The original Association was founded in Kuala Lumpur as far back as 1932 but it was short-lived. It was revived in 1935 & 1937 in Perak & Selangor respectively and continued to flourish until the Second World War.
Immediately after the war, attempts were made by the former members to resuscitate the association. Eventually, this led to the formation of the Technical Association of Malaysia on 15th April 1946.
The association has develop into a unique organisation representing all technical professions, crafts and trades as well as all grades of personnel from technicians up to the highest professions.
The name was changed to Technological Association of Malaysia in 1972 to reflect the multi-professional memberships.
The foresight and concerted efforts of the early members brought about the acquisition of the TAM building in 1965 which stand proud in the golden triangle of Petaling Jaya.
With proposals from members, the building was disposed in 1999 and replaced by better premises in Subang Jaya.