MREPC had a promotional booth at the biennial Automechanika Kuala Lumpur held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 21 -23 March 2019. The event attracted more than 8,000 visitors and about 300 exhibitors from China, Europe, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore and Middle East countries. The Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry YB. Dr Ong Kian Ming visited MREPC's booth after the opening ceremony. Five Malaysian rubber automotive component manufacturers also participated at the show, namely HML Auto Industries, Schmaco Auto Parts Industries, Jeb Auto, Associated First Rubber and Kossan Industries.
The majority of enquiries received by MREPC were from local visitors as well as visitors from China, Australia, Russia, Turkey, Philippines, Hungary, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Spain. Most of the enquiries were on parts for passenger vehicles such as hoses, industrial gloves, CV boots, engine mountings, car mats, seals, gaskets, beltings and O-rings.
During the exhibition, MREPC in collaboration with the show organiser held a Buyers' Sourcing Programme on rubber automotive components. A total of 10 business-matching sessions were coordinated between potential foreign buyers and Malaysian rubber automotive component manufacturers. As part of the programme, MREPC also organised factory visits for the foreign buyers to Associated First Rubber and Pong Codan. The Buyers’ Sourcing Programme provided an effective platform to showcase Malaysian manufacturers’ capabilities in producing quality rubber products as well as the opportunity for overseas buyers to source rubber products directly from Malaysian manufacturers. Potential sales of more than RM100,000 over the next 12 months were reported by the participating manufacturers.
MREPC Booth in Automechanika KL 2019