Malaysian Corporate Vanguard: Top 10 Leading Companies

Discover the powerhouses shaping Malaysia’s business landscape. These ten industry leaders, each with its unique forte, collectively drive the nation’s growth and progress. Join us as we explore their remarkable contributions and influence in the Malaysian market.

1) Petronas

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We seek energy potential across the globe, optimizing value through our integrated business model. Our portfolio includes cleaner conventional and renewable resources and a ready range of advanced products and adaptive solutions.
Sustainability is at the core of what we do as we harness the good in energy to elevate and enrich lives. People are our strength and partners for growth, driving our passion for innovation to progress towards the future of energy sustainability. | IG: @Petronas | FB: Petronas


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IOI Corporation Berhad (IOI), listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, is a leading global integrated and sustainable palm oil player. Employing about 24,000 people in several countries, we are a fully integrated corporation that undertakes plantation and resource-based manufacturing businesses.

Our plantation business covers Malaysia and Indonesia while our downstream resource-based manufacturing business includes refining of palm oil as well as manufacturing of oleochemical and specialty oils and fats, with a strong presence in Asia, Europe, and the United States of America. | IG: @Ioicorporation  | FB: IOI Corporation Berhad

3) PPBGroup

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PPB Group Berhad (“PPB”) is an investment holding and property investment company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, the Malaysian stock exchange. Incorporated in Malaysia in 1968, the PPB Group today is a conglomerate with total assets and market capitalization of RM28.93 billion and RM24.81 billion respectively as of 31 December 2022.

PPB is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and we have operations in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore with about 4,900 employees in the Malaysian operations. | GI:  | FB: PPB Properties

4) MISC Berhad

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MISC Berhad (MISC), was incorporated in 1968 and is a world-leading provider of international energy-related maritime solutions and services. The principal businesses of the Group comprise energy shipping and its related activities, owning and operating offshore floating solutions, marine repair and conversion, engineering and construction works, integrated marine services, port management and maritime services as well as maritime education and training.

Operating a modern and diversified fleet, backed by a workforce of over 9,355 employees from all over the world, we are committed to creating value for our stakeholders and contributing to the sustainability of our industry. | LinkedIn: MISC Group

5) Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

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World’s Largest Producer of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

From the trading houses of colonial Singapore 200 years ago, we have survived wars, economic upheavals, and pandemics to become the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO).

We are innovation leaders, employing some of the best minds in the industry to produce superior-quality products, serving customers across the world. Our upstream and downstream operations are fully integrated, allowing us to maximize efficiencies, and create better value for all our stakeholders.

Throughout our palm oil value chain, over 80,000 valued employees drive our sustainable growth, taking pride in a heritage synonymous with excellence. | IG: Simedarbyplantation   | Twitter: Sime Darby Plantation

6) Hartalega Holdings Berhad

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7) Top Glove Corporation Bhd

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Top Glove Corporation Bhd was established in 1991 in Malaysia and has since grown from a single factory with one glove production line into the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves. Holding 26% of the world market share for rubber gloves, we deliver gloves to protect lives in every corner of the globe with operations in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, the USA, Germany, and Brazil. We export to over 2,000 customers in 195 countries worldwide.

Our comprehensive product range includes gloves and a non-glove segment comprising condoms, face masks, dental dams, exercise bands, and household products, fulfilling demand in both the healthcare and non-healthcare segments. | GI: #topglove | FB: @mytopglove

8) Digi Berhad

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Digi is a leading and trusted digital connectivity and services company, empowering societies and keeping customers connected to what matters most.

Our number one priority is to deliver connectivity in a safe, reliable, and efficient way to Malaysians across the country. We have built solid fundamentals and expertise in future-ready networks, digitalization, customer experience, workplace and people development, and responsible business practices – shaped by a culture of innovation.

We believe connectivity empowers everyone to improve their lives, builds societies, and secures a better future for all. Being customer-obsessed, we are driven to continuously innovate and deliver personalized, engaging, and safe digital products and services to enhance Malaysians’ digital lifestyles. | IG: Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd | FB: Digi

9) Nestle

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We are the Good food, Good life company. We believe in the power of food to enhance lives. Good food nourishes and delights the senses. It helps children grow healthy, pets thrive, parents age gracefully and everyone lives life to the fullest. Good food brings us together. Good food also respects our planet and protects resources for future generations.

At Nestlé, we constantly explore and push the boundaries of what is possible with foods, beverages, and nutritional health solutions to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. We focus our energy and resources where unlocking the power of food can make the greatest difference in the peoples’ lives, protect and enhance the environment, and generate significant value for our shareholders and stakeholders alike. | FB Nestlé | IG nestle.malaysia

10) Sunway Construction Group Berhad

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Sunway Construction Group Berhad (SunCon), is Malaysia’s largest pure-play construction group that provides a full range of integrated design and construction services including building, infrastructure, foundation, and geotechnical engineering, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services, manufacturing and sale of precast concrete products, as well as sustainable energy services.

Our construction service business is further strengthened by the use of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) technology which enables a greater competitive edge in the projects we undertake.

With a track record spanning over 40 years, we are capable of tailoring fully integrated and cost-effective solutions for our clients, delivering effective end-to-end solutions as well as control over timely delivery and quality. | IG: sunway_construction_careers | LinkedIn Sunway Construction Group Berhad

That’s not all! More Top 10s in Malaysia are waiting to be discovered!