The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) was incorporated on 14 April 2000 under the Companies Act 1965 as a company limited by guarantee under the Ministry of Primary Industries. MREPC is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister of Primary Industries. MREPC is tasked with undertaking market promotion of quality Malaysian rubber products in world markets, and in particular, to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Following the recent specialised mission to the Philippines on engineering rubber products in October, MREPC is organising a working visit to Manila from 25 - 28 November 2018. The objective is to further explore business opportunity for Malaysian manufacturers to venture into the Philippines market, particularly for rubber seismic bearings. In this regard, the Malaysian delegates will be meeting engineering consultants and construction companies to discuss rubber seismic bearings.
MREPC to Participate at Automechanika Shanghai 2018
MREPC will be participating at Automechanika Shanghai 2018, a significant event for the automotive industry in China. This international event is Asia’s largest trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services. A new Chain Stores Zone will be set up for the first time in response to China’s transforming distribution channels and growing importance of the repair and maintenance sector.
The trade fair, which will be held from 28 November – 1 December 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai, China, is expecting 6,250 exhibitors and 140,000 visitors worldwide. MREPC’s Pavilion will be hosting ten Malaysian manufacturers of high-quality rubber automotive components at the event.
Come and visit MREPC’s Pavilion at Hall 2, Booth 2A12, to source high-quality rubber automotive components from Malaysia!
MREPC is organising a working visit to the USA and Europe from 5 – 14 November 2018. The programme in Washington DC, USA will focus on precured treads while the programme in Europe will be held in conjunction with MREPC’s participation in MEDICA trade show on the medical sector in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The working visit is led by MREPC’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms Low Yoke Kiew. In the US, the Malaysian delegates will be meeting with a retread association and some companies. The objective is to identify opportunities in the market for precured treads in the US. Meanwhile, the programme in Dusseldorf, which will consist of meetings and discussions with organisations related to rubber medical devices, is aimed at exploring opportunities for collaboration to promote rubber medical devices in Europe.
MREPC's Educational Seminar on Rubber Seismic Bearings in the Philippines Attracts Construction Industry Experts
MREPC successfully organised a specialised mission on engineering rubber products to Manila, Philippines from 7 – 11 October 2018. The mission was led by Mr Brandon Chan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MREPC. The mission comprised a one-day educational seminar on “High-Damping Rubber Bearings as a Seismic Isolator for Buildings and Bridges” as well as a business-matching session for the participating Malaysian manufacturer.
The seminar, which had presentations from Malaysian and Filipino speakers, drew a total of 60 participants. The seminar attracted construction industry experts such as civil and structural engineers, engineering consultants, officers from construction firms as well as engineering students from universities. Apart from highlighting current developments in structural bearing products, the seminar provided a platform for industry players to establish networking with the Malaysian manufacturer. The Ambassador of Malaysia to the Philippines, His Excellency Dato’ Raszlan Abdul Rashid, attended the seminar and delivered the opening remarks.
The delegation had meetings with construction companies in Manila, namely Alloy MTD, D.M. Consunji and IPM Construction. They also met with relevant authorities such as the Department of Public Works and Highways, and Bases Conversion and Development Authority to discuss opportunities for collaboration with Malaysian manufacturers.
Participants at MREPC’s educational seminar in Manila.
Malaysian Regulators Launch New Medical Device Databases
16 November 2018
The Malaysian Medical Device Authority (MDA) has rolled out two new databases for medical device registration information. The first database, the Registered Medical Device Search, is accessible to the public and searchable by either device name or MDA registration number. Search results from this database may be used to confirm classifications of registered devices, Malaysia Authorized Representatives and registration expiration dates.
The suspended Rubber City project in Kedah, which aimed to attract investments close to RM10 billion, will be implemented next year. Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (picture) said the project's implementation has been approved in the National Physical Planning Council meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.