4th Aug, Bukit Jalil – Smart4wrd paid a visit to SIRIM Bukit Jalil to have discussion with their IC-Innovation Smart Manufacturing and Industry4wrd Readiness Assessment assessors. The objective is to get insights on the level of Industry 4.0 adoption and exchange ideas on what more can be done to take Malaysia manufacturers to the next level.

The discussion meeting was attended by more than 40 engineers and staffs whilst smart4wrd was represented by 6 Industry 4.0 Drivers. The visit was led by Mr. Yap Keng Teck – Programme Director of Smart4wrd.

SIRIM has completed more than 800 Industry4wrd Readiness Assessments with SMEs around Malaysia. SIRIM also has a IC-Innovation Smart Manufacturing which provides innovation in industrial designs through Computer Aided Design (CAD), Reverse Engineering, Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis, 3-D Printing and Prototyping. IC-Innovation Smart Manufacturing’s main aim is to ensure innovative material designs are engineered with precision for optimum handling. SIRIM not only have the infrastructure, equipment, best practices ready to support Industry 4.0 projects. They also have hundreds of qualified engineers with years of experience to consult manufacturers on the concept of Industry 4.0.

Keng Teck made an introduction on smart4wrd whilst other Industry 4.0 drivers presented how easy and affordable their solutions and technology can be adopted by SMEs. Mr. Tyreal – Monitor ERP, Mr. Alwin Ng – SmartB Solutions, KK Pang – FSBM MES Elite (formerly known as Aresys industries), Edmund -Emerging EPC and Rachel Toh from SHRDC shared how they have helped manufacturers move towards smart manufacturing.

Director of IC of Innovation – Smart Manufacturing En Mohd Shahrul and Head of Machine Design Section, Machinery Technology Centre Ir. Ts.  Rohaizat Omar of SIRIM have briefed on the availability of infrastructure, equipment and services available to manufacturers should they need assistance on automation and technology advancement in their factories.

Smart4wrd and SIRIM both agreed that Malaysian manufacturers have a lot to catch up so to be competitive in the new economy where data is the new gold. A number of collaborative ideas were presented and discussed. 

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