Industries told to be ready for IR4.0


THE Industry 4.0 is reshaping the manufacturing and production industries.


Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman said it was crucial for these industries to embrace and adopt the new digital industrial technology.


“It is time to reassess and realign your business strategy. Adapt to the current changes of doing business.


“The Industry 4.0 has the potential to transform the industries in many ways.


“Businesses can strive to improve productivity, efficiency, costs, quality and management in the face of IR4.0,” he said in his speech before opening ‘IR 4.0: Connected Factory’ showcase at ECA Advanced Solutions Sdn Bhd in Bukit Minyak today.


Ahmad Zakiyuddin said that the manufacturing industry was an important economic sector which had contributed about 22% of the nation’s gross domestic products (GDP) in the last five years.

“The growing manufacturing industry attracts investments, creates business opportunities and stimulates job creation.


“The manufacturing sector is expected to remain resilient next year,” he added.


Also present were Bukit Tambun assemblyman Goh Choon Aik, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Penang director Yusni Md Yusop, Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) regional office (Penang branch) director Clement Wong Chen Siong and ECA Advanced Solutions Sdn Bhd director Roger Ooi.

Story by Riadz Akmal
Pix by Noor Siti Nabilah Noorazis