ACCA (Asian Corrugated Case Association) held its 23rd AGM cum 1st Management Committee Meeting (2019 – 2021) on 26th August 2019 at Hilton Wuhan Riverside Hotel, Wuhan, China which was attended by members from China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and our team from MACCMA, Malaysia.
The ACCA President, Mr Xu Xiaoguang of China Packaging Federation (CPF) officially opened the meeting with a warm welcome speech to all participants.
Representatives from each member country presented their respective country reports on economic outlook, industry data, business trends and challenges.
In the evening, all ACCA members were hosted to a scrumptious dinner at the Hanyang Hall @ Hilton Wuhan Riverside Hotel.
ACCA ASIAN CORRUGATED INDUSTRY SUMMIT 2019, Wuhan, China, 27 August 2019
Asian Corrugated Industry Summit was held on 27 August 2019 in conjunction with ACCA meeting at Wuhan, China. There were guest speakers from Indonesia, Thailand and China sharing their insights on global market trends and technological developments.
The growing e-commerce industry is one of the factors driving the global corrugated packaging industry where market demand is expected to surge drastically.
High-speed digital printing technologies are opening new opportunities to the corrugated packaging industry with machinery advancements capable of customizing products according to market requirements.
With the introduction and application of industry 4.0, robotics and automation are set to bring the benefits of data management to improve efficiency and transform manufacturing process for optimal performance and profits.
The speakers shared various knowledge of the corrugated packaging industry moving into new market challenges.
MACCMA Chairman’s Interview by Nanyang Siang Pao, 20 September 2019
MACCMA received invitation from Nanyang Siang Pao for Interview of MACCMA Chairman concerning latest update on Malaysia’s Corrugated Industry and also market situation (refer to article in Chinese below).
In Early June 2019, MACCMA organized a study trip for all Exco members to visit Fosber Italy, located in Lucca City.
MACCMA received warm hospitality from Fosber Italy led by Mr. Alfio Brandi and Mr. Marco Cesari. Fosber Italy arranged a guided tour for MACCMA members to their Fabrication Plant, R&D Plant and Warehouse on Spare part for supporting their global customers.
MACCMA team was very much impressed with the advanced machineries & solution for corrugated industry which are readily equipped for Industry 4.0 such as High Speed Performance with minimum worker needed, advanced features such as Distance Diagnostic, Trouble Shooting using Virtual Reality, and Data Analytic on machine’s performance and health.
The eye-opening trip would not be possible without the kind assistance and arrangement from Mr. Gary Piong of Fosber Malaysia.
A total of 14 MACCMA Exco members participated in the study trip during which we also took the opportunity to visit a few beautiful cities in Italy including Rome, Pisa & Milan not only for sight-seeing, but also for some good networking and experience-sharing between Exco members and also witnessing the trend of packaging industry in Europe.
ACCA 4th Management Committee Meeting, Shanghai, China, 7 April 2019
Asian Corrugated Case Association (ACCA) held its 4th Management Committee Meeting on 7th April 2019 at Grand Park Jia You Hotel, Shanghai, China. The meeting was attended by representatives of member countries from China, Hong Kong, Taipei, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia as well as newly-joined members from Vietnam and Myanmar.
Mr Xu Xiaoguang of China Packaging Federation (CPF) as ACCA President, welcomed all participants.
HARTA PERAK launched its second plant, Jan 2019
HPI Resources Bhd’s subsidiary, Harta Packaging Industries (Perak) Sdn Bhd (Harta Perak) has launched its second plant, Harta Perak Plant 2 (HP2) at the Parit Buntar Industrial area.
HPI Resources Group Managing Director, Mr Chang Kee Soon said the second plant costing RM45 million is equipped with the newest state-of-the-art corrugated machine incorporating German web precision technologies and packaging machine.
He said the second plant would double HPI’s production capacity in the northern region to 66,000 tonnes annually from 36,000 tonnes at present. Chang said Harta Perak also manufactures slip sheets, a product that increases payload per container, and eliminates fumigation and pallet cost.
“A specialised vertical die cutting machine was imported from Japan to improve slip sheet dimension accuracy, ensuring the highest quality to our customers,” he said, adding the company would continue to remain steadfast in providing good services and product quality to customers while remaining harmonious with the environment.
“Moving forward, we have been building capacities across Malaysia and in Cambodia, at the same time churning out more innovative products to fulfil the evolving market demand,” he said.
HP1 is located less than one kilometre from HP2 and is equipped with state-of-the-art machines that are able to produce triple-wall corrugated boards or boxes used in solar, automotive, petrochemical and electronics industries, on top of the conventional single and double-wall corrugated sheet boards and boxes.
Data Analytics Awareness Workshop, 9 Jan 2019
MACCMA organized an Awareness Workshop on Data Analytics on 9th Jan 2019, at VIDA Business Suite, Bukit Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur which is also the corporate office of Yee Lee Corporation Bhd. The 2.5 hours workshop was conducted internally by Exco Member, Mr Remus Shai from South East Asia Paper, who also heads the Data Analytic Project for both Yee Lee & Spritzer Group of Companies.
The Awareness Workshop covered basic fundamentals of Data Analytics including the importance and benefits of analyses of all available data for better insight and decision making. He also demonstrated some Interactive Reports using the latest Business Intelligence Software from Microsoft Power BI, to give the audience the feel of how such application can be applied in the corrugated industry.
If any MACCMA member is interested in the above Workshop, please contact our MACCMA Secretariat. MACCMA shall be happy to organize a similar workshop for all our members if the response is good with sufficient participants.
MACCMA’s evening out with BHS
It was notably a very interesting fellowship whereby BHS was represented by its top management team.
A number of issues was exchanged and it was notably obvious that the corrugated industry in Malaysia has been supporting BHS and have been growing together, proving the products introduced were of reliable and profound standards.
Regionally, BHS has also used the result from MACCMA members’ success to reach out to other Asian markets.
In appreciation of the support from MACCMA members, BHS has committed to support MACCMA’s Annual Dinner in return.
For more details on BHS’ products & services, please refer to www.bhs-world.com.