Kuala Lumpur, 6 October 2022 – Worldwide Holdings Berhad (WHB) is making its presence for the second time at the Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS 2022), following the participation of its Property division last year at the Selangor State Government-initiated conference and exhibition series that bring together global brands and congregate key players from various industries around the world since its inception in 2016.
With this year’s theme being ‘Selangor the Gateway to ASEAN’, the 6th edition of the 4-day summit organized at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is in alignment with the strategic themes of the recently launched First Selangor Plan (RS-1), designed to meet Selangor’s desire in becoming a State that contributes 30% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025. WHB’s participation in SIBS 2022 is represented by Worldwide Medivest Sdn Bhd (WMSB), the Group’s subsidiary in medical sector, being one of the exhibitors at the 8th Selangor International Expo (SIE Medic) which is one of the 6 main components of SIBS 2022.
The General Manager of WMSB, Raja Farah Diba Raja Abdul Rashid said, “As a Selangor State-linked conglomerate, our involvement in SIBS 2022 is not just to support and contribute to the socio-economic development agenda of Selangor, but also as an extension to the State’s representation of strength and potential in medical sector, considering that WMSB is one of the few local players in this segment armed with processes and manufacturing facilities that are certified to the highest international quality and standards. We hope that our participation will further enhance our brand presence in the market and establish our commitment to contribute to the local healthcare industry and the well-being of all Malaysians.”
WHB’s foray in the medical sector began in 2013 with the establishment of its 50,000 sq ft manufacturing plant on a 5 acres of land within the Worldwide Industrial Park in Kapar, Selangor. Today, WMSB is recognized as the local pioneer in the production of absorbable and non-absorbable sutures under the brand name VESTI® and has continued to expand its role in the medical sector, becoming a local authorized representative and distributor of various medical products for the Malaysian market. WMSB also offers Ethylene Oxide (ETO) sterilization services through its in-house sterilization facility.
Through its participation in globally recognized platforms such as SIBS 2022, WHB looks forward to continuing its support in realizing the Malaysian government’s aspirations to be the hub for medical device manufacturing, reduce our reliance on foreign firms for medical devices and most importantly, represent the strength of “Made in Malaysia” through high-quality, reliable and cost-effective products and services.