Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kanoo Machinery supplies Dubai Drydocks’ largest mobile crane




Dubai, UAE: February 17, 2013Kanoo Machinery LLC, a member of The Kanoo Group won an order to supply Dubai Drydocks with Grove all-terrain crane, Model GMK6300L, their largest mobile crane till date.  Delivery of the crane recently took place at the Dubai Drydocks main office, Dubai, UAE in the presence of senior management representatives of Kanoo, Dubai Drydocks and Grove.
Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The KanooGroup handed over a ceremonial key to Ali Abdulla Ahmad Bin Towaih Al Suwaidi, Vice President of Dubai Drydocks to highlight the event and as a gesture of further collaboration between two of Dubai’s leading companies.
Also in attendance were Christophe Carbonnelle, Area Grove Sales Director; Waleed Rauf, Grove Sales Manager; Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director-UAE of The Kanoo Group; Bob Curtis, CEO – UAE & Oman, The Kanoo Group, along with Kanoo Machinery top officials: Shakil Merchant, Divisional Manager, Sales & Marketing-UAE; James Mc Sorley, Branch Manager-Dubai; Praveen Hubli, Aftermarket Sales Manager and Nabil Al Tawil, Sales Manager – Dubai.
James Mc. Sorley said: “Kanoo Machinery is proud to be associated with the sale of one of the biggest cranes to Dubai Drydocks. This is an important day for all of us – Kanoo, Grove and Drydocks. With the support of everybody, we are here today to celebrate the handover of the crane”.
“This order will be a good reference for future opportunities in UAE and the Gulf.”  Nabil Al Tawil added.
Christophe Carbonnelle also commented that he was proud that Dubai Drydocks chose Grove as the manufacturer of choice for this crane.
The Grove GMK 6300L is a 300-tone capacity crane with a lifting height of up 120m metres from a 6-section, 80-metre telescoping boom and 37 metre lattice extension.
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About The Kanoo Group
‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others.
Today, for “123 years of pioneering the future”, The Kanoo group of companies operate extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar, and are greatly respected for their ability to combine traditional values with a global vision.
About Kanoo Machinery LLC
From its humble start in the mid 1960's, Kanoo Machinery LLC has grown to become one of the leading construction, materials handling, floor cleaning and agricultural equipment distributors in the UAE offering a cross-border seamless service across the Gulf.
Today, Kanoo Machinery LLC offers its clients premier world leading brands such as Grove, Hyster, Perkins, Bobcat, Tennant, Massey Ferguson, Lincoln Electric, Norton, Ausa, Sullair, Beach Tech, Aisle-Master, Hitachi, GEDA, Sakai and Utilev. Products from these Principals are marketed through dedicated product specialist from sales and aftermarket who are available in all the 5 branches (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and RAK) in UAE.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Kanoo Machinery wins DP World’s Top Vendor Award


DP World presented the Top Vendor Award to Kanoo Machinery
(left to right: Mohammed Al Muallem, Shakil Merchant, Praveen Hubli, Esam Khoori, Nabil Al Tawil)

Dubai, UAE – February 24, 2013: Kanoo Machinery, a member of The Kanoo Group led by Mr. Bob Jennings (General Manager) received DP World’s Top Vendor Award held recently at DP World-Jebel Ali, Dubai.

The accolade was initiated by DP world in recognition of Kanoo Machinery’s exemplary performance and ongoing contribution towards DP World UAE Region’s success in the year 2012.

The distinct survey resulted to Kanoo Machinery as: No. 1 Supplier in terms of total transactions; No. 2 Supplier in terms of total value of business done – representing DP World’s purchases in 2012; and No. 4 Supplier in terms of overall evaluation.

Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem (Senior Vice President and Managing Director, UAE Region) and Mr. Esam Khoori (Director-Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management) of DP World presented the award to senior management representatives of Kanoo Machinery: Shakil Merchant (Divisional Sales Manager-UAE), Praveen Hubli (Aftermarket Sales Manager-UAE) and Nabil Al Tawil (Sales Manager-Dubai).

Mr. Jennings said that this is a momentous event for Kanoo Machinery mainly for Dubai Branch and Parts Team for their collaboration in achieving great customer service thus strengthening relationship with DP world.


Senior Management Staff of DP World and Kanoo Machinery during the awarding ceremony held at DP World – Jebel Ali, Dubai.



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About The Kanoo Group

‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others.

Today, for “123 years of pioneering the future”, The Kanoo group of companies operate extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar, and are greatly respected for their ability to combine traditional values with a global vision.

About Kanoo Machinery LLC

From its humble start in the mid 1960's, Kanoo Machinery LLC has grown to become one of the leading construction, materials handling, floor cleaning and agricultural equipment distributors in the UAE offering a cross-border seamless service across the Gulf.

Today, Kanoo Machinery LLC offers its clients premier world leading brands such as Grove, Hyster, Perkins, Bobcat, Tennant, Massey Ferguson, Lincoln Electric, Norton, Ausa, Sullair, Beach Tech, Aisle-Master, Hitachi, GEDA, Sakai and Utilev. Products from these Principals are marketed through dedicated product specialist from sales and aftermarket who are available in all the 5 branches (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and RAK) in UAE.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

PSG joins Perkins in the Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2013

Perkins exhibits at Hall/Stand S3B25 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

The exhibit features technologically advanced Perkins engines that power a myriad of applications

Dubai, UAE – February 17, 2013: Power Systems Gulf LLC (PSG), a part of The Kanoo Group is joining Perkins in the Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2013 which starts today and runs through 19th February 2013 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler.

Perkins, one of the world’s leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines in the 4 – 2000 kW (5 – 2800 hp) market appointed PSG last year as the regional distributor for the Arabian Gulf with responsibility for Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen. PSG looks after regional distribution strategy, commercial operation and management of the Perkins engines distribution sales development and product support capability.

PSG’s presence with Perkins at the Hall / Stand: S3B25 in the Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2013 highlights its joint engagement with customers and the assurance of engine sales / support, training and technical service support offered for Perkins products in the region.

The management team of Power Systems Gulf LLC which includes Srini Kadaba - General Manager, Krishna K Warrier - Sales & Marketing Manager, Shaik Rahim - Technical & Training Manager, Reuben Dias - Engine Sales & Applications and Karthik Harsha - Parts Support are participating in various support roles in the event.

Among the Perkins products being featured in today’s exhibition are the 1600 Series ElectropaK diesel engines, 400 Series ElectropaK - a proven source of power for generator set applications in regulated territories and 4000 Series gas power solutions.

Designed to meet key market nodes, the 1600 Series ElectropaK engine fills the gap between the company’s current 1300 and 2000 Series ranges. It comprises a range of full authority electronic control, turbocharged, air-to-air charge-cooled engines that have been developed to provide prime and standby power in a clean and cost-effective fashion with special emphasis placed on improved power density, reliability and robustness. The six-cylinder, 9.3 litre range offers outputs up to 300- kVA (240 kWe) prime power and 330 kVA (264 kWe) standby power at 1500 rpm, both key nodes.

The 400 Series ElectropaK, the new line up, is targeted at lesser and non-regulated countries. The 400A range has been developed to provide cost effective power. There are four engines in total, all of which come in ElectropaK specification providing a turnkey package for direct integration into generating plant. The 403A-11G1 offers 9.2 kVA prime power at 1500 rpm, the 403-15G1 is rated at 13.2 kVA prime power, slightly less than its G2 counterpart, while the larger displacement 404A-22G1 completes the line up with 20.3 kVA prime power on tap.

The 4000 Series gas engines can be used by our customers to meet their needs for either electrical power generation or combined heat and power. Developed from a proven engine range that offers superior performance and reliability, the 4006-23TRS is designed to meet the future demands of the power generation industry for clean, efficient gas fuelled engines.

Power Systems Gulf LLC as the chosen partner last year in the entire Gulf always ensures that Perkins global support standards are delivered to all customers in the region and to meet the demands of the ever-changing product support requirements for the new generation of technologically advanced engines now entering the markets.

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About Power Systems Gulf LLC (PSG)
Power Systems Gulf LLC (PSG), a part of The Kanoo Group based in Dubai, has been appointed last year as Perkins Distribution partner in the entire Gulf.

The objective of setting up PSG is to provide a consistent and seamless service across the region in line with Perkins vision and brand image. This incorporates engine sales, brand and product marketing, training, parts inventory optimization and technical / warranty support. PSG will also provide a local platform for OEMs, Distributors and end-users to address their technical and product support related queries rapidly.

This new business model for the Gulf covering seven countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Yemen) is implemented as part of Perkins strategy to grow and sustain 'Best in class' Distribution network.

Power Systems Gulf LLC working with Kanoo Distribution operations will offer a complete sales and product support package designed for competitive edge and complete peace of mind to OEMs in the region.



For media inquiries, please contact: Michelle Laylo | PR Executive | The Kanoo Group


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mohamed Kanoo meets President of Argentina

Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, area executive of The Kanoo Group (1st left) poses with other delegates during the UAE visit of  Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Area Executive of The Kanoo Group, along with representatives of prominent UAE business groups met with the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on 15th January 2013 at Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, as part of the President's state visit focused on strengthening political and economic relations.

The meeting discussed opportunities on investment and trade offered by Argentina, highlighting the synergies and economic complementarities, especially in the areas of industry, future energy, minerals and agricultural sector.

Speaking to a number of businesspersons and economists, including Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo on behalf of The Kanoo Group, the President of Argentina said that the agreements signed between the UAE and Argentina will help attract investments to both countries in the fields of renewable energy, tourism and others.

The Argentine President expressed her pleasure at visiting the UAE and at meeting the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. One of her agendas also included sessions in the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week hosted by Masdar from Jan. 13-17 as a keynote speaker.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was listed as one of the World's Most Powerful Women by Forbes; ranked #16 Power Women: August 2012. Under her administration, the economy sharply grew--the GDP is up 37% since 2007 at $725--pension and child welfare benefits increased and the poverty rate has fallen steadily.

Kanoo Machinery Staff wins Plaque of Appreciation from Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Amit Mohammed Iqlas (3rd left) receives the plaque of appreciation from Mr. Raju Tanna, along with The Kanoo Group officials at The Kanoo Group office in Karama


Dubai, UAE - January 23, 2013: Mr. Amit Mohammed Iqlas, Senior Sales Engineer of Kanoo Machinery Sharjah Branch was awarded with plaque of appreciation for his exceptional dedication and hard work in achieving exceptional sales of high-end Norton cutting and grinding products in Northern Emirates for 2012. The award was given on 23rd January 2013 at The Kanoo Group Karama office.

Mr. Raju Tanna, Area Sales Manager of Saint-Gobain Abrasives presented the award for this exceptional recognition.

Kanoo Machinery Management spearheaded by Mr. Bob Jennings (General Manager), together with Mr. Shakil Merchant (Divisional Sales & Marketing Manager), Mr. Abdul Tausif Butt (Regional Manager-NE) and staff were present during the short ceremony.