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SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2018

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CTRM participated in the recent Singapore Airshow 2018 which has been dubbed as one of the most prominent Aerospace and Defense events in the Asia region and third largest in the world. The event which ran from 6 until 11 February, was held at Changi Exhibition Center brought together the global aerospace community and key commercial, government and military delegations. Among the exhibitors were the major OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturer) namely AIRBUS, BOEING, EMBRAER, and COMAG, and 1st tier companies, Rolls Royce, UTC Aerospace, Spirit Aero-systems, Rockwell Collins, Pratt & Whitney, Kawasaki and Mitsubishi.



CTRM debut participation as exhibitor in Singapore Airshow was in 2012. In line with its key strategic initiative to expand the business, this year CTRM decided to take part for the second time with joint-participation of all the 3 CTRM subsidiaries to showcase wide spectrum of capabilities focusing on composites aero manufacturing, cabin interior and testing capabilities. Occupying a showcase area of 25sqm, CTRM exhibited its composites seat pan and seat back sample components as part of its strategy to introduce and subsequently promote the company’s new product portfolio, the composite cabin interior. Another significant showcase was CTRM Testing Laboratory capabilities focusing on the recently acquired status of Airbus Independent Laboratory which was a major selling point of the company.

CTRM was represented by personnel from 5 working groups namely Business Development team including reps from CTRM CE and CTRM TL, Business Supply Chain & Vendor Management team, and Production Engineering team who attended and participated in B2B meetings. The teams executed a total of 81 meeting sessions, mostly pre-arranged with a few walk-in guests/inquiries, covering the 4 focused areas; Business Exploration, Technology Exploration, Customer and Vendor Management and Engagement. In addition to meetings, the Production Engineering team also attended seminar on Aerospace Innovation as part CTRM strategic moves to explore and expand its technology and engineering capabilities. CTRM CEO, Mr. Shamsuddin Mohamed Yusof led the team of both management and working level personnel to the event.

With participation of more than 1,000 companies from 50 countries represented by mainly senior management personnel, this event offered huge business opportunities and new potential customers for CTRM mainly from Japan, Unites States, Europe & Middle East countries. Among meetings included current customers, AIRBUS & Spirit and new potential partners; Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Strata (a Mubadala company), Korean Air Lines (KAL), Comac (China) Nippi, Kawasaki (Japan), FACC (Germany) and many others. Meanwhile, team Business Supply Chain and Vendor Management had a successful vendor engagement meetings on issues ranging from quality, commercial and technical, supply commitment as well as potential new suppliers. In all, the venture at Singapore Airshow 2018 was a great success for CTRM and already we are looking for more exciting element on the next show in 2020.

CTRM RAI 93 PEKERJA CEMERLANG SUKUAN 1 & 2 2017/2018

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Composites Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM) telah meraikan 93 pemenang yang mempamerkan pencapaian cemerlang dan prestasi tinggi dalam majlis Anugerah Pekerja Terbaik Suku Tahunan Pertama dan Kedua 2017/2018, pertengahan Febuari lepas.



Majlis yang dianjurkan oleh Jabatan Pengurusan Sumber Manusia, CTRM, bertujuan untuk menghargai komitmen yang telah diberikan oleh warga kerja CTRM terhadap syarikat.

Majlis penyampaian anugerah tersebut telah disempurnakan oleh Ketua Pegawai Operasi CTRM Aero Composites, En.Roslan Roskan.

Semasa ucaptamanya, beliau telah menekankan tentang istilah individualistik atau bergerak berseorangan tidak wujud dalam mencapai sesuatu kejayaan syarikat, pembangunan kemahiran setiap warga kerja CTRM juga merupakan sinergi yang positif di dalam memastikan kejayaan yang hendak dikecapi.

Tambahnya lagi, “impian untuk berada di peringkat ‘Super Second Tier Company’ di antara syarikat aero angkasa ternama akan menjadi kenyataan jika kita sama-sama menggembeling tenaga dan fokus sebagai satu pasukan”.

Turut hadir menyampaikan anugerah adalah Ketua Jabatan Sumber Manusia, En. Che Zulhaimee Abdullah diiringi En. Noor Azizi Ismail, Ketua Pentadbiran Jabatan Sumber Manusia.

Sepanjang majlis ini dianjurkan bermula pada tahun 2014/2015, seramai 484 pekerja telah berjaya menerima anugerah ini dan dua daripadanya telah menerima anugerah yang sama sebanyak empat kali. Kriteria yang ditetapkan untuk melayakkan warga kerja menerima anugerah ini antaranya adalah komitmen terhadap kerja, penglibatan dalam aktiviti syarikat, kedatangan dan kesempurnaan hasil kerja.

Selain penyampaian anugerah, acara lain yang diadakan adalah slot motivasi yang disampaikan oleh En.Zulfadhli Idrus, Penolong Pegawai Operasi CTRM Testing Laboratory.

Tahniah diucapkan kepada semua penerima anugerah. Semoga komitmen yang diberikan akan diteruskan sepanjang masa dan lebih ramai warga kerja akan lebih komited dalam menjalankan tugasan masing-masing. CTRM, Maju terus maju!

CTRM stands out at MATRADE Export Award 2018

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Composites Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM) kicked start the new year on an extremely good note when it received a prestigious Bumiputera Exporter Award 2017 from MITI during the recent MATRADE Export Award 2018 (MEA). The award was given away by the Minister of International, Trade & Industry, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed to CTRM CEO, Mr Shamsuddin Mohammed Yusof.

CTRM was one of the three recipients of the Award, selected based on the export volume which contributed to the exceptional trade performance reported for Malaysia in the first 11 months of 2017 comprises the total value of trade, exports, imports and trade balance which eclipsed the whole performance of 2016.

Held at Menara MATRADE Kuala Lumpur, the award event was held in conjunction with MATRADE’s 25th year Anniversary Celebration with the theme “Celebrating 25 Years of Exports Excellence”. The winners were selected by the panel of judges from MITI, MIDA and MATRADE. The MEA was introduced to encourage more Malaysian companies to go beyond borders and embark on export business A total of 30 winners were selected under 10 categories covering Products and Services by SMEs, MTCs, Large Companies, Bumiputera, Women and Youth Companies as well as MNCs.

The first ever recognition for CTRM by MATRADE, the Award is a testimonial of CTRM’s contribution towards the growth of the nation, achievement of which has propelled the company as one of the major global player in the composites and aerospace industry. CTRM’s success story shall also serve to encourage more local companies to go beyond Malaysia and expand into international markets and subsequently strive for excellence.

Export Day 2018, which kick-started a long list of planned activities for MATRADE’s Silver Jubilee celebration had announced on MATRADE’s 397 programs in pursuance of its mission to solidify our Malaysian exporters internationally. The one day event has also been occupied with two panel sessions titled ‘The Export Journey’ and ‘The Future Export’ from big-league exporting companies.

Best of luck for the year of 2018 #SpreadOurWings!

CTRM FUN RUN 1.0: PENUTUP TIRAI PROGRAM TAHUNAN CTRM

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Penutup tirai program tahunan CTRM bagi tahun 2017 telah diakhiri dengan penganjuran program ‘CTRM Fun Run 1.0’ yang disertai oleh wargakerja CTRM bersama ahli keluarga masing-masing. Bermula jam 7.30 pagi, seramai lebih 500 orang peserta telah mendaftarkan diri untuk mengambil bahagian

Program julungkali ini telah dianjurkan atas inisiatif Jabatan Pengurusan Sumber Manusia syarikat dengan kerjasama Kelab Sukan & Rekreasi CTRM untuk menyokong kempen ‘Health is Wealth’ yang sebelum ini telah dilancarkan oleh Jabatan Kesihatan, Keselamatan & Persekitaran (HSE).

Larian sejauh 5km ini telah dibahagikan kepada tiga kategori iaitu kategori terbuka, veteran dan kanak-kanak bawah 12 tahun. Larian ini telah menarik minat ramai warga kerja CTRM yang turut hadir bersama keluarga.

Bagi kategori terbuka, 10 pemenang kategori wanita dan 10 pemenang kategori lelaki telah menerima medal dan tiga pemenang utama telah menerima hadiah berupa wang tunai. 10 lagi pemenang untuk kategori veteran dan 10 pemenang kategori kanak-kanak masing-masing turut menerima medal kemenangan serta hadiah wang tunai bagi tiga pemenang utama. Hadiah telah disampaikan oleh Ketua Pegawai Operasi CTRM Aero Composites, En. Roslan Roskan.

Memeriahkan lagi acara pada hari tersebut adalah aktiviti-aktiviti sampingan seperti car boot sales, aktiviti menunggang kuda, aktiviti mewarna bagi kanak-kanak, aktiviti Zumba dan kehadiran badut yang telah menceriakan suasana.

Penganjuran acara ini jelas menunjukkan komitmen pihak pengurusan CTRM dalam menekanan gaya hidup sihat dan seimbang di kalangan warga kerja. Diharapkan aktiviti seumpama ini dapat dianjurkan lagi pada masa akan datang dengan pengelibatan lebih ramai wargakerja dan penambahan aktiviti yang lebih menarik.

60 0RANG MURID TERIMA BAUCER PROGRAM ‘BACK TO SCHOOL 2017’ DARI CTRM

60 orang murid terdiri daripada anak-anak warga kerja CTRM telah terpilih untuk menerima sumbangan kelengkapan barangan persekolahan berupa baucer daripada syarikat pakaian dan perkakasan sekolah di Melaka. Sumbangan yang diberikan adalah untuk memenuhi tanggungjawab sosial korporat dalam menghadapi musim persekolahan baru.

Inisiatif yang telah digerakkan oleh Jabatan Komunikasi Korporat CTRM ini telah mengambil kira beberapa kriteria yang ditetapkan oleh jabatan sumber manusia untuk tujuan pemilihan. Mereka yang terpilih telah menerima baucer sumbangan bernilai RM100.00 bagi setiap seorang dan sudah pastinya sedikit sebanyak dapat membantu ibu bapa untuk persediaan sekolah anak-anak mereka.

Majlis penyampaian sumbangan telah diadakan sewaktu perhimpunan mingguan CTRM dan disempurnakan oleh COO CTRM Aero Composites, En. Roslan Roskan dan En. Sheikh Hedra Sheikh Musa mewakili Jabatan Komunikasi Korporat CTRM. Anak-anak ini telah diwakili oleh ibu bapa masing-masing bagi menerima sumbangan yang diberikan.

Semoga inisiatif murni ini dapat diteruskan pada masa akan datang dan sekaligus juga menjadi pemangkin kepada anak-anak untuk terus belajar dengan cemerlang dalam pelajaran. Selamat Tahun Baru!

FBI TEAM NAILED THE TARGET AT ICQCC 2017!

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At the occasion of International Convention on Quality Control Circle (ICQCC) 2017, an event organized by Quality and Productivity Association of the Philippines (QPAP), the FBI Team from CTRM Equipment and Maintenance Department was awarded with a Gold Award for their presentation on ‘FB 2 UHF Connector Improvement’.

FBI Team performances have been remarkable since three years ago when it first joined the Internal Convention 2015 and where it managed to secure the first place. Later in 2016 they were awarded with a gold award in Mini MPC Convention on Team Excellence 2016 for Southern Region. The same year FBI Team won another three awards, third place for DRB-HICOM Innovative Creative Circle/ Quality Improvement Team (ICC/QIT) Convention, a gold award for MPC Regional Convention on Team Excellence 2016 (Southern Region) and managed to conquer another gold award for MPC National Convention on Team Excellence 2016. During the MPC National Convention, they have also been recognized among the 10 best project for manufacturing sector.

The stupendous result in Manila has been meaningful since this is the first international event that CTRM has participated to showcase CTRM best project. It helps to unleash the potentials in every participants especially in exposing them with better soft skills. FBI Team managed to be among 310 gold qualified presenters from 13 countries including 36 teams from Malaysia. Also participating during the event under DRB Group were Q-Master Team from PUSPAKOM and Inocap Team from Pos Aviation.

ICQCC promotes the theme; ‘Quality Teams Evolved, Driving Change and Sustainability through Quality Circles’. This is one of the best accomplishment accomplished by our CTRM staff member in an event. Kudos and fly higher CTRM!

ANOTHER RECOGNITION FOR CTRM TL

CTRM Testing Laboratory (CTRM TL) rakes in another recognition after obtaining the ‘Testing Laboratory Approval for Independent Laboratory’ approval last October 6, this time from the Airbus Defence & Space (ADS), Spain.

With this approval, the laboratory will be able to provide testing services to other ADS suppliers listed in the ‘Airbus Defence & Space Certified Process List’ where mainly the suppliers are located in the Europe region like Spain, Poland, Portugal, France etc. This status adds another success to CTRM TL for the year 2017 after receiving the first recognition last June from Airbus, France which is the ‘Airbus Independent Not Referent’ laboratory status.
CTRM TL started to perform the testings for ADS packages since 2005 for HTPTE (Horizontal Tail Plane Trailing Edge), VTPTE (Vertical Tail Plane Trailing Edge), VTPLE (Vertical Tail Plane Leading Edge) and ribs. The test covers Incoming Receipt Tests (IRT) for raw materials, In Process Test (IPT) for process control, First Article Inspection (FAI), First Part Qualification (FPQ). Later in 2009, the testing work increased to three work packages which are Non Common Cowling (NCC), Airduct and Bearing Rib which makes the total testing done to seven.
CTRM Testing Laboratory is a subsidiary of CTRM focusing on composite testing. In it’s early years, the company provide testing capabilities to CTRM Aero Composites for it’s aerostructure programs. Throughout the years, CTRM TL has progressed very well amongst the aerospace players and has diversified towards non aerospace testing activities which includes automotive, construction and energy industries. The diversification also means that CTRM TL will open its doors as a “commercial lab” which can be utilized by any industry players. It is now looking to expand it’s customers base by acquiring certifications and recognition from OEMs. Keep on shining CTRM TL!

AIRBUS AWED WITH CURRENT CTRM DEVELOPMENT

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Composites Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM) received an inaugural visit by the new AIRBUS Procurement Structure Leadership, Thierry Gendre. This visit to CTRM facility was to share the latest progress in operational excellence program, AIRBUS SQIP (Supply Chain & Quality Improvement) and update on CTRM Business Strategic moving forward. Accompanying him was Paul Adams, Procurement Operations Aero Structures, POSW.

During the visit, Mr. Gendre and Mr. Adams were shown around the facility and completed 12 checkpoints that covers Building 1, Building 3, Building 5 as well as the new development area, Building 6. This visit potrays the new improvements that CTRM had done for the whole year especially from the last visit by Paul Adams three years ago. “Last year, CTRM is recognized by AIRBUS as the Best Improver, this time I wanted CTRM to be the Best Performer and use this as a marketing tool for CTRM to get more business”, says Gendre. “… It is very hard to get good reputation but it takes lesser time to lose credibility…” he continued.

Paul Adams could not agree more when he sees so much improvements in CTRM compared to his previous visit. “CTRM have passed the nervous point where people in AIRBUS now stop talking about CTRM. All the old perception of CTRM slowing down has gone, replaced by new fresh and good perception”.

The recognition expressed by AIRBUS shows the strength of CTRM and the company’s position is now at par against other AIRBUS supplier and hope it will be better for the next future. Maju, Terus Maju CTRM!

COMPOSITE FOOD TRUCK BODY DEVELOPMENT BY CTRM COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

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CTRM Composites Engineering Sdn Bhd (CTRM CE), the non-aerostructure composites manufacturing division of CTRM was recently invited by Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB) to support their endeavour to promote the FOOD TRUCK business among SMEs particularly in Melaka. The event which was held to launch the ‘50 PUNB Melaka Entrepreneurs & Mobile Food Truck Financing’ took place at Kobemas Hotel, Melaka and was officiated by Tan Sri Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam, Chairman of PUNB. PUNB is offering food truck financing of up to RM 150,000 with fast approval of *7 days; with no guarantors, upfront payment, or collateral.

The support from PUNB’s financing program will pave way for CTRM CE to offer their latest product and to gain quick entry into the food truck market. With their in-house engineering expertise coupled with the flexibility of composites, the truck body is designed with a ‘monocoque’ construction. Unlike conventional metallic truck bodies, a monocoque construction means the body is manufactured in one piece, allowing for rounded edges and seamless wall joints. This means better aerodynamics and coverage for decal/advertisement around the truck body. The use of composites also allows for weight reduction of up to 30% from the conventional truck bodies which translates to more payload and better fuel efficiency.

The food truck is offered with two chassis options; TATA Super Ace and Daihatsu Gran Max which comes with local OEM warranty. Apart from these options, CTRM CE also offers customised design and larger truck bodies. During the event, CTRM CE displayed their prototype courier truck body mounted on the TATA Xenon. This demonstrated the advantages of monocoque construction and the overall finishing.

Composite food truck is just one of the non-aerospace products in CTRM’s effort to diversify its product offering to serve its long term business expansion and growth strategy. This is just the beginning of CTRM CE’s involvement in manufacturing composite truck bodies and are anticipated to reveal more of the latest innovations from time to time. For more information on the product or any other services offered by CTRM CE please call Ms Wani at 013-6972490 or 06-3171007 (Ext: 1983)

CTRM RECEIVED VISIT FROM PRESIDENT OF UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS (UTAS)

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Marc Duvall, President of UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) complimented CTRM for it’s continuous effort in bringing the company to a higher level of competencies in aerospace industry. This was conveyed during his visit to CTRM facility on 19 September. In addition to that, Mr. Duvall acknowledged the people development program, reward scheme as well as kaizen activities practiced in the company.

His one day visit has covered important part of CTRM’s new and ongoing development particularly on the UTAS program. CTRM had also shared the status of the A350 Fan Cowl Transfer of Work progress starting from its it’s delivery performance, quality performance, tool transfer update and also on CTRM’s plans for manpower trainings to ensure smooth operations and readiness for the company on being the A350 Ffan Ccowl single source supplier.

Overall, the UTAS President was impressed with all the progress that CTRM have made and have highlighted the importance of keeping employees motivated and to keep on participating in the continuous improvement activities. Delegates were then brought to the factory tour started from B1, B3, B2, B5 and finished at B3, DOMAL room.

The visit ended with the CEO, Mr. Shamsuddin Mohamed Yusof thanking the delegates for the visit and reemphasizing on the importance of UTAS as one of CTRM customers.

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