T-Robot Plays Significant Role To Aid SMEs Survive During and After Pandemic

Techcapital Resources (T-Robot), which started as a local automation and robotics development company, has played a significant role helping local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to survive the pandemic and post-Covid-19.

Executive director Hafiz Hashim said the company, which supplies industrial robotic automation using simple mechanisms with low outlay, has made a significant impact on SMEs.

“Based on market research, we found that SMEs really need basic and simple solutions to help in the manufacturing process and to resolve their labour shortage issues during the pandemic due to movement restrictions and after many foreign workers returned to their home countries. Therefore, T-Robot started to create these automation products using simple mechanisms,” he told Bernama.

According to Hafiz, the automation systems created by the T-Robot can, to a certain degree, solve SMEs’ dependence on labour, and at the same time, raise the sector’s productivity level.

SMEs can remain competitive in the international supply chain, having continued operating throughout the pandemic which started in early 2020, as well as help boost the country’s growth when the economy reopened,” he said.

In addition to providing robotics and automation solution services, T-Robot also collaborated with several other agencies to provide technical training in the Internet of Things (IoTs) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to revolutionise the SME sector nationwide.

“We provide virtual and physical technical training, with physical training at the Centre of 9 Pillars Technopreneur Training Academy. So far, more than 800 participants have attended the training, giving us the opportunity to produce new talent in the field of IoTs and 4IR,” he said, adding that the company was set up in 2015.

A year later in 2016, T-Robot also received an injection of funds from the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), Hafiz said, adding that MTDC also played an intermediary role connecting the company to SMEs that needed their services.

“MTDC connected us with SMEs that need our services, helping us to access the market, including companies from abroad.

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