Malaysian Government Confident of Achieving Tread Rubber Export Targets

According to a report from Malaysian news agency Bernama, the Asian country’s Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities is confident of achieving a RM130 million export target for pre-cured tread rubber and retread tyres set for this year.

Following a visit to Goodway Integrated Industries factory in Nilai, Deputy Minister, Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur said the export of pre-cured tread rubber and retread tyres increased 16.5 per cent to RM61 million in the first half of 2017 from RM52.7 million in the corresponding period of 2016.

“I am confident that we can achieve this year’s target and one of the efforts to ensure this is to enhance the quality of the products through research and development,” he said. “Only by producing high-quality products we can ensure our strength in the industry.”

“The government will continue to provide a business-friendly environment and policies to ensure that the pre-cured tread rubber and retread tyre industry will continue to prosper,” he added.  

Nasrun said that currently 15 local companies were producing pre-cured tread rubber and 70 factories manufacturing retread tyres.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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