Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kanoo Machinery introduces new Bobcat Backhoe loader in the UAE market

UAE: Kanoo Machinery introduced its new Bobcat Backhoe Loaders to the UAE customers through its Meet & Greet Contractors Day held respectively on 23rd and 30th May 2016 at its JAFZA and Mussafah premises as the equipment giant’s authorised distributor.

The Meet & Greet Contractors Day was attended by Kanoo Machinery senior management, which was a networking and business opportunity mostly targeted for key decision makers, GMs and plant managers from major construction companies in the UAE where a demand for a versatile machine that can be put to diverse uses at different job sites in the region is tremendous. 

Overall, the event saw Kanoo Machinery’s 6-8 major contracting business customers in each branches get acquainted with the newly launched Bobcat range and models. The new B700+ range is Bobcat’s first attempt in the backhoe loader category and the first to be revealed in the Middle East.

Bobcat’s backhoe loader range comprises of four models, the B700, B730, B750 and B780 with variety of options that can be configured as per customer’s requirements. Although all models share the same 4.4-litre, maximum torque of 408 Nm at 1350 rpm, and direct fuel injection engine producing 74.5 kW (100hp) at 2200 rpm, their transmissions vary from model to model, with a choice of four-speed synchroshuttle, powershift or auto powershift. 

Added distinguishing features include the hydraulic controls and the bucket cylinders, with the B700 featuring a single loader cylinder while the others sport double loaders. Among other options include cab-over or fully enclosed cabins.

The customers mostly passed positive reviews and feedbacks to the new products especially in terms of comfort to the operators – a spacious operator’s cabin; easy service accessibility – a large engine hood; and an advanced control valve assembly.

Similarly, Kanoo Machinery recently introduced the newly launched Bobcat sand cleaner. A demonstration of the equipment was carried for ‘Lavajet’, one of the major beach cleaning customers in Abu Dhabi. The machines were brought to Corniche beach where Kanoo did the demonstration for Lavajet for its clients SERCO & Abu Dhabi Municipality. Serco officials were present at the demo site and were quite satisfied with the machines’ performance.

Kanoo Machinery, a member of The Kanoo Group is the authorised sole distributor for Bobcat® in the UAE and Bahrain. These world-class products are backed by Kanoo Machinery’s strong and efficient sales and after-market service network of workshops, replacement parts and mobile service facilities.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Kanoo Group donates Dh1m to 'Reading Nation' drive

The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the UAE, donated Dh 1 million to support the 'Reading Nation' campaign for Ramadan.

The campaign was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in line with the UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's dedication of 2016 as the 'Year of Reading.'

'Reading Nation' aims to distribute five million books to children in refugee camps and schools around the world, establish over 2,000 libraries in different Arab and Islamic countries, and to support various educational programmes organised by humanitarian organisations..

Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group, said, "Our participation in this humanitarian initiative reaffirms our continued efforts in providing community support and paying back to society."

He added, "We are honoured to support 'Reading Nation' campaign and be part of a project that we believe will have a huge positive impact on generations and communities across the region and the world."

For years, The Kanoo Group has been supporting various initiatives that aim to foster social welfare and community-based sustainable developments.

About The Kanoo Group

‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. 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, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision 

The Leading Family Business In The Region And Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Kanoo Group receives Appreciation Award from Abu Dhabi University as Strategic Partner

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group received an Appreciation Award on behalf of the group, as one of Abu Dhabi University’s recognized strategic partners who have supported the University’s academic journey throughout its pursuit of international institutional recognition and academic accreditation from the “Western Association of Schools and Colleges: Senior College and University Commission –WSCUC”.  

The appreciation was part of a special ceremony held recently at the Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and several government officials and community leaders who have supported the University’s academic journey. 

Receiving international academic accreditation from WSCUC is Abu Dhabi University’s biggest milestone to date, especially as this prestigious honor was awarded  to the University for a period of 6 years, for upholding the highest international academic standards of higher education institutions worldwide in teaching, scientific research and community service and for its commitment to three core values: student learning and success outcomes, quality and improvement, and institutional integrity, sustainability and accountability.

Abu Dhabi University offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based on the American model of higher education, as well as several professional diploma and postgraduate programs. In addition, Abu Dhabi University is licensed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and all of its degree programs have received accreditation by the Ministry. The University is also accredited across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Iran, and all its degree programs are recognized by the various Ministries of Education in these countries.


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