The Malaysian visitors with TWI senior management at TWI headquarters on Granta Park
In early March 2010, a party of senior Malaysian officials, led by Deputy Minister of Defence YB Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff bin Ahmad visited TWI at Granta Park, Great Abington. The Minister was accompanied by Laksamana Tan Sri llyas Bin Hj Din, Chairman of PERHEBAT and Tuan Haji Hassan Bin Jantan, Director of PERHEBAT.
The reason for the visit was to discuss options for collaboration between TWI and Perbadanan Hal Ehwal Bekas Angkatan Tentera (PERHEBAT) in the supply of TWI's technical education and training and certification programmes.
TWI already (through its Malaysia subsidiary, TWISEA) offers training and certification to industry at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur and other venues throughout the country.
This new venture will extend the programme to PERHEBAT, an organisation established to provide skills training to retiring and retired armed forces personnel.
As well as meeting the senior management team, the visitors were given a guided tour of TWI's state-of-the-art facility and met some of the technical staff who undertake cutting edge research into the technology of materials joining.