Malaysia E&E-related Associations and Chambers of Commerce: Fostering a Thriving Industry Ecosystem
The Electrical and Electronics (E&E) industry in Malaysia is supported by a network of related associations and chambers of commerce, collectively fostering the growth and development of this crucial sector. These organizations play a pivotal role in representing the interests of industry players, facilitating information sharing, setting industry standards, promoting the E&E sector's well-being, and shaping ethical business practices.
Malaysia E&E Industry Associations
The Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia (TEEAM)
Established in 1952, the Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia (TEEAM) is the official representative body for Malaysia's electrical and electronics industries. TEEAM actively collaborates with government departments, statutory bodies, and the private sector to ensure responsible and orderly growth in this sector.
TEEAM holds official representation in various government bodies and committees, including the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology, and Water (KeTTHA), Department of Skills Development (DSD), Energy Commission (ST), Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB), Standards Malaysia, and SIRIM Berhad. It is designated as a Standards Writing Organisation (SWO) for electrical and electronics products/services.
Furthermore, TEEAM is a key participant in the Asean Consultative Committee for Standards & Quality (ACCSQ) Joint Sectoral Committee on Electrical & Electronics Equipment (JSC EEE) and holds accreditation from CIDB to conduct building wiring installer training courses. It is also an active member of the Asean Federation of Electrical Engineering Contractors (AFEEC).
Website Source: TEEAM
Malaysian Integrated Chip Designer Association (MICDA)
MICDA envisions enhancing Malaysia's position in the semiconductor value chain. To achieve this, the association focuses on establishing Malaysia as a strong IC design hub and advocating for a vibrant and profitable IC design industry.
Website Source: MICDA
Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA)
The Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA) operates as a non-profit organization, dedicated to representing Malaysia's solar industry. It brings together various stakeholders from the local solar supply chain, including manufacturers, service providers, system integrators, consultants, insurance providers, training providers, and academicians.
MPIA aims to foster efficient, ethical, and professional growth in the solar industry. Its vision revolves around enabling every individual to generate electricity via solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. To achieve this vision, MPIA advocates for the democratization of the electricity supply industry, promoting competitive and sustainable solar PV pricing, and positioning solar energy as a mainstream electricity source through innovations and incentives. Moreover, MPIA emphasizes achieving the highest levels of professionalism, knowledge, and competency in the solar PV industry.
Website Source: MPIA
Malaysia Cable Manufacturers Association (MCMA)
MCMA is a recognized association of cable and wire manufacturers committed to meeting national and international quality and regulatory standards. The association provides a platform for discussions and regulations with government agencies and relevant certification bodies, fostering efficiency and high standards in the cable and wire industry.
Website Source: MCMA
Malaysian Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Association (MACRA)
Founded in February 2000, MACRA represents the trade organization of ACMV & R (Air-Conditioning, Mechanical Ventilation & Refrigeration) industries. The association's mission is to establish an accountable platform for enhancing technology and business in this sector, earning regional recognition.
MACRA's objectives include promoting the ACMV & R industry's interests in Malaysia, coordinating and safeguarding its members' activities, and building strong liaisons with government authorities, professional bodies, manufacturers, and suppliers. Additionally, MACRA aims to maintain high standards in the industry, recommend and improve conditions of contracts and agreements with relevant authorities, and cooperate with regulatory bodies to uphold proper standards.
Website Source: MACRA
Other Industry Associations:
Semiconductor Foundry Association Malaysia (SFAN)
Malaysian Alternative & Renewable Industry (MARI)
Malaysian Photovoltaic Manufacturers Association (MPMA)
Malaysia Bumiputera Solar Manufacturer Association (BUSFA)
Malaysia E&E Chambers of Commerce
The Japanese Chamber of Trade and Industry Malaysia (JACTIM)
JACTIM's primary goal is to promote and enhance business relations between Japan and Malaysia. As a platform for Japanese businesses to connect, collaborate, and grow in Malaysia's market, JACTIM offers a range of services and activities, including networking events, business seminars, and trade missions.
One of JACTIM's core objectives is to strengthen economic ties between Japan and Malaysia. The chamber actively engages in dialogue and cooperation with both governments, fostering a favorable business environment and promoting bilateral trade. By organizing seminars and workshops, JACTIM keeps its members updated on market trends, regulations, and business opportunities in Malaysia.
Website Source: JACTIM
Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC)
Also known as AHK Malaysia in Germany, the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC) is the official representative of German industry and trade in Malaysia. With extensive relations with governments, authorities, business organizations, and industry players in both Malaysia and Germany, the chamber effectively represents the interests of more than 400 members.
MGCC offers a wide range of result-oriented services, making it a reliable partner for companies aiming to establish a market presence in Malaysia or strengthen their involvement in the country's economic landscape. The chamber's platform facilitates knowledge exchange, networking, and business relationships, thereby contributing to enhanced bilateral economic relations.
Website Source: MGCC
Malaysian American Electronics Industry Association (MAEI) (under AMCHAM)
The Malaysian American Electronics Industry Association (MAEI) operates as a part of the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), advocating for American E&E companies in Malaysia. Since its inception in 1989, MAEI has played a pivotal role in creating dialogues between the government and American E&E companies, advocating for regulatory changes to improve Malaysia's business environment.
MAEI's advocacy agenda is driven by the needs and demands of the E&E industry, seeking to ensure the growth of American investors and enhance Malaysia's competitiveness. MAEI members benefit from exclusive access to AMCHAM mailing lists and WhatsApp groups, fostering information exchange and regulatory updates across multiple functions.
Website Source: MAEI