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Principal Hub

Meet Asia’s Regional

Asia’s emergence as a global economic powerhouse has shifted the focus of major MNCs to this region.

Many of these MNCs have chosen Malaysia as their base for managing their regional expansion through establishments such as Operational Headquarters (OHQ), International Procurement Centres (IPC), Regional Distribution Centres (RDC), Global Operation Hubs (GOH), Treasury Management Centres (TMC) and Principal Hubs (PH).

Since 2006 until March 2020, MIDA has approved a total of 347 global/ regional establishment projects involving total investment of RM469 billion and creation of 36,693 high value job opportunities in Malaysia.

Variety of Hubs






Supply Chain










Centre of Excellence

Anchoring Growth in Malaysia via Principal Hubs

Introduced in 2015, the Principal Hub scheme offers an additional advantage to companies seeking to leverage
 on Malaysia as their centralised operating base to conduct its regional and global business operations.

Approved Investments for Principal Hubs (2015-2019)


Approved Projects

RM47.2 bil

Total Approved Investments

from 2015-2019


High Value Job Opportunities

MNCs across various industries such as electrical and electronics, machinery, chemical, oil and gas, ICT and F&B have leveraged by making Malaysia as their hub. These establishments adopt various business models such as Distribution Hubs, Procurement Hubs, R&D Hubs and Centres of Excellence to serve the regional or global market.

Our Investors' Highlights

Over the past few years we went through a thorough evaluation process to find the best possible Headquarters location. Our focus was predominantly on customer proximity, talent pool, supply chain and especially government support. Since we set foot in Malaysia, we have been enjoying tremendous support from the Malaysian Government and hence couldn't have chosen a better location. The better acquisition process for our 50 acres of land was accomplished in merely less than four weeks. In today's world, where time and agility has become critical, in our 30-year experience, such business support is simply unheard of.

- Uli Behringer, CEO
Music Tribe

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.
Download the Principal Hub application form today!

Reach our Representatives

Our dedicated MIDA subject matter experts are always ready to engage and assist you with your business ventures in Malaysia. Come talk to us today!