Friday, April 30, 2010


On 16th. April 2010, EMP Malaysia bid farewell to Farid, our trainee product designer from January to April 2010.

Farid is pursuing his Product Designer course at University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, City campus. As part of his industrial training, he needed to have some work experience with a commercial company.

Due to his initiative by contacting our company, we engaged him to be our Trainee Product Designer. During his short stay at our company, Farid undertook a few design tasks. Before he ended his course, he also had to present his industrial training in front of his course lecturer, Mr Robert Lee.

Farid was meticulous in his work and was able to perform his given tasks with minimal supervision. Our staff had a farewell lunch for Farid on his last day at our company.

We wish him well in his future undertakings and will be doing his Final Year project in 2010.

Syabas and Good luck.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


After a week meeting up with a potential client and visiting their crumb rubber processing factory, our Projects and Engineering Division has submitted our proposals for the upgrading works from 2mt/hr to 4mt/hr TSR 20 plant.

It will also feature a dry processing and blending line for the production of compound rubber.

We have proposed 2 proposals for the client to consider. This project, if successful, will take about 5 to 6 months to complete based on our production and delivery schedule.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Our Trading Division has just submitted a price quotation to a Singaporean trading company for the supply and delivery of Gebung rubber tapping knives and wound healing compound for their Philippines customer.

Hopefully, we will be able to obtain this order and expand our supply to other ASEAN countries.

With rubber prices breaching new highs, we have received enquiries from India, Bangladesh, Singapore and Philippines for our Tapping accessories.

For enquiries, please email us at :


More rubber farmers to be encouraged

High demand outlook attracting interest

  • Published: 26/04/2010 at 10:13 AM
  • Newspaper section: Business

The Office of the Rubber Replanting Aid Fund (ORRAF) plans to groom 12,000 para rubber experts over the next four years to support expansion plans and cope with an expected industry boom.

These rubber experts, or mor yang in Thai, will help instruct new planters and train them in how to grow and tap the trees in addition to processing for various rubber products.

Director-general Wit Pratuckchai said the Office planned to launch the second phase of its initiative to expand plantations, with a target of 800,000 rai in new growing areas by 2012.

The first 100,000 rai are planned for this year, 300,000 next year, and 400,000 rai in 2012. About 550,000 rai are in the Northeast region, with the rest spread over the North and central provinces.

As a para rubber tree takes seven years to mature for harvest, he expects the new fields will increase natural rubber supply by 224,000 tonnes per year from 2017.

The Office has 3.97 billion baht to fund the project, with 2.82 million for saplings, fertiliser and other essentials over the first three years. About 800 million baht will be used for training and 350 million for management.

The second phase has been scaled down from an initial one million rai, following a first-phase planting of one million rai from 2004-06.

The expansion follows the ORRAF’s goal to add between 80,000 and 160,000 new rubber planters.
The policy targets small planters with 2-15 rai of land, and it is expected to earn each of them a minimum of 112,000 baht per year, based on rubber prices of 100 baht per kilogramme.

The Office is confident the industry’s bright outlook will attract new growers though many of them have no experience in rubber growing, which is typically more popular in the South.

‘‘We have 120 staff who will train the first 1,200 rubber experts starting next month,’’ he said.

The trainees from villages and farm co-operatives will undergo a threemonth course on management to support the growing industry.

Strong demand from the automobile industry due to the global recovery as well as market speculation have driven rubber prices to record highs.

Ribbed smoked rubber sheets (RSS3) for May delivery reached 128 baht a kilogramme this week, more than double the 57-baht average in the same period of 2009.

Although the industry is booming, Mr Wit cautions planters to carefully manage their supply to minimise risk.

Extremely high prices could fluctuate from speculation, leading to default risk on orders by exporters.

Planters will be happy with 80 to 100 baht per kg, considering 50-60 baht for production costs, he said.

About the author

Writer: Walailak Keeratipipatpong
Position: Reporter


Monday April 26, 2010


Rise in global demand, tight supply among factors

PETALING JAYA: Rubber is one of the hottest commodities traded so far this year with price rallies seen in most international rubber exchanges.

Tyre-grade Standard Malaysian Rubber (SMR 20) has also been hitting new highs particularly in the past three months and currently trading above the RM10,600 per tonne level.

According to Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) director-general Prof Djoko Said Damardjati, tightness in rubber supply would remain an issue amid an upsurge in demand from China and India for their booming auto and tyre manufacturing industries.

“Severe drought, the current wintering season as well as active replanting activities in most major producing countries could affect rubber output.

“Even the preliminary estimates from members of ANRPC indicate that the global rubber supply is unlikely to rise above 6% this year,” he told StarBiz recently.

ANRPC had earlier estimate that global rubber production could reach 9.5 milllion tonnes this year, up by about 6.3% from last year’s 8.9 million tonnes.

Djoko also expected rubber supply to remain tight until 2011. A large extent of existing yielding trees in major producing countries were planted in 1980s.

“Most of the trees planted have reached declining yield phase, thus the age composition of the existing yielding area is unfavourable for yield improvement,” he added.

Djoko noted that Indonesia and Malaysia had undertaken active replanting activities since 2005.

“I believe rubber prices will remain firm for quite some time until supply recovers, possibly by early 2012.”

Apart from the buoyant demand and drought-ridden supply, he said other factors influencing the rubber market included the weakening US dollar, volatility in yen and the increasing crude oil prices.

Members of the ANRPC countries account for about 94% of the total world natural rubber production.

Interestingly, more than 45% of global consumption of natural rubber is in China, India and Malaysia, which are the major consuming countries in the ANRPC.

ANRPC in its latest report said imports from China during January to February surged 63% for natural rubber and 118% for compound rubber compared with the same period last year.

During the same period, India posted a 17% increase in natural rubber consumption, given the large-scale capacity in its auto tyre manufacturing operation.

Meanwhile, Hwang DBS Vickers Research has also raised its 2010-2012 forecast rubber prices by 39% to 44% as its previous forecasts had not taken into account the price recovery on the back of stronger crude oil prices.

The brokerage said: “We believe strong demand recovery for the automotive sector in China and supply constraint due to ongoing conversions to oil palm and the wintering season between February and April would contribute to the jump in rubber prices.Our assumptions are factoring in 29% lower prices in the second half of 2010 compared with the first half.”

One analyst with a local stockbroking firm said the recent automobile industry statistics unveiled that the pick-up in the auto sector in China and the United States had been strong.

The automobile industry is the single biggest user of latex, easily consuming about 70% of the world latex production.

While some might argue that the price upsurge could be short-term given the traditional low supply wintering season, however, many feel that the current price hike was a reflection of strong demand.

“Even with a possible price reduction down the line, natural rubber prices are unlikely to ease to the low levels of December 2008 and January 2009,” he added.



It is a common knowledge that rain affects the tapping of rubber trees. When it rains, tappers cannot go out to the field to tap their rubber trees as rain will wash away the latex as it oozes out from the tapped rubber trees. As such, tappers lose their daily income as they cannot tap the rubber trees.

Not anymore.

With a patented rain guard system, this problem has been solved. Rainy weather will not deter tappers from tapping trees and rain will not cause rain washout.

This RF Eaves rain guard with a cover for the rubber cups can now prevent the loss of income by not being able to tap the rubber trees. Rainy seasons can reduce the frequency of tapping, so with this new system, loss of tapping days due to rain has been reduced substantially.

Installation of these eaves are easy and straight forward. At the same time, maintenance is simple and the eaves can be fixed with water-based gumming system.

Should your plantation group or smallholder co-operatives be interested to install such a system, please email us at :

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Last week, Mr. Kang was invited to attend a tender submission meeting by a plantation group. The plantation group intends to upgrade their existing crumb rubber line from 2mt/hr to 4 mt/hr. They also wanted to install a 4mt/hr dry rubber processing line as well.

After the meeting, we visited the crumb rubber factory to evaluate the current system installed at the factory. By doing so, we can determine the works required for the installation of the said process lines.

A price quotation shall be submitted within next week to the client.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


EMP Trading Division has just received an order for the supply and delivery of Ethephon Plus 5% concentration latex stimulant to Cochin, India.

We received the payment for this order and this order marks our breakthrough into the booming Indian rubber market. India being the fourth rubber producing country in the world, is an important market for our company. This order allows us to trade with Indian companies in the future for the supply and delivery of tapping and yield stimulation systems to India.

Arrangements are being made to expedite this order.

With current rubber prices at their all time high and rubber demand is soaring due to the economic revival, more Indian plantations will use latex stimulants to increase their production from the rubber plantations.


Mr. TW Kang, our Managing Director visited our customer in Southern Thailand last week with our electrical technician and mechanical personnel to test our EMP 5mt/hr Dry Rubber Processing and Blending line.

.The line was supplied and delivered in February 2010 and we were there to inspect both the mechanical and electrical installation of the line at site. In view of the Thai Songkran holidays in mid April, we were only able to test the line recently.

To date, the line is partially tested as some fine tuning is required for some belt conveyors while the 60ft. long Cooling Tunnel system has been tested. All the fans and bucket conveyor system are operating satisfactorily.

Another trip is required to test and commission the line with rubber before we hand over the system to the customer.

This line can be used to produce rubber masterbatches from ribbed smoked sheets, unsmoked sheets, cuttings, TSR rubber bales and crepe rubber.


EMP GROUP OF COMPANIES offer the following Products and Services to our clients regionally and globally.

In general, our Products and Services are provided through our five different divisions namely:-

  1. Projects and Engineering Division
  2. Trading Division
  3. Technical Consultancy
  4. Tourism Related Services Division
  5. Publishing and Internet Division

Projects and Engineering Division
  • Rubber Processing systems such as crumb rubber processing systems, Dry rubber processing and blending systems for the production of RSS factories, Block rubber factories for Latex grades and cup lump grades of rubber.
  • Biomass Power generation systems
  • Baseload and Stand-by Diesel/Gas Generators
  • Solar-heating/Drying Systems for agricultural drying.
  • Oil palm milling systems
  • Biogas production systems from effluent ponds.
  • Rubber Masterbatches production plants
  • Mosquitoes Coil Manufacturing Plants.
  • Rubber products manufacturing Plants such as latex mattresses, latex gloves, tyres etc.

Trading Division
  • Supply and Delivery of of EMP Fans such as EMP Axial fans and centrifugal fans for agricultural applications, drying and heating systems, building and industrial ventilation systems
  • Supply and export of Ethephon Plus Latex stimulants, Rubber tapping knives and accessories.
  • Supply and export of RF Eaves with covers for rubber plantations and smallholdings worldwide.
  • Re-furbishment and supply of used processing machinery in the rubber latex and block rubber factories.
Technical Consultancy
  • Feasibility Studies for various production systems.
  • Factory and Process machinery layout
  • Technology Transfer consultancy.

Tourism Related Services Division
  • Webhosting of and Melaka related websites.

Publishing and Internet Division
  • Writing, Editing and magazine/newsletter layout
  • On-line Web Advertising, Web design and hosting services.
  • On-line magazine publication production
If you want any of our products and services, please email us your requests in the Comments Post below.

We look forward to your enquiries.

TW Kang
Managing Director
Engmepho Professional Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.


Welcome to the Corporate webportal site of our EMP Group of Companies.

EMP Group of Companies specialise in Engineering Projects, Publishing, Trading, Tourism and Professional Services such as Web design, Engineering Consultancy and Nurturing Education Services.
Each business is managed by professionals in their respective fields.

Founded in 1985 in Malaysia, EMP Group of Companies have associated companies in Malaysia, Australia Thailand and Hong Kong.

Please read our blog to learn about our projects undertaken and what we can offer to you.

TW Kang

Managing Director,

Engmepho Professional Enterprise Sdn.Bhd.

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