Malaysia, strategically located in the heart of South East Asia, offers a competitive location for investors intending to set up offshore operations for the manufacture of advanced technological products for regional and international markets. Malaysia’s key strengths include:

Well-developed Infrastructure
Malaysia's persistent drive to develop and upgrade its infrastructure has resulted in one of the most well-developed infrastructures among the newly industrialising countries of Asia. The greatest advantage to manufacturers in Malaysia has been the nation's persistent drive to develop and upgrade its infrastructure.

Industries in Malaysia are predominantly located in over 200 industrial estates and Free Trade Zones developed throughout the country. These zones are categorised as export processing zones, which cater to the requirements of export-oriented industries.

Advancing technology
Malaysia is one of the most technologically developed countries amongst industrialising nations in the ASEAN region. This advancement has become an integral part of Malaysia's growth as an industrialised nation, not only a great advantage for manufacturers but also boosting the capabilities of local SMEs and start-ups, strengthening digital content, embracing digitisation, and enhancing e-commerce.


Key Statistics on INVESTMENT

Key Statistics on Investment

EU Manufacturing Projects Approved 2019

Country 2019
Number Investment (RM) Investment (USD)
Denmark 1 2,366,739 578,655
France 5 259,389,695 61,906,848
Netherlands 5 930,349,405 222,040,431
Italy 5 379,432,743 92,770,842
United Kingdom 8 1,765,531,431 431,670,277
Germany 22 848,339,239 207,417,907
Ireland 1 3,421,975 816,700
Portugal 2 1,107,595 264,342
TOTAL 49 4,189,938,822 1,017,466,013

Source: MIDA