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).
MREPC Promotes Made-in-Malaysia Rubber Medical Devices at the World’s Largest Medical Devices Show
MREPC participated in MEDICA, the world’s leading trade show for medical technology, electromedical equipment, laboratory equipment, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals from 18-21 November 2019 in Dusseldorf, Germany. MREPC hosted six Malaysian rubber medical device companies under its umbrella concept pavilion. This year the show attracted more than 121,000 trade visitors from 170 countries, many of them with decision-making authority.
A wide range of Made-in-Malaysia rubber medical devices were showcased in MREPC Pavilion such as medical gloves, condoms, rubber catheters, probe covers and a variety of specialty dipped rubber medical products. A prominent giant wall poster situated on the exterior wall of Hall 7 was taken up by MREPC and featured Malaysia as the source of quality rubber medical products and helped to increase the awareness on Made-in-Malaysia rubber products among the visitors. The next edition of MEDICA will be held from 16-19 November 2020.
MREPC to Participate in Automechanika Shanghai 2019
MREPC will be participating in Automechanika Shanghai 2019, a significant event for the automotive industry in China. This international event marks its 15th edition and has become Asia’s largest trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services. The trade fair with this year theme ‘Where the future automotive ecosystem begin’, which will be held from 3 to 6 December 2019 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai, China, is expecting over 6,270 exhibitors and 150,000 visitors worldwide. MREPC Malaysia Pavilion will be hosting 10 Malaysian manufacturers of high-quality rubber products at the event. Come and visit MREPC Malaysia Pavilion at Hall 2.1, Booth #AB01, to source for high-quality rubber automotive components!
Exploring Market Potential of Made-in-Malaysia Rubber Medical Devices in Russia
MREPC will be participating in Zdravookhraneniye exhibition which is one of the most important events during the Russian Health Care Week. Zdravookhraneniye is an international exhibition for healthcare, medical engineering and pharmaceuticals, and will be held at the Expocentre, Moscow, Russia from 2 – 6 December 2019. This year the show enters its 29th edition and will highlight 14 main product categories including medical instrumentation, primary healthcare, laboratory medicine, medical consumables, medical technologies, dentistry, etc. More than 35,000 visitors from over 30 countries are expected to visit the annual show.
The Russian Health Care Week is the largest health care event in Russia which is supported by the Russian Ministry of Healthcare. A series of international trade shows, congresses, forums and conferences will be held during the Russian Health Care Week. This is an important platform to showcase and discuss the latest trends in the health care industry in Russia.
Come and visit us at Pavilion 8, Hall 1 – Booth 81A50 to source for high quality rubber medical devices from Malaysia.
MREPC Promotes Rubber Automotive Components at USA's Largest Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo
The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) is the largest automotive aftermarket exhibition in USA. Held in Las Vegas, this year it featured more than 2,500 exhibitors with over 5,500 booths that showcased the latest and innovative automotive products, services and technologies. The show attracted over 51,000 visitors worldwide. For the second consecutive year, MREPC pavilion located adjacent to the main entrance of the main hall which had received encouraging response and feedback from participating Malaysian manufacturers as well as visitors.
MREPC Pavilion hosted ten Malaysian rubber automotive product companies in the show. A wide range of Made-in-Malaysia rubber automotive components and products were showcased in the Pavilion, such as moulded rubber parts, engine mountings, ignition cables, car mats, hoses, seals and gaskets, O-ring, weather-strips and industrial gloves. A prominent billboard taken up by MREPC at the hall’s main entrance had featured Malaysia as the source of quality rubber automotive components and helped to increase the awareness on Made-in-Malaysia rubber products among the visitors. The next edition of AAPEX will be held from 3 – 5 November 2020.
With 6 Months Until New EU Medical Device Rules, What's the State of Play?
06 December 2019
Implementation of sweeping new rules overhauling how medical devices are regulated in the European Union is just six months away. Industry has been arguing for more than a year that the system isn't yet ready to handle the onslaught of devices that must be reviewed under the Medical Device Regulation, particularly when the number of notified bodies designated to certify them is much lower than the 20 that the EC expected by year's end, with only seven available so far. The regulation is set to take effect May 2020.
The soon-to-be launched National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2019 will open up opportunities for local players to further explore cooperation with the South Korean automotive sector. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was impressed with the advancements made by the South Korean automotive sector and would like it to consider investing more in Malaysia.