Friday, 11 February 2022

Kanoo Africa gets nominated to provide logistics, shore support for Weddell Sea Project


Kanoo Africa, a segment of Kanoo Shipping—a division of The Kanoo Group and Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo—has been nominated to provide logistics and shore support for the Weddell Sea Project.

The Weddell Sea Project is an expedition that aims to locate ‘Endurance’, a general cargo that was built in 2012 and is sailing under the flag of Antigua Barbuda. Kanoo Africa was chosen for this project as it has been providing support in Cape Town for the mobilization of the vessel SA Agulhas II, which has been chartered for this year’s expedition to Antarctica.


The expedition party will depart from Cape Town in February 2022, and shall return to the city in March this year. For this specific project, Kanoo Africa will be responsible for clearing and transporting specialized equipment and cargo that will be loaded onto the SA Agulhas II; bunkering and providing fuel supplies; husbandry services such as people movement, hotel bookings, COVID-19 screening and testing for the team; and providing local procurement and shore support.


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Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Kanoo Machinery discusses future business opportunities with Combilift, Enterprise Ireland


(L-R) Kamlesh, Asarpota, the division’s Sales Manager for UAE; Kannan Chandrasekaran, Kanoo Machinery’s Country Manager for UAE and Oman; Alan O’Mahony, the Senior Market Advisor of Enterprise Ireland for the MENA Region; and Nick Lojevec, the Business Development Manager of Combilift


As part of its commitment to propel its business towards greater heights, Kanoo Machinery—a leading provider of world-class machinery brands for sales and aftersales in the region—recently met with representatives from Combilift, one of its trusted partners headquartered in Ireland, and Enterprise Ireland, the Government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.

The meeting, conducted in the office of the division in Al-Quoz, highlighted potential business opportunities between Ireland and the UAE—through strengthening its partnership with Combilift.

An acknowledged leader in material handling industry, providing warehouse, bulk and long load handling solutions, Combilift is the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and Straddle Carriers. Combilift has sold over 60,000 units in over 85 countries since its establishment in 1998. Its other brand, called Aisle-Master, manufactures narrow aisle articulated electric forklift—which are also distributed by Kanoo Machinery.

Enterprise Ireland acts as a trusted source of innovation for international companies by connecting them to cutting edge Irish products and services. The organization partners with Irish enterprises—such as Combilift—to help them start, grow, and innovate to win export sales in global markets. As Ireland’s national export agency, their goal is to simplify the purchasing process for customers and build long-term business relationships between international companies and Irish suppliers.

The meeting highlighted how the continued partnership between Kanoo Machinery and Combilift can be strengthened further, and how Enterprise Ireland can contribute to further putting the latter on the industry map as well as boosting its international operations—specifically in the Middle East.

Kannan Chandrasekaran, Kanoo Machinery’s Country Manager for UAE and Oman also highlighted some of the division’s achievements and operations, as well as how it helps its principals like Combilift.

“We have established ourselves as a trusted brand because we provide 100% customer service excellence movement, which assures all our customers not just quality service, but also complete transparency in our operations. Through the ethics that we have cultivated and our good brand positioning, we get to help our principals like Combilift distribute more industrial products within the region,” he said.

Kamlesh, Asarpota, the division’s Sales Manager for UAE, added: “Kanoo Machinery is really committed to helping this brand boost its business, and with its quality products, we definitely see potential growth for Combilift.”

Mahmood Mian, The Kanoo Group’s Business Development Manager, meanwhile, sees potential for the partnership to help boost Ireland’s tourism and business development.

“We see there's a lot of latent upsides in this partnership, exciting potential to also strengthen our presence in Ireland. There are a lot of amazing things to discover in this country from tourism to business opportunities. I hope that in the future, this is something we can explore and dig deep further. We just need the partnership to go forward to kickstart it,” he said.

Nick Lojevec, the Business Development Manager of Combilift, notes that they have been exclusively dealing with Kanoo Machinery for its GCC Operations because of the division’s utmost reliability, commitment to their brands such as COMBILIFT & AISLE-MASTER, well supported by Kanoo Machienry’s excellent 24 x 7 after-sales support.

“Kanoo Machinery has been in the business for decades, and the fact that it has stood the test of time is a testament to just how stable and reliable this company is. It is extremely easy for us to work with them not just because of their ethics, but because of The Kanoo Group’s established name in the industry,” he said.

Alan O’Mahony, the Senior Market Advisor of Enterprise Ireland for the MENA Region noted that the meeting solidified a strong relationship between Combilift and Kanoo Group and set out a clear strategy for all enitities to work together and drive further growth for the brand in the Gulf.

“As a Government organization, Enterprise Ireland is committed to supporting the international development of our local enterprises such as Combilift. I was really looking forward to meeting the representatives of Kanoo Machinery to get a glimpse of how we can provide more support for this company. I am confident that this partnership will further help expand Combilift’s activities and grow its international sales We are here to support Kanoo Machinery in any way that we can in order to help Combilift grow further,” he said.


About Kanoo Machinery

Kanoo Machinery is a division of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the region established in 1890. Since mid-1960s, Kanoo Machinery represents a wide range of leading international equipment brands /manufacturers within areas such as Power Generation, Hydraulic Mobile Cranes, Material Handling, Construction, Industrial, Agricultural & Cleaning, Welding & consumables,  safety & testing services, specialised equipment & services and Diesel Engines, well supported by spare parts distribution and service support all over the UAE.

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

The Kanoo Group supports Etisalat as it showcases digital solutions at Expo 2020


As Etisalat continues to showcase its offerings to guests and potential partners at the Expo 2020 Dubai, The Kanoo Group on 19th December 2021 visited the telecommunication group’s pavilion to check out its wide range of innovative digital solutions.

The Kanoo Group’s CEO for the UAE and Oman Fahad Kanoo, along with the executive team in the UAE, as well as the Group CTO from HQ in Bahrain, showed their support for Etisalat as the company demonstrated its state-of-the-art digital experience at the mega-event—further positioning itself as one of the smartest, fastest, and most connected sites on earth.

Dubai Expo 2020 is also Etisalat’s first commercial 5G enterprise customer in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) to access 5G services, setting the benchmark for the region and cementing the UAE’s position as a leader in technology and infrastructure.


Among the telecommunication company’s contributions to the mega-event include 5G mobile access network, high-speed Wi-Fi, and innovative digital solutions for Expo 2020’s international participants.


Expressing his delight for Etisalat’s amazing services, Mr. Fahad Kanoo said: “As the Official Telecommunications and Digital Services Premier Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, Etisalat has indeed gone above and beyond through its vast range of initiatives that uphold its commitment of providing quality services for its multiple customer segments. We at The Kanoo Group had the pleasure to have visited their pavilion and witnessed their best-in-value services during this mega-event. I wish the company unremitting success in their future endeavours, and I believe they will continue these top-notch services.”

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

The Kanoo Group celebrates the UAE’s 50th National Day


Mr. Fahad Kanoo, the CEO of The Kanoo Group-UAE, led the cake-cutting ceremony.

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group recently organized small celebration last November 30 in line with the country’s 50th National Day. 


Observing proper precautionary measures, The Kanoo Group was able to organize small events at its main office in Bur Dubai, as well as its offices in Al Quoz & Abu Dhabi, to commemorate the country's independence for the past five decades.

This special occasion held at Dubai Main Office was graced by Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager - HR & Administration (UAE & Oman) as well as Mr. Fahad Kanoo, the CEO of The Kanoo Group-UAE & Oman, who led the cake-cutting ceremony.

 In the Abu Dhabi office, on the other hand, the small celebration was led by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group.

The Kanoo Group offices were likewise adorned with miniature UAE flags and decorations to mark the special celebration, with giveaways being given to add delight to the festivities.


The 50th National Day of the UAE also kicked off the last holiday break of this year, as the 1st and 2nd of December were declared public holidays.

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Kanoo Machinery showcases innovative machines, equipment at Materials Handling Open Day 2021

The staff of Kanoo Machinery in the recently concluded Materials Handling Open Day

Kanoo Machinery, a leading provider of world-class machinery brands for sales and after-sales in the region, showcased innovative machines and equipment from its trusted partners and principals in the recently concluded Materials Handling Open Day.


Held in Kanoo Machinery’s office in Al Quoz last November 23, the annual event featured live display and demonstration of machines, parts availability, and service capabilities offered by its principals and leading solutions providers in the Middle East, Hyster and Combilift.


Hyster is a globally known machinery brand that offers a comprehensive range of warehousing equipment, industrial lift trucks, container handlers and reach stackers as well as quality parts to meet your materials handling needs—with a reputation of making durable lifting equipment dating back to the 1920s.


Hyster showcased its comprehensive range of warehousing equipment, industrial lift trucks, container handlers and reach stackers

Meanwhile, Combilift is the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and Straddle Carriers. The company is an acknowledged leader in long load handling solutions, with over 50,000 units sold in over 85 countries since 1998.


One of Combilift's sustainable forklifts

Materials Handling Open Day provided a platform for these brands to offer quality parts and equipment at competitive prices, with a promise to maximize lift truck uptime, and efficiency that customers can count on.


“This year, Kanoo Machinery is focusing a lot on inter-logistic equipment, a reason why we are committed to have this event provide a venue for our partners to showcase their complete range of equipment that can support all the customers’ material handling needs. Our division also guarantees to offer our customers a one-stop solution that can help them in terms of sales, services, and aftermarket,” said Kamlesh Asarpota, Sales Manager of Kanoo Machinery.


Peter Madoc-Jones, the Territory Manager of Hyster, said: “Kanoo Machinery, our trusted distribution partner in the Middle East, successfully provided Hyster an avenue to demonstrate our product range that guarantees to help customers with their material handling needs. We are here to help them with their service requirements, and with anything they need in terms of parts and services to help their operation run smoothly and cost-effectively,” he said.


Nick Lojevec, the Business Development Manager for GCC of Combilift, also discussed how the company offers products that reduce carbon footprint while still assuring utmost quality for material handling needs.


“On behalf of Combilift, we would like to thank Kanoo Machinery UAE, our important partner, for providing us a platform to showcase our latest material handling solutions through the Materials Handling Open Day. The event allowed us to showcase our innovative range of products, as well as raise awareness about prioritizing sustainability, especially in Material Handling Industry. We have always been keen to reflect our business goal to reduce carbon footprint because, just like the UAE, Combilift believes that environmental sustainability is the future. Specially in this industry, it is important that we make revolutionary changes that lean towards creating a green environment, in order to produce a better future for the world,” he said.


Kannan Chandrasekaran, the Country Manager of Kanoo Machinery, explains the importance of organizing Materials Handling Open Day together and how it displayed better offers for customers’ material handling needs.


“We are happy to be able to show the entire product range of material handling equipment provided by our principals, Hyster and Combilift. Kanoo Machinery has been a great and long partner of these brands, and we ensure to add a lot of value for them and all the principals we are working with. This event allowed us to reflect the innovation that our division has always been committed to uphold, and we promise to always launch initiatives that can propel our principals and the industry towards greater heights,” he said.


Executives from Kanoo Machinery explain to customers their partners' machine and service capabilities

Aside from the vast array of products offered by Hyster and Combilift, the event also highlighted the rental solutions of Kanoo Machinery’s rental arm—KanRent.


The UAE’s leading equipment rental solutions provider in material handling, construction, access, and cleaning equipment, etc., KanRent has pioneered the market in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain with its unmatched industry expertise. Among its services include dry lease, lease to own option, buy back & trade-in for buying/leasing new equipment, refurbishment of existing machines, and sale of used & refurbished equipment.


Muneer Chan Basha, Kanoo Machinery’s Sales Manager for Rental Division, said: “KanRent offers machines that can be used for long term and short-term rentals, as well as lease-to-own services. You’re guaranteed competitive solutions and top-level service for all kinds of applications as KanRent ensures that the overall uptime of rented equipment is close to 100 percent.”


Kanoo Machinery also featured its refurbishing solutions, and how they can overhaul old units into ones that look good as new. During the event, they also offered a 10 percent discount on the refurbishing labor rate.


“We at Kanoo Machinery provide 100 percent customer service excellence. We are committed and equipped with competitive products and technical services and support. Through our refurbishing services, we can definitely help keep our customers’ lift truck fleet running efficiently, with our repair service ranging from bronze, silver, and gold grade units,” said Garmella Narayan Murthy, Kanoo Machinery’s Divisional Service Manager for UAE. 


Meanwhile, Manoj Kumar, the Divisional Parts Manager of Kanoo Machinery, discusses how the division can also help customers through its wide geographical coverage in terms of spare parts outlets, as well as their 24/7 service.


“What makes Kanoo Machinery stand out in the industry is our wide geographical coverage in terms of spare parts outlets. We have eight branches all across the UAE, ready to serve our customers 24/7,” he said.

Monday, 29 November 2021

Kanoo Travel wins big at Arabian Travel Awards

The Kanoo Travel team receiving their accolades in the recently concluded Arabian Travel Awards

Kanoo Travel—one of the divisions of The Kanoo Group and Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group—has won “Best Travel Management Company in the Middle East Award” and “Leading Travel Agency for restarting COVID recovery Award” in the recently concluded Arabian Travel Awards.


The division, deemed the largest Travel Company in the region, has been conferred with the recognitions during the award ceremony that took place on November 1 at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre.


The Best Travel Management Company in the Middle East Award distinguishes the most dynamic and efficient travel company in the region, offering comprehensive and specialized services as well as unmatched achievements that guarantee the highest levels of customer satisfaction.


The Leading Travel Agency for restarting COVID recovery Award, meanwhile, puts a spotlight on the travel company that has shown the ability to overcome the recent challenges posed by COVID-19, and continued to grow the successful business through passion, commitment, and innovation.


With these recognitions, deemed among the highest distinctions in the Arabian Travel Awards, Kanoo Travel has once again raised the Kanoo brand flag high in the travel and leisure landscape—reflecting the division’s exceptional efficiency and commitment to provide only the best service for its partners.


Expressing his deepest gratitude for the awards, Zaeem Gama, the Divisional CEO of Kanoo Travel, said: “I am extremely delighted about the recognitions received by Kanoo Travel, as it reflects the immense efforts exemplified by our team. This is a testimony of our commitment to garner success despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, as well as our capabilities to rise again and thrive better. The continued strength demonstrated by Kanoo Travel, of course, would not possible without the continuous trust of our clients. Thank you for believing in our devotion to bring the best travel services in the region.”


Kanoo Travel is the product of Kanoo Group’s interest in pioneering the travel industry in the region. The Group’s interest in travel started in 1937, when the company used to provide refuelling facilities for Imperial Airline seaplanes en route to India and Australia. Then, in 1947, Kanoo Travel became the first IATA agency in the Gulf. And then in 1997, it became the very first travel company in the Middle East to receive the ISO certification.


The division eventually grew into becoming the largest Travel Company in the region, operating in 180 IATA locations with a large portfolio of corporate clients in the Region. It also has a strong Global presence through its Network Partner - American Express Travel Services and a 24-hour Regional Call Center.


“The division has truly given an immense contribution to lifting the travel and leisure industry in the region, as well as strengthening further the Kanoo name. I am very happy to be part of the Kanoo Travel team,” said Aubrey Heldt, the Divisional General Manager for Travel Operations of Kanoo Travel.


Arabian Travel Awards is deemed the most prestigious travel and hospitality award-giving body in the region, recognizing top achievers in the Middle East’s Travel and Hospitality scene. Winners of Arabian Travel Awards are selected through a cutthroat judging and voting processes by a panel of judges that are considered experts in their respective arenas in the field.


Among those who attended this year’s Arabian Travel Awards on behalf of Kanoo Travel include Aubrey Heldt; Nayeem Sayed, Kanoo Travel’s Head of Client Management; and Aamit Gupta, Kanoo Travel’s Head for Client MICE and Holidays.

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Kanoo Energy to showcase Technology & Sustainable energy solutions at ADIPEC 2021


Mr. Ali Abdulla Kanoo, President of Kanoo Industrial & Energy

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Kanoo Energy, a business unit of Kanoo Industrial & Energy, is ready to showcase its existing innovative and value-added solutions, along with the latest addition of technology solutions at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2021, which will be held on 15th - 18th November 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

Kanoo Energy has been participating at ADIPEC regularly for almost two decades now in order to strengthen existing partnerships and create new ones. This year, the division will be focusing on showcasing its strategy and solutions, which fits in with global and regional attempts to harness technology driven by innovation.

Within the technology sector, Kanoo Energy is attracting International/Local Specialist partners/innovators to implement solutions that will enable the industry here in the UAE to move towards a low-carbon economy – a move that is central to the Sustainability Goals. A few examples of these include the recently introduced IOT-based embedded AI / ML Solutions for the RBI Program towards predictive analytics, Mixed Reality, 3D Printing & Reverse Engineering, Emissions Control, Carbon Capture, and a number of other technology solutions. 

Commenting on the participation, Mr. Ali Abdulla Kanoo, President of Kanoo Industrial & Energy said, “The world is moving towards economic recovery after the global pandemic, and there is a shift towards a smarter, more sustainable future. ADIPEC, being the largest and most influential event for the Oil and Gas industry, has always provided a platform to indulge into conversations—identifying the challenges and opportunities posed by the evolving global energy landscape.

We have always used ADIPEC to showcase our existing and new solutions as well as create new business opportunities by strengthening our relationships and network across the whole energy sector. This year, we are also showcasing our prevailing innovative and value-added solutions, in addition to a number of new technology solutions.”

Some of the major key partners showcasing their solutions this year as part of the Kanoo Energy stand include Woodfield, Imaginarium, Corrosion Radar, Altanova, Filtervac, UVEX, Clarke Valves, and LPS, etc.

Kanoo Industrial & Energy is part of The Kanoo Group and The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned independent groups of companies in the region. Within The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, the Industrial & Energy Business group is a leading Engineering service provider to the core sector Industries, covering but not limiting to: Oil & Gas, Power, Utility, Mining, and Construction etc. across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Oman. The Group also has at least 30 plus Joint Ventures in the region–successfully running them with some of the reputed names from around the world like HALLIBURTON, BASF, and AKZO NOBEL, etc.

Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), ADIPEC is the world’s most influential meeting place where oil, gas and energy companies and professionals convene in-person, safely and securely. These industry experts engage and identify the opportunities that will unlock new value in an evolving energy landscape.


About Kanoo Energy

Established over two decades ago, Kanoo Energy offers engineered products and services and specialty lubricants products, corrosion inhibitors, machine tools, hand tools, hand tools, PPE, and height safety gear. It provides sustainable solutions to utility companies and the GCC industrial sector as a whole, through smart engineering and value-added services, and is a leading vendor to major utility companies, refineries, petrochemical companies and general industries right across the GCC region.

Through its strategic partnerships and alliances with leading companies around the world, Kanoo Energy supplies and services products such as gas turbine parts, spares and consumables; electrical equipment; diagnostic equipment and services for predictive maintenance, life assessment and motion control products.

The division is a pioneer, and one of the leaders in the field of power rental solutions and the operation and maintenance of diesel-based power plants. In addition, the division offers an extensive range of consultancy, commissioning and installation services. An independent project team handles repair, refurbishment, installation and commissioning.

For more information about Kanoo Energy, contact us through the following details below:

Dubai: +971 4 602 2222
Abu Dhabi: +971 2 550 6868
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Tuesday, 9 November 2021

The Kanoo Group welcomes new employees in newest social media campaign

Some of the new employees of The Kanoo Group and its divisions that were welcomed in October 2021

The Kanoo Group—one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the region—has put a spotlight on its employees as the company initiates its newest social media initiative, showcasing its warm welcome for the new joiners.

The social media campaign is the newest collaboration between the group’s Marketing and HR Departments. It aims to welcome the new members of the Kanoo family as well as highlight their roles across the company’s various divisions.

The said initiative is planned to be observed every month, in order to keep track of the new employees joining The Kanoo Group and its diversified brands.

The following are the new joiners for the month of October:

1. Rimzee Razvi – Sr. Travel Consultant, Kanoo Travel

2.  Pradeep Kumar - MHE Sales, Kanoo Machinery

3.  Venkatramana Gupta - Sales Engineer, Kanoo Machinery

4. Nikhil Joseph – Sales, Kanoo Machinery

5. Sanjeev Komar Jha – Oiler, Kanoo Shipping

6. Sumesh Sahadevan – Loading Master, Kanoo Shipping

7. Alex Longdon - Sr. Legal Consultant, Legal Department, The Kanoo Group

8. Bandi Rajan – AB Seaman, Kanoo Shipping

9. Shahi Mannadparambi – Launch Captain, Kanoo Shipping

10.  Jamille Domingo – Sr. Executive, PR and Social Media, The Kanoo Group


The campaign has proven to be very successful, as it has already garnered huge engagement across all the Group’s social media platforms. On LinkedIn, it has already amassed over 41,000 impressions as well as more than 300 likes. Meanwhile, it has collected nearly 1,300 reach on Facebook and 215 on Instagram.

Check the post here:


Sunday, 3 October 2021

H.A.K. Industrial Chemicals scores new partners, showcases highly-grade chemical products at Middle East Coatings Show 2021


(From left) Sharad Dhole, Assistant Sales Manager at H.A.K. Industrial Chemicals; Anil Angre, General Manager of Intermediate Chemicals Company; Krish Venkatesan, General Manager of H.A.K.; Suhas Shenoy, Sales Engineer at H.A.K.; and Salah Al Qwairi, Commercial Manager at Arabian Zinc

Dubai, UAE: H.A.K. Industrial Chemicals, a member of The Kanoo Group, has once again proven its superiority in the industry as it enhances its portfolio with new partners, while retaining the trust of its existing ones—showcasing their products at the recently concluded Middle East Coatings Show (MECS) 2021 last September 27 to 29.

The Middle East Coatings Show (MECS) is the only dedicated coatings event for raw materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers for the paint & coatings industry in the Middle East and Gulf Region. Mostly those taking part in the trade show are from the GCC, Middle East, parts of Africa and the sub-continent.

Krish Venkatesan, General Manager of H.A.K. Industrial Chemicals said that the company has started working with a new supplier— a Korean-based company named SK Chemicals. “We will be working with them for their product range for UAE, Oman and Bahrain,” he said.

In addition, H.A.K. Industrial Chemicals has also been working with Chemical Partners Europe—a leading independent and dynamic distributor of specialty chemicals in the Middle East and Africa. During the exhibit, Chemical Partners Europe showcased its expanded product range for the paints, coatings, and construction chemicals industry.


The seminar was organized by Chemical Partners for their entire team in Middle East and Africa to discuss sales strategies and also have technical discussions. Some key suppliers also presented their latest offerings.

Venkatesan added that H.A.K.’s portfolio has been enhanced since some of their partner-manufacturers have introduced new products in the market. And while the past 18 months have not been easy due to the pandemic, he said that they are regrouping because a lot of products were reformulated and developed.

“We are trying to tweak around with a few new products. Since these are all chemical products, there are a lot of changes, so customer expectations also change. New technologies have also come in. People are now talking about environment-friendly and green technologies, so we have to slowly adapt to those things and offer new generation products to ensure we remain as a market leader in the region—which we have been for over 20 years,” he said.

H.A.K. Industrial Chemicals has also focused on the importance of zinc in the industry, showcasing the critical intermediate zinc products produced by one of its Principals, Arabian Zinc Oxide Factory.

During the exhibition, H.A.K Industrial Chemicals displayed various special grades of zinc oxide and zinc dust from Arabian Zinc Oxide Factory, which consistently produces high quality products for various industries ranging from pharma, greases and coatings. Zinc is known to protect metals, steel, iron, and many other products from rusting and corrosion.

Anil Angre, the General Manager of Intermediate Chemicals Company, based in Jubail, KSA, noted that their stakeholders have developed the zinc range due to market needs, especially since in the region, there are a lot of factories needing zinc oxide and zinc dust. With the help of H.A.K. Industrial Chemicals, he said they have grown the market regionally and gained dominant market share.

“H.A.K. and The Kanoo Group in general are a well-known distribution agency in the region. You can totally rely on them in terms building the markets. They are very well-established, highly-reputed, and highly-ethical. We have been working with them for more than 15 years already and we plan to continue this fruitful partnership because of their ethics, integrity, and flexibility in the commercial environment,” he said.

Venkatesan said that for this year’s MECS, H.A.K. is looking forward to working with its new suppliers, as well as explore more ways to introduce new highly-grade products and increase its geographical reach for its existing Principals.

He added that MECS is also a great platform to boost its market presence, increase sales, generate leads, as well as network with the industry's pioneers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and key decision makers.

“In our line of business, it is always good to have visibility. We have been actively participating in this event once in two years, which is a good thing because in two years, there are some new development technologies, and platforms like MECS present excellent opportunities to exhibit those new innovations,” he furthered.

Thursday, 6 May 2021

The Kanoo Group supports the “100 Million Meals” UAE Initiative

Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager – UAE & Oman, The Kanoo Group [right] hands over the cheque donation to The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) representative

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the region, recently donated cash as a voluntary contribution in support for the “100 Million Meals” campaign launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The initiative is the biggest food drives of its kind in the region.


The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) aims to distribute 100 million meals for disadvantaged families in 30 countries in Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America this Ramadan. In collaborations with 12 food banks in the regions, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH), and humanitarian organizations in the beneficiary countries, MBRGI begun dispatching food to countries including Jordan, Pakistan, Egypt, Angola, Uganda, and Ghana.


“We are honoured to support such government initiative that is in line with our commitment to corporate social responsibility by reaching out to those who are in need. This holy month celebrates the values of giving and we commend the UAE’s global humanitarian efforts in fighting global hunger and malnutrition,” said Fahad Kanoo, CEO, The Kanoo Group – UAE & Oman.


The campaign is part of UAE’s response to global efforts to combat world hunger, a major challenge that has been exacerbated by outbreak of COVID-19 that has pushed millions of disadvantaged populations to greater insecurity, poverty, and unemployment. The campaign also aims to support the international community in achieving the second of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to end hunger by 2030.


During this holy month, Muslims around the world fast and focus their attention on giving to the charity. Ramadan is the ninth, the most spiritually elevating month of the Muslim calendar. At the beginning of the sacred month, worshippers congratulate each other with the words “Ramadan Kareem!”, which means a wish of a generous Ramadan.

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