Seminar shows companies have keen interest in Malaysia
In conjunction with exhibiting at the two trade exhibitions (ATS 2006 & Interbuild 2006) TARRC also organised a short seminar on the morning of Thursday 27th April, in one of the NEC conference rooms, focusing on business opportunities in the Malaysian rubber product manufacturing sector. The seminar entitled 'Doing Business With The Malaysian Rubber Products Sector' proved very effective and is likely to produce positive results for the Malaysian rubber components manufacturers.
The attendence at the seminar was good but what was more encouraging was the keen interest expressed by the companies and their serious intentions in sourcing components from Asia. Several companies showed a particular interest in visiting Malaysia to set up meetings with manufacturers.
The seminar was attended by representatives from companies producing rubber products for the automotive and construction industries such as hoses, springs and rubber flooring as well as firms dealing in latex products, raw materials and services. Several of the companies that attended had already sourced products from overseas and were seeking an alternative source of supply.
The first presentation, by Roland Newell from TARRC, explained the Research Centre’s role in supporting European companies to develop their business relationships with Malaysia including, when necessary, the technical support offered from TARRC’s extensive team of scientists and engineers. TARRC were pleased to include in the programme presentations by the Malaysian Trade Commissioner to the UK, Mr Abu Bakar Koyakutty, and the Director of MIDA London, Mr C. Mathialakan, which featured Malaysia as a source of industrial products and as a location for foreign direct investment. The seminar was chaired by Kristina Lawson, Head of TARRC’s Market Intelligence & Promotion Unit and was concluded by the video presentation: ‘Malaysia, your profit centre in Asia’. After the presentations, meetings and discussions were held with the companies and TARRC staff, MATRADE and MIDA.
Due to the success of this event TARRC is organising a similar seminar at the forthcoming Automechanika 2006, in Frankfurt, the details of this event will be on the website shortly.
If you missed this event but are interested in forthcoming seminars then please contact us.
If you are interested in sourcing rubber products from Malaysia then please contact us.