Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mishal Kanoo Signs DP World Supply Deal

Mishal Kanoo (2nd-right) signs supply deal with DP World

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Machinery, a member of The Kanoo Group secured an exclusive long-term supply deal with DP World which further strengthens business optimism and the growing alliance between two of the region’s leading companies. Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group together with Mr. Esam Khoori, Director-Procurement of DP World signed the agreement on 22nd April 2013 at The Kanoo Group main office - Bur Dubai.
DP World (one of the largest maritime terminal operators in the world) includes an exclusive bulk supply of Hyster lift truck spare parts from Kanoo Machinery - apart from their future expansion capabilities to offer other franchises like Perkins and Tennant, etc. as a sole distributor in the Middle East.
Mr. Nabil Qayed (Technical Director), Mr. Jamal Ahmed Al Kindi (Manager-Materials Management) and other procurement officials of DP World attended the event, in the presence of senior management members of The Kanoo Group and Kanoo Machinery.
In the opening ceremony, Mr. Mishal Kanoo stated that The Kanoo Group is privileged and honored to be associated with DP World and that this partnership can help make DP World become more successful – and that The Kanoo Group is proud to be a part of it.
Mr. Esam Khoori also commented that this strategic partnership is a great advantage with mutual benefits, which brings the right results from the right people and that this venture is something relatively new for DP World.
“I would like to thank Kanoo Machinery for their initiative, walking the extra mile with DP World in bringing this business relationship from customers’ to partners’ level. This consignment of spare parts wouldn’t come to reality if not for their efforts and also in believing in DP World as a successful international company representing Dubai and the UAE,” said Mr. Jamal Ahmed Al Kindi.
Shakil Merchant, Divisional Sales Manager-UAE of Kanoo Machinery added: “Kanoo Machinery had been looking forward to this day and we have been working hard for a long time to achieve this. At last this deal has come true and is a good association of the business with the consignment stock keeping in DP World.”
As organizer for the event, Praveen Hubli, Aftermarket Sales Manager-UAE of Kanoo Machinery affirmed: “The consignment stock concept discussed with DP World was very much appreciated and welcomed. DP World does not have to keep any inventory of spare parts for machines, as this will be done by Kanoo Machinery premises and the parts required will be available 24/7, so efficiency and delivery time are greatly reduced, thus giving immense benefit to both parties.”
This undertaking is another mark of long-term business commitments that The Kanoo Group shares with DP World. The recent Top Vendor Award for year 2012 given by DP World to The Kanoo Group on behalf of Kanoo Machinery is a constant reminder of its dedication, which brings business opportunities up to the next level.

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.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Kanoo Group holds 14th Blood Donation Drive

The blood donation campaign is part of The Kanoo Group's continuous efforts to step-forward for a noble cause and to highlight the principles of corporate social responsibility

Dubai, UAE – April 09, 2013 - The Kanoo Group, in cooperation with Blood Donation Center-Latifa Hospital, yesterday marked the successful conclusion of the blood donation drive held at The Kanoo Group Main Office - HAK Training Hall, Bur Dubai.

Management staff from all divisions and branches across UAE, along with friends and families lined up to support the initiative which was conducted between 9.00 am to 1.30 pm by specialized medical team from Latifa Hospital and organized by The Kanoo Group Marketing Department.

Ali Islim, Marketing Manager on behalf of The Kanoo Group said: "It is an excellent opportunity to be a part of this humanitarian programme which reflects the shared beliefs and values of The Kanoo Group throughout the years on the importance of donation and community service. On behalf of the marketing team I would like to commend all the efforts for the collaboration and remarkable response of the 14th Blood Donation Campaign."

The Kanoo Group has been successfully conducting this campaign since 2003 and continuously promotes and encourages employees to partake in such priceless commitment to save lives as an integral part of the society.

The entire blood donation process was simple which took only 15 minutes on the average, for each patient, and received an overall positive feedback on safety and handling.

The volunteers were presented with tailor-made tokens from The Kanoo Group for their wholehearted efforts that underline the importance of restoring health and lives of people among others from around the world who earnestly seek help every second in the hope to reverse the course of their fate forever.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kanoo Travel shares best practices in the 7th cycle - MRM Business Award 2013

The workshops are comprehensive qualification programs to assist businesses to adopt Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Performance Model (MRM)

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Travel, being a proud winner of the 6th cycle of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Excellence Award shared insights on the topic “Achieving Customer-driven Innovation”, in a series of Best-Practices Seminars hosted by Dubai Chamber held in its Dubai head office on 27th February 2013.

On behalf of Kanoo Travel, Nayeem Syed (Network Manager - Business Development) discussed the topic to a group of senior representatives from various corporate industries, followed by a panel discussion represented by him and Aubrey Heldt (Regional Operations Manager).

The Best Practices Seminar is an opportunity for previous winners as business models to share their ideas, standards and experiences towards pursuance of excellence in applying for the Business Award under the framework of the Program. It also aims to highlight the importance of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Club which encourages interaction, learning and cooperation among its members while developing business competitiveness, adopting global best practices and elevating their business reputations worldwide.

Held annually under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the MRM Business Award is the region’s most prestigious business award initiated by Dubai Chamber to support and reward the efforts of UAE-based businesses contributing to the economic development of the country.

Aubrey Heldt and Nayeem Syed, together with Prashant Nassery (Projects & Quality Manager) and Rayner Mathias (Quality Coordinator) from Kanoo Travel collectively worked as a team in this project to showcase the best practices and latest innovations.

Over the years, this seminar has always been supported by Kanoo Travel. The various topics shared by speakers have helped many companies meet international standards and have aligned them in their management techniques. This initiative has further strengthened the Kanoo Travel’s partnership with all its stakeholders throughout the region.

The seminar concluded with a token of appreciation presented by Dubai Chamber to Kanoo Travel for the valuable contribution in the success of the event.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Kanoo Group on Golf Tournament: It’s for charity

This annual tournament raises substantial fund to support local charities 

Dubai, UAE – March 25, 2013: The Kanoo Group supported a major charitable initiative as a Platinum Sponsor in the 21st McDermott Charity Golf Classic held on March 14, 2013 at The Els Club, Dubai Sports City. The organizers recognized the need for sports more than ever, combined with philanthropic focus which drew corporate clients for a challenging tournament.

Since its inception in 1992, this annual golf tournament has grown significantly and has received great sponsorship support from various local and international clients. Its goal is to raise funds for local charity institutions mainly the Dubai Center for Special Needs (DCSN).

The Dubai Center for Special Needs is a non-profit organization that provides the highest standards of service in specialized education and therapy for children with various disabilities. It is a caring environment, largely dependent on the generosity of the local communities and corporations.  Its aim is to provide each and every one of its students the key to a positive life, thereby "Lighting the path to a brighter future".

In the early eighties, the idea of establishing a Center to serve the needs of individuals with special needs took form. With an aim to raise funds, DCSN faces each day with a hope that more members of the community will step forward to offer their support.

McDermott Charity Golf Classic hosted a ‘Shrimp Boil’ in Dubai Offshore Sailing Club as an opening for the Charity Auction. It was followed by the golf tournament back at The Els Club. Teams were selected from various entries with the aim to balance the handicaps of all teams during the process.

The event ended with Awards Dinner wherein three team winners were presented with engraved trophies for First, Second, Third Place respectively; while prizes were also given for the ‘Golf Competition Hole Prizes’ for excellent performers in the 18 holes.

Mr. Bob Curtis, CEO - UAE & Oman graced the event on behalf of The Kanoo Group as a major sponsor.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Kanoo-American Express Annual Network Forum Held

This annual forum gathers top travel industry players in the Middle East

Nabeel Kanoo, Director, Kanoo Travel

Middle East, March 31, 2013: Kanoo Travel, the largest travel company in the Middle East conducted the Annual Kanoo-American Express Travel Network Forum held recently at InterContinental Hotel, Amman, Jordan. Senior representatives from American Express Travel Partner Network, USA and UK, together with partners from 14 different regional markets including Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Yemen, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and UAE, to name a few, attended the event. This year’s forum was sponsored by Sabre Travel Network and Co-sponsored by American Express Cards Middle East.

Several topics related to the travel management industry including new technologies, pricing strategies and announcement of several developments that drive value to customer’s travel management programs were highlighted as enhancements to AMEX Travel customer’s and partner’s overall experiences. Latest plans in terms of investments in new training resources, quality tools and corporate payment solution were also announced.  

The Forum members also welcomed two new agents from Afghanistan and Tunisia to the AMEX Travel Network, and shared success stories and various other business related matters with partners. 

Speaking after the conference, Nabeel Kanoo, Director, Kanoo Travel said: “We hosted the initial meeting in Dubai back in 2011 and then decided to host it annually at one of the partner’s home country each year. Choosing Jordan didn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as the safety, beauty and hospitality of this country made it the perfect destination for our 2013 forum. At Kanoo, we always pursue promoting our partners, as well as their countries in an endeavor to reflect their true image. This experience in Jordan will help our partners understand the market better and identify opportunities for future initiatives”. 

He added: “This event is a platform for all our partners to meet annually and discuss new opportunities, share local best practices and exchange thoughts on growth strategies for the future. In a world of globalization as a result of the tremendous developments in the Information Technology and Communications sector, such partnerships and leveraging of each other’s local strengths are essential to help us stay ahead of the international competition we all face in our markets. This meeting is proof of our ambitions in continuing and growing the Kanoo-American Express Network.” 

H.E Munir Nassar, Managing Director - United Travel Agency stated:  “Since we partnered with Kanoo in 1976, we’ve been proudly witnessing a series of achievements and success stories around the world. Our MENA network is being reinforced with the new partnerships we accumulated with many establishments in the Travel industry such as Airlines, Hotels, and Agents around the region, ensuring our clients the premium experience they deserve and has been promised by Kanoo-American Express Travel.” 

When asked about choosing Jordan as the host destination, he commented: “Hosting the 2013 Forum in Jordan gave us the exceptional chance to escort our honorable partners to the world’s new Wonder Petra and the reviving Dead Sea which was nothing short of an astonishing experience”.

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.