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American High-Tech Company, Applied Engineering Inc. Setting-Up Joint Venture Operations with Malaysian QES Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.

Kuala Lumpur, 15 July 2021 – US-based Applied Engineering (AE) from San Jose, California will be establishing a joint venture (JV) plant with Malaysian counterpart, QES Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. (QES) in Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Pulau Pinang later this year.

Both parties signed an agreement to establish, Applied Engineering Technology (M) Sdn Bhd (AET), a JV company, to provide high-tech electromechanical contract manufacturing services, from prototyping to high volume production, through its New Product Introduction (NPI) process and advanced custom solutions.

The JV operation is designed to cater to the specific needs of clients in the semiconductor equipment manufacturing, life science and medical devices, defence, and aerospace market segments, not only in Malaysia, but also to ASEAN countries and China.

The proposed initial investment for AET is approximately RM5 million, with an initial workforce of 20 workers, comprising mainly engineers and technicians. The investment is set to expand up to RM20 million over the next three (3) years. The company looks to kick-start its operations in a temporary premise before moving to its new factory in Batu Kawan Industrial Park during the fourth quarter of 2022.

Mr. Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) remarked, “The electrical and electronics (E&E) and related services industries continue to assume a critical role in Malaysia’s industrial development as they are part of the critical global supply chain and ecosystem to support other high technology industries. Over the years, Malaysia has developed a reputable skilled talent pool, facilitative investment environment, as well as deep integration with international supply chains, offering the ideal mix for high-tech investors in the industry.”

“MIDA is optimistic that AE’s presence here will further boost the development of our high technology equipment ecosystem, enable more opportunities for our local vendors and spur high-employment for Malaysian. Our MIDA office in San Jose has been working closely with AE since December 2019; and in May 2021, AE and QES signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This JV is in line with MIDA’s strategies to attract high-tech companies to invest in the country, and expand domestic linkages into regional and global supply chains, as per the National Investment Aspirations (NIA). We are proud to witness AE choosing Malaysia for its first overseas investment,” Mr. Arham added.

The President of AE, Mr. Jack Yao expressed appreciation for MIDA’s efforts in facilitating, supporting and expediting the company’s JV undertaking in Malaysia and finding a suitable partner in QES. “Malaysia will provide the launching pad to AE’s strategical move to expand outside USA to service its major customers in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific. AE will bring its latest generation of high-end technologies to Malaysia and builds up a whole new technology sector. A significant number of R&D activities are also planned for this new location. Malaysia can benefit its position as a technology-country and can strengthen the region as a high-tech manufacturing hub in Asia Pacific.”

Mr. Chew Ne Weng, President of QES Group Bhd., also thanked MIDA for the introduction of AE to QES. “Being a joint-venture partner here, we will play our role to support this high technology equipment manufacturing project using our established networks across ASEAN, China and other parts of Asia for AET to expand from Malaysia. QES hopes to leverage the well-established and technical strength of AE to further improve our manufacturing capabilities. Together with MIDA, QES anticipates AET will create a sustainable high technology equipment manufacturing eco-system within E&E and medical segments for Malaysia,” said Mr. Chew.

AE through this JV with QES with benefit from the enlarged ASEAN market of 662 million people. The project also stands to reap the benefits of Malaysia’s various Free Trade Agreements, both bilaterally and those under the auspices of ASEAN.

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About MIDA

MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.

About QES Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.

QES Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. established in 1991, is a company incorporated in Malaysia with its business address at No. 9, Jalan Juruukur U1/19, Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park, Seksyen U1, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan. QES (a wholly owned subsidiary of QES Group Berhad) is the intermediate holding company for all its companies under the Manufacturing Division. QES Group of Companies has registered a steady growth over its 30-year history and emerged into a prominent integrated solution provider with manufacturing competence.

QES’s subsidiaries specialise in design, development, and manufacturing of semiconductor inspection, measuring, automated handling equipment and Industry 4.0 solutions. QES is known in the industry as an original equipment manufacturer.

About Applied Engineering, Inc.

ELECTRONIC INTERFACE COMPANY dba as Applied Engineering Inc, is a California corporation with its business address at 6341 San Ignacio Ave. Suite 10, San Jose, CA, 95119 (“AE”). AE is a 100% employee-owned company situated in San Jose and has been in business since 1979. AE specialises in electro-mechanical contract manufacturing services from prototype to high volume production for semiconductor, life science, defence, aerospace, and emerging technology.  AE is known in the industry as a contract manufacturer.

AE distinguishes itself by providing advanced custom solutions through the New Product Introduction (NPI) process that is custom-made to meet the specific needs of its clientele. The company’s state-of-the-art technology and globally renowned methods ensures that its clients’ products and services surpass expectations.

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American High-Tech Company, Applied Engineering Inc. Setting-Up Joint Venture Operations with Malaysian QES Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd.


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Kuala Lumpur, 2 July 2021 – Malaysian-based ESCATEC is reaping the dividends of its long-term strategic plans to offer major OEM brands a viable alternative to the Tier One titans of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) sector. Established in 1983 in Malaysia, the Group has been steadily expanding its repertoire of expertise, services, and production locations. It is now an EMS partner of global repute to numerous market leading OEM brands.

Central to ESCATEC’s strategy is a willingness to invest in industry leading technologies, machinery, and modern production plants, tied to a well-trained and skilled workforce and a top-down conviction to deliver the very best in customer satisfaction. The Group now has some 2,500 employees – a high percentage of which are technical, design, operational and production professionals. It boasts of a fully integrated EMS value and supply chain with design and development (D&D) activities at many of its production facilities in Malaysia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom (UK) and the Czech Republic.

The Group’s approach to simultaneously grow on these multiple fronts has enabled it to gain and keep customers from a broad and extensive range of market segments, as it now targets to achieve annual revenues of US$500 million.   

Mr. Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), iterated the country’s pride in witnessing ESCATEC’s growth by leveraging Malaysia, saying, “The Government, through MIDA is always committed to our strategic agenda in expanding the investment horizon in Malaysia, particularly by building a very prudent partnership with a quality investor. This has and will continue to spearhead multiple business opportunities through Malaysia. For this, ESCATEC is a commendable example. The Group in Malaysia has grown from one entity in Pulau Pinang to three (3) entities, located in Pulau Pinang and Johor, with more future plans in store. ESCATEC has also diversified their activities from production of electrical and electronics products to medical devices in Malaysia.”

“We are pleased to see ESCATEC tapping upon Malaysia’s well-connected and established semiconductor industry cluster in Pulau Pinang and Johor Bahru. Their presence here is undoubtedly a welcomed addition, given their long-standing reputation as a high-tech supplier that can deliver flexible, quick and reliable solutions, as Malaysia looks to further strengthen our semiconductor ecosystem in the region,” he added.

Mr. Patrick Macdonald, CEO of ESCATEC, acknowledges the enabling role played by MIDA. “Besides the Group’s efforts in meeting expectations and building trust with customers and stakeholders to fuel expansions, strategies become achievable only with the support and facilitation of the Government; and MIDA is always willing to help,” he shared.

ESCATEC’s current focus is on supporting the global transportation, storage, and distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, via a partnership with Iceland-based Controlant, a global leader in real-time supply chain visibility solutions. Controlant’s solutions are utilised to monitor and ensure the safe transportation and quality of the vaccine as it is distributed globally.

ESCATEC Electronics in Bayan Lepas, Penang is the volume manufacturer of specialised cold-chain data logging devices supplied to Controlant. On Controlant’s end, it has a partnership with Pfizer for the transportation, storage, and distribution of its vaccine. These data logging devices are critical to ensure visibility, with the crucial high volume production being time sensitive, to ensure uninterrupted global supply of the vaccine.

ESCATEC also recently fully acquired the JJS Manufacturing Group in the UK. Based in Bedford, JJS Manufacturing is an industry specialist in the electro-mechanical assembly of large complex equipment and operates several production facilities in the UK and the Czech Republic.

“Our customers are mainly from Europe and North America and they have been asking us to expand further in Europe as that is a major market for many of them,” explained Macdonald. “We became aware of JJS Manufacturing and we felt their corporate values, expertise, modern facilities and skilled workforce, would be a great fit with ESCATEC and would generate significant new business opportunities. I am pleased to say the acquisition went very smoothly and we have now embarked on the process of assimilating JJS Manufacturing into the ESCATEC family.”

ESCATEC currently operates two modern facilities in Johor Bahru via its subsidiary, ESCATEC Mechatronics, which are already running at full tilt. Macdonald says the Group is now looking at setting up a third production plant in Johor Bahru to help cope with new customer orders.  Hence, a new production facility in Johor Bahru is also on the cards.

Macdonald acknowledges ESCATEC still has some way to go to meet head-on its rivals within the Tier one EMS titans. Still, he views it as a motivational force for the Group and its employees in the sense of having a target to strive towards.

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About MIDA

MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.

About ESCATEC

ESCATEC is an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider established in 1974. It is headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, and has production facilities in Malaysia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic. The Group offers a fully integrated EMS value chain – from design & development, certification, mass production to complete box build solutions and after-sales services.

The Group comprises of ESCATEC Electronics, ESCATEC Medical, ESCATEC Mechatronics, ESCATEC Switzerland, and in May 2021 it acquired UK-based JJS Manufacturing. ESCATEC’s success is built on innovative and industry leading practises and by building trust and long-term relationships with customers. Further information about ESCATEC is available at www.escatec.com.

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Launches Enhanced JPC Online Application Module

Kuala Lumpur, 22 July 2020 – The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has updated the online module for customs duties exemption applications or better known as JPC Online Application Module, which will be launched on 24 July 2020 at 9.00 am. Companies will be able to submit their new, extension, additional quantity, amendment and appeal applications for import duty and/or sales tax exemption on raw materials/components for activities in the manufacturing sector as well as import duty and/or sales tax exemption on machinery/equipment for selected activities in the agriculture and services sectors, online.

“Businesses need to make bold moves forward with technology to stay competitive. At MIDA, we are also keeping up with the agile ways of working by providing more digital services to assist our stakeholders in real-time. The enhanced JPC Online Application Module is part of MIDA’s digital transformation initiative or Enterprise Transformation System (e-TRANS) to re-engineer our business processes to raise the efficiency of the various functions of the organisation. This module will also be integrated and accessible by related Ministries and Agencies to ensure a seamless flow of data and information. It is well assimilated with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department’s uCustoms system and is set to increase the ease of doing business for stakeholders,” said Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of MIDA.

“The tax exemptions facility provides more flexibility in terms of cash flows for companies. Meanwhile, the automation of applications will significantly reduce the processing period for investors. These initiatives will help companies to focus and prioritise on implementing their projects,” added the CEO of MIDA.

The enhanced digital platform is in addition to MIDA’s previous initiatives such as the Confirmation Letter orSurat Pengesahan MIDA(SPM) module for manufacturers, hotel operators, haulage operators as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies to claim the import duty and/or sales tax exemption for machinery, equipment and spare parts from Customs. Recently, MIDA has also launched an e- Manufacturing Licence (e-ML) module. The new digital platform allows companies to submit and track applications for new manufacturing licences,expansion or diversification project(s), and the confirmation letter for the exemption from Manufacturing Licence (ICA10).

This enhanced JPC Online Application Module can be accessed via https:// investmalaysia.mida.gov.my on 24 July 2020 at 9.00 am. The existing JPC online system will no longer be available effective 23 July 2020 at 2.00 pm.

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About MIDA

MIDA is the Government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Normawati Kusairi

Director, Tariff Section, MIDA

Email: [email protected]

Tel : 03-2267 6631

MIDA Re-Engineers Business Processes

MIDA Re-Engineers Business Processes


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Kuala Lumpur, 16 July 2020 – Malaysia recorded a total of RM37.4 billion worth of approved investments in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors in the first quarter (1Q) of this year. Of the total investments approved, RM26.3 billion or 70.4 per cent was contributed by domestic investments (DDI) while RM11.1 billion or 29.6 per cent came from foreign sources (FDI). Switzerland (RM2.7 billion), Singapore (RM2.1 billion), the United States of America (RM2.0 billion), China (RM1.4 billion) and Japan (RM0.9 billion) were the top five sources of FDI for the manufacturing, services and primary sectors during the period.

The manufacturing sector was the largest contributor to the value of approved investments in 1Q 2020 amounting to RM25.2 billion, followed by the services sector (RM11.9 billion) and the primary sector (RM0.3 billion). These investments involved 892 projects and will create over 19,100 jobs for the country. For approved projects by state, the five major states namely Sabah, Penang, Selangor, Johor and W.P. Kuala Lumpur, contributed RM30.0 billion (80.1 per cent) to the total approved investments for January to March 2020.

“Malaysia continues to attract investors and is poise to be a global supply chain hub in Asia. We have a strong presence of high-quality local suppliers and businesses in our industrial ecosystem. Coupled with the many other value propositions, we trust that Malaysia will continue to be an attractive location for global companies to incorporate diversity and flexibility into their supply chains,” said Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry.

Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin said the coronavirus and its bearing have caused investors to reconsider their business strategies and postpone investment decisions. While every crisis comes with profound challenges, these are also moments of great opportunities to shift gears and set sights on greener pastures. We may not be able to reach the pre-COVID-19 crisis level of investments this year. However, we will not stop to be aggressive in our promotional efforts to retain and attract more foreign and domestic investments to revive the economy.

Manufacturing Sector

Malaysia’s manufacturing sector led the nation’s approved investments for 1Q 2020 with a contribution of 67.5 per cent of the total approved investments in the economy. In the first three months of 2020, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) approved a total of 214 manufacturing projects, compared with 216 projects in the corresponding period last year. Foreign investments in the manufacturing sector amounted to RM10.6 billion while domestic investments totalled RM14.6 billion. It is noteworthy that approved domestic investments in 1Q 2020 registered an increase of 180.8 per cent from RM5.2 billion in 1Q 2019. 

Capital-intensive projects continue to dominate the approved investments for the manufacturing sector. A total of 23 projects with investments of at least RM100 million or more accounted for 86.5 per cent of approved investments in the sector. The manufacturing projects approved in 1Q 2020 are expected to create 15,688 new jobs for the country. This includes 1,032 managerial positions, 725 engineers in the electrical, mechanical and chemical disciplines as well as 1,870 skilled craftsmen such as plant maintenance supervisors, tools and dies makers, machinists, IT personnel, quality controllers, electricians and welders. Major industries which require the most skilled workforce are petroleum products (including petrochemicals), machinery manufacturing, fabricated metal products and chemicals and chemical products.

Switzerland was the manufacturing sector’s biggest investor in 1Q 2020, followed by Singapore, the United States of America, China and Japan. These five economies jointly accounted for 84.7 per cent of the total foreign investments approved within the sector. Significant projects from Switzerland include those within the machinery & equipment, E&E and chemical industries. 

A total of 176 manufacturing projects or 82.2 per cent will be located in Selangor, Johor, Pulau Pinang, Kedah and Perak. In terms of the value of investments, Sabah (RM11.7 billion) was the largest recipient of investments in the manufacturing sector for the period of January to March 2020, followed by Pulau Pinang (RM7.1 billion), Johor (RM1.6 billion), Selangor (RM1.5 billion) and Kedah (RM1.1 billion). These five states constituted 91.1 per cent or RM23.0 billion of total approved investments in the sector and will generate more than 12,300 jobs.

Malaysia continues to attract a healthy level of investments in E&E, machinery and equipment, chemical, aerospace and medical devices. For January-March 2020, 72 manufacturing projects with investments of RM9.3 billion in these industries have been approved by MIDA. These industries, which have strong inter-linkages to other sub-sectors, are instrumental in supporting the development of the overall manufacturing sector in Malaysia. 

Notable projects approved in the manufacturing sector for the first three months of 2020 include Dexcom (USA) and LEM (Switzerland). Dexcom, one of the 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the US, will be producing a very sophisticated medical device product, namely a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system. This diabetes device does not require any blood to measure blood glucose reading. Meanwhile, Switzerland’s LEM is leveraging on Malaysia to diversify its supply chain to meet the demand of its customers in the industrial and automotive sectors. LEM’s manufacturing facility in Malaysia will employ up to 250 employees at full 3 capacity. This plant will also complement its existing production sites in China, Bulgaria and Switzerland.

Services Sector

The services sector contributed 75.0 per cent to the total approved projects in 1Q 2020. These investments involved 669 services projects that will add over 3,400 new jobs to the economy. Of the total, domestic investments represented 97.5 per cent or RM11.6 billion, while foreign investments accounted for 2.5 per cent or RM0.3 billion. 

Most of the main services sub-sectors showed a significant decline in investments except for support services, financial services and global establishments. Collectively, the top five contributors of approved investments in the services sector were real estate (RM8.4 billion), support services (RM1.6 billion), utilities (RM1.0 billion), hotel and tourism (RM0.5 billion) and financial services (RM0.3 billion), representing 98.9 per cent or RM11.7 billion of approved investments. 

The support services industry, which covers sub-sectors such as integrated logistics, research and development, green technology, integrated circuit design, oil and gas services and licenced warehouse recorded an investment of RM1.6 billion, an increase of 178.5 per cent compared to 1Q 2019 (RM559.0 million). The increase was due to a surge in green technology activities and integrated logistics services, which registered a rise of 213.8 per cent and 165.4 per cent, respectively.

Primary Sector

In January – March 2020, approved investments in the primary sector amounted to RM281.3 million or 0.8 per cent of total approved investments in various economic sectors. The primary sector comprises mining, plantation and commodities, and agriculture sub-sectors. Investments by foreign sources led the majority of investments in this sector totalling RM144.4 million, while domestic investments contributed RM136.9 million.

Investments in the Pipeline

As of June 2020, MIDA has a total of 726 projects with proposed investments of RM36.7 billion in the pipeline for the manufacturing, services and primary sectors. Nonetheless, the year 2020 will be a challenging one to all economies, including Malaysia. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) forecast that the global FDI flows would decline by up to 40 per cent in 2020, from the 2019 value of $1.54 trillion. 

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About MIDA 

MIDA is the government’s principal investment promotion and development agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channel. 

For more information, please contact: 

Ms. Zalina Zainol Director, Corporate Communications Division, MIDA 

Email: [email protected] 

DL: +603-2263 2437

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Malaysia Attracts RM37.4 Billion of Approved Investments in 1Q 2020


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The logistics industry is expanding rapidly in Malaysia especially in the Klang Valley, in tandem with the robust growth of the digital economy and industry 4.0 in the country. Recognising the potentials of Selangor to become the logistics gateway to South East Asia catering to the needs of the ASEAN and APAC region, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Invest Selangor jointly organised the Investment Forum on Logistics Industry with the theme, ‘Deepening Logistics Supply Chain in Selangor’ at the Concorde Hotel Shah Alam today

10 July 2018, Shah Alam – The logistics industry is expanding rapidly in Malaysia especially in the Klang Valley, in tandem with the robust growth of the digital economy and industry 4.0 in the country. Recognising the potentials of Selangor to become the logistics gateway to South East Asia catering to the needs of the ASEAN and APAC region, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Invest Selangor jointly organised the Investment Forum on Logistics Industry with the theme, ‘Deepening Logistics Supply Chain in Selangor’ at the Concorde Hotel Shah Alam today.

The half day event, which attracted approximately 200 logistics players, was officiated by YB Dato’ Teng Chang Khim, Senior Executive Councillor of Selangor State Government. Also present at the event was Mr. Arham Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MIDA and Dato’ Hasan Azhari Hj. Idris, CEO of Invest Selangor.

In YB Dato’ Teng’s speech, it was highlighted that this is the first time ever for Invest Selangor and MIDA to organise an Investment Forum on Logistics Industry. He believes that this initiative will continue in order to position the industry in Selangor and make the state a regional hub for logistics. “We want to see more collaborations and cooperations between Invest Selangor and MIDA as well as other related agencies and organisations to boost the logistics supply chain in Selangor,” said YB Dato’ Teng.

Meanwhile, the Deputy CEO of MIDA said, “Being the world’s 24th largest trading nation, Malaysia’s logistics industry plays an integral role in enabling the growth of the country’s supply chain. From MIDA’s on-going engagements with the industry, we noticed an increasing trend of companies venturing into more specialised activities. We hope to see more industry players emulating some of these best practices as well as leveraging on the facilities provided by the Government, such as the Integrated Logistics Services (ILS) and International Integrated Logistics Services (IILS) to encourage the growth of Malaysian companies in the logistics industry.”

As at April 2018, MIDA has approved 89 ILS projects with total investment of RM5.9 billion. Meanwhile, 123 companies have been approved with IILS status enabling them to obtain the Freight Forwarding License from Customs.

Dato’ Hasan in his welcoming remarks said that Invest Selangor’s commitment is to ensure all the necessary business friendly features are made available in the state. He is confident that Selangor will continue to be the most competitive place to do business in the ASEAN landscape, providing the best and most conducive investment environment for local and foreign investors.

The Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS) in collaboration with MTRANS Logistics and Transportation Solutions (MTLT) also launched its Malaysia Logistics Performance Index (MLPI) during the event today. The MLPI establishes performance indicators for the freight logistics industry in Malaysia based on the views of industry professional particularly the local logistics service providers and manufacturers. It also provides comparisons with the findings from the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) conducted by the World Bank. This interactive database can be used as a one stop data centre towards developing a more comprehensive strategic plan for Malaysia’s logistics industry.

The investment forum aimed to provide more insights on the logistics industry’s readiness in terms of technology, talent development and infrastructure. The panel discussion was moderated by the Chairman of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturer’s Selangor branch with panellists that consisted of key speakers from Sin-Kung Logistics, Port Klang Authority, MITRANS and Logistics Worldwide Express (LWE). Selangor Logistics Clinics (Business Matching Sessions) were also provided for participants to engage with 10 related organisations at the forum.

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ABOUT INVEST SELANGOR

Invest Selangor Berhad is the first contact point for corporations planning to invest in Selangor, Malaysia. We are a one-stop agency, which provides information and advisory services to potential and existing investors as well as assistance in setting up operations in Selangor. If you wish to learn more about Invest Selangor, please visit our website: www.investselangor.my

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Azrul Shah Mohamad / Mrs. Haslinda Hussin

Corporate Communications Division, Invest Selangor Berhad

Tel: 603 55102005 | Emails: [email protected] / [email protected]

ABOUT MIDA

MIDA is the government’s principal promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Starting operations in 1967 with a relatively small set up of 37 staff, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA today has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For more information, please contact:

Puan Roeslina Abbas

Director, Business Services & Supply Chain Innovation Division, MIDA

Tel: 03-2267 6676 | Email: [email protected]

Puan Noor Aini Samoon

Director, MIDA Selangor

Tel: 03-5518 4260 | Email: [email protected]

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MIDA Collaborates With Invest Selangor to Boost Logistics Supply Chain


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Exemplary Human Capital Initiatives Towards Building Industry Ready Talents

Kuala Lumpur, July 5, 2018 – Osram Opto Semiconductors (M) Sdn. Bhd, announced today that the company has given a new lease of life to MYR2.4 million worth of semiconductor and photonic equipment from its Penang factories by giving it to Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Malaya (UM) and National University of Malaysia (UKM). The equipment will be used to provide hands-on educational experience for students interested in joining the high-tech industry.

“We are confident that this initiative would contribute in many ways, especially by enabling lecturers and students to be familiar with the latest technologies in the industry. By working closely with an industry player, these universities are able to use a cost effective solution to put theory into practice and train up industry ready talents. MIDA is happy to support such initiatives and we seek to facilitate more of such impactful collaborations between the industry and academia,” said Mr Arham Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) who delivered the speech on behalf of Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of MIDA.

“This collaboration demonstrates Osram’s continuing commitment to invest in education and the community that it operates in,” said Dr Roland Mueller, the CEO of Osram Malaysia. “By donating our manufacturing equipment for use in universities, we are helping to train the next generation of engineers,” he added.

Osram’s support is part of the collaboration with MIDA and the four universities as key element of the Industry-Academia Collaboration (IAC) initiative aimed at enriching university curriculum to enhance graduate employability.

The equipment will help the universities develop research and development labs while at the same time allow lecturers to teach on photonics and semiconductors technology without creating additional capital investments for the universities.

“FDI has played an important role in the development of Malaysia’s economy due to its multiplier impact. When MIDA attracts FDI, we want to ensure that these investments bring along positive spill overs, such as enhancing the country’s technological capabilities, developing the local supply chain, increase the country’s export revenue and contribute to skills creation. Today’s event is an example of a foreign investment that has contributed much to Malaysia. MIDA would like to encourage other global companies to emulate these practices and bring the E&E industry to the next level of technology sophistication and competitiveness,” added Mr Arham.

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ABOUT OSRAM

OSRAM, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor-based technologies, our products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smart phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM uses the endless possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. OSRAM’s innovations enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work and live better. OSRAM has approximately 26,400 employees worldwide as of end of fiscal 2017 (September 30) and generated revenue of more than €4.1 billion. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com

ABOUT MIDA

MIDA is the government’s principal promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Starting operations in 1967 with a relatively small set up of 37 staff, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA today has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For further information, please contact:-

Mdm. Azlina Hamdan

Director, Electrical and Electronics Division

03-2267 3791 | [email protected]

Mr. Mohamad Ismail Abu Bakar

Director, Industry Talent Management And Expatriate Division

03-2267 6715 | ismail @mida.gov.my

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Speech by DCEO of MIDA_OSRAM

Posted on : 05 July 2018

 

Osram Donates Specialised Equipment To Four Malaysian Universities


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Malaysia is striving to become a leading F&B exporter through Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) that would attract established brands and with the provision of right support for local companies in meeting global standards. Foreign companies that are seeking to set up their export hubs in Malaysia will be drawn to an ecosystem which has the right infrastructure in place, and where production cost can be reduced while productivity increased – outcomes that can only be achieved through the power of digitalization or smart manufacturing.

  • F&B market players in Malaysia can soon harness the benefits of digitalization once it is rolled-out industry-wide resulting from this MoU partnership between Siemens and MIDA
  • Digitalization for the F&B sector would create opportunities for manufacturers to compete at a higher level, to save on costs and resources, and to enable faster time-to-market for their products and services
  • As a digitalization leader globally, Siemens hopes to bring technical know-how and transfer of knowledge to local manufacturers who are increasingly faced with new challenges in today’s dynamic business landscape 

Malaysia is striving to become a leading F&B exporter through Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) that would attract established brands and with the provision of right support for local companies in meeting global standards. Foreign companies that are seeking to set up their export hubs in Malaysia will be drawn to an ecosystem which has the right infrastructure in place, and where production cost can be reduced while productivity increased – outcomes that can only be achieved through the power of digitalization or smart manufacturing.

And in this effort to integrate digitalization into Malaysia’s F&B industry, multi-national conglomerate Siemens Malaysia collaborated with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) for the first-ever ‘Recipe for the Future 2018’ event organized today at MIDA’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur here. The event was held for an audience of 250 participants and customers comprising industry players and F&B manufacturers to gain insights and find opportune possibilities on the solutions and services that could be catered to their specific needs and requirements. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Siemens Malaysia and MIDA to signify the collaboration between both parties in improving the capacity and competitiveness of the industry through the adoption of digitalization and technology.

For manufacturers, they are guided by new set of expectations like having to consistently push out a high level of product quality, to ensure maximum plant availability, to have optimum resource efficiency, and to increasingly offer the greatest possible flexibility in developing products for their end customers.

These defined standards for manufacturing operations of the future are compounded today by some of the biggest challenges facing the food and beverage sector, namely a fragmented manufacturing environment and aging infrastructure that inhibit productivity. From incompatible equipment by the different vendors across different generations, mismatched proprietary interfaces and standards, to deteriorating machinery that increases the risk of downtime, the implementation of high-tech automation is seen as the answer to enabling maximum plant-wide interoperability. This would encompass concepts like an intuitive, uniform interface, a single engineering platform for all tasks, an integrated and real-time system diagnostics as well as integrated, built-in safety that guarantees customers with better machine uptime.

At Siemens, the proposed single solution of a Plant Wide Automation (PWA) concept would thus offer features like a plant data interface for fast and standardized integration of machines, as well as line monitoring and controlling system to offer real-time acquisition and analysis of production relevant data for the customer to continuous supervise over the plant performance and its optimization. Additionally, the PWA will help to address significant improvements in speed, flexibility and efficiency – serving to reduce time-to-market with shorter innovation cycles to beat volatile markets, generating individualized mass production with greater transparency, as well as keeping energy and resource efficiency to the optimum with higher productivity.

In factory automation, the Optimized Packaging Line by Siemens will enable for a modern filling and packaging solution through the integration of a Totally Integrated Automation concept. This means that a wholly integrated automation along the entire production line – like the goods receiving area, the processing and production aspects to the finished goods warehouse – is now possible through perfectly coordinated range of hardware and software that can communicate with each other.

The half-day F&B event was jointly graced by Siemens Malaysia President & CEO, Mr Indranil Lahiri and Mr Arham Abdul Rahman, MIDA’s Deputy CEO who represented Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CEO of MIDA. According to Indranil, the extensive know-how and established portfolio for the different verticals and market knowledge meant that Siemens is able to support its customers of this F&B sector in Malaysia to make the digital leap and bring value to any parts of the supply chain process.

With digitalization, manufacturers can meet the global benchmark for productivity and consistency and soon, Malaysia would become the export pull hub for mass production. This partnership with important government agencies like MIDA will facilitate the support system required for the adoption of digital technologies and reach out to the larger base of MIDA customers,” added Indranil.

Following the MoU signing ceremony, speakers from MIDA and Siemens shared on topicssuch as the Future of Manufacturing in F&B, and Government Facilitation with Funds and Incentives. A marketplace showcase was also held featuring various solutions by customers, a simulation demo kit on Industry 4.0, and individual business consultation sessions.

Dato’ Azman, in his speech which was delivered by Mr Arham, highlighted that in Malaysia, the F&B industry has developed significantly over the years with new technology and innovations in tandem with global economic growth. As at March 2018, MIDA approved a total of 2,153 F&B manufacturing projects with investments of RM51.2 billion. While the food processing industry is growing, it only accounts for about 10% of the manufacturing output. To seize growing opportunities, MIDA encourages more companies to work with technology solution providers such as Siemens and invest in technology, upskilling of talents and R&D activities to create new growth opportunities and maintain their competitiveness. Manufacturers that focus on optimising their operations and innovating products to offer new value to their customers will end up becoming true winners.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Vasanthe Narayanasamy

Head of Communications

Siemens Malaysia

Email: [email protected]

Office: +603-7952 4180

Mobile: +6012-315 0515

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Mohd Rasli Muda

Director, Food Technology and Resource Based Division

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 03- 2267 3643

Fax: 03- 2274 8467

Website: www.mida.gov.my

About MIDA

MIDA is the government’s principal promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Starting operations in 1967 with a relatively small set up of 37 staff, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA today has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, @OfficialMIDA.

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Speech by Mr. Arham Abdul Rahman (DCEO of MIDA)_MIDA-Siemens Seminar_F&B

Posted on : 19 July 2018 

In Propelling the Nation to Becoming a Leading F&B Exporter, Siemens Malaysia Partners MIDA to Digitalize the F&B Industry


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Development of KLIA Aeropolis & Subang Airport Regeneration Initiative to Spur High Value Added FDI

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 July 2018 – Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) to further collaborate in the promotion and facilitation of activities relating to the KLIA Aeropolis and Subang Aerotech Park development. The signing agreement between YM Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, the acting Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airports and Datuk N. Rajendran, Deputy CEO of MIDA took place at the MIDA HQ earlier today.

The main objective of the MoU is to explore potential areas of collaboration between Malaysia Airports and MIDA to facilitate foreign direct investments into Malaysia via promotion and implementation of investments that would achieve value accretion to the national economy – focusing on the KLIA Aeropolis, a flagship airport city development within the 100-square kilometer of KLIA land in Sepang, Selangor, and the implementation of the Subang Airport Regeneration Initiative.

KLIA Aeropolis, which is centred around three core clusters, namely Air Cargo & Logistics, Aerospace & Aviation, and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (“MICE”) & Leisure, shall focus on the off-terminal real estate development that is synergistic with Malaysia Airports’ existing airport operations. The catalytic project under the Air Cargo & Logistics cluster to develop 60-acres of land for the ASEAN regional eCommerce with Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba, is set to double KLIA’s air cargo volume from 0.7 million tonnes per annum to 1.3 million tonnes per annum by 2028.

According to Raja Azmi, “KLIA Aeropolis will draw additional passenger and cargo traffic to KLIA beyond its organic growth rate via catalytic projects. This will contribute to global competitiveness of Malaysia by enhancing activities centred around increasing connectivity.”

Malaysia Airports is also embarking on theSubang Airport Regeneration Initiative, which is a strategic initiative to revitalise the Subang Airport ecosystem, where Subang Airport is envisioned to be positioned as a vibrant city airport, a hub for business aviation and a complete aerospace ecosystem.

The Subang Aerotech Park has been identified as a key catalyst to the aerospace sector in Malaysia and poised to be positioned as the leading aerospace hub within South East Asia. Subang Aerotech Park has many strategic advantages with its growing ecosystem maturity, vicinity to the KL city centre, excellent transport network, highly accessible amenities and an urban population supplying ready-manpower. Key initiatives and promotional programmes are mapped out to attract the aerospace companies and populate the earmarked land area.

“The regeneration initiative at Subang Aerotech Park upon completion will increase high-value job creation to circa 5,000 jobs”, Raja Azmi said.

Both the KLIA Aeropolis and Subang Airport Regeneration Initiative shall be carried out in alignment with Malaysia Airport’s goals and aspirations in championing the Industry 4.0 principles, where state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies e.g. automated and digitized facilities systems, green technology, and high-specification build-to-suit facilities to be integrated within a synergistic ecosystem development.

“MIDA acts as a conduit by working with entities such as MAHB to bring together the industry and other stakeholders to create fresh and exciting collaborations. We are confident that these efforts will contribute in the long term to provide a conducive environment for businesses to thrive. Understanding the needs of our investors, we seek to not only promote the development of industrial ecosystems but also to ensure that the enablers are in place. This include having the right infrastructure and facilities in place to cater to the requirements of businesses, particularly those that are value added, capital-intensive, knowledge-intensive and can provide quality business and job opportunities to Malaysians,” said Datuk N. Rajendran.

“By working with key developers such as MAHB, MIDA is able to better facilitate the interest of investors. Meanwhile, MAHB is able to leverage on our close relationship with the industries. Through this partnership, we look forward to providing more options to our investors in their selection of sites. We trust that it will translate to more quality investments coming in to Malaysia, particularly for the logistics and aerospace industries, as well as other supporting industries,” added the Deputy CEO I of MIDA.

Today, Malaysia is home to more than 200 companies involved in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), aero-manufacturing, education & training, systems integration and engineering & design activities. For the first 3 months of 2018, the aerospace industry registered approved investments of RM175.4 million from 4 manufacturing projects and RM8.59 million from 1 MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) project.

Malaysia Airports is actively working with partners such as MIDA to create value through synergistic collaboration to facilitate the requirements of global multinational companies in operating their facilities within the KLIA Aeropolis and Subang Airport development locations. This is a key enabler for Malaysia Airports to ensure successful investment plans as evidenced in the collaboration with foreign investors such as Cainiao Network and Mitsui Fudosan.

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About Malaysia Airports

Malaysia Airports is one of the world’s largest airport operator groups in terms of number of passengers handled. It manages and operates 39 airports in Malaysia and one international airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The 39 airports in Malaysia comprise of five international airports, 16 domestic airports and 18 Short Take-Off and Landing Ports (STOLports). Its main airport, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which also houses klia2, the 4th best terminal serving low-cost carriers (as rated by Kytra for year 2018) is striving towards being the preferred global aviation hub. The two latest marketing awards won by Malaysia Airports at the prestigious Routes Asia 2018 for the “Overall” and “Over 20 Million Passengers” categories is a testimony to the organisation’s commitment in providing the best connectivity at all its airports. Over the years, Malaysia Airports and its airports have also received numerous other awards that acknowledged its commitment towards excellence in various areas such as service, engagement, corporate responsibility and governance.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berthed (“Bursa Malaysia”)

For more information on MAHB, please visit www.malaysiaairports.com.my.

Issued by Corporate Communications Division, Malaysia Airports

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Nik Anis Nik Zakaria (General Manager, Corporate Communications) at 019-3350272 / [email protected]

or Ayu Jamli at 019 206 7516 / [email protected]

or Kellyn Ching at 019 655 5800 / [email protected]

or Nurul Fatin Hisham at 019-403 6155/ [email protected]

or email: [email protected]

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About MIDA

MIDA is the government’s principal promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Starting operations in 1967 with a relatively small set up of 37 staff, MIDA has grown to become a strong and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA today has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, @OfficialMIDA.

For further information, please contact:-

Mr. Nelson Samuel Wilson

Director, Foreign Investment Promotion Division

03-2267 3787 | [email protected]

Ms Roeslina Abbas

Director, Business Services & Supply Chain Innovation Division

03-2267 6676 | [email protected]

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Speech by Datuk N. Rajendran (DCEO I of MIDA)_MoU between MIDA & MAHB

Posted on : 13 July 2018

 

Malaysia Airports Inks MoU with MIDA


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The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) and the Malaysian Petrochemicals Association (MPA) co-organised the biennial MPMA-MPA-MIDA Conference on Government Assistance at MIDA headquarters today. The Conference, attended by over 120 participants, aimed to create awareness and update members on the various Government policies, facilitation and assistance available for the plastics industry

9 July 2019, Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) and the Malaysian Petrochemicals Association (MPA) co-organised the biennial MPMA-MPA-MIDA Conference on Government Assistance at MIDA headquarters today. The Conference, attended by over 120 participants, aimed to create awareness and update members on the various Government policies, facilitation and assistance available for the plastics industry.

YBhg Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of MIDA officiated the Conference said that the growth and sustainability of the domestic downstream plastic sub-sector require the support of a robust upstream industry. The positive progress of Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project by PETRONAS in Pengerang, Johor is a good example whereby its development has directly opened up opportunities for plastic manufacturers to expand and develop their products for higher end and sophisticated clientele.

“Despite the challenges faced, the launch of the Roadmap Towards Zero Single-Use Plastics 2018-2030 by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) last year presented industry stakeholders with opportunities to diversify their products offering and move up the value chain. Industry players have to embrace adaptable business models that are receptive to changing business environments. Companies have no choice but to adopt automation, smart concepts and technologies in its manufacturing process to increase productivity and competitiveness. The Government, on the other hand, will continuously seek out favourable policies and provide the necessary assistance and facilitation to ensure Malaysia’s investment climate remains attractive for businesses,” added Dato’ Azman.

Speaking at the opening of the Conference, Datuk Noraini Soltan, Vice-President of MPMA, reaffirmed the plastics industry’s position in the manufacturing sector. “The plastics industry is a major supporting industry to many other important sectors including the electrical and electronics, automotive and food packaging industries through the supply of plastic parts and components as well as plastic packaging materials. It is also recognised as a top exporter of plastic packaging materials among the Asian countries,” she said.

“This Conference is an excellent avenue for plastics manufacturers to be aware of pertinent Government policies and facilitation to enhance trade facilities and operational efficiency so that they are able to adopt new technologies and grow their businesses. As companies transform, we must also continue supporting our people by equipping them with new, invaluable skills they will need to further their careers. This, in turn, will contribute to significant economic impact and high-value job creation in the medium to long term,” added Datuk Noraini.

As of March 2019, more than 1,500 manufacturing projects in the plastics industries with investments valued over RM18 billion has been implemented in Malaysia. These projects have created more than 103,000 employment opportunities in the country.

The MPMA-MPA-MIDA Conference on Government’s Assistance featured sessions by speakers from MIDA, MPA, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and the Malaysia Green Technology Corporation (MGTC), followed by breakout sessions to address one-to-one queries from participants.

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About MPMA

The Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA), established in 1967, is a progressive trade association providing leadership and quality service to its members and the plastics industry. MPMA is the official voice of the Malaysian plastics industry, representing its members and the industry in Government interaction, spearheading the plastics industry’s growth and providing the platform to assist members in being globally competitive.

MPMA currently has about 750 members comprising Ordinary members, which represent about 60 per cent of plastics manufacturers in the country and account for 80 per cent of the country’s total production of plastic products, as well as Associate members who are mainly raw material and machinery suppliers.

About MPA

The Malaysian Petrochemicals Association (MPA) was officially formed on March 19, 1997, and it is a formal Association registered with the Registrar of Societies, Malaysia. MPA has 23 members engaged in the manufacture and trading of petrochemicals and plastic resins.

The main objectives of the Malaysian Petrochemicals Association (MPA) are as follows:

  • To provide a forum to discuss and resolve common problems of the petrochemical industry.
  • To provide a focal point for the petrochemical industry to liaise with the public and government and to make recommendations on relevant issues.
  • To advance the philosophy of Responsible Care, its implementation and compliance throughout the industry.
  • To represent the petrochemical industry within Malaysia to interface with similar groups on an international basis.
  • To compile and disseminate information of common concerns and provide facilities for consultation and exchange of views between members.

The Plastic Resins Producers’ Group (MPA PRPG) is a product group under the MPA. Membership in PRPG is open to manufacturers of plastic resins in Malaysia. MPA PRPG currently has 10 members.

About MIDA

MIDA is the government’s principal promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Starting operations in 1967 with a relatively small set up of 37 staff, MIDA has grown to become an active and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA today has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For more Information:

Mr. SC Chan

Manager, MPMA

Tel: 603-7876 3027 | Fax: 603-7876 8352

Email: [email protected]

Secretariat

Malaysian Petrochemicals Association (MPA)

Tel: 03-6286 7200 | Fax: 03-6277 6714

E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

Ms. Surayu Susah

Director, Chemical and Advanced Materials Division, MIDA

Tel: 03-2267 6773 | Email: [email protected]

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Welcome Address by Vice President of MPMA

Keynote Address by CEO of MIDA

Posted on : 09 July 2019
 

Malaysia Promotes Specialised And High-End Plastic Products


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​“In light of the projected double-digit growth of e-Commerce in the region, Malaysia is ready to take part in transforming the existing digital landscape into a bright digital future. The Government through MIDA has expanded the logistics incentive scheme by introducing the second round Integrated Logistics Services (ILS) incentive to encourage logistics companies to adopt technology in their operations and to position themselves as regional e-Fulfilment hub providers in Malaysia. From 2017 until March 2019, MIDA has approved eight e-Fulfilment projects in which seven of these projects are locally owned,” said YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of the International Trade and Industry at the “Investment Opportunities in the E-Commerce Fulfillment Industry Seminar 2019” held in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

“In light of the projected double-digit growth of e-Commerce in the region, Malaysia is ready to take part in transforming the existing digital landscape into a bright digital future. The Government through MIDA has expanded the logistics incentive scheme by introducing the second round Integrated Logistics Services (ILS) incentive to encourage logistics companies to adopt technology in their operations and to position themselves as regional e-Fulfilment hub providers in Malaysia. From 2017 until March 2019, MIDA has approved eight e-Fulfilment projects in which seven of these projects are locally owned,” said YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of the International Trade and Industry at the “Investment Opportunities in the E-Commerce Fulfillment Industry Seminar 2019” held in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) today.

The Seminar, which was an initiative of the National e-Commerce Council (NeCC), was organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with MITI and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). It aims to position Malaysia as an “E-Fulfillment Hub”, focusing on leveraging greater integration across the industry to support its rapid growth in the country.

The event was well attended by over 350 participants from various fields, including government agencies, logistics providers, e-Commerce players and potential investors. It featured panel sessions by a broad range of speakers from government agencies (MIDA, MDEC, MITI, Customs) and industry players (GDEX, DHL, Urban Fox, Cainiao, CJ Century, Logistics Worldwide Express, Easy Parcel and iStoreiSend).

YB Dr. Ong in his speech highlighted that the joint venture between Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) with Alibaba’s logistics arm, Cainiao Smart Logistics Network (Hong Kong) Ltd, to develop a regional e-Commerce and logistics hub at KLIA, is progressing well. He urged local logistics players to gear up and take advantage of the huge growth opportunities. “Companies also need to invest and adopt cutting-edge technologies, and to explore potentially disruptive technologies to create new ways of business, as well as to lower cost while enhancing overall efficiency,” added YB Dr. Ong.

The interest of companies in emerging areas, such as cold chain logistics, last mile delivery services and halal logistics is growing, due to the high margins and rising demand. The economy of the country is expected to grow between 5% and 6% and this will indeed drive the growth of the logistics industry further.

Mr. Arham Abdul Rahman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MIDA in his welcoming remarks said,” MIDA takes the helm in developing the nation’s e-Fulfilment hub, under the Malaysian National E-Commerce Strategic Roadmap (NESR). We focus on developing the capability and efficiency of logistics service providers in operating e-fulfilment facilities to cater to the diverse needs of the online shopping market. We continuously encourage logistics companies to invest in physical and virtual ICT systems, such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Smart Logistics to enable them to undertake complex activities. MIDA has also taken the initiative alongside MDEC to enhance talent development in the e-Commerce and e-fulfilment industries. Some of the measures in place include improving industry readiness of new graduates and encouraging SMEs to provide training for employees. In addition to generate high income jobs for Malaysians, these measures will eliminate labour market mismatch and maximise productivity.”

“eCommerce is a key tenet of the digital economy, providing far-reaching business opportunities and societal upliftment opportunities for Malaysia. MDEC applauds continuous engagement of this type borne out of collaboration between the public and private sectors, which will boost the development of our eCommerce ecosystem and strengthen the platform from which our SMEs can expand into wider markets,” said Dato’ Mathialakan Chelliah, acting Chairman, MDEC.

The event also witnessed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) exchange between MIDA and DHL Express. This collaboration is an initiative to attract DHL’s potential MNC clients to look at Malaysia as an investment destination either for relocation or to centralise their operational function (regional operations) as well as business expansions.

“As the world’s leading express logistics service provider with a global network comprising more than 220 countries and territories, DHL Express has been a leading advocate of international trade and a champion of globalisation for the growth and prosperity it brings. Naturally, DHL Express Malaysia’s commitment to support MIDA is very much aligned to this ethos. With a stable and growing economy, and a robust infrastructure, there is a lot that Malaysia can offer foreign companies as the country progresses toward the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0)”, said Julian Neo, Managing Director, DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei.

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About MITI

MITI is the key driver in making Malaysia the preferred destination for quality investments and enhancing the nation’s rising status as a globally trading nation. Its objectives and roles are oriented towards ensuring Malaysia’s rapid economic development and help achieve the country’s stated goal of becoming a developed nation.

About MIDA

MIDA is the government’s principal promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Starting operations in 1967 with a relatively small set up of 37 staff, MIDA has grown to become an active and dynamic organisation of over 700 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, MIDA today has 12 regional and 20 overseas offices. MIDA continues to be the strategic partner to businesses in seizing the opportunities arising from the technology revolution of this era. For more information, please visit www.mida.gov.my and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About MDEC

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the government agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia entrusted to lead the nation’s digital economy forward. MDEC’s mandate includes driving digital adoption, development of industry ready tech talents, digital economy policies and global champions.

To future proof Malaysia for the digital age, MDEC will leverage its proven track record, industry credibility and experienced leadership to connect, catalyse and commercialise digital initiatives to advance a thriving and sustainable digital economy placing diversity and inclusivity at its core. #LetsBuildTogether #DigitalMalaysiaForward. To find out more about MDEC’s Digital Economy initiatives, please visit www.mdec.my or follow MDEC on: Facebook: @MyMDEC Twitter: @mymdec

For more information:

Ministry of International Trade & Industry

Strategic Communications Unit

Tel: 03 6200 0082

Fax: 03 6206 4293

E-mail: [email protected]

Ms. Wahida Abdul Rahman

Director, Business Services & Supply Chain Innovation Division, MIDA

Tel: 03-2267 6622

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Sharifah Syazreen Syed Agail

Senior Executive, Communications, MDEC

Tel: 03-8314 1839

Email: [email protected]

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Opening Remarks by DCEO I of MIDA – Seminar on eFulfilment Hub

Keynote Address by YBDM of MITI- Seminar on eFulfilment Hub

Posted on : 10 July 2019

 

Malaysia Offers Vast Opportunities In e-Commerce Fulfillment Industry


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