Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Kanoo Group honours 3 Accounts Employees at farewell party

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group hosted a farewell party for three senior employees of the Accounts Department, Mr. T.K. Sivadas, Mr. Charles Wilson and Mr. P.D. John, who retired recently, to  honour  them for their long years of fruitful and sincere services and achievements throughout their tenure in the company. The event was held on 13th September 2015 at Panorama Grand Hotel, Bur Dubai.

Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group graced the sendoff ceremony along with top management: Mr. Fahad Kanoo (Executive Director), Mr. Pieter Vorster (Regional Human Resources Manager), Mr. P.S. Ganapathi (Chief Finance Officer), and Mr. Badri Ramaswamy (Senior Finance Manager), in the presence of the Accounts staff and other employees.

Mr. P.S. Ganapathi welcomed the audience and spoke highly of the three employees. He said that they have rendered exemplary service for over 3 decades through their hard work, dedication and total loyalty to the company. He added that they are an inspiration to the younger members as each of them worked hard till the last day of their service. He wished them and their families all the best for the future.

Part of the gathering included a parting message from each of the three honorees. With a heartfelt message to everyone present in the event, Mr. Wilson said, “This is the most memorable day of my life. Being part of The Kanoo Group for over 33 years, it has become like a second home for me. It’s hard to say goodbye. I wish the company continued success in the future”.
Similarly, Mr. Sivadas in his speech said, “Working here has always been a pleasure. For almost 4 decades, The Kanoo Group has been a huge part of my existence. I do not have enough words to express my gratitude to my colleagues and to the company.”

Recounting his experience, Mr. John shared, “For 40 years that I watched the company – I joined in 1975… there was nothing, no rooms … offices were not there and no proper arrangements. We struggled and worked very hard and there were no computer facilities. We used stay in the office from 8:00 in the morning till 10:00 in the evening...  but it was an enjoyable experience and memory. For me, The Kanoo Group is like my own company”. He said that even though there were challenging moments, it was prayers that helped him throughout.

All of them also expressed their thankfulness to the Kanoo family, the management and their superiors for the opportunity, growth and experience that they have acquired from the very start to the end. 

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Mishal Kanoo expressed his admiration to the three trustworthy employees and felt emotional with their messages and recollection of the humble beginnings and how much time they have put in for the success of the group. “I am honoured and privileged for being part of you and the growth. I feel sad to see you go. But I am happy that you will continue with your journey to be with your families and enjoy whatever you like to do for the rest of your lives. This is important for me, and I want to get this message across all of you. We all should have a purpose in life and we must work hard to achieve that.”

 “I wish you the best from the bottom of my heart, on behalf of my family, the company and all your colleagues”, he ended.

Mr. Fahad Kanoo also delivered his message and sincerely thanked the senior staff for their valuable contributions to the growth of The Kanoo Group.  

Mr. Pieter Vorster said that retirement is not an easy decision to make. “The biggest challenge is not what they are going to do with their money, but what they are going to do with their time and how to keep themselves busy after they stop working. Kanoo has been fortunate to have a mix of experienced and new staff which keeps things in balance. With the roles that they played, these three gentlemen have been part of the balancing factor.”

Mr. Mishal Kanoo said “I wish you all the best and please don’t hesitate to come to us even in the future for things that we can help you with”.

Closing the ceremony, the management awarded the trio with a small memento on behalf of The Kanoo Group. This was followed with a buffet lunch, as the colleagues bid good bye to the three gentlemen. The farewell party was coordinated by Ms. Niloofer Kasad, the Executive Secretary.

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Kanoo Thunders nails Champion title in the AJV Agents League 2015

Kanoo Thunders defends its Cricket success against Travel challengers
Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Thunders, Kanoo Travel’s Cricket team once again won the top award in the recent Atlantic Joint Venture Agents League 2015 which was held at the United Pro Sports, Dubai on 28th August 2015.

The cricket match, The Atlantic Joint Venture Agents League 2015 was sponsored by Munich Airport, in conjunction with Star Alliance Members: Air Canada, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa Airlines, Swiss Airlines and United Airlines, and participated by industry partners in the UAE which includes the Kanoo Travel.

Team players Abdul Karim, Ankit Desai, Asim Fawaz, Tabrez Shaikh, Liston Olivera, Rafaz Mulla, Rizwan Alambath and Rijeesh Parambath consistently gave their best performances throughout the tournament.

Kanoo Thunders at The Atlantic Joint Venture Agents League 2015

One of the game highlights involved the first match between Kanoo Thunders and its old rivalry, Dnata Travel, with Kanoo Thunders’ stunning lead, scoring 86 runs in 8 overs against its opponent, scoring only 26 runs on board.

After series of play-offs, Kanoo Thunders overthrew its main contenders Dnata Travel, Sharaf Travel and BCD Travel in the final round; taking home the main trophy with pride and cheerfulness.

Captain Kaish Mujawar & vice-Captain Asim expressed his commendation to the players for their outstanding performances and for defending their top title in the previous tournaments. Equally, Team Mentor Mohammad Imran also congratulated the entire group for their unity and collaboration and admired the athletes for their team spirit, sportsmanship and courage in the games.

Naseer Khan and Irfan Zaka were also present at the event and showed their support and admiration to the team especially for winning in the finals.

Just recently, Kanoo Thunders as well ranked 1st prize win in the Sabre EmQuest Indoor Cricket Tournament which was held at Insportz Indoor Cricket facility in Dubai last January 2015, beating Sharaf Travels in the finals.

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The Kanoo Group receives Commercial Commitment Silver Jubilee Certificate from DED

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group recently received a Commercial Commitment Certificate award from the Department of Economics Development, Government of Dubai; a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region aimed to honour businesses that have completed 25 years without any fines or violations and in full compliance with DED regulations.
The exceptional accolade was awarded to The Kanoo Group on 3rd September 2015 and was formally received by Mr. Fahad Kanoo (Executive Director-UAE, The Kanoo Group).

Mr. Fahad Kanoo [left] receives the Commercial Commitment Certificate award from DED on behalf of The Kanoo Group

Speaking about the recent success, Mr. Fahad said, “This milestone accomplishment is a result of the dedication of our entire management and employees who work hard in fulfilling our mission, ‘Delivering Sustainable Excellence’, and with a common objective to collaborate with government efforts in establishing a rewarding and smooth business environment for all the consumers and traders.”

The Kanoo Group is amongst the 800 businesses in the Emirate who were honoured with the Silver Jubilee of Commercial Commitment for upholding the commercial laws and regulations of the government, thereby contributing to the overall progress and enhancement of the local economy and consumer protection environment in Dubai.

For more than 125 years in the business, The Kanoo Group has always been a tradition of excellence and best practices in delivering quality products and services to ensure that customers are treated as top priority at all times.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kanoo Machinery displays latest warehousing and storage solutions at Materials Handling Middle East 2015

Dubai, UAE – September 16, 2015: Kanoo Machinery is participating in the highly anticipated event, Materials Handling Middle East 2015, the only dedicated show in the region for professionals from every facet of the warehousing, supply chain and intra-logistics sector, which has started on 14th September 2015 and ending today at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. 
Mr. Karthikeyan Sargunavelu (Racking Systems Manager, Stor-Mat Systems) and Mr. Girish Nair (Regional Product Manager, Kanoo Machinery) arranged Kanoo Machinery’s participation in this year’s event, under the leadership and guidance of Mr. Deon Klerck (Divisional Manager - UAE, Kanoo Machinery) and Mr. Kannan Chandrasekaran (Divisional Manager, Sales - UAE, Kanoo Machinery).

Kanoo Machinery is exhibiting under Stand MH 612 at Hall 7, with the most recent trends, technologies and innovations that the materials handling and logistics industry has to offer, with unique capabilities of some of the world's most trusted forklift brands such as Hyster & Utilev, AUSA and Aisle-Master using solutions that are ideally suited and specific to the Middle East region.

Highlighting the importance of warehousing solutions, participating members of Kanoo Machinery also presented their full product and service offering to customers apart from test products on display, such as their racking, shelving, docking equipment and industrial door from Stor-Mat Systems LLC, part of the material handling market segment of Kanoo Machinery. 

Stor-Mat Systems LLC is one of the only few locally based storage and material handling companies with in-house expertise to carry out the design of complex storage facilities. It represents leading manufacturers including Eonmetall for aesthetic, ergonomic, feature-rich, cost-effective and safe storage systems; and Metech for advanced storage systems such as ASRS, rack supported warehouse and seismic protected racks. Separately, Stor-Mat Systems LLC also offers services for supply and installation of loading bay equipment from Inkema for dock levelers and shelters, scissor lift tables, and others.

With new products being launched, Kanoo Machinery is expecting to make a big impact in the market to benefit the GCC-based suppliers and retailers who are looking to streamline their materials handling and logistics operations. With the best available products only from quality brands, Kanoo Machinery ensures that customers increase their productivity and efficiency and get the best value for their equipment investment.

In summary, the Materials Handling Middle East, which is set to be bigger this year, boasts over 150 brands from many regional exhibitors, with special attention to six important and dynamic sectors where warehousing plays a critical role: Logistics & Supply Chain, RetailFMCGAutomotiveOil & Gas and Pharmaceuticals.

About Kanoo Machinery

Kanoo Machinery is a member of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, one of the largest family owned conglomerates in the region established in 1890. From Bahrain, the business spread in Saudi Arabia in the 1930s and UAE in 1960s. The Kanoo Group was established as a trade name which operates in UAE and Oman.
Since mid-1960s, Kanoo Machinery represents a wide range of leading international equipment brands/manufacturers within such areas as maintenance and construction, earth-moving machinery, cranes and material handling, power generation, marine power, airport equipment, welding supplies, safety and testing services, specialised equipment and services, agricultural equipment, industrial and automotive diesel engines and parts and workshop support services.
Kanoo Machinery has gained a considerable reputation as an expert solutions provider through its personalised service and dependability in delivering first class machinery and equipment along with its associated support services to both Government and Private sector customers. The world-class products offered by Kanoo Machinery are backed by a strong and efficient after sales network of workshops, replacement parts and mobile service facilities throughout the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula.


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