This year, the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) – will lead Malaysia as the Partner Country to the IESS, hosting around 100 companies, exhibitors and non-exhibitors that represent the Malaysian automotive and mobility sector to the South Asian region, at the Malaysia Pavilion.
The 8th edition of the International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS 2019), held in Chennai, India is currently held at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai from the 14th to 16th March 2019.
As Partner Country to this year’s edition of the IESS, the Malaysia Pavilion showcases the companies that represent the capabilities of the Malaysian automotive sector to the South Asian region.
As both Malaysia and India are moving towards a technology-driven automotive industry equipped with shared mobility, connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving, the Malaysian presence at the IESS creates an important platform to expand business operations between both countries, including the exchange of knowledge and technology and human capital development.
Malaysian presence at the IESS creates an important platform to expand business operations between both countries, including the exchange of knowledge and technology and human capital development.
“Malaysia’s showcase at the IESS is a key platform to present the opportunities of further international partnerships and collaboration between Malaysia and India’s automotive industries”, said Datuk K. Talagavathy, Deputy Secretary General of MITI.
“I hope this effort will foster and facilitate better understanding of each other’s markets, solidify technology and knowledge transfer between businesses, and expand the linkages among the value chain between our two great nations.”, she added.
MARii CEO, Dato’ Madani Sahari further highlighted connected mobility as a shared vision between Malaysia and India, seen through ambitious mobility targets and Industry 4.0 implementation within both countries, during the press conference following the IESS Inauguration.
Dato’ Madani also addressed the media in relation to MARii’s signing of two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) during the first day of the IESS.
The first was an MoU between MARii and the Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC India). The MoU was signed during the Inauguration Ceremony of the IESS, which will pave the way to a 3-year partnership between MARii and EEPC at the IESS.
“The MoU will also see collaboration between the parties in the area of technology deployment, adoption and development between the nations’ automotive industries. Additionally, it will also focus on supply chain management, human capital development and allow both countries to capitalise on each others’ geographical advantage in accessing regional markets.”, explained Dato’ Madani during the Press Conference.