KUALA LUMPUR, NOV. 28 – DMH Niaga Sdn Bhd, an incubatee of Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), has today inked an agreement with the Dewan Perniagaan Usahawan Kecil Malaysia (DPUKM) aimed at creating new entrepreneurs through the employment of vending machine technology.
The collaboration between DMH Niaga and DPUKM was officially launched via an initiative known as “Pencarian 1001 Usahawan Vending DPUKM – Boss Vend” by YB Tan Sri Noh Omar, Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government.
The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was endorsed by DMH Niaga Managing Director, Datin Natasha bte Dato Abdul Rahim and DPUKM President, Dato’ Seri Abu Hassan Mohd Nor. Also present to witness the signing ceremony was TPM Chairman, Datuk Ahmad Fauzi Zahari.
With the conclusion of the collaboration agreement, members of DPUKM can now market their products via vending machines which are strategically located nationwide. At the same time, they will be able to conduct bulk purchase directly from the SME product owners.
Datin Natasha said through the collaborative initiative, both parties agreed to seek 1,001 SMEs within DPUKM to market their products through vending machine technology supplied by her company.
She added that the launch of “Boss Vend” technology marked the first such initiative to market SME products throughout Malaysia.
“With the employment of vending machines, Malaysian consumers are now able to purchase their requirements directly on a 24/7 basis. It will also be a boon for both DPUKM and us to help boost the development and growth of entrepreneurship among Malaysians.
“We are confident that the support from DPUKM will be the beginning of a new journey for the local suppliers and SMEs to establish a distribution and marketing network through vending technology,” Natasha.
The product range can be marketed through the vending machines include hot and cold drinks, food and snacks, toiletries, juices and many more.
Currently, there are nine types of machines. A unique feature is its digital screen on all of its machines. Unlike the conventional machine, it can be used for advertising and interactive promotion for the SMEs themselves.
Technology Park Malaysia Sdn Bhd, an agency of MOSTI, has an integrated infrastructure, facilities and support services to assist technopreneurs and entrepreneurs who are keen to commercialize their ideas in the four industry clusters, namely, ICT, Engineering, Biotechnology and Green Technology.
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