The MCVE a.k.a. Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo 2022 just opened its doors today at the Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) in Seri Kembangan. MCVE was initially scheduled to be held in 2021 but was affected by the pandemic, much like the industry it represents. “Today we celebrate a resilient industry. The pandemic has certainly put all of us to the test. A test that we have passed, thanks to the dedication of the transport industry,” commented Stefan Pertz, organiser of MCVE 2022.
This year’s MCVE highlights the resilience and importance of the logistics and mass transportation sector, which serves as the backbone of the economy. “Not only are we celebrating the innovations and brands that have been brought together here at the show, but also every single driver, supplier to the industry, associations and authorities,” added Pertz. MCVE is the first andn largest commercial vehicles expo series ever held in Malaysia, focusing on future transport solutions in the commercial vehicles industry.
“Malaysia is well positioned as a transportation hub in South East Asia. Our infrastructure is geared to take on the challenges that lay ahead of us as the country enters a stage of economic recovery. In line with the increased demand for transportation services, we require smart solutions. I am therefore, excited to see the latest products offered here at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle industry as these will be instrumental in facilitating and enhancing our economy,” said YB Dato’ Henry Sum Agong, Deputy Minister of Transport who officially launched the event.
“The last 2 years in particular have seen a renewed understanding and appreciation of the drivers: bus captains and truck pilots. The MCVE honours them with activities for those that take time out of their schedules to get involved with the exhibitors to learn about their future tools of the trade. Society has also acknowledged that drivers can make a difference when it comes to the reduction of harmful emissions and the reduction of wastage. “We appeal to all of you to support our drivers in their ambition to further their skills and to be the best they can be. While the machine is certainly a crucial asset, it is the human that, still, remains as having the biggest impact to the bottom line, being it in monetary terms or achieving global goals, such as emission reduction,” Pertz said.
This 5th instalment of the biennial expo represents a central event for the industry to exchange views, enhance rapport and sell their products and services. In supporting an event like the MCVE, the Ministry of Transport is also determined in providing an efficient, affordable, clean and carbon neutral ecosystem, and work on drastically reducing road fatalities.
As the economy starts to find its way out of the pandemic phase, it is natural to see a smaller event being held. Nonetheless, this year’s event sees 45 exhibitors gather to showcase their latest products and services. In comparison, the pre-pandemic MCVE 2019 had 60 exhibitors. “I am delighted to see the participation of the leading brands such as MAN Truck & Bus as Gold Sponsor, Hap Seng Trucks Distribution as Sponsor, Caltex being the Official Lubricant, Scania Malaysia, Volvo Trucks Malaysia, PETRONAS Steelbro, Hammar, CIMC, CAMC, YonMing and Michelin,” noted Pertz.
Other international brands participating include Geotab, MCVE’s Telematics Partner; Hengst, Mann+Hummel’s Singapore and Drive Risk from Australia. Hengst is also the sponsor of a R&R section at the event.
“Malaysia ought to leverage on effective adoption of safer and greener commercial vehicle technologies. While gearing for greater economic growth, we are bound to strive for a sustainable, safe and efficient logistics industry in Malaysia and the region, ” said Professor Dr. Wong Shaw Voon, Chairman, MIROS Board of Directors, who was also present during the event.
“As a delegate you will find that this year’s event is having a slightly different feeling from our usual shows. While we are certainly all very enthusiastic, we have to ensure the safety of everyone. Therefore, the fringe programme has been adjusted accordingly. However, we are confident in saying that there is a lot going on and that there will be a lot to be seen. It is thanks to our exhibitors that have given us the vote of confidence in the event,” Pertz said.
The MCVE 2022 show will be on from 10 to 12 March 2022. Entry is free, but registration at the venue via QR code is necessary.