ABOUT MALAYSIAN RUBBER COUNCIL
The Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC), formerly known as Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council, was incorporated on 14 April 2000 under the Companies Act 1965 as a company limited by guarantee under the Ministry of Plantation and Commodities (MPC).
MRC is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister of Plantation and Commodities (MPC). MRC is tasked with undertaking market promotion of quality Malaysian rubber and rubber products in world markets. MRC has overseas offices in the US, China, India, Europe and the Middle East.
MRC Promotes Rubber Automotive Components at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur
MRC successfully concluded its participation in Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, one of the leading automotive trade events for ASEAN market, held from 16 – 18 March 2023 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur. Set with a unique S.E.T (Sourcing, Entertainment and Training) concept, the event drew around 8,000 visitors and hosted 330 exhibitors from 17 countries namely Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America.
MRC’s promotional booth showcased a wide array of quality Made in Malaysia rubber products including rubber automotive components, precured treads and retreading materials, green rubber such as Ekoprena and Pureprena as well as various industrial gloves at the show. During the three-day event, MRC booth received encouraging number of quality trade leads and visitors from different countries such as Korea, China, Singapore, USA and Germany. Several Malaysian rubber product manufacturers also participated in the event on their own, namely Best Form Brake Manufacture, Cooltec Industries, Kossan Industries, Pro-Tec Wire Industries and Schmaco Auto Parts Industries.
In conjunction with participation at the show, MRC conducted a Global Sourcing Mission (GSM) for international buyers to source for quality rubber products from Malaysia. A total of 21 business matching sessions including three factory visits were successfully coordinated between seven potential buyers and 11 Malaysian manufacturers.
The next edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur is scheduled to be held from 8 – 10 May 2025.
Promotion of Quality Precured Treads at Tyrexpo Asia
MRC successfully concluded its maiden participation in Tyrexpo Asia, one of the leading tyre exhibitions in Asia, held from 8 - 10 March 2023 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore. The event drew more than 5,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors from various countries. MRC’s promotional booth had showcased Malaysia as the source for high-quality precured treads as well as retreading materials which include cushion gum, camelback, orbitread, repair rope, and sidewall veneer. Specialty rubber materials (green rubber) such as Ekoprena and Pureprena, and rubber automotive components were also featured at the MRC’s booth. Several Malaysian precured tread manufacturers participated on their own at the show, namely Sun Rubber, Kayel, Max Rubber and Eversafe Rubber. During the three-day event, MRC received encouraging number of quality trade leads for Made in Malaysia rubber products.
To further enhance the presence of MRC at the show as well as MRC's commitment in promoting high-quality precured treads, an eye-catching advertisement was strategically positioned at the main entrance of the exhibition hall to garner visitor’s footfall to MRC booth. The Minister (Economic) from the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore, Ms. Kavitha Mathuvay visited MRC's booth and engaged an insightful discussion with participating Malaysian precured tread manufacturers at the show.
The next edition of Tyrexpo Asia is scheduled to be held in 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand.