Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kanoo Machinery rolls out latest technology tractors at AgraME 2015

Mr. James McSorley, Regional Sales Manager – Abu Dhabi (2nd left) demonstrates product features
to customers during the AGRAME 2015
Dubai, UAE: The official distributor of Massey Ferguson™ in the UAE, unveiled its latest MF 4708 Global Series Tractors which are set to revolutionise the quality of agriculture industry, in the recent AGRAME 2015 which was held at the Dubai International Exhibition Center on 16th - 18th March 2015.

AGRAME is the leading agribusiness trade event in the region. The latest edition showcased over 250 exhibitors from 30 countries, to promote their latest advances in agriculture and horticulture, poultry and livestock, in addition to agri machinery and supplies sectors; which was a launch pad for Kanoo Machinery to offer its latest Global Series for Massey Ferguson in the GCC market.

The Massey Ferguson MF 4708 Tractor was tailor-made for modern applications using the latest engineering, cutting-edge manufacturing tools and techniques that provide the most efficient and dependable operation for wide-ranging farming needs. It boasts a 4.4-litre AGCO power, 82 HP turbocharged engine, an 8 speed transmission with reverse shuttle, along with other main features and benefits such as external hydraulics, single speed 540 rpm independent PTO, a folding ROPS and sun canopy and a gear driven open centre hydraulic system.

Mr. James McSorley (Regional Sales Manager – Abu Dhabi), overseeing Kanoo Machinery’s participation the event, stated, “It is a great opportunity for us to engage in the largest and highly successful AGRAME 2015 which is the perfect platform for us in Kanoo Machinery to unveil our revolutionary technology tractors in the region. Most importantly, as the GCC faces challenges in agriculture sector, it is essential that we collaborate for advance sustainable agricultural systems that can help in the development and growth of this industry in this part of our community”.

He added, “While the MF 4708 tractors largely cater to agriculture sector, they are also applicable to diverse municipal and industrial applications such as airports, seaports and haulage operations. In a nutshell, the Kanoo Machinery stand captured the attention of many of our visitors and exhibitors alike. We are absolutely delighted with the favourable feedbacks that we received from our customers which helped us identify our potential partners.” 

Middle East Electricity 2015 and Perkins Distributor Council Conference

PSG, Perkins strengthen ties

Power Systems Gulf, a member of The Kanoo Group, along with Perkins UK, participated in the 2015 Middle East Electricity Exhibition which was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 2nd – 4th March, 2015 to showcase the broad Perkins product range from the 400 to the 4000 series and to promote the strong product support network in the region.

The Middle East Electricity is the largest and longest running power event in the region which brings together leaders from the power, lighting, nuclear or renewable energy sectors to exhibit their products and services.  The recent 40th Edition gathered more than 1,300 exhibitors in an area of approximately 54,000sqm, with around 20,000 visitors showing interest in the power generation segment.

This year, the Perkins exhibition stand was massive, well-designed and futuristic, which was located right in front of the Hall 1 entrance. The new Perkins product displayed was the 1506A engine manufactured in US, which is built on a reliable core to deliver improved performance and improved ambient capability upto 53 deg C, in the range of 200 – 330kVA. Power Systems Gulf provided a 4006 diesel engine from stock for display, which comes from an engine family offering proven quality, class leading warranty and reliability in key locations around the globe.

Perkins regional Gas Centre of Excellence partner Mayphil was also present at the stand displaying a Perkins 4006-23TRS gas engine. 

Importance of the use of genuine parts was highlighted with genuine vs non-genuine parts display and messaging. 

Perkins also held a customer event outside the Exhibition on the evening of the 2nd day, to engage and thank its partners, OEMs and customers, which was attended by more than 100 delegates.

Power Systems Gulf partnership with OEMs was strengthened during this Exhibition, with several tripartite discussions held, to sort out issues and to further enhance business cooperation. Very few customer complaints were received at the stand, which conveyed the message to Perkins that the business model they have put in place for this region is working quite well.

During the Exhibition, an order for 100 engines was finalized with an OEM with the support from Perkins on delivery, which would be going into a project for Saudi Ministry.

Perkins Distributor Council Conference

The day after the Exhibition, on 5th March, Perkins Distributor Council Conference was held at the Power Systems Gulf facility in JAFZA. This was attended by 25 people, representing Distribution from Europe, Africa Middle East, Turkey and CIS, and included 4 Top Management representatives from Perkins.  

GM, PSG Srini Kadaba opened the Conference and welcomed the delegates. Distributor Excellence program and Global Marketing update was provided by Perkins and presentations from Distribution covered several best practices being followed.

Krishna K Warrier, on behalf of Power Systems Gulf, presented the Perkins engine population data collection campaign concept and strategic parts pricing project for the region, which were well received by both Perkins and Distributor representatives present. 

Shaik Rahim, PSG Technical & Training Manager took the Delegates on a tour of the Training Facility, built to Perkins standards.

Perkins Management thanked the Distribution for their continued engagement in Perkins business and appreciated the support provided by Power Systems Gulf for Perkins products in the region. The excellent arrangements and coordination for the Conference provided by PSG Team was also highlighted and recognized. 

Power Systems Gulf Dubai was set up to manage Perkins business and to deliver product support excellence across the Arabian Gulf - that 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 also provides a local platform for OEMs, Distributors and end-users to rapidly address their technical and product support related queries.

New Perkins 1506A Engine displayed at
the exhibition

4006 Engine from PSG stock displayed
at the exhibition

Distributor Conference
Presentation by Servipower, Nigeria

Distributor Conference
Presentation by Power Systems Gulf, Dubai

Distributor Conference
Presentation by IPG, CIS

Delegates at Distributor Conference

Delegates attending the Training Facility tour

Delegates in front of The Kanoo Group Building, JAFZA

L to R: Brian O’Sullivan (EGM - Kanoo Machinery), Trevor Toulson (EAME & CIS
Regional Director - Perkins), Bill Giunta (Global Sales & Marketing GM - Perkins)
and Srini Kadaba (GM - PSG) at the Distributor Conference


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kanoo Engineering partners with CIS & Konecranes

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Engineering, a member of The Kanoo Group, recently supplied steel girders for one of the largest span EOT Cranes in the Middle East. The two number of 5T capacity cranes with a span of 50 metres was designed by Konecranes and manufactured and assembled in Kanoo Engineering workshops at Dubai Industrial City with the components imported from Konecranes Factory in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

The EOT cranes were provided for the Oman Defence for its aircraft hangar at Jabreen Airbase in Oman.

The cranes were originally planned to be despatched in two lengths, but Kanoo Engineering was able to arrange for the girders to be manufactured in one length of 50 metres and transported to site by road transport using special dolly trailers. The girders were 2 metres deep and each one weighing approximately 28 tonnes.

Kanoo Engineering met all the project specifications to the satisfaction of the customer and delivered the girders cost effectively in time. As a result of the success of the project, Kanoo Engineering was awarded with 2 more EOT crane girders with a span of 39 meter for a similar project in Oman.

“The partnership between Kanoo Engineering and CIS / Konecranes will definitely add more and more successful projects to our credentials and we look forward to open new frontier of custom built EOT cranes throughout the GCC countries”, said Mark Vinnicombe, General Manager of Kanoo Engineering.

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

H.A.K Industrial Chemicals LLC unveils coatings range at MECS 2015

Dubai, UAE: H.A.K Industrial Chemicals LLC, a member of The Kanoo Group and one of the largest suppliers of specialty chemicals & equipment and raw materials for specific industries in the region, participated in the 2015 Middle East Coatings Show which was held from 9-11th March 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Middle East Coatings is the largest coatings event in the Middle East and Gulf Region. This year’s edition was sponsored by Polymers Paint Colour Journal and Asia Pacific Coatings Journal and organised by The Coatings Group and DMG events.

H.A.K Industrial Chemicals LLC represents over 15 companies in UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar in the field of paints, coatings, construction chemicals and printing inks.

This year, Venkatesan Krish, General Manager of H.A.K Industrial Chemicals LLC, along with members of his team, displayed their latest product range from two important principals – Potters and Arabian Zinc at Stand B21. Potters is the largest producer of quality glass beads in the world, with a global network of 25 production plants throughout Europe, North and South America and Australasia. Arabian Zinc is the only producer of Zinc Oxide and Zinc Dust in this region and its products are widely used in protective coatings, rubber, pharma and plastics, to name a few.

The Show was well attended by existing and potential customers from the GCC, Africa and the sub-continent. Arabian Zinc presented a paper at the Technical Forum on their new product range.

H.A.K Industrial Chemicals LLC is also the authorised agent for Cabot, LKAB, Omega Minerals, Pergan, AkzoNobel, Alberdingk Boley, BASF, Borica, Dow, DSM, Dynoadd, Eastman, Elementis, Ixan-Diofan, Lawter and Michelman in this market.

With the efficient infrastructure of The Kanoo Group and the facilities of other Kanoo divisions, H.A.K Industrial Chemicals LLC continuously provides exceptional services to its customers in the UAE and other Gulf countries. It has technically qualified employees to ensure that sufficient stock of most products, including cold storage, is maintained in its warehouse at all times.

At large, H.A.K Industrial Chemicals LLC conforms to ISO 9001:2008 standards which earns the confidence of its clients for product and service quality. With today’s burgeoning chemical industry needs in the region, H.A.K constantly adds more and more products and principals to its portfolio, to better serve its customers, while on the roadmap towards sustainable excellence.


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