AEI International Berhad is responsible for promotion, facilitation and development of the halal industries in Penang. In support Malaysia’s vision to be the world Halal leader.

AEI International Berhad aims to exploit its competitive advantage to promote Halal industries as an engine for growth and generate sustainable economic value for the State.​​

Penang, as the most progressive state in Malaysia, has initiated the development of Penang International Halal Hub to serve the growing global consumer demands for Halal products, services and solutions. For the second smallest state in Malaysia, this is a natural progression as it rides on the strength of more than 35 years of manufacturing excellence.

The seriousness of the Penang State Government is reflected in its decision to form an agency named PIHH Development Sdn Bhd, also known as Halal Penang, to spearhead the coordination and facilitation of the promotion and development of the Halal industries in Penang. Halal Penang works in tandem with the State’s investment promotion agency, investPenang, Penang Development Corporation (PDC), State Religious Department (JAIPP) as well as the federal authorities such as Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) and JAKIM.

Through these working relationships, the State government envisaged lifting the Halal industries to greater heights  Penang International Halal Hub is not just another halal hub or park in Malaysia. We take pride in understanding the needs of investors and businesses; link them with the most integrated supply chain solutions whilst maintaining the most conducive investment environment.  About Halal Penang PIHH Development Sdn Bhd (also known as Halal Penang) is the agency of the Penang State Government responsible for the promotion, facilitation and development of the Penang International Halal Hub (PIHH).

Dato’ Joseph Kow, CEO of AEI International Berhad and Mr. Tie Qun Ping, President of Shaanxi Halal Food Chamber of Commerce signing the MOU for Greater Business Relationship on 21st July 2016 at E&O Hotel Penang.

YB. Dato’ Abdul Malik Kassim, Penang State Exco for Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Religious Affairs and Mr. Tie Qun Ping, President of Shaanxi Halal Food Chamber of Commerce signing the MOU for Bilateral Trade Between Penang-China/China-Penang on 21st July 2016 at E&O Hotel Penang.

His excellency the Governor of Penang, Tun Abdul Rahman Bin Abbas, Dato’ Rashid Hasnon, The Deputy Chief Minister of Penang 1, YB Dato’ Abdul Malik Kassim, YB. Dr. Afif Bin Bahardin,Penang State Exco for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Rural Development & Health, Dato’ Law Choo Kiang and Dato’ Joseph entering the MOU ceremony.

Dato’ Joseph Kow with Dato’ Law Choo Kiang, Penang State Speaker, and Mr. Tie Qun Ping.

YB Dato’ Abdul Malik Kassim led a delegation comprising of Dato’ Hj. Sazali bin Hj. Hussein (Director of Penang State Religious Affairs Department), and Ustaz Faizal (Assistant Principal Director of Halal Management Division, Penang) together with amongst others Dato’ Joseph Kow, YB Cheah Kah Peng and YB Teh Lai Heng (Penang State Assembly Members) to Shaanxi, China on 11th January 2017.

Our Vision

We will strive for excellence to meet our stakeholders’ expectations through continuous improvement driven by our core values of passion, integrity, hard work, commitment and loyalty.

Our Mission

We aim to create a better future every day for the people of AEI International Berhad through the belief and execution of our core values in the workplace, we aim to make a positive contribution by delivering growth and profitability while providing quality services to our customers.

Core Values


Anything worth doing is worth doing well. If we can strive to do something that is worth doing, imagine the great things we can achieve by loving what we do. Drive and passion are the elements that fuel the human spirits.


Having a sense of integrity is having the courage to do the right thing. Doing the right thing is essential to promote a healthy work environment for our people.

Hard Work

Since the beginning of time, nothing can be fulfilled without the presence of hard work. We reap what we sow. Thus, we are constantly promoting hard work among our people – the most important step in moving forward.


It is once said that when you are committed to something, you do not accept excuses, just results. Here in AEI International Berhad we do not compromise on the quality of our work and commitment in fulfilling our promises to our customers, stakeholders, and employees. Whatever we do, we do it wholeheartedly.


It is a fundamentally strong team that builds a great company, not an individual. AEI International Berhad believes in this. Loyalty to one another in a company is a trait that is rarely found, but once it is, it is a priceless gift. We strive to create a culture that promotes loyalty and positivity in the workplace.