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More Companies Responding to MIDA’s Call to Narrow Skills Gap

More Companies Responding to MIDA’s Call to Narrow Skills Gap

Four IHLs Receive Automation Equipment Worth RM200,000 from Muehlbauer

Kuala Lumpur, 22 January, 2019 – Muehlbauer Technologies announced at the headquarters of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) today that the company is donating RM200,000 worth of automation integrated systems known as the Beckhoff mock-up units from its Melaka operations to the Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Technical Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and the German Malaysian Institute (GMI).

In addition, all four higher learning institutions will be getting approximately 40 hours of training as well as support expansion of the equipment which includes image/vision processing technology or other advancements according to the institutions’ requirements, from Muehlbauer.

“We are pleased that more and more companies are responding positively to our call in narrowing the gap between the latest practical know-how of the industry and university syllabus. We continue to encourage companies to invest in talent and technology to improve productivity and capability, and become future-proof. We also place great importance in engaging with potential investors – particularly large MNCs as they come equipped with the technology and processes required for our industries to grow and diversify,” Dato’Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of MIDA.

“This initiative will contribute in many ways, especially in enabling lecturers and students to be familiar with the latest technologies in the industry. It will also provide hands-on experience for students in Mechatronics Engineering or those interested in joining the high-tech industry related to mechanical, electrical and electronics, programming and vision technologies. I would like to encourage other global companies to emulate these practices and bring the industry to the next level,” added Dato’ Azman.

“Already for several years we are supporting the local communities by having a fruitful collaboration with the Malaysian Universities; Colleges and Institutes,” said Mr Sekar Ramasamy, the CEO of Muehlbauer Technologies. “With this donation and by enhancing the practical education at the Universities we want to lift this partnership to the next level and help the students to get ready for the challenges of digitalization and Industry 4.0,” he added.

Muehlbauer is also part of the German Dual Vocational Training (DVT) programme, a skill training programme by the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MGCC) ) in cooperation with the Department of Skills Development of the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) and GMI. Last year, 19 students were granted internship placement with Muehlbauer Technologies. The company also provides industrial visitation to universities and institutions.



Muhammad Ashraf

Phone: +606 2517 250

E-mail: [email protected]

Racheal Lim

Phone: +606 2517 178

E-mail: [email protected]


Mühlbauer Group is the only one-stop-shop technology partner for Smart Card, passport/ePassport, Semiconductor and RFID industry. With more than 2,000 employees, technology centers in Germany, Malaysia, the U.S. and Slovakia, and a worldwide sales and service network, the Mühlbauer Group is the world’s market leader in innovative systems and software solutions for the production and personalization of cards, passports and RFID applications. For more information, please visit and like us on Facebook


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 and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For further information, please contact:-

Mr. Shahrol Shahabudin

Director, Machinery & Equipment Division           

03-2267 6674 | [email protected]

Mr. Mohamad Ismail Abu Bakar

Director, Industry Talent Management And Expatriate Division

03-2267 6715 | ismail


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Posted on : 22 January 2019