• 26 August 2023

    [PRESS RELEASE] Datukship Bestowed on Prestigious Local Entrepreneur, Julia Wee Lee Hooi

    26 Aug 2023
    Nor Ibrahim Mahiyudin

    MELAKA, 26 August 2023 – Wee Lee Hooi (Julia), the Board of Director of a local Engineering company was honoured was awarded the Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (DPSM) in conjunction with the 74th birthday of the Yang Di-Pertua Negeri of Melaka, Tun Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam.

    Julia stands as a beacon of progress and the epitome of female leadership, with the dedication, drive, and desire to empower others, marking her ascent to the top in both business and societal arenas.

    Upon receiving this esteemed honor, Julia states, “I am deeply humbled and honored to be awarded the prestigious “Datuk” title. This recognition not only signifies the fruit of our collective efforts in promoting technology adoption in the industry but also serves as an inspiration to continue working towards a better and more advanced future.”


    Avid Educator and Philanthropist

    Julia has tirelessly dedicated her life and career to the areas of education and empowerment, resulting in a series of collaborations and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with prestigious institutions such as Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), and Fom Era Vocational Academy (Melaka), Asia Pacific University (APU), Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC), and more. These partnerships aim to bridge the gap between industry and academia by introducing world class advanced Industry 4.0 enabling technologies.


    Political and Societal Contributions

    Remaining equally active in the political landscape, Julia is currently the Ketua Kewangan Wanita MCA National. She is also the Chairman of Malaysia Women Cyber Community, Chairman of Yayasan Wanita Malaysia, and Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Association (2018).


    Business Acumen Par Excellence

    Julia’s expertise lies in crafting strategic Business and Sales strategies with a proven track record of leading teams to achieve growth targets. An avid change advocate, Julia firmly maintains that change is the only constant. This progressive mindset has allowed her to spearhead the transformation of business models and venture into Industry 4.0 enablement successfully.


    IME (Group of companies) is a local business established since 1980, that aspires to play a role in the growth of the local industry, by providing a platform for the industry and educational sector to collaborate, share, and close the knowledge and skill gap. Founded as a CNC service and repair centre, IME has now grown into the leading product design and manufacturing solution provider in Malaysia, with a vast clientele from local and multi-national corporations, government sectors and academia; IME has established strong presence locally and expanded business coverage to ASEAN.


    IME is committed to delivering innovative solutions to the industry, offering a wide range of cutting-edge technologies such as CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, ERP, Additive Manufacturing, AGV, CMM, Cobots, Palletizing system, OEE, and other Industry 4.0 enabling technologies. With a focus on supporting the local industry, IME’s solutions are designed to optimize productivity, enhance efficiency, and drive sustainable growth by leveraging the latest advancements in technology.

    IME has been an avid contributor in the development of Industry 4.0 via The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Industry 4.0 Committee, and The Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee Member for National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM).

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  • 5 July 2018

    [PRESS RELEASE] MIDA-IME Industry 4.0 Showcase

    5 Jul 2018
    Amnani Adnan

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in collaboration with IME Group of Companies with the support of Dassault Systèmes and Robert Bosch organised the MIDA-IME Industry 4.0 Showcase, today. The event, held at MIDA headquarters aimed to assist local players in their implementation of Industry 4.0. The Showcase gathered experts to demonstrate a wide range of technologies endorsed by Industry 4.0 namely simulation, additive manufacturing, system integration, digitisation, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics.

    Speaking at the event, Ms. Lim Bee Vian, Executive Director of the Strategic Planning (Services) of MIDA said, “It is crucial now than ever for companies to reassess and realign their business strategies to adapt to the unprecedented challenges of the new industrial revolution. We need both the industry players from the private sector as well as public sector to come together as one.”

    “MIDA has been steadily making efforts to familiarise companies with smart manufacturing technologies through seminars, dialogues with business chambers, briefing with business associations, workshops and supplier conferences to MNCs and SMEs. We have identified strategic partners to promote robotics and automation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) and smart manufacturing technology and solutions. The collaboration with IME adds to MIDA’s on-going initiatives in spearheading the country’s Industry 4.0 agenda. We have partnered with companies such as Rockwell Automation, Intel, Hitachi, and Siemens to showcase possible solutions to assist companies in adopting Industry 4.0 technologies.  By working with these technology developers and solution providers, we act as a conduit in bringing together industry players for fresh and exciting collaborations,” she added.

    Nearly 200 participants from various organisations attended the event that seeks to assist them in understanding and learning ways to incorporate the key elements of Industry 4.0 into businesses.

    The full-day event featured presentations on ‘Government Facilitation Related to Industry 4.0 in Malaysia’ by MIDA; ‘Leveraging Digital Continuity for Operational Excellence’ by Dassault Systèmes, as well as panel discussion on ‘Industry 4.0 : How to Start Implementation’, which was moderated by a representative from Dassault Systèmes, with a line-up of speakers from IME, Bosch and DF Automation.

    IME also conducted an Industry 4.0 workshop, which addressed 5 key steps to initiate Industry 4.0 transformation. The workshop highlighted that the adoption of Industry 4.0 elements is not necessarily costly thus it is important for organisations to identify critical areas for improvement, before developing a roadmap and evaluating suitable methods for implementation, within their budget. IME is also embarking on its own IoT projects. Solely in year 2017 itself, the company has engaged with more than 7,000 business leaders about Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing and IoT. Training offered by IME is HRDF claimable, and suitable for small to medium enterprise that is keen to embark in Industry 4.0 transformation.

    IME provides not only tailored solutions catered to engineering needs, but solutions that help organisations to grow and begin their digital transformation journey.

    We have compiled some of the key takeaways from the forum below for your reference:

    #1 “Government Facilitation Related to Industry 4.0 in Malaysia” – Advanced Technology and R&D Division, MIDA
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    #2 “Leveraging Digital Continuity for Operational Excellence” – Dassault Systèmes
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    #3 “Towards Digital Transformation” – IME Group of Companies
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    #4 “Our Industry 4.0 Journey” – Robert Bosch Sdn Bhd
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    #5 “Automated Guided Vehicle – Implementation and Best Practice” – DF Automation and Robotics Sdn Bhd
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    #6 “Industry 4.0 Workshop & Assessment” – IME Group of Companies
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    Some photos of the event can be found here.

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