The ECER presents an
abundance of opportunities for investors in the manufacturing
industries to establish their manufacturing presence in this
Region, taking advantage of the rich resources and raw materials
already in place.
Investors will benefit from cost-competitiveness,
where both large-scale and small and medium industries will
appreciate the various economies of scale found within the
ECER and will be able to take advantage of the opportunities
presented. A number of locations within the ECER have been
earmarked for the establishment of several major industrial
The manufacturing strength of the ECER
is mainly resource-based, led by the petrochemical, wood-based
and food processing sectors. Over the last two decades,
some diversification has taken place as other industries,
which provide significant opportunities e.g. textiles and
garment, electrical and electronics, and transport equipment,
have been set up.
A strong focus will be placed on
emerging industries with great potential for future expansion
such as the Halal products industry, which is expected to
allow manufacturers to tap into a vast worldwide market.
The strides in the manufacturing sector are supported by
the development of new free zones and specialised industrial
parks throughout the Region, as well as the upgrading of
major logistics infrastructure, including the Kuantan Port
City (KPC) development, which is set to be the Region’s
export gateway to the Asia Pacific Region.