Message from the President
The rubber products manufacturing industry in Malaysia continues to strive forward, contributing to the growth of the Malaysian economy
Despite the challenges such as the implementation of the minimum wages, the increase in electricity tariff and water rate, and the increase in natural gas prices leading to increased cost of production and the slowdown in global economic climate, the rubber products manufacturing industry in Malaysia continues to strive forward, contributing to the growth of the Malaysian economy.
It has always been the duty and responsibility of MRPMA to monitor the performance of the various rubber product sectors in Malaysia. While the latex dipped goods sectors such as the medical gloves and condoms have continued to project Malaysia as the global leading producer of these products, the performance of the other rubber products have not been that impressive. We have compared and benchmarked their performance with those of our competitors. A good percentage of our industry may be of the SME’s category, but the quality of their products surpasses even the most strigent specifications. It is the lack of exposure and promotion and the lack of capacity that have inhibited their growth. It is therefore hoped that the 15th edition of the MRPMA Industry and Export Directory which provides updated information on the Malaysian rubber manufacturing industry will help to introduce our manufacturers in the domestic as well as the global markets. This publication which provides useful information will serve as a useful reference for entrepreneurs and buyers to source the wide range of rubber products, machineries and other materials used in the industry.
With the publication of the Directory, I take this opportunity to thank the support and guidance provided by the various Ministries and Government Agencies. I am grateful to MRB and MREPC for the contribution of articles and to the secretariat and the committee members of the MRPMA for their unfailing co-operation and support.
Dato’ Dr Ong Eng Long
President of MRPMA