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Export of Made in Malaysia Medical Devices to Cross RM23 Billion in 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 : The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) is projecting exports of medical devices from Malaysia to record a year-on-year growth of eight per cent and  cross RM23 billion in 2019.


The findings of a recent survey by the association revealed that 50 per cent of its members were optimistic of double-digit export growth and Malaysia would continue to evolve as a hub for medical device manufacturing, with over 200 medical device manufacturing companies thriving within a well-connected industry ecosystem.

“The on-going trade war between the United States and China will have a positive impact on Malaysia,” it said in a statement.

AMMI Chairman Christophe Marque said combined export sales of AMMI members rose to RM11.4 billion, up from RM9.7 billion, recorded in the previous year.

“This outpaces most global indices, with a healthy 16.3 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2013 and 2017,” he said.

AMMI also disclosed that its Medical Device Industry Status and Outlook Report 2018/2019, which is based on a survey of 46 AMMI members, highlighted that 74 per cent of them had future expansion plans in the pipeline involving buildings, machinery, equipment, facilities and product lines.

The combined projected value of these foreseeable future expansion plans were about RM1.5 billion.

Eksport Peranti Perubatan Naik

As featured on Utusan Online, 6 December 2018

KUALA LUMPUR 6 Dis. – Jumlah eksport bagi peranti perubatan Malaysia dijangka menjangkau RM23 bilion pada 2019 atau peningkatan lapan peratus tahun ke tahun, menurut analisis yang dijalankan Persatu­an Industri Perubatan Malaysia (AMMI).


Pengerusi AMMI, Christophe Marque berkata, berdasarkan kaji selidik yang dijalankan terhadap 46 ahli AMMI, 50 peratus daripadanya yakin dapat merekodkan pertumbuhan dua digit dalam jualan eksport yang merupakan antara kesan positif daripada perang dagangan antara Amerika Syarikat (AS) dan China.

Katanya, Malaysia juga terus mengukuhkan kedudukan sebagai hab pembuatan peranti perubatan dengan lebih daripada 200 syarikat perkilangan berkaitan industri berkenaan berkembang dalam ekosistem industri yang baik.

“Apa yang paling mengagumkan adalah sejumlah RM3.43 bilion atau 59 peratus bahan mentah dan perkhidmatan diperoleh dari Malaysia.

“Ini mencerminkan komitmen AMMI dalam menyokong inisiatif kerajaan untuk membangunkan perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) tempatan,” katanya dalam kenyataan di sini hari ini.

Laporan itu juga menekankan bahawa 74 peratus anggota AMMI mempunyai pelan pengembangan masa depan dalam perancangan, yang melibatkan bangunan, jentera, peralatan, kemudahan dan barisan produk. “Nilai unjuran yang dianggarkan bagi pelan pengemba­ngan masa depan adalah kira-kira RM1.5 bilion,” katanya.

Laporan itu juga menyebut jumlah pelaburan terkumpul oleh responden kaji selidik berkenaan setakat Disember 2017 adalah RM7 bilion, berbanding RM3.4 bilion yang direkodkan pada 2013. Secara keseluruhan Marque berkata, jumlah pelaburan terkumpul bagi 2017 adalah RM967.9 juta berbanding RM215.2 juta pada 2013.

Sementara itu, mengulas mengenai laporan AMMI itu, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA), Datuk Azman Mahmud berkata, industri peranti perubatan menyaksikan pelaburan baharu dan pengembangan berterusan oleh pemain industri domestik dan asing. Katanya, trend ini dijangka kekal pada tahun-tahun akan datang dengan para pelabur menunjukkan keyakinan yang mantap dalam prospek industri.  “Syarikat-syarikat, terutama pemain tempatan, mesti memanfaatkan kelebihan daya saing dan perbandingan dalam asas komprehensif elektrik dan elektronik, mesin dan kelengkapan selain jaringan rangkaian pembekal tempatan yang kukuh,” katanya.

Eksport peralatan perubatan diunjur meningkat 12 peratus

Utusan Malaysia, 2 Ogos 2017

KUALA LUMPUR 2 Ogos – Persatuan Industri Perubatan Malaysia (AMMI) menyasarkan eksport peralatan perubatan negara meningkat 12 peratus kepada RM17.74 bilion berbanding RM15.84 bilion pada tahun lalu.



Pengerusinya, J. Hitendra berkata, unjuran tersebut bersandarkan trend positif eksport sejak tahun 2012 dengan kadar pertumbuhan tahunan sebanyak 13.5 peratus.

Menurut beliau, rantau Asia Pa­sifik merupakan eksport terbesar negara mewakili 51.5 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan diikuti Amerika Utara (27.1 peratus) dan Eropah (19.4 peratus).
“Lebih membanggakan apabila 63 peratus atau RM2.84 bilion bahan mentah yang digunakan untuk menghasilkan produk perubatan datangnya daripada sumber tempatan. Secara tidak langsung perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) akan menerima manfaat besar daripada perkembangan industri perubatan negara.
“Selain eksport, jumlah pela­bu­ran peralatan perubatan di Malaysia turut meningkat dengan kadar pertumbuhan tahunan 17.1 peratus sejak 2012. Ekosistem industri perubatan yang stabil dan kejayaan syarikat-syarikat perubatan terdahulu menjadi faktor utama syarikat asing datang melabur,” katanya.
Beliau berkata demikian dalam majlis pelancaran Laporan Unjuran Tahunan 2017 Industri Peralatan Perubatan AMMI di sini hari ini.
Dalam pada itu, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA), Datuk Azman Mahmud membe­ritahu, antara Januari hingga Jun lalu sebanyak 16 projek dalam bidang peralatan perubatan telah diluluskan dengan nilai RM1.95 bilion.
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Medical devices export to grow by 12 per cent for 2017

The Borneo Post, 3 August 2017

KUALA LUMPUR; Exports of medical devices are set to grow by 12 per cent year-on-year to RM17.74 billion in 2017, supported by growing demand, particularly from Asia-Pacific.


According to the Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) Medical Device Industry Outlook Report 2017, the region accounted for 51.5 per cent of total exports, followed by North America (27.1 per cent) and Europe (19.4 per cent).

“China, India and the Asean countries are major drivers of growth in the region, as the countries gave more emphasis to healthcare,” he said.  Hitendra said this at a media briefing this after launching the report yesterday. Also present was Malaysian Investment Development Authority chief executive officer, Datuk Azman Mahmud.

On the report, Joshi said, 70 per cent of AMMI’s 63 member companies were expected to invest RM1.4 billion in Malaysia in 2017, a sign of a strong investor confidence in the country.

Meanwhile, Azman said, MIDA had approved RM1.95 billion worth of investments in medical devices, involving 16 projects during the first half of the year.  Comparatively, he said, 23 projects worth RM1.59 billion were approved in the same period last year, adding that MIDA had approved a total of 41 projects worth RM2.9 billion in 2016, which helped to create 7,300 jobs.  “While the medical devices industry sees a bright future ahead, Malaysia is moving towards Industry 4.0, and emerging challenges such as digitalisation, consumer empowerment and new competitors are reshaping the overall landscape,” said Azman.

Hence, he urged industry players to shift their mindset and embrace technology, to keep innovating and  to keep conducting research and development to overcome the challenges.

To date, Malaysia has over 200 medical devices manufacturers with investments worth RM14.2 billion. — Bernama

As seen in Borneo Post

Medical devices export to grow by 12 per cent for 2017

Medical Device Manufacturers Procure Over 60% of Raw Materials and Services Locally

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Bernama) — Launched at the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) HQ today, the AMMI Medical Device Industry Outlook Report 2017 highlighted that AMMI recorded an outstanding value-added ratio of 57% in manufacturing medical devices in Malaysia. Equally impressive is the fact that some RM2.84 billion or 63% worth of raw materials and services were locally sourced from within the country. This reflects AMMI’s commitment in supporting government initiatives to develop local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).


The Report also highlighted that over 70% of AMMI members surveyed are expected to invest a total of RM1.4 billion in the country in 2017 – a strong signal by way of investor confidence in the Malaysia.

The total value of cumulative investments reported by respondents to the association’s survey stood at RM6.04 billion, as at December 2016.  The value of its cumulative investments grew by a 17.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2012 and 2016.

AMMI Chairman, Hitendra Joshi stated that its members’ collective exports  last year rose by 17% to hit RM9.7 billion and this figure represents over half of Malaysia’s total exports of medical devices in 2016. Malaysia’s medical device exports is expected to reach RM17.7 billion by 2017.

“The presence of many MNCs such as B. Braun Medical (Germany), Abbott (USA), Haemonetics (USA), Teleflex Medical (USA), CR Bard (USA), Johnson & Johnson Vision (USA), CIBA Vision (Switzerland), Ambu (Denmark), ITL BioMedical (Australia),  Medipro (Japan) and Toshiba Medical Systems (Japan) has contributed to the development of a comprehensive local supply chain benefitting many local players. Most of these local companies have acquired advanced technology and knowledge to meet the requirements of international standards. These include companies providing services to MNCs such as UWC, Sin Yong Guan Industries, Epsilon, Professional Tools & Dies and Zeito Plastic Components,” says YBhg Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of MIDA during the launch of the report.

“While the medical device industry sees a bright future ahead, emerging challenges such as digitalisation, consumer empowerment and new competitors are fast reshaping its overall landscape. In addition, the pace of innovation in this industry will also continue to accelerate due to the country’s movement towards Industry 4.0. Industry players therefore, must be willing to shift their mindset, embrace technology, adopt R&D and keep innovating,” added Dato’ Azman.

Malaysia continues to evolve as a hub for medical device manufacturing, with over 200 medical device manufacturing companies thriving within a well-connected industry eco-system.   Medical devices produced in Malaysia are of world-class quality and recognised for its adherence to international standards as well as global regulatory compliance systems. This is backed by the fact that over 90% of medical devices manufactured are for export. In 2016, exports of Malaysian made medical devices were valued at RM15.8 billion.

As see online at MREM Bernama

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