[PRESS RELEASE] MIDA-IME Industry 4.0 Showcase

5 Jul 2018
Amnani Adnan
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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.