Sime Darby Plantation Expands Animal Feed Venture with Purafex  

 |  Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:51  |  Published in GENERAL

Kuala Lumpur, April 26 – Sime Darby Plantation (SDP), the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil, has launched PURAFEX, a superior quality animal feed ingredient, laying the foundation for its foray into the animal feed business.

PURAFEX is made from palm kernel expellers (PKE), a by-product after palm kernels are crushed for their oil. SDP and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) developed a patented technology to produce PURAFEX.

Construction Players In Penang Pledge Commitment To CITP 

 |  Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:49  |  Published in GENERAL

Penang, April 26 - In a move to accelerate the construction industry’s transformation, 53 construction players in Penang signed pledges of support for the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP), a holistic and comprehensive national agenda launched in 2015 to spearhead the overall development and future direction of the Malaysian construction sector.  

For the first time in Penang, the construction industry leaders and players in the state will join 219 other industry players around the country that has signed the Akujanji CITP pledge. 

Talent Development, Key To Malaysia's Venture Into Industry 4.0

 |  Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:47  |  Published in GENERAL

Penang, April 26 - Malaysia has a strong manufacturing base. However, to stay competitive, local companies have no choice but to embrace intelligent production and include more Industry 4.0 elements into their operations, said Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI). 

“While we emphasise on the need to adopt new technologies and processes, the success of any industry relies heavily on human capital. We recognise the shortfalls in this area and are looking seriously into talent development. We want to ensure that our workers have the necessary skills and competencies to advance the country’s economic transformation agenda,” he added while speaking at the Officiating Ceremony of the Penang Skills Development Centre’s (PSDC) Precision Machining & Industry 4.0 Centre of Excellence and Dialogue yesterday.

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