Monday, March 25, 2013

Weerasekara receives outstanding sales award

Dubai, UAE – March 18, 2013 - Sanka Weerasekara, Senior Sales Executive of Kanoo Machinery (Abu Dhabi Branch) was awarded with Plaque of Appreciation by Hyster for his outstanding sales achievement for the year 2012 held recently at The Kanoo Group Karama office.

The Kanoo Group supports UAE cancer charity as a Platinum Sponsor

James Newman, Territory Manager (Middle East & Africa) of Hyster presented the prestigious award in the presence of Kanoo Machinery officials: Bob Jennings (General Manager), Shakil Merchant (Divisional Sales and Marketing Manager), Mohammad Himmo (Branch Manager-AUH) and other management staff during the short ceremony.

Kanoo Machinery as a chosen distributor in the region has been offering its clients with premier world leading brands such as Hyster® which specializes in forklifts, materials-handling equipment and leading warehousing solutions for all industries.

The Kanoo Group supports UAE cancer charity as a Platinum Sponsor
Sanka Weerasekara (left) receives the Plaque of Appreciation from James Newman during the awards ceremony at The Kanoo Group – Karama office.

The Kanoo Group supports UAE cancer charity as a Diamond Sponsor

Dubai, UAE – March 03, 2013 - The Kanoo Group once again took the significant opportunity to support philanthropy after signing a Diamond sponsorship with The Oil Barons Charity Ball. This annual gala dinner, now on its 10th year will take place at Meydan Racecourse Dubai on March 8, 2013 focused on fundraising for its sole benefactor, Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FOCP).

The gala brings together key persons in the energy sector to raise funds for a non-profit cancer foundation
Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) is a charitable, volunteer based foundation operating under the umbrella of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah with key objectives to provide moral, financial, emotional and medical support for cancer patients, while aiming to create a widespread awareness about cancer, early detection and prevention within UAE community. FOCP has been able to support over 500 patients over the past decade. Since its partnership with Oil Barons Charity Ball on 2008, they were able to raise more than AED 1 Million for charity.

Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Honorary President of UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA), the 10th Oil Barons Charity Ball once again calls upon the generosity of the region's energy sector to support patients and their families in the UAE that have been affected by cancer.

Over the years, the Oil Barons Charity Ball has become an important component of the corporate social responsibility program of The Kanoo Group as a participating sponsor. In 2011 over 2,000 guests which included top management executives from The Kanoo Group along with industry players in the Oil and Gas gathered in the event. Part of the fundraising activities which is truly unforgettable was the number of exciting auction items up for grabs with some 'money can't buy' packages.

The Oil Barons Charity Ball

"Oil Baron of the Year" is also awarded every year as one of the highlights of the event. This honour is given to the top industry executive who has positively impacted the Middle East's energy sector through exceptional leadership, business acumen and societal contributions which includes engagement in corporate social responsibility activities.

Power Systems Gulf upbeat about future

Dubai, UAE – March 07, 2013 - Power Systems Gulf LLC, a part of The Kanoo Group gained remarkable success and strong market presence during its participation with Perkins in the Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2013 held recently.
The Kanoo Group supports UAE cancer charity as a Platinum Sponsor
This year's exhibition marked a prominent recognition to Power Systems Gulf due to its professional approach to business, commitment to customers and excellent customer service response in the entire region.

Power Systems Gulf as the appointed regional distributor of Perkins in the Arabian Gulf since last year looks after regional distribution strategy, commercial operation and management of the Perkins engines distribution sales development and product support capability throughout Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen.

The Kanoo Group supports UAE cancer charity as a Platinum Sponsor
Srini Kadaba (2nd - left) and Krishna Warrier (3rd - left) of Power Systems Gulf in discussions with customers during the exhibit

One of the exhibition highlights was the added confidence placed on Perkins-powered gensets for both prime and standby applications by customers. This is because of the visibility and recognition given to authorized Perkins Distributor OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) through 'Certificate of Authenticity' that gives assurance to end-users in the genuineness of the Perkins engines they are buying. This also gives the OEM an assurance of product support to their end-users wherever their Perkins engines are operating.

Shiju Thomas, Reuben Dias, Srini Kadaba, Shaik Rahim and Krishna Warrier in the 2013 Middle East Electricity Exhibition
This unique opportunity has encouraged many new genset assemblers to approach Power Systems Gulf to join hands for engine business cooperation. Power Systems Gulf engine sales package offers applications support, training, Extended Service Contracts, OEM Dealer agreements and more importantly, stability in the long term, to do business with a trusted Perkins partner upholding its values of honesty and integrity.

Another noticeable point during the exhibition was the absence of serious complaints on product support issues from territories. This is a testimony to the fact that the new regional business model implemented is improving the support levels for Perkins products in the region.

Middle East Electricity 2013 was the biggest event in its 38-year history with over 18,000 visitors reviewing the latest products and services and 1,100 exhibitors from 60 countries. Close to 150 exhibitors – all generator set and engine manufacturers including Perkins were gathered in one specific section, Sheikh Saeed Halls which covers a total floor area of 5,750 square meters during the exhibition.

With strong foundation in place and with the positive feedback received from Middle East Electricity Exhibition, Power Systems Gulf is very optimistic to grow Perkins business sustainably in the region through its strategic alignment with Kanoo & Perkins vision.

Monday, March 4, 2013 wins Best Web Design Award, the official corporate website of Power Systems Gulf LLC, a member of The Kanoo Group won the Web Design Award for January 2013 announced recently by DesignFirms™.

DesignFirms is a professional web design, mobile development and marketing company directory since 2003. It has the largest (over 20,000) human-edited creative, professional database from trustworthy design firms, development companies, top freelancers, advertising agencies and marketing professional, among others. Its goal is to help find designers and developers to showcase their talents and creativity and recognize their works through various web awards. stood out among other professional site entries from around the globe in the award. The website was judged according to creativity and design; ease of use and effectiveness and programming/compatibility.

Ali Islim and Ramesh Varakkoth from The Kanoo Group-Marketing worked as a team in the design of the corporate website with utmost dedication and hard work.

This significant quality award not only improved the web credibility of Power Systems Gulf but also served as a great marketing tool for being able to showcase its outstanding web environment to its customers/clients.

As the Internet grows exponentially every day - with every new websites, the standard that comes with it also grows and the demand for bigger and enhanced sites has also come. has achieved a milestone on standards and continues to move forward with the latest web developments.

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