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).
Tender Briefing on Booth Design and Construction of MREPC's Promotional Booth and Pavilions at 9th IRGCE+IRC 2018
The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) invites Malaysian contractors to participate in a tender briefing on booth design and construction of MREPC’s promotional booth and pavilions at the 9th International Rubber Glove Conference & Exhibition and International Rubber Conference 2018 (9th IRGCE+IRC 2018).
Only prequalified booth contractors are eligible to participate in the tender briefing. The criteria for Prequalification of Booth Contractors are as follows:-
Must be a registered company with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM).
Company must be established for at least 3 years.
At least 2 years' experience in handling international trade shows.
Experience in designing and constructing custom-made booths in at least 6 projects for international trade shows.
Not suspended from participating in the booth construction and design tenders by MREPC.
Interested companies will need to provide the necessary supporting documents including an UPDATED company’s profile and portfolio to fulfil the above requirements to Ms Tuty and Ms Sheen at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by 12.00 noon, 18th June 2018 (Monday).
The information submitted by the companies will be verified by MREPC and a notification will be sent to the prequalified booth contractors/companies. The prequalified companies will need to confirm their attendance at the tender briefing in advance with Ms Tuty/Ms Sheen at email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org. Companies that are not able to send their representative to attend the briefing will be excluded from the tender process.
Details of the tender briefing are as follows:
DATE: 22nd June 2018 (Friday)
TIME : 10.00 am
VENUE: Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC), Unit No 36-02, Level 36, Q Sentral, 2A Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, 50470 KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
MREPC Promotes Malaysian Rubber Gloves in Suzhou and Chengdu
Once again MREPC organised a specialised mission to China from 13 – 19 May 2018 to tap on the huge market potential for Malaysian rubber gloves. The mission was led by Ms Low Yoke Kiew, CEO of MREPC, with participation from eight Malaysian manufacturers, namely Top Glove, Kossan, WRP, Smart Glove, Adventa Health, Professional Latex, Riverstone and N.S. Unigloves. The focus of the mission was on rubber medical gloves and cleanroom gloves in the cities of Suzhou and Chengdu.
MREPC also organised an educational seminar in Suzhou and Chengdu, targeting healthcare personnel as well as importers and distributors of medical devices. The educational seminars represent MREPC’s continuous efforts to reach out to the healthcare fraternity in China to enhance awareness on the importance of rubber medical gloves in healthcare settings to minimise hospital-acquired infections. Besides highlighting current developments in the healthcare industry, the seminars provided a platform for industry experts to establish networking with the Malaysian delegation. The two seminars were attended by 120 participants.
During the mission, MREPC also arranged business-matching sessions between the Malaysian manufacturers and potential buyers in China. Meanwhile, the roundtable discussion held in each city enabled the Malaysian manufacturers to interact with importers and distributors and gather feedback on trade in rubber medical gloves and cleanroom gloves between Malaysia and China. The discussions also provided updates on China’s healthcare industry. The delegates also visited Haimen Yangzi in Suzhou and Sichuan Clover Biopharmaceuticals in Chengdu for business networking and potential collaboration.
Group photo of participants in MREPC educational seminar in Chengdu
MREPC Industry Awards are back with companies now being able to compete for new awards
The MREPC Industry Awards are back for the second time.
This year, companies will be able to submit their entries and compete for three new awards – Most Innovative, Green Business and Best Marketer awards.
“The MREPC Industry Awards signify MREPC’s continuous commitment to establish, develop and enhance a reputable national recognition programme for export achievements of the Malaysian rubber products industry. These awards are not just given to companies based on their export performances in the past three years, but also to companies that have made headways to showcase the industry’s capabilities and innovation to the world, adopt green business technologies as well as initiate effective marketing campaigns,” said the CEO of MREPC, Low Yoke Kiew.
The MREPC Industry Awards have seven top of the class awards, namely Big Corporation Export Excellence Award, Mid-tier Company Export Excellence Awards and SME Export Excellence Award where three companies from each tier will be awarded these export performance based recognitions. On top of that, new award categories include Most Innovative Award, Green Business Award and Best Marketer Award while a grand prize winner will be selected among the winners of the six categories to receive the Most Outstanding Company Award.
Those who wish to find out more information on the MREPC Industry Awards 2018 and to participate in the three new awards may download the forms from the microsite at http://www.mrepc.com/industryawards/
Deadline for entries is 14 June 2018 (Entry Deadline Extended to 30 June 2018).
MREPC made its maiden participation at the 4th International Sustainable Energy Summit (ISES) 2018 held from 10 – 11 April 2018 in Kuching. Sarawak. This year’s ISES Summit was jointly organised by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) and Ministry of Utilities Sarawak. The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) and the Sarawak State Government. A mini exhibition was also held concurrently with the conference which attracted some 600 participants.
ISES is a biennial event for knowledge sharing and networking on renewable energy and energy demand management among stakeholders from various countries. In line with the theme of this year’s summit – ‘Sustainable Energy: The Future is Here’, the papers presented focused on trending issues such as scaling up sustainable energy deployment; grid issues with high solar photovoltaic (PV) penetration; energy storage solutions; addressing rural electrification; and financing sustainable energy projects.
The mini exhibition attracted participation from 47 exhibitors, consisting of companies and stakeholders from the energy industry and financial institutions as well as relevant government agencies. MREPC took the opportunity to promote its Industry Linkage Fund which aims to drive collaborative research in the rubber products industry. During the 2-day event, MREPC received more than 10 enquiries from project engineers and consultants.
Ms Uthaya from MREPC attending to enquiries during ISES 2018
Top Glove's Net Profit up 51.4% in Q3 on Robust Demand
22 June 2018
Stronger demand helped drive earnings higher at rubber glove manufacturer Top Glove, it announced yesterday. Third-quarter net profit rose 51.4 per cent to RM117.6 million (S$40 million), while revenue rose 26.6 per cent to RM1.1 billion for the three months to May 31. This translated to earnings per share of 9.36 sen, from 6.20 sen a year earlier. Sales volume rose by a "record high" of 37 per cent from the third quarter last year.
Game-Changing Glove has Built-in Infection Control
22 June 2018
Medical examination gloves have a whole new layer of infection control. A new type of glove has been developed with built-in antimicrobial technology that has been proven to prevent the spread of infection. University of Nottingham microbiologist Professor Emeritus Richard James has been working for several years on the project with medical glove maker Hartalega Malaysia and antimicrobial research and development company Chemical Intelligence UK.