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Machinery & Metal – Machinery & Equipment

Machinery &
Equipment

The machinery and equipment (M&E) industry is a key pillar of industrial growth and development that serves to catalyse Malaysia’s transition into a competitive high-technology, Industry 4.0-ready nation. It assumes strategic importance to the countrys economic transformation due to its cross-cutting linkages with all economic segments such as the primary, manufacturing and services sectors

The industry is dominated by small and medium-sized companies that provide customised products, end to end manufacturing and total solution providers, that are capable of meeting the strong demand of both domestic and international manufacturing industries.

The M&E industry in Malaysia is mainly categorised into the following classifications:

  • Specialised M&E for Specific Industries
  • Metalworking M&E
  • Power Generating M&E
  • General Industrial M&E

It is heavily supported by Engineering Supporting Industry (ESI) players which encompass mould and die, machining, metal stamping, metal casting, surface engineering, heat treatment, fabrication and forging activities.

Among notable companies are ViTrox Technologies, Pentamaster Group, UWC, COHU, VAT Manufacturing Malaysia, BESI Apac, Bruker (Malaysia), Muhibbah Engineering, KNM Group and Aida Manufacturing. 

29.9%

Domestic Investments

(RM2.0 bil)

RM6.7 bil

Total Approved Investments in 2020

80%

70.1%

Foreign Investments

(RM4.7 bil)

RM6.7 bil

Total Approved Investments in 2020

29.9%

Domestic Investments

(RM2.0 bil)

70.1%

Foreign Investments

(RM4.7 bil)

87

Approved Projects

4,384

Job Opportunities

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M&E Export Performance

The value of exported M&E products has increased from RM37.7 billion in 2016 to RM39.4 billion in 2020, showcasing the industry’s robust growth, anchored by companies focusing on high-tech products such as semiconductors, intelligent machines, advanced metrology and analytical laboratory equipment, robotics, and autonomous guided (or ‘self-driving’) vehicles.

Future of M&E

The advent of Industry 4.0 is changing the way businesses operates today. Development and implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions are already evident in M&E companies in Malaysia featuring technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Robotics and Additive Manufacturing. A collective of these new technologies is offering new solutions across the M&E value chain to manufacturers. With automation no longer being an option but a necessity for survival given the changes in the manufacturing landscape, Malaysia’s capability in the robotics and factory automation sub-sectors hold much promise for investors seeking development in the manufacturing sector as a whole.

Malaysia’s industry players strength are in these specialised machinery projects:

Semiconductor

Palm Oil

Food Processing

Machinery Ecosystem

Our Investors' Highlights

Malaysia is a destination for investments, especially for high technology and high-value products. We have world-class infrastructure and a matured supply chain. Certainly, when looking to invest in Malaysia, the best authority to consult is MIDA. Being the principal investment promotion agency in the country, they are well-equipped and ever-ready to provide support and facilitation, in terms of incentive available, location and more

- Dato' Ng Chai Eng, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Executive Director and co-founder of UWC (2020)

Get Started

MIDA provides comprehensive support to your business as you consider the competitive and comparative advantages Malaysia has to offer for your investment. Explore our dedicated resources, wide range of facilities or consultation services to assist you in expanding your operations here.
Learn more about the essential forms and guidelines to help you get started on your journey in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector.
Company can submit application and track the application status online via MIDA InvestMalaysia portal at investmalaysia.mida.gov.my
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