TM One, UMW to co-develop digital solutions for Malaysian industries

The partnership allows both organisations to further accelerate the implementation of IR4.0, says UMW CEO


TM ONE, the business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and UMW Corp Sdn Bhd yesterday signed a memorandum of intent (MoI) on a strategic partnership to develop digital solutions aimed at enhancing and empowering Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) requirements for industries in Malaysia, making it more productive, agile and future-ready.

The MoI was signed by UMW Holdings Bhd president and group CEO Badrul Feisal Abdul Rahim on behalf of UMW Corp and TM CEO Datuk Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin, representing TM One.

Also present to witness the ceremony were UMW chairman Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman and TM chairman Rosli Man.

TM One and UMW Corp will embark on joint research activities to enable the development of a homegrown Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) platform through the integration of UMW’s IoT solution on industrial machines with TM One’s IoT software platform.

Badrul Feisal said the partnership allows both organisations to further accelerate the implementation of IR4.0.

“We are now in the era where complementing technological capabilities can help propel businesses to greater heights. UMW is steadfast in its goals to embark on the development of next generation IR4.0 with IoT-enabled industrial solutions.

“By leveraging on each other’s expertise in IoT, we are able to provide innovative products and services to our customers,” he said.

Meanwhile, Noor Kamarul said: “With our solid network infrastructure and digital solutions, TM is ready to assist companies like UMW into IR4.0. We are proud to be a strategic partner in establishing innovative, smart and end-to-end digital solutions via TM One’s IoT software platform together with UMW for the industry.

“We believe this partnership will help address the pain points and empower the industry players to optimise their efficiency. As the country’s key enabler for communications and digital infrastructure, we are committed to deliver integrated business solutions that will fulfil customers’ needs towards empowering Digital Malaysia.”

UMW and TM One will co-develop an IoT-based digital solutions using respective expertise of the partners — UMW in mechanical machines, IoT sensors and control systems and TM One with its IoT software and analytics.

These solutions will be made accessible via the platform’s dashboard for UMW’s IoT-enabled equipment and machinery such as generators, compressors, pumps and turbines which will benefit multiple industries such as energy and utilities, transportation, real estate, commercial and public sectors.

The eventual combined UMW-TM IoT solution will provide remote access to machines through real-time monitoring and management system, as well as optimise asset management including fleet management, energy management, utilisation and disaster management.