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 and day out.

Jim Robinson

Chairman of MFE Group of Companies

Having dedicated over three decades to the Mivan Group of companies, Jim Robinson stands as a pivotal figure in the formwork sector. Since his inception in 1991, Jim has made significant contributions to renowned projects worldwide, including Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure in Florida and the Millennium Dome in London. His extensive expertise led him to Malaysia in 1996, where he assumed the role of Commercial Manager for the aluminum formwork division. In 2010, Jim transitioned to the position of CEO for the MFE Group of Companies, guiding MFE through numerous periods of growth and transformation. In 2024, Jim was appointed Chairman of the MFE Group Companies. His steadfast dedication and unparalleled expertise have been instrumental in elevating MFE to its esteemed status as a global leader in the aluminium formwork market.


Pat Gorham

CEO of MFE Group of Companies

Bringing a wealth of experience from his tenure in the formwork industry since relocating to Malaysia in 2000, Pat Gorham has been integral to overseeing global operations for the group since 2010. As a dedicated leader, he has assumed responsibility for managing all facets of group operations on a worldwide scale. Pat has actively driven innovation through his substantial contributions to MFE’s research and development endeavours, as well as spearheading the launch of new products. In January 2024, Pat Gorham assumed the position of CEO at MFE, marking the beginning of a new growth phase for the company. He has been an esteemed member of the Executive Board since 2011.


Pat Pigott

CFO of MFE Group of Companies

Patrick Pigott, Chief Financial Officer at MFE Formwork, brings 25 years of experience in C-suite Finance roles across industries like FMG, Telecoms, and Construction. Born in Cork, he has successfully navigated start-up operations and managed finance functions during business transitions. Since joining in 2019, Pigott has fostered a culture of commercial awareness within the finance team, driving strategic growth initiatives and ensuring financial stability. His strategic insights and leadership prowess make him an invaluable asset to MFE’s success in the competitive construction industry.


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 and Research and Development of new and existing products.


Colin Hookham

Executive Director Business Development

Colin Hookham serves as the Executive Director of Global Business Development at MFE Formwork Technology, stationed at their Kuala Lumpur headquarters in Malaysia. His primary responsibility entails expanding the company’s presence in emerging markets and devising growth strategies. Originally hailing from London, UK, Colin has accumulated over 25 years of experience in the Asia Pacific region. During this time, he has demonstrated proficiency in crafting innovative product solutions and market strategies tailored to the region’s dynamic landscape.

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.