MITI and TM ONE Host Industry4wrd Seminar To Accelerate Industry4wrd Readiness Assessment (RA) Programme
Johor Bahru, Johor
03 Jul 2019
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) together with TM ONE, the business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today held a seminar to mark the launch of the joint collaboration between both parties to accelerate awareness on Industry4WRD Readiness Assessment (RA) programme. The annual roadshow featuring Cloud campaign by TM ONE kick-started in Johor and provided companies with visibility on digital solutions related to Industry 4.0.
Today’s seminar was held with the objective of increasing awareness on the Government’s initiative for Industry 4.0 especially on the Readiness Assessment programme. Services, technologies and training providers related to Industry 4.0 are encouraged to register with MITI to be part of this ecosystem. MITI also actively facilitate SMEs to enroll in the RA programme for TM ONE’s customers in Johor.
Present at the event were YB Dr Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of MITI; Imri Mokhtar, Chief Operating Officer, TM; Ir. Ts. Azizi A. Hadi, Chief Executive Officer, TM ONE, together with senior management of TM Group and MITI.
Commenting on the event, Imri Mokhtar said: “TM ONE is proud to support MITI’s initiative, Industry4WRD to drive digital transformation of the manufacturing and related services sector in Malaysia. Companies are very welcomed to leverage on our Twin Core Data Centre facilities, including the Iskandar Puteri Core Data Centre that are purposely designed to fulfil the hosting, Cloud and Internet of Things (IoTs) requirements of business and enterprise customers. As the enabler of Malaysia’s Digital Nation aspiration, we believe that TM ONE has all the components in place to facilitate the digital transformation journey of the enterprise and public sectors in Malaysia.”
MITI will soon commence the 1st RA on-site assessment in mid July 2019. Industry4WRD RA is a comprehensive programme under the Industry4WRD policy to help companies in the manufacturing sector and its related services understand their present capabilities to adopt Industry 4.0, by using a pre-determined set of indicators.
Since the online application for RA Programme commenced on 28 January 2019, MITI has received a total of 475 applications from companies across Malaysia. As of 3 July 2019, 60 SMEs have been selected to enjoy government-funded RA. Companies (MNCs, LLCs and SMEs) that were not selected for the Government-funded RA may undertake assessment with any MITI-appointed Assessing Bodies (ABs) and be eligible to claim for tax deduction on expenditure of RA fees of up to RM27,000.
The selection of eligible companies was made by RA Technical and Steering Committees chaired by MITI, comprising representatives from both public and private sectors. The selected companies will be assisted by assessors in identifying areas of improvement in three thrusts, namely people, process and technology; and will receive a detailed report which will include recommendations on intervention strategies to adopt Industry 4.0. The RA is prerequisite for SMEs to be considered for Intervention Fund of a 70:30 matching grant up to a maximum of RM500,000 for implementation of intervention strategies.
To date, MITI has appointed three (3) ABs i.e. SIRIM, Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) and MIMOS, as well as trained and certified a total of 23 assessors from these agencies to undertake the assessment. Appointed assessors will be assigned to undertake RA by making an on-site visit to companies for a minimum of two (2) days. Assessors are required to complete the RA report within seven (7) working days after the on-site visit. Currently, MITI is also in the midst of assessing application from several other companies to be ABs, to be appointed in the near future. MITI wishes to advise all companies to only engage with the appointed ABs to undertake the Industry4WRD RA.
MITI and its agencies will continue to organise outreach programmes nationwide, as well as to facilitate SMEs to apply for the government-funded RA.
MITI is the key driver in making Malaysia the preferred destination for quality investments and enhancing the nation's rising status as a globally competitive trading nation. Its objectives and roles are oriented towards ensuring Malaysia’s rapid economic development and help achieve the country's stated goal of becoming a developed nation by 2020.
For more information about RA, please visit http://www.miti.gov.my/industry4wrd.
About TM ONE
TM ONE, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) Group, is positioned as the ONLY ENABLER for businesses to realise their full potential of their digital opportunities.
TM ONE enables businesses with customised value-based innovative digital solutions which allows our customers to focus their core business. This is in line with TM’s philosophy of “Life Made Easier”, for a better Malaysia.
For further information on TM ONE, visit www.tmone.com.my