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Building Technology

Malaysia’s building technology manufacturing focusses on the non-metallic mineral industry and Industrialised Building System (IBS) industry.

Non-metallic Mineral

35.8%

Domestic Investments

(RM2.07 bil)

RM5.79 bil

Total Approved Investments

35%

64.2%

Foreign Investments

(RM3.71 bil)

Non-metallic Mineral

RM5.79 bil

Total Approved Investments

35.8%

Domestic Investments

(RM2.07 bil)

64.2%

Foreign Investments

(RM3.71 bil)

29

Approved Projects

RM 13.78 bil

Total exports contributed to
Malaysia's trade

Non-metallic Mineral Products

The non-metallic mineral products industry covers the production of glass, ceramics and clay-based products, cement and concretehigh-purity alumina (HPA) and other products such as quicklime, barite, marble and granite.

NON-METALLIC MINERAL

Glass products
  • Float glass
  • Solar glass
    • Solar glass is a combination of solar and glass technologies, and is often used for the top surfaces of thermal collectors and photovoltaic modules.
  • Safety glass
  • Borosilicate glass tubing
  • Glassware
  • Architectural glass
  • Glass fibre
  • High-technology precision glass products

The sub-sector is expected to expand to encompass functional materials, as well as low emission glass, high performance glass, and specially-coated glass, to meet the increasing demand from the construction and solar industries.

Ceramics & clay-based products
  • Traditional ceramics
    • This include walls, floor and roofing tiles, bathroom fixtures, tableware and bricks
  • Fine and Advanced ceramics

This is a relatively new segment in Malaysia with wide technologically advanced applications in electronics, aerospace, medicine and other areas

Cement products
  • This includes ordinary portland cement, hydraulic cemment, slag cement, fly ash cement, blended cement and cementoius meterial
Glass products
  • Float glass
  • Solar glass
    • Solar glass is a combination of solar and glass technologies, and is often used for the top surfaces of thermal collectors and photovoltaic modules.
  • Safety glass
  • Borosilicate glass tubing
  • Glassware
  • Architectural glass
  • Glass fibre
  • High-technology precision glass products

The sub-sector is expected to expand to encompass functional materials, as well as low emission glass, high performance glass, and specially-coated glass, to meet the increasing demand from the construction and solar industries.

Ceramics & clay-based products
  • Traditional ceramics
    • This include walls, floor and roofing tiles, bathroom fixtures, tableware and bricks
  • Fine and Advanced ceramics

This is a relatively new segment in Malaysia with wide technologically advanced applications in electronics, aerospace, medicine and other areas

Cement products
  • This includes ordinary portland cement, hydraulic cemment, slag cement, fly ash cement, blended cement and cementoius meterial

Industrial Building System (IBS)

44.7%

Domestic Investments

(RM477.79 mil)

RM1.07 bil

Total Approved Investments

44%

55.3%

Foreign Investments

(RM591.11 bil)

Industrialised Building System (IBS)

RM1.07 bil

Total Approved Investments

44.7%

Domestic Investments

(RM477.79 mil)

55.3%

Foreign Investments

(RM591.11 bil)

Industrialised Building System (IBS)

The Industrialised Building System (IBS) is how prefabricated buildings are created and put together. It is known by various terms such as pre-fabricated/ pre-fabricated construction, modern method of construction (MMC) and off-site construction. The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) defines IBS as a construction technique in which components are manufactured in a controlled environment (onsite or offsite), transported, positioned and assembled into a structure with minimal additional site work.

 

Utilising IBS can enhance construction productivity and quality by reducing construction time, lowering overall costs and minimising waste generated on site. Pre-fabricated components are more environmentally-friendly and promote occupational health and safety. 

 

The Malaysian construction industry is encouraged to adopt digital IBS. The Ministry of Works through CIDB has developed the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP). The CITP aims to make Malaysia’s construction industry robust and globally competitive, with an extensive emphasis being placed on environmental sustainability.

 

The local construction industry is urged to embrace emerging technologies to increase efficiency, provide visualisation of problem areas and improve construction-planning accuracy. Hence, the Construction Revolution (CR) 4.0 Roadmap was introduced to streamline future programmes related to digitalising the construction industry. This includes the deployment of the Building Information Modelling (BIM).

 

BIM is a modelling technology and associated set of processes to produce, communicate, analyse and use digital information models throughout the construction project life-cycle. This could potentially save up to 15-20% in terms of time spent during the planning and design stage.

Notable Companies in Malaysia

YTL Cement Berhad

Kim Hin Industry Berhad

SCHAEFER KALK
(Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Nippon Electric Glass (M) Sdn Bhd

Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited

Kibing Group (M) Sdn Bhd

Gamuda Industrial Building
System Sdn Bhd

Altech Chemicals Sdn Bhd

White Horse Ceramic
Industries Sdn Bhd

Our Investors' Highlights

“In 1992, CRT glass manufacturing was successfully established in Malaysia on the back of a highly skilled workforce, stable supply of utilities, well maintained infrastructure, generous investment incentives and strong support from Government bodies.”

- Masayuki Arioka, Chairman of the Board
Nippon Electric Glass (NEG)

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