Vale – one of the world’s largest producer of iron ore and pellets – have made Perak as their gateway to Asia Pacific iron and steel markets by setting up a regional iron ore distribution and palletising hub in Teluk Rubiah, Perak

This distribution hub presents a great opportunity for the iron and steel industry to flourish in Perak.


Perak is the country’s major producer of a variety of non-metallic minerals, such as limestone products, tin, kaolin, clay and mica.

Multinational companies (MNCs) in the such as Lafarge, Sibelco, Omya, YTL Cement and Hume Cement have already established a presence, and Perak welcomes new investors to further develop this industry


In the automotive sector, Perak is the home for PROTON City, the national carmaker PROTON’s state-of-the-art passenger vehicle manufacturing hub.

Perak is also the home for CRRC’s (China Railway Rolling Stock Corp) ASEAN manufacturing hub, which is located in Batu Gajah. Among the products manufactured here are Electric Train Service (ETS) and the new Light Rapid Transit (LRT)


Machinery & fabrication has been a key industrial sector in Perak since the peak of tin mining industry. The skill and talent accumulated over decades have helped the sector to grow, particularly in Kinta Valley and Manjung district.


Malaysia is one of the global leaders in Halal industry, thanks to its well-developed regulation, policies and frameworks to support the growth of the industry.  The industry covers not only the production of food and beverages, but pharmaceuticals and cosmetics as well.

Some of Perak’s home-grown companies are making their marks in this growing industry. Their well-known products include white coffee, beverages, poultry produce and pharmaceuticals


The E&E industry is one of Malaysia’s key manufacturing sectors, and Perak is no exception. With Perak’s competitive labour costs and close proximity to electronics manufacturing hubs like Klang Valley and Penang, the state has plenty to offer investors.

MNCs such as Yamaha, Murata Electronics, and Finisar, along with home-grown global players Unisem and Carsem, have been operating in the state for decades, with continuous expansions and additional investments over the years.