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21 March 2024
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KnausTabbert attends roundtable with Captains of Industry in Germany

Wolfgang Speck, the CEO of KnausTabbert, attended a Roundtable in Berlin last week with Captains of Industry in Germany headed by the Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim and moderated by the Minister of Investment, Trade & Industry Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz.

He said: “I am convinced that this fruitful and open interaction between the German business community and Malaysia’s Prime Minister has further strengthened the bilateral relationship of the two countries.”

“Malaysia, which has free trade agreements with China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand, has enormous potential to become our hub for the Asia-Pacific region for supplying and manufacturing Recreational Vehicles (RVs), caravans, and camper vans, targeting both the ASEAN and the RECP Region, with a combined population of 3.8 billion.”

Knaus Tabbert believes the RV market is forecast to become a potential multi-billion dollar industry in Malaysia over the next five to 10 years.

“What we have seen here during the last two yesrs, especially through the support of ECERDC, in particular the possibilities that the east coast offers in terms of production location but also potential leisure opportunities, have not only impressed us but convinced us,” Wolfgang Speck continued.

The motorhome industry is still in its infancy in Malaysia compared to Australia, where the value of the industry for a country with 26 million inhabitants is estimated at 11 billion dollars.

“We look forward to working with many Malaysian companies and entrepreneurs discovering the RV industry for themselves and seeing and seizing the opportunities to set up campsites, sell such vehicles as dealers, to provide vehicle servicing, to rent out vehicles, or organise entire caravan tours,” said Wolfgang Speck.

We see that many people here in Malaysia, but also in the whole area of South East Asia, have already discovered this form of leisure and holiday for themselves with great enthusiasm.

Now is the time to come together and believe in what we can achieve – together, in Malaysia.