The founding members of SAMENTA were mainly SMEs that made up the supply chain of Malaysia’s vibrant semiconductor industry.

Since then, whilst our membership has diversified, we have stayed true to our roots, with members mainly from the engineering, industrial and manufacturing sectors.
Founded in 1986

Key Milestones Since 1986

  1. 2002
    Trade Programmes

    Launch of trade programme by organising and participating in international trade missions, trade fairs and business matching activities.

  2. 2004
    SME Business Directory

    Launch of annual business directory for easier and updated access to Malaysian SMEs and official statistics.

  3. 2008
    SME100 Awards

    Launch of annual awards recognising top 100 fast growing SMEs each year.

  4. 2012
    Central Region

    Launch of Central Region branch.

  5. 2014
    Southern Region

    Launch of Southern Region branch.

  6. 2018
    Advisory Services

    Formed advisory, financial and business insight services.


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