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Malaysia Automotive Recyclers Association Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Malaysia Automotive Recyclers Association (MAARA) celebrated its 10th anniversary with a grand dinner at Wisma Hua Zhong, Seri Kemabangan on 15th April. The event, themed ‘Work and Move Forward Together to Build up the Future’, was officiated by former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. 

“Recycling auto parts is beneficial for the environment because it reduces the need to manufacture new parts. A lot of resources, time and effort go into the manufacture of auto parts. Moreover, the manufacturing process produces a lot of waste, smoke and pollutants. By recycling auto parts, we could contribute significantly towards reducing the pollution caused during the manufacture of new automobile parts. Economically, the Malaysian automotive recycling industry is a crucial, market-driven industry with above RM2 billion in annual sales. The industry employs more than 50,000 people at above 3,000 locations across the country. Automotive recyclers also play an important role in the economic marketplace, providing an option to expensive new replacement parts and ensuring competition in the replacement parts market, which benefits the motoring consumers,” said MAARA President Gwee Bok Wee. 

In 2017, he continued, the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) developed and promoted the 4R2S, which was the industry standard for the qualification and standardisation of automotive parts and components for the Reuse, Recycle, Remanufacturing, Repair, and Services programmes. These standards served as a guideline for industry players, for example second-hand part dealers, recyclers, workshops, remanufacturers, used car dealers and salvage yard operators or businesses that provide the 4R and workshop services. 

Adopting and complying with 4R2S, he pointed out, would require a lot of effort and commitment from the members to meet the 4M requirements in Man, Methods, Machines and Materials. To achieve this, they looked forward to the Government’s assistance on policy matters relating to the recyclers’ business licensing, product standards and training and technology sharing with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). 

“Established in 2008, MAARA membership grew from 20 members to more than 200 after 10 years. But there are more than 2,000 automotive recycling companies in Malaysia, so we really hope that MAARA could work with more automotive recycling industry players and move forward to make our industry better and sustainable.” 

The 800 anniversary attendees included 30 VIPs, members, guests and the media. Also present were MAARA Vice President Dato Sri Lau Koo San, the gala dinner Organising Chairman Tan Foo Lian, Treasurer Gwee Bok Chuan, The Federation of Malaysia Chinese Guilds Association (FEMACGA) President Lum Kim Soong, MAI Chairman Datuk Phang Ah Thong, The Federation of Automobile Workshop Owners’ Association of Malaysia (FAWOAM) Chairman Dato’ Too Peng Huat and Auto Audio, Accessories and Air-Condition Traders Association (AAA) President Lim Bee Choo.

 

马来西亚自动车再循环公会欢庆十周年

 

马来西亚自动车再循环公会(MAARA)在415日于Seri Kembangan华总大厦设宴庆祝10周年。这个以十年共舟,风雨同路:携手共进,齐齐创未来为主题的晚宴,由前首相署部长兼马华公会副主席拿督魏家祥博士主持开幕仪式。

“回收汽车零部件对环境有好处,因为它可以减少制造新零件的需求。制造汽车零件需要大量的资源、时间和精力,而且制造过程中会产生大量的废物、排放废气和其他污染的物品或液体。我们可以通过回收汽车零部件,大大降低新汽车零部件在制造过程中所产生的种种不利于环保的因素和弊端。从经济面来看,马来西亚的汽车再循环是个重要,以市场为导向的行业,每年的销售额超过20亿令吉。我们的这个行业在全马各地的3000个地点,聘用了50000人。汽车零件回收商在国内的经济市场中也发挥了其重要的作用,为消费者提供物廉價美德的商品选择。”马来西亚自动车再循环公会主席魏木维表示。 

他接着说,马来西亚汽车研究院在2017年拟定并推广了4R2S认证和行业标准,也就是再利用、再回收、再制造、再维修及服务。这些标准可作为行业参与者,例如二手零件经销商、回收商、车厂、零件再制造商、二手车经销商、资源再循环公司等的企业指导方针。 

他也表示,公会将尽力配合政府所拟定的4R2S行业标准,以提高和改善会员公司的人力资源、经营方针、机械引用和材料处理等,以便符合4M的要求。为了尽早达到这个目标,他呼吁政府放宽汽车零件回收执照的要求,并希望政府能在零件再制造行业的培训计划和技术方面提供协助。

“马来西亚自动车再循环公会成立于2008年,我们的会员从一开始的20名成员增加到现在的200多名会员。然而马来西亚其实拥有超过两千家的汽车零件回收公司,所以我们真的希望MAARA能够与更多的汽车回收业者携手合作,一起推动这个行业的发展,创造更美好的未来。”

当晚有800人出席该晚宴,其中包括30名贵宾、会员、嘉宾及媒体。出席的有MAARA副主席刘高汕、筹委会主席陈保联、财政魏木川、大马华人行业总会总会长林金宋、大马汽车研究院主席拿督彭吉通、大马汽车修理厂商总会总会长拿督褚炳发,以及大马汽车音响装饰冷气公会总会长林美珠。

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