12 Top Construction Companies in Malaysia

In recent years, the construction industry in Malaysia has grown rapidly. And as we all know, this sector plays an important role in the country’s economy: boosting development, generating revenues, and creating jobs for Malaysians and foreign nationals alike.

In this article, we will focus on the top construction companies in Malaysia. Aside from building magnificent structures and iconic landmarks, these companies have contributed greatly to the progress and development of the country itself!

Top Construction Companies in Malaysia

The Best Construction Companies in Malaysia

Generally speaking, the construction industry includes a wide variety of activities, including: civil engineering, carpentry, metal works, sanitary works, plumbing, painting works, tiling works, glass works, electrical works, and much, much more.

In Malaysia, these are the most well-known companies that carry out various construction activities, for the residential as well as non-residential and industrial sectors:

1. Benalec Holdings Berhad

This company was founded in 1978 as “Leaw Eng Chang Construction Co. Sdn. Bhd.” by the late Mr. Leaw Eng Chang. In 1996, it was renamed as “Benalec Sdn. Bhd.,” from the Malay word “bena” (meaning, “to build”) and “lec,” the initials of Mr. Leaw Eng Chang.

In 2005, the company was incorporated as a private limited company. Five years later, in 2020, it became a public limited company under the name, “Benalec Holdings Berhad.”

Initially, the company specialized in civil engineering. These days, it also provides ship chartering and marine construction, along with ship building, maintenance, and repair services.

Notably, the company first became involved in marine construction in 1993, when it was awarded a couple of coastal protection projects by Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran. This included the restoration of the damaged bund at Sungai Belukang in Bagan Datoh, Perak.

As for land reclamation projects, since 2003, the company has undertaken various projects, including land reclamation in Johor, Melaka, and Port Kelang.

Address: 23, Jalan Perintis U1/52, Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 5569 7366
Website: https://en.benalec.com.my/

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2. Eversendai Corporation Berhad

Eversendai Corporation Berhad specializes in construction (general construction and civil construction), engineering, structural steel works, and power plant works. In 1982, the company carried out its first project: Dayabumi, which was located in Kuala Lumpur.

As of this writing, Eversendai Corporation Berhad has completed more than 100 projects not only in Malaysia, but in 9 other countries!

Address: Jalan Industri 3/6, Kawasan Industri Rawang Intergrated, 48000 Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 6091 2575
Email: eversendai@eversendai.com
Website: https://www.eversendai.com/

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3. Gamuda Berhad

Established in 1976, Gamuda Berhad is one of the biggest infrastructure companies in Malaysia, with projects both inside and outside the country. It specializes in construction, engineering, property development, and infrastructure concessions.

Gamuda Berhad is known for several iconic projects, including: Bandar Botanic, Bukit Bantayan Residences, Gamuda Biz Suites, Gamuda Gardens, Gamuda Walk, Highpark Suites, Horizon Hills, Jade Hills, Kota Kemuning, Kundang Estates, Madge Mansion, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), The Robertson, and Valencia.

Notably, Gamuda Berhad has won several awards. In 2016, it garnered the Best Corporate Responsibility Initiatives Awards in the Big Cap Companies category at The Edge, Billion Ringgit Club (BRC) Corporate Awards. In the same year, the company was named Builder of the Year at the Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards (MCIEA).

Address: Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 7491 8288
Website: https://gamuda.com.my/

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4. Hock Seng Lee Berhad (HSL)

In 1960, Hock Seng Lee Berhad was founded by three brothers of the Yii family. Interestingly, the company was name after the first dredging vessel that it purchased. Today, it is the leading company in marine engineering, while also focusing on building construction and civil engineering.

Hock Seng Lee Berhad has helped in transforming swamplands into residential estates, commercial centres, and industrial centres — creating highways, airports, and seaports, too. The company also engages in the building of roads, bridges, tunnels, and flyovers, along with land reclamation, dredging, and flood mitigation.

Among the most popular projects completed by Hock Seng Lee Berhad are: Jalan Song Flyover, Kuching Wastewater Treatment Plant, Pan Borneo Highway, Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre, Samalaju Raw Water Intake, Samalaju Water Treatment Plant, Tanjung Manis Deep Sea Port, Third Mile Underpass, and UITM Mukah.

Address: 1, HSL Tower, Lorong La Promenade 2, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 82 502 299
Email: enquiry@hsl.com.my
Website: https://www.hsl.com.my/

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5. IJM Corporation Berhad

IJM Corporation Berhad was formed in 1983, as the result of a merger between IGB Construction, Jurutama, and Mudajaya. It is engaged in construction, manufacturing, plantations, property development, quarrying, and infrastructure concessions.

The company’s projects include Aviva Green, e-GATE, PJ8, and Bandar Utama in Sandakan, along with Holiday Villa and Nusa Duta in Subang Jaya. Aside from Malaysia, IJM Corporation Berhad also has offices in Indonesia, China, India, and the United Arab Emirates.

Address: Wisma Ijm, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Seksyen 7, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 7985 8288
Email: ijm@ijm.com
Website: https://www.ijm.com/

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6. Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB)

In 1969, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad was known as Perak Carbide. It is involved in construction, infrastructure, concessions, property engineering, environment, and building services. Today, it is one of the leading urban property developers in the country.

The company’s projects include popular landmarks like Cyberjaya City Centre, KL Sentral CBD, KWASA Sentral, Penang Sentral, and PJ Sentral Garden City. Moreover, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad has also won several awards: as part of the Top 10 Developers Award at the Property Insight Prestigious Developers Awards (2016), and Best Transit Oriented Development Award.

Address: Level 30, Menara Allianz Sentral, No., 203, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 2786 8080
Email: corpcomms@mrcb.com
Website: https://www.mrcb.com.my/

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7. Mudajaya Group Berhad

This company was part of the merger of IJM Corporation Berhad in 1983. Later, in 1993, it was obtained by Tiararibu, a Mulpha international subsidiary.

Mudajaya Group Berhad has four different specializations: construction, trading and plant hiring, property development, and construction product manufacturing. Its completed projects include Batu Kawah New Township, KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway, Mudajaya Tower, 10 Damansara Heights Boutique Bungalows, Tune Hotel, and Villa Angsana Condominium.

Notably, the company has obtained an ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Mudajaya Group Berhad as well as an ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Mudajaya Corporation Berhad.

Address: Jln PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 7806 7899
Email: info@mudajaya.com
Website: https://www.mudajaya.com/

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8. Muhibbah Engineering (M) Berhad

Founded in 1972, Muhibbah Engineering (M) Berhad specializes in infrastructure, civil engineering, and structural engineering — both inside and outside Malaysia.

The company is involved in building airports, airline support facilities, ships, oil and gas facilities, port construction, marine constructions, waste heat recovery systems, fabrication works, and much, much more!

In 1995, Muhibbah Engineering (M) Berhad) was the first company in the construction sector to receive an ISO 9002 Certification. It has also received several awards, including: 1,000,000 Man Hours Safety Awards for a Petroleum Hub and Bunkering Facility project at a reclaimed island off Tanjung Bin, Johor, as well as 500 Man Hours Safety Award and 1,000,000 Man Hours Safety Award for YLNG Jetty and GRP Outfall Pipelaying Works at Bal-Haf in Sana’a, Yemen.

Address: Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, Kawasan Perindustrian Sungai Rasau, 41300 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 3342 4323
Email: info@muhibbah.com.my
Website: http://www.muhibbah.com/

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9. UEM Group Berhad

Established in 1966, UEM Group Berhad started out as a construction company, before becoming a leading engineering-based infrastructure and services group in Malaysia.

The company specializes in engineering and construction, expressways, asset and facility management, township and property development, and green industries. It has completed many building, infrastructure, and transportation projects in the country.

Among the company’s most popular projects are: Butterworth-Kulim Expressway, East Coast Expressway Phase 2, Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing, North-South Expressway Central Link, Penang Bridge, and Plus Malaysia Berhad Expressway.

Aside from operating in Malaysia, UEM Group Berhad also has branches in Singapore, Indonesia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, and Canada.

Address: 19-2 Mercu UEM, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 2727 6868
Email: uemcomms@uemnet.com
Website: https://www.uem.com.my/

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10. WCE Holdings Berhad

Founded in 2000, WCE Holdings Berhad is an investment holding company that specializes in construction, property investment, manufacturing, and trading of building materials and industrial products. It has also been engaged in the construction, management, and tolling of highways in the country.

In particular, WCE Holdings Berhad is known for the West Coast Expressway project, which was completed by its subsidiary, West Coast Expressway Sdn. Bhd. It has also accomplished a mixed development project at Bandar Rimbayu, near Kota Kemuning at Shah Alam.

Address: Jalan Meru/KU5, Bandar Bukit Raja, 41050 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 3082 1999
Email: info@wcehb.com.my
Website: http://www.wcehb.com.my/

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11. WCT Holdings Berhad

Founded in 1981, this company was previously called WCT Earthworks and Building Contractors. It specializes in engineering and construction, property development (residential and commercial), and property investment and management.

WCT Holdings Berhad has completed numerous projects including: Aronia Apartments, Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, Getaway at KLIA2, Paradigm Garden City, Sprint Highway at Jalan Maarof, Trifolis Apartments, and Waltz Residences.

Address: B-30-01, The Ascent, Paradigm, 1, Jalan SS 7/26a, Paradigm, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 7806 6688
Website: https://www.wct.com.my/

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12. YTL Corporation Berhad

YTL Corporation Berhad is one of the biggest construction contractor companies and integrated infrastructure developers in Malaysia. It has four listed entities, namely: YTL e-Solutions Berhad, YTL Hospitality REIT, YTL Land and Development Berhad, and YTL Power International Berhad.

The company is involved in construction contracting, cement manufacturing, hotel development and management, property investment and development,and e-commerce initiatives. Moreover, it is also engaged in providing Internet-based education services and solutions.

Other than operating in Malaysia, YTL Corporation Berhad also has branch offices in Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan, Australia, and United Kingdom.

Address: Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 2142 6633
Website: https://www.ytl.com/

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Final Thoughts

Without a doubt, the construction industry in Malaysia will continue to thrive for a long time — helping to generate greater revenue and more jobs for Malaysian nationals and foreign workers, too.

Meanwhile, the oil and gas industry in the country is booming, too. Visit this link to read all about the top oil and gas companies in Malaysia!

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