Highlights of the Amazing 2017!

5 Jan 2018
Amnani Adnan

A year has passed, but it is definitely not just another ordinary year down the memory lane. It is a fulfilling year we have not seen before. We are contented for the milestones we have accomplished and the effort we dedicated in giving back to the society.

We are so thankful for the years we’ve had together, and excited for the years ahead. After all, it is the togetherness that keeps moving us forward.

Here’s to more bliss and joy in the year ahead. Before that, take a look at our favourite moments of 2017.



Words can’t quite describe our heartfelt gratitude for our customers for being part of our journey leading to our second Sin Chew Business Excellence Award under Digital and Technology category.

“We remain our stance and continue to emphasise “Respect, Listen, Care” in our practices and intend to carry this on for many years to go. Winning the award further justifies the team’s effort in striving to provide the best solution to the industry in leveraging technology to achieve greater business growth.”

Mr TK Teoh, Chairman and Founder of IME Group of Companies.

Each and every year, we have been preaching the mantra, “to inspire and be inspired”. Staying true to the course, innovation remains the core in keeping us relevant and staying ahead in the market. All of this would not be possible without our customers, business partners, and the ever so devoted IMEZen team.

Being successful is not just about becoming bigger or stronger; it is to become smarter, more effective and adaptive. Looking to the future means building to last.

Read more here.



Our heartiest congratulations to MIDA on celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and for the success of MIDA Open Day 2017. It was our honour to be invited by MIDA to design, lead and deploy the launching gimmick of the Open Day. The gimmick involving IME’s in-house developed High-Resolution 3D Printer, Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), and a Collaborative Industrial Robot, reinforces that advanced technologies such as Additive Manufacturing, Automation and Robotics are not too far from us.

“We need to look at technology, not as a competitor for our jobs but our partner in creating quality jobs. Like it or not, technology which includes automation and robotics, is here to stay.”

Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry

On the topic of Industry 4.0, the Minister of International Trade and Industry highlighted that, “This is why the government is prioritising innovation and encouraging the adoption of Industry 4.0 elements such as Smart Manufacturing and Automation to build greater economies of scale. We are not just talking about this but we want to address the challenges and make progressive steps forward. By the end of this year, MITI targets to table the National Policy on Industry 4.0 to the Cabinet,” he concluded.

We would like to acknowledge the support from our partners DF Automation and Robotics and ABB Robotics in making the launching a success. Now more than ever, collaboration between organisations, associations, and government authorities plays an important role in creating and enhancing synergy within the ecosystem, as well as in optimising resources and achieving collective strategic priorities. This successful collaboration further illustrates the importance of collaboration among organisations, we look forward to greater synergy across all parties.



The era of innovation has come where the new generation of entrepreneurs needs intensive product design and development tools in order to achieve breakthrough. Considering the hardships that start-ups are largely facing – limited resources and access to technologies, IME Group of Companies decided to extend its Entrepreneur Programme to East Malaysia. We are working with local incubators to provide start-ups with access to full suite of SOLIDWORKS application and 3D printing technology, at zero cost.

“The SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs programme demonstrates our commitment to helping engineers bring their innovations and design concepts to reality by providing SOLIDWORKS’ full suite of capabilities to easily design and manufacture products quickly.”

Gian Paolo Bassi, Chief Executive Officer of SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes

Complementing the Sarawak state government’s pledge to accelerate digital economy in the state and to catalyse industry players, academia and government collaboration, the partnership offers not only the complete suite of designing to manufacturing solutions to support the entrepreneur community in Sarawak, but also workshops and trainings that help to accelerate the product development process.

Read more about our collaboration here



Being in the transition of the third to fourth industrial revolution, we are witnessing history in the making. Industry 4.0 is here. Through disruptive technologies, it reshapes the way things are made; it also redefines conventional business models.

“Talk is cheap. Advocacy is crucial, but execution is eminent too, we are also embarking on our own IoT projects. Solely in year 2017 itself, we have spoken to more than 7000 business leaders about Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing and IoT”

Mr TK Teoh, Chairman and Founder of IME Group of Companies.

We are honoured to be entrusted to be The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Industry 4.0 Committee Member, and The Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee Member for National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM).

Key events that we spoke at this year regarding Industry 4.0 topics:

  • KLSCCCI-KCCCI Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Seminar
  • FMM Factory Automation Conference
  • FMM ICT Conference – Moving towards Industry 4.0: Exploring the World of Connected Enterprises
  • Vitrox CoE Training: Smart Manufacturing – How to start?
  • FMM Industry 4.0 Conference
  • PSDC Industry 4.0 Week
  • TARUC Industry 4.0 Forum.

The well-received topics are:

  • Current adoption and trends of smart manufacturing
  • Benchmark your smart manufacturing readiness with others
  • How to start – key elements of smart manufacturing
  • How to start – identify your first step



IME assisted KDU Penang in setting up their SOLIDWORKS Certification Center. KDU Penang is the first education institution in Malaysia recognised as an accredited SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider, thereby enabling KDU students to gain professional experience in the field of Engineering and work out their project design portfolios with the international professional certification prior to entering the working world.

“By equipping them with the right tools and exposing them to latest technology, we believe that we can inspire younger generation to think differently. We want to empower them to be the future leader,”

Madam Julia Wee, the CEO of IME Group of Companies.

KDU Penang students will get the chance to use SOLIDWORKS software tools on multiple functions such as engineering design simulation sustainable design and documentation in the classroom or remotely.