Company History

FIW Steel Sdn Bhd was incorporated on 11th July, 1960 as the first steel related manufacturer in Malaysia in the form of joint venture of the investment from Japan and Singapore.

Since incorporation, the company has been playing a role of the pioneer in every stage of technological development in steel sheet galvanizing and its related products. Thus, the history of the steel sheet galvanizing industry in Malaysia is the duplicate of the history of Federal Iron Works.

In the year 2004, Sumitomo Corporation, a Japanese giant trading firm, took whole share of the original Japanese investment, and the company is currently one of the global members of Sumitomo Corporation’s group of companies.



  • 1960

    Company established as country's 1st steel related manufacturer

  • 1962

    Commenced operation of sheet to sheet galvanizing in Petaling Jaya, Selangor

  • 1970

    Commenced operation of LPG Cylinder plant

  • 1975

    Built and started country’s 1st Mini Continuous Galvanizing Line

  • 1975

    PNB, a Malaysian investment company, joined the company as a shareholder

  • 1973

    Commenced operation of Fire Extinguisher plant

  • 1978

    Built and started No.2 Mini Continuous Galvanizing Line

  • 1987

    Built and started country's 1st Coil Coating Line

  • 1992

    Factory moved from Petaling Jaya to Bukit Raja (current location), built country’s 1st Non-Oxidizing Furnace (NOF) type Continuous Galvanizing Line and commenced operation.

  • 2004

    Sumitomo Corporation, a Japanese trading giant, took over the share of the original Japanese shareholder.

  • 2012

    Introduction of new generation of Hot Dip Zn 5% Al-Mg Alloy Coated Steel - "Galmaxx Alpha"

  • 2014

    Commercial production and sales of T-Maz Oak and T-Maz Sky for steel Truss and purlin application

  • 2015

    Installation of Steel Slitting machine to provide prompt delivery service and cater for increased demand of slit coils for various applications

  • 2016

    Upgrading and improving NOF line with EMG strip stabilization system