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 Plantation Industries and Commodities. MREPC is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities. 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).
MREPC, together with 11 Malaysian rubber medical device manufacturers participated at Arab Health 2018, to showcase and promote high-quality made-in-Malaysia rubber medical devices. The MREPC Pavilion, spanning 105sqm and located in a new venue at Za’abeel Hall 4, drew sizeable crowds.
Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The 43rd edition of Arab Health was held from 29 January – 1 February 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A new feature, known as the Personal Healthcare Technology Zone, was introduced for the first time to display the latest in ‘Smart’ Healthcare Technology and enhance visitors’ experience.
Under the theme “Innovation: Making a Difference,” MREPC showcased a wide array of innovative and unique rubber products from Malaysia, including specialty and patented technlogy medical gloves, customised rubber catheters, ultrasound probe covers, cast & bandage covers, nasopharyngeal airways and the newly invented flossbands. MREPC’s new section of innovative and unique products received a good number of enquiries from Middle Eastern, South Asian and African countries. All participating manufacturers expressed satisfaction with Arab Health 2018 and looked forward to the upcoming edition in 2019.
MREPC Participated in Inaugural Symposium on Railway Infrastructure and Engineering
The Symposium on Railway Infrastructure and Engineering (SRIE) was the first of its kind to be organised by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) on 24 January 2018 at the Multipurpose Hall (MPH) in UTAR Sg Long Campus. The symposium was held in conjunction with the launch of a new research centre, UTAR Centre for Railway Infrastructure and Engineering (CRIE), with initial founding members from Southwest Jiaotong University, Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd and Doshin Rubber Products (M) Sdn Bhd.
The one-day event was aimed at bringing together practitioners from the railway industry, owners, operators, researchers and academia to share and promote research activities to support the new initiatives of expanding the rail network in Malaysia and China’s One Belt One Road initiative in the region. The event attracted some 130 participants.
At the event, MREPC showcased made-in-Malaysia engineering rubber products for railway infrastructure and engineering like rail pads, seismic rubber bearings, and expansion joints. The Malaysian Rubber Board’s (MRB) representatives were also stationed at MREPC’s booth to promote technologies on rubber bearings and rubberised roads.
MREPC will host its first grand pavilion of the year at Arab Health 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 29 January to 1 February 2018. A total of 11 Malaysian manufacturers of medical gloves, condoms, rubber catheters and other rubber medical devices will participate under the MREPC Pavilion. This year, MREPC’s Pavilion will be in a new location at Za'abeel Hall 4.
Arab Health is deemed as the largest annual gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The event serves as an ideal platform to discover state-of-the-art technology and the latest developments in healthcare products and services as well as providing opportunities to connect with different decision makers. The 2018 edition of the event is expected to welcome more than 4,200 exhibiting companies and 103,000 attendees from more than 150 countries.
Under the theme “Innovation: Making a Difference”, MREPC will showcase a wide array of innovative and unique rubber products from Malaysia. Come and visit MREPC’s Pavilion at Za'abeel Hall 4, Booth Z4.E01 to source high-quality made-in-Malaysia rubber medical devices.
MREPC will be participating at Medical Japan 2018 for the first time. The annual Medical Japan, a business–to-business exhibition, will be held at INTEX Osaka from 21 to 23 February 2018. Medical Japan, comprising 7 specialised shows, is Japan’s largest trade show covering a wide array of products, services and technologies for healthcare, clinical testing, diagnostics and medicine. It is supported by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Based on the tremendous response in 2017, Medical Japan 2018 is expected to attract more than 40,000 medical and elderly care experts.
MREPC will have a promotional booth at one of the 7 specialised shows, the [Hospital + Innovation] Expo, where exhibitors will showcase various medical devices, IVD products, infection control and medical supplies. MREPC will be exhibiting high quality made-in-Malaysia rubber medical devices during the 3-day event. Come and meet us at Hall 4, Booth No. 25-36 for more information!
Hartalega Holdings Bhd posted a net profit of RM113 million for the final three months (4Q) of 2017, almost double than the RM66.2 million recorded for the same period a year ago, boosted by higher sales, lower operating costs and foreign-exchange (forex) gains. The glove maker's revenue for the October-December 2017 period rose to RM603 million from RM456 million in 2016.
Malaysia Exports at RM935.4 Billion, Strongest Since 2005
09 February 2018
Malaysia's total exports rose almost 19% to RM935.4bil in 2017 "the strongest growth since 2005 and a record high" underpinned by exports of electrical and electronics (E&E) and also major commodities. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) said on Wednesday imports grew about 20% to RM838.14bil, driven by higher imports of intermediate and capital goods.