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 Rubber Automotive Components in the Philippines
MREPC had the maiden participation at the Philippines International Auto Parts, Accessories, Service & Repair Equipment Expo (PHILAUTO) in Metro Manila from 24 - 26 July 2019. PHILAUTO was co-located with Philippines Bus & Truck and Cold Chain Philippines which also made up the biggest 3-in-1 international event for the automotive aftermarket, commercial vehicle and cold chain industry in the Philippines. The exhibition’s 6th edition hosted over 200 exhibiting companies representing 15 countries including China, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Germany, USA, Korea, UK and Singapore which served as an ideal platform to source for new suppliers, build business partnerships, connect and network with industry professionals.
MREPC’s vibrant pavilion spanned over 72sqm and hosted a total of six Malaysian rubber automotive manufacturers and exporters showcasing high quality Made-in-Malaysia rubber automotive components during the three-day event. Beside rubber automotive components, enquiries on precured treads were also received by MREPC.
Group Photo of Participants under MREPC’s Pavilion.
Minister of Primary Industries Leads Palm Oil & Rubber Economic and Investment Mission to India
MREPC participated in a ministerial mission to India from 31 July – 2 August 2019, led by YB Puan Teresa Kok, the Minister of Primary Industries with participation from palm oil and rubber industry players. The mission covered two main cities in India, namely Mumbai and New Delhi. During the mission in New Delhi, MREPC successfully organized a networking dinner which was attended by 90 participants from local chamber of commerce, Malaysian diaspora and students in New Delhi. The guests during the dinner managed to meet and discuss matters related to rubber and palm oil industries with YB Minister as well as delegates from MREPC, Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), and Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). Apart from the networking dinner, MREPC also organized an educational seminar entitled ‘Managing Infection Control – Selecting the Right Gloves’. The main objectives of the seminar are to raise awareness among the healthcare fraternity on the importance of proper selection and usage of medical gloves for infection control as well as to promote Malaysian rubber medical gloves. The seminar was officiated by the YB Minister. There were four speakers from India and Malaysia presented seminar papers. The seminar was attended by 165 participants. During the seminar MREPC also arranged a press conference which was attended by 15 representatives from various newspapers and magazines in New Delhi. While in New Delhi, YB Minister also met with the Honorable Mr Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, India to discuss on bilateral trade matters between Malaysia and India.
Press Conference with YB Minister in New Delhi
YB Minister delivered her speech during Networking Dinner
YB Minister Officiated MREPC Educational Seminar in New Delhi
MREPC's Participation in Biennial World Congress of Surgery
The World Congress of Surgery (WCS), formerly known as International Surgical Week, was established in 1905 by the International Society of Surgery. It is the oldest international society in general surgery with more than 3,000 members worldwide. The biennial event provides a platform for various surgical specialists to meet under one roof to discuss and exchange knowledge and techniques.
The event regularly attracts more than 2,000 visitors from various medical backgrounds. WCS 2019 will stage concurrent events such as postgraduate courses, exhibition on medical products and services, and paper presentations related to clinical and experimental surgery. This year’s WCS marks its 48th edition and will be held at ICE Krakow Congress Centre in Krakow, Poland from 11 - 15 August 2019.
MREPC will take up an 18sqm promotional booth to showcase the latest innovations in medical gloves produced by Malaysian manufacturers. Come and visit us at Booth 15, Level 1 at ICE Krakow Congress Centre to source for innovative and customised rubber medical devices from Malaysia.
MREPC's Maiden Participation in International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering 2019 in Rome
MREPC had its maiden participation at the 7th edition of the International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (ICEGE) 2019 in Rome, Italy from 17 - 20 June 2019. The quadrennial conference was last held in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2015. The 4-day event, which featured plenary and parallel sessions, saw the presentation of 300 proceeding papers. The 7th ICEGE attracted more than 800 participants and 16 exhibitors worldwide. The event provided a platform to discuss the latest developments and innovations in earthquake geotechnical engineering.
MREPC hosted Doshin Rubber Products under its booth to promote High-Damping Natural Rubber Bearings (HDNRB) and other engineering rubber products such as mechanical pot bearings. Visitors to MREPC’s booth showed interest in HDNRB and its mechanism. The next edition of ICEGE will be held in Osaka, Japan in 2023.
MREPC Officers with Doshin Rubber Products representative at ICEGE 2019, Rome.
Top Glove to See Double-Digit Sales Growth for FY20
23 August 2019
TOP GLOVE Corp Bhd is expecting double-digit growth in sales for its financial year 2020 (FY20) and better performance compared to the current financial year, based on the glove industry demand which grew at 10% annually and has a potential to expand further. Executive chairman Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai (picture) said FY20 is seen to provide a more positive outlook for the sale of its products, which further strengthens the group's position as the world's leading rubber glove manufacturer.
IMQ Becomes Fourth Notified Body Designated to MDR
23 August 2019
IMQ is the fourth Notified Body (NB) to be designated, after BSI Assurance UK Ltd, TUV SUD Product Service GmbH and DEKRA Certification GmbH. Given Brexit-related uncertainties in the UK and their potential impact for BSI, IMQ is for now the third EU-based option for companies who want to certify under the MDR.