Our History

History of South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute

The South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI) was incorporated in 1971 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE). It is registered as a limited company in the Republic of Singapore. Previously in Singapore and the Manila, the Secretariat is now permanently based in Shah Alam, Malaysia.

SEAISI is a technical institute and its main objective is to promote the iron and steel industry in the South East Asia region. It achieves its objectives by facilitating technology transfer from around the world, especially from Japan, Korea and Taiwan. SEAISI organizes a major international conference and exhibition every year and amongst its publications are the Statistical Year Book and the Monthly ASEAN Iron & Steel Journal.

SEAISI enjoys a large membership base with members coming from all parts of the world, including leading steel companies and material suppliers and equipment suppliers.

SEAISI is governed by a Board of Directors comprising ten country members:


Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam


Korea and Taiwan

Each member country is represented by its respective National Committee. The Institute has four standing committees i.e Technical Committee, Environmental & Safety Committee, Statistical and Economics Committee and Trade, Industry & Policy Development Committee.

Established within SEAISI is the ASEAN Iron and Steel Council (AISC) which is an autonomous body dedicated to deal with economic and trade matters. Trade, Industry & Policy Development Committee was formed to support AISC's activities.