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Editor’s pickHow robots will win over the future

14-08-2018
ABB, Schuler Consulting, Malaysia, Robotics, Challenges in manufacturing, industry 4.0, Production Data generation, automated Business Processes

By Bjorn Henseler, Schuler Consulting   Malaysia’s furniture industry players spent a day at ABB to understand how robotics can facilitate challenges in production. Today, the end-consumer’s demand for customised furniture is what’s making up most of the orders. The number of furniture per order has also gone down, …

Editor’s pickMTC appoints new Chairman

07-08-2018
Malaysian Timber Council, MTC, Chairman

Dato’ Low Kian Chuan has been appointed the new Chairman of the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), effective 27 July 2018, succeeding Dato’ Gooi Hoe Hin. Low, 58, who holds a Bachelor of Economics and an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, started his career in the timber industry by …

Editor’s pickMalaysia: Timber exports to increase by five per cent

14-05-2018
Malaysia, Sylva Wood

Malaysia's rich forest resource is certified under the Malaysian Timber Certification Council and endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. Timber exports from Malaysia are forecasted to increase by five per cent this year, from RM23.22 billion in 2017, supported by high demand from Japan, U.S., Europe, Australia and …

MTC appoints Richard Yu as CEO

20-03-2018
MTC, Richard Yu, Malaysia, timber

The Malaysian Timber Council has appointed Richard Yu Tuan Chong as Chief Executive Officer effective 13 March 2018. MTC Chairman Dato’ Gooi Hoe Hin said Yu’s appointment was unanimously decided by the MTC Board of Trustees with the approval of the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. Yu …

Editor’s pickLet wood be wood: Azman Md Nor

12-03-2018
Malaysia, architect, Azman, Malaysian Wood Awards

Malaysian architect Azman Md Nor is a huge fan of wood. He is quietly championing this material in his country, but the lack of skilled craftsmen and quality timber, he says, is hindering progress. Timber is experiencing a renaissance in Southeast Asia as local architects return to their roots, drawing inspiration from the traditional kampong …

More oil palm stem recycling needed: Malaysia minister

18-01-2018
Malaysia, oil palm, research, commodities

Prototype of a panel made of recycled oil palm revealed at LIGNA 2017. The research project was a collaboration between Malaysia and Germany's universities as well as companies Jowat, Minda Industrieanlagen, Möhringer, Leitz, Oberkochen, Boehlerit and Palmwood R+D, Freiburg.   Rather than discarding them, unused oil palm stems can …

Malaysia closes 2017 with expectations for a good year

04-01-2018
Malaysia, wood exports

The value of wood product exports from Malaysia jumped from RM20.79 billion in 2014 to RM22.15 billion in 2015 before taking a slight dip last year to RM22.11 billion. The domestic market in 2016 was worth another RM18 billion bringing the total value of output to around RM40 billion. For 2017, the value of wood product exports up to June was …