MREPC participated at A+A 2017, the world's largest trade fair on occupational safety, protection and health, in Düsseldorf, Germany from 17 - 20 October 2017. This year marked the 31st edition of A+A and MREPC’s 4th participation in the biennial event.
MREPC participated together with ten Malaysian rubber product manufacturers who showcased a wide array of quality and innovative rubber personal protective equipment. This year MREPC had its pavilion in a more strategic location, shifting from the previous side hall to the main hall. The new location managed to draw more visitors to MREPC’s pavilion throughout the 4-day event. In addition, MREPC’s booth was busy with business-matching sessions between potential buyers and the Malaysian manufacturers. MREPC received a high number of trade enquiries while the participating manufacturers reported a higher value of potential sales over the next twelve months. This positive outcome reflects the confidence of buyers in the capability of Malaysian manufacturers to comply with the EU’s new regulation on personal protective equipment.
Notably, the Malaysian participants gained insightful information regarding the evolvement of the global personal protective equipment market from the A+A event. Thus MREPC and the Malaysian rubber product manufacturers look forward to participating in the next edition of A+A which will be held from 5 - 8 November 2019.