired food catered to Malaysian tastes ranging from sandwiches, onigiri, bento, fresh baked breads, hot and cold beverages, curry laksa, nasi lemak and others, will soon be available at myNEWS stores, Malaysia’s largest home-grown convenience chain
02 October 2019 - MREPC to roll out new incentive for rubber product industry
  1. More The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) is rolling out a new incentive to encourage companies in the rubber product industry to undergo social compliance audits to meet social and ethical responsibilities
01 October 2019 - Plastics recycling industry can contribute up to RM20 bil to economy
  1. More Plastics recyclers could potentially grow their contributions to the Malaysia’s economy by three to four times, to an estimated RM15 billion to RM20 billion annually, said the Malaysian plastics industry
30 September 2019 - RM5bil investment planned for iron and steel industry
  1. More Local players want to boost competitiveness and sustainability
30 September 2019 - MQCars to manufacture e-buses
  1. More Company will invest RM20m initially on R&D, high tech machines, human capital
27 September 2019 - Dialog launches Phase 3A of Pengerang development
  1. More ​Dialog Group Bhd has launched Phase 3A of its 1,200-acre Pengerang Deepwater Terminal (PDT) development
26 September 2019 - World’s biggest Milo plant in Negri Sembilan
  1. More Upgraded facility can produce 108,000 tonnes a year
26 September 2019 - Electrical + electronics moving up the value chain
  1. More ​In the past two decades, several Malaysians have made the nation proud on the global electrical and electronics (E&E) stage
25 September 2019 - Khazanah unit secures Rm100mil to build biogas plants
  1. More Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd has secured Rm100mil to build about nine biogas plants across Peninsular Malaysia
16 September 2019 - New plant to boost HHR's market share
  1. More Location in Setiu ensures constant supply of raw material, says managing director
16 September 2019 - NAP 2019 to be implemented in three phases until 2030
  1. More ​National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2019 to be launched soon, will be implemented in three phases till 2030 and it will also include efforts to make Malaysia a hybrid and energy-efficient vehicle (EEV) manufacturer, says Automotive, Robotic and IoT Institute (MARii) chief executive officer Datuk Madani Sahari
13 September 2019 - 'Bosch aims to boost digital tech'
  1. More Company to focus on upskilling local workforce with hands-on training
13 September 2019 - Ni Hsin ties up with Satumarin to venture into O&G industry
  1. More ​Cookware manufacturer Ni Hsin Resources Bhd is looking to work together with Satumarin Sdn Bhd to venture into the oil and gas (O&G) industry
12 September 2019 - Sarawak Petchem plant to be on stream in 2023
  1. More ​The Sarawak Petchem Sdn Bhd-owned mega methanol plant project here is expected to come on stream in 2023
11 September 2019 - Malaysian furniture sector a winner amid US-China trade war
  1. More ​The Malaysian furniture sector appears to be emerging as a clear winner of the trade diversion arising from the US-China trade war, but share prices of furniture stocks remain lacklustre
11 September 2019 - Inari Amertron partners with Taiwanese firm to make optical transceiver in Penang
  1. More ​Inari Amertron Bhd signed an agreement with PCL Technologies Inc to set up a joint-venture to secure, manage and manufacture optical transceivers and other related products in Penang
11 September 2019 - Rise in IoTs hardware spending benefits semiconductor firms - MIDA
  1. More ​Steady increases in Internet of Things (IoTs) hardware spending will be a significant source of revenue for the semiconductor industry in the future, as semiconductors are the bedrock of technology, says the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
10 September 2019 - New plant a game changer for Apex Healthcare
  1. More ​Apex Healthcare Bhd, which currently sells only 10% of its products to the government sector, is all set to boost the percentage following the completion of its new manufacturing plant in Melaka, known as SPP Novo
09 September 2019 - Execujet plans bigger MRO facility
  1. More Company hopeful new integrated centre in Subang will be completed in 2021
06 September 2019 - Supermax allocates RM1.13b to double capacity by mid-2024
  1. More ​Supermax Corp Bhd has earmarked RM1.13 billion in capital expenditure (capex) to double its production capacity by mid-2024
06 September 2019 - US-China trade war benefits local rubber glove industry - Supermax
  1. More ​Rubber gloves manufacturer, Supermax Corporation Bhd, is expecting its exports to the United States (US) to increase to 40 per cent from the current 30 per cent, boosted by sales of medical gloves due to the ongoing US-China trade war
05 September 2019 - PPB plans to expand its core businesses
  1. More Conglomerate has RM794mil for capex
05 September 2019 - Talent pool, robust ecosystem lure investments to Penang — CM
  1. More ​Penang's success in attracting huge investments in the manufacturing sector is due to the State's ability to prepare a strong talent pool and a robust ecosystem required for the sector's growth
05 September 2019 - MATA Aerotech offers drone technology in agriculture sector
  1. More ​Drone and robotic technology firm, MATA Aerotech Sdn Bhd aims to expand the use of drone technology in the management and operation of the country's agricultural sector within the next five years
05 September 2019 - Heng Huat to become leader in coconut fibre mart via SKT acquisition
  1. More ​Heng Huat Resources Group Bhd (Heng Huat) has acquired 97% equity interest in Sabut Kelapa Terengganu Sdn Bhd (SKT), which manufactures and trades coconut biomass materials and value-added products, for RM200,000
04 September 2019 - US tariffs to give local glove sector temporary boost
  1. More ​Malaysian rubber glove manufacturers are set to reap the benefits if the US goes ahead and slaps a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods on Sept 1 as American companies and consumers seek cheaper alternatives
04 September 2019 - Chinese tissue maker starts building regional HQ in Bandar Bukit Raja
  1. More ​Chinese tissue maker Vinda International Holdings has kicked off the construction of its Vinda Group SouthEast Asia (Vinda SEA) regional headquarters in Bandar Bukit Raja, Klang
04 September 2019 - Region’s biggest steel plant to be built in Sarawak
  1. More Multi-billion ringgit project to be funded by investors from China
04 September 2019 - Malaysia Book of Records honours LSK as largest natural bedding manufacturer
  1. More ​Natural latex bedding specialist, LSK (Lee Swee Kiat Group Bhd) was recently honoured by the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) with ‘The Largest Natural Bedding Manufacturer In Malaysia’ award
04 September 2019 - Vinda picks Malaysia for regional hub
  1. More HK-based manufacturer of hygiene products to invest RM500m over 5 years
03 September 2019 - Proton makes strong comeback
  1. More National carmaker is the only player to post two-digit growth
03 September 2019 - Malaysia approves RM2.3 billion investments to make sanitary-related products
  1. More ​The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has approved 21 projects to manufacture sanitary-related products, involving investments of RM2.3 billion, from 1980 to June this year
02 September 2019 - Medical devices sector deemed important growth area for Malaysia
  1. More ​The medical devices industry in Malaysia is dominated by companies engaged in the production of medical gloves and other medical disposable products. The feat of Malaysian glove players is well-known - they supply 60% of the world market for rubber gloves
28 August 2019 - Malaysia aims to be preferred destination for high-tech investment
  1. More Malaysia aims to become the preferred destination for high-tech investment through Industry4WRD, says Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming
28 August 2019 - Sime Darby sets aside over RM1b for capex
  1. More Sime Darby bhd is allocating more than RM1 billion in capital expenditure (capex) for the year ending June 30, 2020
27 August 2019 - Sarawak will start research on algae to produce biofuel
  1. More ​Sarawak will start research to produce biofuel from algae with the completion of Sarawak Biodiversity Centre's (SBC) Algae Cultivation Facility at Semengoh, Padawan, here
26 August 2019 - Ta Win in expansion mode
  1. More Smallish copper maker aims to return to black soon, helped by high-margin products
22 August 2019 - Manufacturers brace for slowdown after sluggish 1H
  1. More ​Malaysian manufacturers are bracing for slower months ahead as business activities in the domestic manufacturing sector dipped in the first half of 2019 (1H19) to the lowest since 2012
19 August 2019 - LONGi invests additional RM500mil
  1. More ​LONGi Green Energy Technology Co is investing an additional RM500mil in new manufacturing facilities to boost production of solar products in the Samajaya Free Industrial Zone here
17 August 2019 - Penang confident of attracting more US investments into E&E sector
  1. More The Penang government is confident of attracting more investments from United States-based electrical and electronics (E&E) companies
17 August 2019 - Top Glove set to boost R&D spending
  1. More Company also targeting to secure 30pc market share next year
16 August 2019 - Poised for solid growth
  1. More This will be driven by manufacture of aero-structure and engine components as well as MRO services
15 August 2019 - Ecosystem: SilTerra enables SMEs to develop new tech
  1. More Last year, semiconductor wafer foundry SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd organised the region’s first Semiconductors in Life Sciences Symposium, an event that drew researchers and thought leaders from around the world. Only a few months earlier, it had announced its latest invention — the Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasound Transducer (PMUT) on the CMOS platform
15 August 2019 - Miti optimistic of aerospace industry growing 10-15% this year
  1. More ​The Ministry of International Trade Industry (MITI) is optimistic of Malaysia’s aerospace industry growing between 10 to 15 per cent year-on-year
14 August 2019 - Ajinomoto to invest RM355mil in new plant and corporate office
  1. More ​Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Bhd is investing RM355mil for a new plant and corporate office in [email protected] in Seremban


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