Potential sales orders of RM6.6mil recorded in Fukuoka

  • Business
  • Wednesday, 19 Mar 2003

KOBE: Members of the Malaysian trade and investment mission to Japan have posted potential sales orders of about RM6.6mil during their visit to Fukuoka on March 14. 

The bulk of the sales orders were for gaskets for semiconductors worth RM3mil and metal fabricated pins worth RM2mil. 

Others included gaskets for oil and gas pipe RM1.5mil and stamping parts RM100,000. 

A total of 54 individual business meetings were held between the 38-strong Malaysian delegation and Japanese businessmen in Fukuoka.  

Apart from the potential sales, trade enquiries were also received for Malaysian products such as sawn timber, finger jointed mouldings, wooden handles for garden tools, saw dust, plastic bags and polyethylene, according to feedback from members of the trade delegation. 

The trade and investment mission headed by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz is now in Kobe for the last leg of the visit following visits to two other Japanese cities, Nagoya and Fukuoka. 

More than a dozen possible projects were also discussed with the Japanese parties during the individual business meetings.  

The projects included joint ventures and technology transfers in precision metal fabrication, original equipment manufacturer of die sets and stamping parts, and high precision pins. 

Interest was also indicated for manufacturing services with potential projects in the areas of encapsulation and engineering moulds, a representative office for garden tools, an international procurement centre for sanitary wares, representative office for the transfer of technology relating to lead-free electroplating industry, and regional distribution centre for the construction and engineering sector. 

In Fukuoka, Rafidah also met with Matshushita Electric Industrial Co Ltd managing director Yukio Shohtoku. During the meeting, the company submitted an application to set up an integrated environmental solutions services company in Malaysia. – Bernama 

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