MSMA 2023 NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31ST MARCH 2024.

About MSMA

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards is the first and foremost smart manufacturing award in Malaysia. This pioneering initiative recognizes and celebrates the commitment of organizations to drive advancements in the manufacturing sector, particularly in embracing Industry 4.0 technologies and practices.

By acknowledging exemplary achievements, the award aims to inspire and propel the entire industry towards a more digitally integrated and intelligent future through the adoption of Industry 4.0 technology pillars into manufacturing processes, leading them into the realm of smart manufacturing. We celebrate and honor organizations that have demonstrated exceptional achievements in embracing advanced technologies and implementing innovative solutions.

Why MSMA

Fundamental Values

Recognizing Organizational Commitment

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards acknowledges organizations that have demonstrated a strong commitment to embracing smart manufacturing practices. It honors those who have implemented innovative solutions, leveraged cutting-edge technologies, and redefined manufacturing processes to stay ahead in today’s competitive landscape. By recognizing and showcasing their achievements, the award inspires others to follow suit and fosters a culture of continuous improvement within the industry.

Connecting Business Ecosystems

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards serves as a platform to bring together and connect members of the business ecosystem. It provides an opportunity for manufacturers, technology providers, industry experts, government agencies, and other stakeholders to network, collaborate, and share knowledge. Through this collaborative approach, the award fosters synergies, promotes best practices, and drives collective growth in the smart manufacturing arena.

Private-Public Partnership Initiatives

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards is a shining example of successful private-public partnership initiatives. It is jointly organized by MIDF, Bizsphere, and smart4wrd, with the endorsement of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). This partnership showcases the collective effort and shared vision of government and industry players in promoting smart manufacturing and positioning Malaysia as a leader in this transformative era.

Objective 1

Establish Malaysia as a Smart Manufacturing Hub

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards aims to position Malaysia as a hub for smart manufacturing excellence. By highlighting the achievements and advancements in the local manufacturing industry, the award showcases Malaysia’s capabilities and attracts international attention. This, in turn, helps attract investment, collaboration, and partnerships with global players, further strengthening Malaysia’s position as a leader in smart manufacturing.

Objective 2

Promote Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards serves as a platform for promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing among industry players. By showcasing successful case studies and best practices, the award encourages organizations to learn from one another, exchange ideas, and collaborate on projects that advance smart manufacturing initiatives.

Objective 3

Drive Economic Growth and Competitiveness

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards plays a crucial role in driving economic growth and enhancing the competitiveness of Malaysia’s manufacturing sector. By recognizing organizations that have embraced smart manufacturing technologies, the award highlights the importance of digital transformation in staying competitive on a global scale. This, in turn, contributes to the growth of the industry and the overall economy.

Objective 4

Attract Investments and Talent

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards enhances the visibility of participating organizations and positions them as leaders in the smart manufacturing arena. This recognition can attract both local and foreign investments, as well as top talent, seeking to join companies at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement.

Objective 5

Recognize Commitment to Value Chain Advancement

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards aims to recognize the commitment and performance of manufacturing sectors in moving up the value chain. By acknowledging organizations that have successfully integrated advanced technologies and innovative practices into their manufacturing processes, the award celebrates their efforts in enhancing product quality, increasing customization capabilities, and expanding value-added services. This recognition inspires other organizations to follow suit and accelerates the overall advancement of Malaysia’s manufacturing sectors, positioning them for higher value and global competitiveness.

Organisers

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards is proudly organized by MIDF, Bizsphere Brand & Marketing Group, and Smart4wrd. This prestigious award, which recognizes organizations’ commitment to driving advancements in smart manufacturing, is endorsed by the Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry of Malaysia. Together, these organizers and the ministry aim to foster innovation, promote collaboration, and accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies to position Malaysia as a global leader in smart manufacturing.

Malaysia Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF)

The MIDF group carries out investment banking, development finance and asset management. It serves entrepreneurs as well as large corporations and institutions. MIDF is a leading development financial institution in Malaysia that plays a pivotal role in driving economic growth and transformation. With a focus on providing financing and advisory services to catalyze industrial development, MIDF actively supports the adoption of advanced technologies and smart manufacturing practices in the country.

MIDF is a wholly owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad.

Bizsphere Brand & Marketing Group

Bizsphere Brand & Marketing Group is a reputable brand and marketing consultancy firm that specializes in strategic branding, marketing, and communications. With a deep understanding of the manufacturing industry and its evolving needs, Bizsphere plays a vital role in driving the transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia.

Bizsphere focuses not only on promoting business excellence but also on SME transformation, capability and capacity building, and connecting the SME business ecosystem. By leveraging their expertise and extensive network, Bizsphere empowers SMEs to unlock their full potential and thrive in today’s competitive landscape. Through strategic guidance, mentorship programs, and customized solutions, Bizsphere helps SMEs enhance their operational efficiency, establish a strong brand presence, and expand their market reach.

Smart4wrd

Smart4wrd is a collaborative partnership program initiated by Bizsphere with the aim of connecting the smart manufacturing business ecosystem in Malaysia. It serves as a platform that brings together technology and solution providers, financial institutions, talent development centers, business consulting companies, and government agencies to drive the adoption of Industry 4.0 practices and propel the manufacturing sector towards smart manufacturing excellence.

Smart4wrd was established to support and facilitate the digital transformation journey of Malaysian businesses, particularly in the manufacturing industry. Since its inception in late 2021, the program has successfully initiated various activities to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing within the smart manufacturing ecosystem. These activities include online forums, industry 4.0 adoption surveys, seminars, trade and factory visits, and engagements with government agencies and other institutions.

The MIDF group carries out investment banking, development finance and asset management. It serves entrepreneurs as well as large corporations and institutions. MIDF is a leading development financial institution in Malaysia that plays a pivotal role in driving economic growth and transformation. With a focus on providing financing and advisory services to catalyze industrial development, MIDF actively supports the adoption of advanced technologies and smart manufacturing practices in the country.

MIDF is a wholly owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad.

Bizsphere Brand & Marketing Group is a reputable brand and marketing consultancy firm that specializes in strategic branding, marketing, and communications. With a deep understanding of the manufacturing industry and its evolving needs, Bizsphere plays a vital role in driving the transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia.

Bizsphere focuses not only on promoting business excellence but also on SME transformation, capability and capacity building, and connecting the SME business ecosystem. By leveraging their expertise and extensive network, Bizsphere empowers SMEs to unlock their full potential and thrive in today's competitive landscape. Through strategic guidance, mentorship programs, and customized solutions, Bizsphere helps SMEs enhance their operational efficiency, establish a strong brand presence, and expand their market reach.

Smart4wrd is a collaborative partnership program initiated by Bizsphere with the aim of connecting the smart manufacturing business ecosystem in Malaysia. It serves as a platform that brings together technology and solution providers, financial institutions, talent development centers, business consulting companies, and government agencies to drive the adoption of Industry 4.0 practices and propel the manufacturing sector towards smart manufacturing excellence.

Smart4wrd was established to support and facilitate the digital transformation journey of Malaysian businesses, particularly in the manufacturing industry. Since its inception in late 2021, the program has successfully initiated various activities to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing within the smart manufacturing ecosystem. These activities include online forums, industry 4.0 adoption surveys, seminars, trade and factory visits, and engagements with government agencies and other institutions.

Why Participate

Why Participate? Participating in the Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards 2023 provides a unique opportunity for companies to showcase their leadership in the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. By participating, organizations can elevate their brand reputation, attract potential investors, and gain industry recognition as pioneers in smart manufacturing. This prestigious award sets a benchmark for excellence, innovation, and sustainable practices in the manufacturing sector.

Winners of the Award may enjoy following exclusive benefits :

Award Categories

The Malaysia Smart Manufacturing Awards 2023 recognizes companies across various categories that have excelled in implementing smart manufacturing practices. The award categories include:

Industry4wrd Category

  • Best in Manufacturing
  • Best in Manufacturing Related Services

Open Category

  • Non-SME
  • SME

Industry 4.0 Pillars Category

  • Best in Big Data Analytics
  • Best in Autonomous Robots
  • Best in Cloud Computing
  • Best in Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Best in Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • Best in System Integration
  • Best in Cybersecurity
  • Best in Augmented Reality
  • Best in Simulation
  • Best in Advanced Materials
  • Best in Artificial Intelligence

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