Introduction To MFE

History & Heritage

MFE was formed in Malaysia in 1991 to accommodate the regional demand for high-quality, efficient and cost-effective construction solutions.  Since those early days, MFE has developed into the world-leader in Aluminum Formwork Systems by providing our customers with continued product innovation and unparalleled quality and service.

MFE aluminum formwork allows our customers to build concrete structures that are strong, accurate in dimensions and provide high quality finished concrete surfaces. At the same time, the MFE system is easy to use, significantly speeds up construction time, and can provide substantial savings in overall construction costs.

Introduction To MFE

MFE Today

Since early success of our residential aluminum formwork systems, we have expanded our products’ reach to include a monolithic commercial solution, MFE Quick Deck ™ and multi-Tier external self-climbing safety platforms.  MFE has become a one-stop-shop for all elements of monolithic construction.

From design, through to implementation, MFE offers a full range of services and support, including comprehensive formwork design using our in-house 3D design software and experienced on-site support.

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, based in Port Klang, Malaysia, uses the latest production processes, including ‘Friction Stir Welding’ introduced in 2010.  This advanced eco-friendly welding system used in aerospace and automotive industries.  Spread over 100,000 m2 and with a workforce exceeding 2,500 personnel, MFE’s capacity has now reached over 1,500,000 m2 of formwork annually.

MFE’s on-site technical support is accepted by our customers as second to none. Our site team advises our clients in the proper handling of the equipment and trains the workforce how to cycle the formwork to achieve a 4-day per floor work cycle for mid to high-rise properties and 1 house lot per day for landed housing.

Since 1991, MFE has been the Leader in its industry …. ‘No One Does It Better.’

Introduction To MFE


MFE’s ongoing success has been built on the foundation of our strongest asset, our people. With over 2500 staff, working in diverse locations around the globe, MFE has been built on a culture of teamwork, honesty and integrity that permeates all levels of our business.

Our management team manifests this culture day in day out.

Jim Robinson

CEO of MFE Group of Companies

Jim joined the Mivan Group of companies in 1991 and was involved in many prestigious projects throughout the world, including Universal Studios new theme park, Islands of Adventure, in Florida and the Millennium Dome, in London. In 1996 he was posted to Malaysia as Commercial Manager of their aluminium formwork company and in 2015 he became CEO of the MFE Group of Companies.

Pat Gorham

COO of MFE Group of Companies

Pat has been in the formwork industry since moving to Malaysia in 2000. He is responsible for all of the group operations globally. He is heavily involved in MFE’s research & development programme and new product implementation.

Colin Hookham

Executive Director Business Development

Colin Hookham is the Executive Director for global business development at MFE Formwork Technology based at their headquarters in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Originally from London, UK, he has spent over 18 years in the Asia Pacific and has extensive experience in developing new product solutions and market strategies in the region.

Michael Allen

Chief Technical Officer

Michael first arrived in Malaysia in 1994 with Mivan Formwork and has been in charge of all design-related activities, including the aluminium formwork, platforms and accessories. He is also heavily involved with software development as well as Research and Development of new and existing products.

Introduction To MFE

Mission Statement


  • To be a world-class formwork enterprise committed to delivering quality solutions, customer satisfaction, on-time projects, continuous innovation and enhancement of stakeholders’ value.



  • To encourage innovation, integrity, teamwork and a safe working environment.
  • To build a strong future ensuring increased returns to shareholders and enhancing stakeholder value.
  • To be a responsible corporate citizen committed to the social and environmental causes.