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.

Thursday, 18 March 2021

The Kanoo Group conducts Covid-19 vaccination drive for its employees

The Kanoo Group conducts Covid-19 vaccination drive for its employees
Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager [1st left] & Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, Group Talent Acquisition Manager [1st right] spearheaded the Covid19 vaccination drive for The Kanoo Group employees held at the Dubai World Trade Center

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, a leading family-run organization, conducted a Covid 19 Vaccination Drive as one of its measures in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all its employees and their families. The vaccination campaign was held in 2 Phases at the World Trade Centre on 9th & 16th March 2021 which was organized by Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, in coordination with the Ministry of Health-UAE.

Right from the time Covid 19 infection hit the country, The Kanoo Group has always been at the forefront of introducing a lot of safety measures for all employees and  has put a lot of emphasis to ensure their health and wellbeing. The Human Resources team, led by Ms. Maha Kanoo is in-charge of providing a safe working environment for all.

As Vaccinations are currently being carried out only for targeted special category people (such as aged 40 & above and people with chronic diseases), the vaccination drive was even more important as it allowed all The Kanoo Group staff and their family members to avail themselves of the opportunity. Close to 500 staff and their families took part in the vaccination. Aside from its employees, the offer was extended to The Kanoo Group’s Joint Ventures where around 70 staff of Johnson Arabia also benefited from the initiative. Mr. John Miranda, HR Manager of Johnson Arabia expressed his sincere thanks to the Kanoo Team for facilitating this event for their staff also.

The Kanoo Group conducts Covid-19 vaccination drive for its employeesSinopharm, the Chinese vaccine was administered as the first dose to participants and the appointment for the second dose was also given on the spot.

Prior to the vaccination drive, Ms. Maha Kanoo, GM – HR & Admin encouraged all staff by commenting, “Getting vaccinated against Covid 19 is a personal choice but it is highly recommended to everyone as this gives a chance for all of us to fight the infection and to avoid further spread. Every one of us – through our actions and decisions – has a responsibility, an ability, and an opportunity to contribute to the world’s response to COVID-19”.

“We are following guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and local government regulations and containment measures. We are taking proactive steps to mitigate the risk of exposure for our employees, customers, contractors and partners. The Kanoo Group now takes pride in declaring that most of our customers facing staff are now vaccinated and this would go a long way in assuring our customers about a safe transaction with Kanoo Staff,” she added.   

As part of The Kanoo Group HR support, Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager & Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, Group Talent Acquisition Manager, were the 1st attendees at the venue to guide the staff on the vaccination process. 

“Thank You to all our employees & their families for their contribution to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Getting vaccinated now will help protect you and your beloved family members you care for and those who are at risk for severe illness from COVID-19. This is also an opportunity for The Kanoo Group employees to serve as role models in our community. The Kanoo Group will continue following all critical steps as a company to reduce the risk of spread and infection, as well as mitigate the impacts of this pandemic to our business operations, our employees and the communities in which we operate,” The Kanoo Group Directors’ message reads.

READ ALSO: The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Kanoo Shipping launches new Port office in Hamriyah Free Zone Sharjah

 Kanoo Shipping launches new Port office in Hamriyah Free Zone Sharjah

Kanoo Shipping has established a new port office in Hamriyah Free Zone adjacent to Hamriyah Port, a deepwater seaport and accompanying facilities located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Hamriyah Port is part of a free trade zone for companies and a hub for the export and re-export of commodities to other world markets. Main deepwater port activities include petrochemical exports, container terminals and general cargo alongside berth depths of 14 meters. 


Hamriyah Port can accommodate very large and deep drafted vessels and its main harbour is designed for handling LPG, oil products, general cargo, heavy-duty cargo, cement, grain and forest products. LPG loading terminal is currently operated by Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry. The inner harbour is located in the north part of the Hamriyah Free Zone. Offshore of Hamriyah, there is an SBM operated by BP, handling crude and condensate cargo.


Hamriyah Port is a few kilometres from Sharjah proper and industrial areas. Investors are able to save time and cost as the port is adjacent to Hamriyah Free Zone. It also has easy access to linking all seven emirates and provides connections to the adjacent Gulf States closer to the Straits of Hormuz.


With this new office of Kanoo Shipping, it said that their Husbandry, Crew Care, Port and Cargo Operations services to clients are more robust than ever as port authorities, Customs, Immigration and other government agencies are also located in the same vicinity.


Contact Details:


Muhammad Farooq

Operations Manager – Northern Emirates

Kanoo Shipping

Mobile: +971 50 624 0232



Murali Krishna

Assistant Manager – Tankers

Kanoo Shipping

Mobile +971 54 995 6076

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Kanoo Machinery opens new Parts Outlet in Ras-Al-Khor in Dubai

 Kanoo Machinery is delighted to announce the opening of a new branch parts outlet at Ras Al-Khor, Dubai, to provide better customer service

Kanoo Machinery opens new Parts Outlet in Ras-Al-Khor in Dubai
Kanoo Machinery Employees pose at the newly opened Parts outlet in Ras Al Khor, Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Machinery, one of the leading materials handling, construction, Welding, cleaning, agriculture and industrial equipment distributors in the Gulf, opened its new spare parts outlet strategically located in Ras Al-Khor, Dubai, to keep up with evolving customer demands and to ensure delighted customer experience. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on 10th February 2021 led by Kannan Chandrasekaran, Country Manager - UAE and Oman and attended by Kanoo Machinery staff members and guests.

The new parts outlet offers full sales, technical support and parts distribution for customers in Dubai & beyond. Kanoo Machinery offers ready stock availability of equipment for outright sales, short and long-term rental, as well as an extensive inventory of accessories, spare parts, tires, batteries and lubricants. An expert team from Kanoo Machinery also offers 24 x 7 customer support and use our mobile quick service vehicles to do remote service at customer’s site.

Kannan Chandrasekaran said, “With the 100% Customer Service Excellence Movement, our goal is not only to innovate but most importantly to change the way we interact with customers. These days, customers are also looking for more personalized and interactive experience that’s why we create an environment to help staff engage more proactively and listen to our customers’ need.”

“The branch is positioned to take advantage of the UAE’s long-term growth opportunities as well as to help our customers succeed in their business”, added Manoj Kumar, Divisional Parts Manager, UAE.

Kanoo Machinery offers a highly diversified line of quality equipment and genuine spares & consumables from world-leading and trusted brands such as Grove, Hyster, Perkins, Bobcat, Lincoln Electric, Aisle-Master, Combilift, Tennant, Massey Ferguson, Norton, Ausa, Sullair, Beach Tech etc. The equipment manufactured by our Principals are sold, serviced and marketed through dedicated product specialists from sales and aftermarket who are available across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Fujairah and RAK in the UAE.

About Kanoo Machinery

Kanoo Machinery is a member 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.   

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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