About Us

Central Elastic Corporation Sdn. Berhad (or CEC as we are more popularly known as) was established in 1973, and is now one of the world’s largest and best manufacturers of rubber bands offering a wide range of high quality products for packaging, stationery, industrial, technical, fishery, agriculture, hobbies, sports and even household applications.

We are located on a 6.5-acre site within the strategic Prai Industrial Complex of Penang, Malaysia, and are efficiently linked to the Butterworth container wharves and the Penang International Airport for easy access to the world markets.

Our products are manufactured and shipped locally to be exported to our holding company in Japan as well as to other markets worldwide.

CEC’s plant has a production capacity of 350 metric tons in rubber bands per month. Our production lines include both conventional and automated lines producing high-quality precision rubber bands for various applications. We are ISO Certified 9001 – 2015.

Besides manufacturing rubber bands & rubber products, CEC is capable of performing trading sales to complement our existing rubber band supply capabilities.

Since 2013 CEC is 100% owned by Kyowa Limited, a company based in Osaka, Japan. Kyowa Limited is the market leader for rubber bands in Japan since 1923. For more details of our holding company, please refer to

We have achieved SME (Small and Medium Enterprise defined by SME Corporation Malaysia) manufacturer status to-date and will be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2024. We are proud of our achievements by continuously providing excellent rubber bands quality products as well as trading sales.

Our Commitment to Quality

We provide quality products and services towards customer satisfaction and delight through continuous improvement beyond compliance with our ISO and JIS certifications.

Our Vision

To provide value-added rubber band solutions with current research improvements which are customized for specific customer requirements.