Worldsensing expands local presence in Malaysia to serve growing market demand

Worldsensing expands local presence in Malaysia to serve growing market demand


Following the appointment in January this year of Arnau Carbonell to lead growth across Asia Pacific region, Worldsensing, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) monitoring leader, is delighted to announce its expansion into Malaysia, reaffirming its commitment to global growth and delivering cutting-edge technologies to clients across the region. 

Patrick Pang, our Product Sales Area Manager based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, discusses in this interview the increasing demand for digitization in the area. 

What are the current needs of the monitoring industry in Malaysia? 

Some are common to the monitoring industry globally, like the need for advanced monitoring systems that can provide real-time and reliable data, effective data integration and analysis tools, or programmes to strengthen the expertise and capabilities of professionals in the monitoring industry. 

In particular for Malaysia, one of the primary needs is to progressively upgrade the traditional monitoring methods that use cables and manual labour to fully automated, real-time monitoring systems. This will help comply with the structural health monitoring standards which are crucial because by implementing these standards, proactive measures can be taken to mitigate potential risks, thereby enhancing the safety of critical civil infrastructures and communities.

Which are the main applications of IoT-based remote monitoring systems in the Malaysian industries? 

In Malaysia, we are witnessing rapid growth in various sectors such as hydro dams, and landslides and flood monitoring. To ensure the success of these expanding projects, real-time monitoring is essential. This is where IoT-based remote monitoring solutions come into play. By implementing these systems, continuous and effective oversight can be maintained, enabling prompt actions to be taken when necessary.

Are there any special needs or particularities of the Malaysian market? 

Malaysia is susceptible to floods and experiences frequent landslides, making it vulnerable to natural disasters. Unfortunately, the impact of these disasters is further exacerbated by global climate change. As a result, there is a growing demand for real-time monitoring systems. These systems are essential in effectively mitigating the impact of such disasters and ensuring timely responses to protect lives and assets.

At the same time, the Malaysian market requires high standards in the quality of technology products. Market approval for radio technology products in Malaysia is issued by the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM), a wholly-owned company of the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). The SIRIM certification is required for market approval in Malaysia. 

Our Worldsensing product family has recently been officially certified for conformity by SIRIM QAS International, demonstrating our compliance with Technical Code MCMC MTSFB TC T007:2020. 

We are proud of this recognition as it underlines the confidence our clients can have in the reliability of our IoT-based remote monitoring solution, and compliance with international standards, as it is the case in several other countries where we hold national certifications. 

“By staying at the forefront of innovation, we can continue to help enhance the resilience of infrastructures, ultimately contributing to the well-being of communities across Malaysia”, Patrick Pang, Product Sales Area Manager

What are your main projects in the area? 

We are very active in the region in cooperation with our local partner BCN Smart Technologies Sdn Bhd. We successfully deployed our monitoring solutions in the Kuala Lumpur MRT 2 projects, the second mass rapid transit line and the third fully automated and driverless rail system in the country. Nearly 200 of our wireless data loggers were used to automate the data collection of various geotechnical sensors such as vibrating wire strain gauge, load cells, rod extensometers and piezometers. 

Other recent projects in the area where our technology has been installed include the railway shuttle Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) and we are also working to help improve landslide monitoring for the Malaysian Public Works Department, which is responsible for construction and maintenance of public infrastructure in West Malaysia and Labuan.


Worldsensing’s local presence in Malaysia enables closer collaboration with Malaysian enterprises across various industries, including civil infrastructure, construction and natural hazards,  among others. Combining Worldsensing innovative technology with local expertise, the company aims to address specific industry challenges and deliver tailored solutions that drive meaningful results for the digitalisation of the industry ecosystem.

About Worldsensing

Worldsensing is a global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the infrastructure monitoring expert serves customers in more than 70 countries, with a network of global partners to jointly drive safety in mining, construction, rail and structural health.

Worldsensing is headquartered in Barcelona and has a local presence in the UK, North and South America, Singapore, Australia and Poland. Investors include Cisco Systems, McRock Capital, ETF, Kibo Ventures, JME Ventures and Bentley Systems.


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