The year dawned well for SIRIM with the ofﬁcal opening of the SIRIM Complex at Shah Alam on 9 March, 1977, by His Royal Highness, Sultan Salahuddin Abdu! Aziz Shah Ibni Highness, Tengku Ampuan Selangor, the Raja Muda of Selangor and the Raja Puan Muda of Selangor.
The occasion was doubly meaningful as it concided with the ﬁfty-ﬁrst (51st) Birthday of His Royal Highness. Also present during the auspicious occasion were the Homour able Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment, Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Ong Kee Hui and the Menteri Besar of Selangor, Yang Berhormat Datuk Hormat Raﬁe.
The newly opened, twenty-ﬁve (25) acre SIRIM Comple, standing at the very entrance into Shah Alam, comprises of ﬁve (5) main blocks housing the Administrative, Standards, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical/Civil Engineering and Chemical activities of the Institute. Surrounded by lush grounds on all sides there is ample space for future expansion of buildings, laboratories and pilot plant studies.