KUALA LUMPUR, September 11 – KGW Group Berhad (“KGW” or the “Group”), a prominent provider of logistics services encompassing ocean and air freight, freight forwarding, warehousing, and distribution of healthcare-related products, has forged a strategic partnership with Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (“UTHM”) to establish the Enterprise Trade Hub. This collaboration aims to empower students with a hands-on learning experience in the dynamic fields of logistics and e-commerce. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, KGW Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd, KGW Group Berhad presents itself as a commercial entity that offers an immersive training ecosystem.
This partnership provides UTHM with state-of-the-art facilities including specialized rooms such as a warehouse and parcel collection area. These dedicated spaces enable students to engage with and comprehend the intricacies of real-world logistics operations. Beyond theoretical classroom learning, this collaboration is designed to cultivate students’ practical insights into the logistics system. KGW Group’s commitment to enhancing education extends to providing universities with the resources for hands-on training and real-life practice. The tailored learning modules emulate authentic scenarios, equipping students with the skills they need to seamlessly transition into the industry upon graduation.
Dato’ Roger Wong, the Managing Director of KGW Group Berhad, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are thrilled to be a part of this educational revolution. Our hands-on approach sets us apart and is a testament to our dedication to nurturing the future generation of entrepreneurs.” Located in Johor, UTHM will spearhead this transformative initiative with KGW. This collaboration sets a precedent for educational institutions and underscores Johor’s commitment to being a leader in technological and educational advancements.
The Enterprise Trade Hub will serve as a dynamic learning center for import and export trade through online platforms like eBay, Amazon, and Etsy, with a primary focus on the USA market. This initiative will allow UTHM students to gain a comprehensive understanding of global supply chain management and e-commerce ecosystems in tandem with the guidance and expertise of KGW Group. The official ceremony for this collaboration will witness the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Ibrahim Ahmad, Chairman of the UTHM Board of Directors; Yang Berbahagia Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, Vice-Chancellor UTHM; and other respected figures from government agencies, private sectors, and the academic community.
Their participation highlights the significance of this partnership and its shared vision for a harmonious future where education and industry seamlessly intertwine. KGW Group Berhad was listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia on August 1, 2023, with a market capitalization of RM101.4 million as of August 11, 2023.