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 Participated at the National Supply Chain Conference on Rail Projects 2018
MREPC, together with two Malaysian rubber railway product manufacturers, namely Kumpulan Jebco (M) Sdn Bhd and Hubner Malaysia Sdn Bhd, participated at the National Supply Chain Conference on Rail Projects 2018 held from 11 – 12 April 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. The aim is to raise awareness and promote high-quality made-in-Malaysia rubber products for the railway industry. The MREPC exhibition booth located at Hall 3, Level 3, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) drew a good crowd. Seventeen key exhibitors, who were mainly involved in the development of rail projects in Malaysia, took part in the exhibition. They included Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), and Malaysian Rail Industry Corporation (MARIC).
A conference on rail projects was also held concurrently with the exhibition and attracted more than 2,000 participants ranging from industry players as well as local authorities, business chambers and embassies. It featured speakers from Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD), Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana), Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MRT Corp), Malaysia Rail Link Sdn. Bhd. (MRL) and MyHSR Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MyHSR Corp). The conference marked the first-ever gathering of the country’s entire rail project owners and rail-related industry players organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).
MREPC's new financial assistance programme for university students from low-income families in rubber industry
MREPC will be introducing a new initiative that provides financial assistance to university students from low-income families which are involved in the rubber and rubber product industry. The aim of the programme is to help alleviate the burden of low-income families involved in the rubber and rubber product industry which have children pursuing undergraduate courses at universities in Malaysia. The programme is expected to benefit parents who are rubber smallholders, rubber tappers or those employed in the rubber and rubber product industry with children pursuing tertiary education. The financial assistance will be opened to eligible students for application on 2 April 2018.
MREPC, together with 10 Malaysian rubber medical device manufacturers, will be participating at the 79th China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF), from 11 – 14 April 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai, China.
CMEF is deemed as the largest trade show of medical devices, related products and services in the Asia-Pacific region. The trade show is huge covering some 15,000 products such as medical imaging, IVD equipment and reagents, medical electronics, medical optics, first aid, rehabilitation devices, nursing, telemedicine, wearable devices and outsourcing services. CMEF serves the entire value chain of medical devices from the source of manufacturing to healthcare service providers and end users.
MREPC's Pavilion will feature a wide range of innovative, unique and high-quality rubber medical devices at the event. Come and visit the MREPC Pavilion at Hall 5.1, Booth E11 at CMEF Spring 2018 to source quality rubber medical devices from Malaysia.
Good Turnout at MREPC's Educational Seminars in Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon
MREPC successfully organised a specialised mission on rubber medical gloves to Vietnam and Myanmar from 25 – 31 March 2018. Led by the CEO, Ms Low Yoke Kiew, the mission covered two important markets in the ASEAN region, namely Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Yangon, Myanmar.
The seminar on ‘Managing Infection Control – Selecting the Right Gloves’ in both cities attracted a good turnout with a total of 240 nurses, healthcare workers, importers and distributors. The seminar in Ho Chi Minh City was jointly organised with Ho Chi Minh City Medical Association (HMA) and Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society (HICS). In Yangon, the seminar was jointly organised with the Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Association (MNMA). The educational seminars represent a part of MREPC’s continuous efforts to reach out to healthcare personnel in the region to enhance awareness and promote the proper usage of rubber medical gloves to minimise infections.
During the mission, roundtable discussions were also held with rubber medical device importers and distributors in Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon. The interactive discussions provided useful feedback on trade in rubber medical devices between Malaysia and Vietnam/Myanmar as well as updates on each country’s healthcare industry.
The mission also visited Hoan My Medical Corporation and FV Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City and Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospital in Yangon to establish networking and learn the latest developments in the healthcare sector in Vietnam and Myanmar.
Q & A session during the seminar in Ho Chi Minh City.
Roundtable discussion on trade in rubber medical devices in Ho Chi Minh City.
Participants at MREPC’s educational seminar in Yangon.
Roundtable discussion on trade in rubber medical devices in Yangon.
China is looking to restructure its Food and Drug Administration, according to a new report from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. With the reorganization, the CFDA will cease being a standalone department and will become part of the country's National Market Supervision Association, according to the report. The CFDA group is slated to add an additional 100 new individuals focused on regulating devices, and will drop its oversight of food, according to the report. The CFDA will also pursue increased inspections of foreign entities and penalties for noncompliance.
Top Glove Plans More Acquisitions to Strengthen Market Share
20 April 2018
After acquiring Aspion Sdn Bhd, its largest buy to date, Top Glove Corp Bhd is positioning itself for more acquisitions. Without going into details, executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai tells StarBizWeek that the acquisition of Aspion is the company's largest and is one of many more to come. He says growing inorganically via acquisitions will be the priority of Top Glove in its quest to be a global leader in glove manufacturing.