Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Kanoo Group and IPS UK form joint venture

The partnership will bring expertise, technology and broad distribution capabilities for machinery customers in the Middle East
First Row: Bob Curtis, CEO, The Kanoo Group – UAE & Oman [right] and Tony Jennings, Director, IPS UK
Second Row [from left to right]: IPS UK - Lee McCarthy, Dealer Manager; Richard Tindale, Sales and Marketing Director; Kevin Shadbolt, Operation Director | Kanoo Machinery - Deon Klerck, Divisional Manager; Praveen Hubli, Divisional Parts Manager; Ahamed Sulaiman, Parts Sales Manager; Imtiaz Mohamed, Sales Coordinator

October 26, 2014 – Kanoo Machinery formed a new partnership deal with IPS UK last Thursday, 23rd October 2014 to cater to its increasing customer demand for access platform parts. The joint venture ceremony was held at The Kanoo Group Jebel Ali facility. 

Mr. Bob Curtis (CEO, The Kanoo Group – UAE & Oman) together with Mr. Tony Jennings (Director, IPS UK) signed the joint venture contract in the presence of senior management executives of Kanoo Machinery and IPS UK representatives.

The new joint venture is the largest expansion of IPS network to date. IPS has more than a decade of experience in supplying genuine and replacement parts for access platform equipment and is the official UK parts distributor for a number of manufacturers including Genie, Hinowa, Omme Lift, Isoli, Youngman BoSS, Grove Manlift, Manitou, Pop-Up and MEC.

Bob Curtis, The Kanoo Group CEO for UAE and Oman, said: “The Gulf states, India and North Africa have all experienced high growth in the adoption and use of powered access over the past few years. IPS-Middle East will bring increased price competitiveness and parts availability to this region, which can only be of benefit to rental companies and other aerial lift owners.”

IPS is part of IAPS Group, which was formed in 2012 through the merger of Telford-based Independent Parts and Service Ltd (IPS) and Huntingdon-based Access Platform Sales Ltd (APS), IAPS Group is the largest independent full service distributor of powered access platforms (aerial lifts) in the UK.  IAPS Group offers nationwide sales of new and used machines and comprehensive after-sales support including parts, mobile service and workshop repair for a wide range of powered access equipment.

Mr. Bob Curtis, CEO, The Kanoo Group - UAE & Oman [right] signed a new contract with Mr. Tony Jennings, Director, IPS UK for a new access platform equipment joint venture
The Kanoo Group’s logistics and distribution centre in the UAE will hold a significant inventory of IPS parts which can be readily available to its customers in the region which in turn increase efficiency; ensuring a quick and ready access to the most in-demand products.
At large, Kanoo Machinery has a dedicated product specialists from sales and aftermarket who offer cross-border seamless services across the Gulf with broad understanding of the markets and its growing requirements.

About Kanoo Machinery

Kanoo Machinery is a member of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the Middle East established in 1890. 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. Part of Kanoo Machinery, KANRENT has also been providing different equipment for short and long-term hire including lease.

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, engineering, 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 


P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: www.kanoo.com /www.kanoogroup.com 

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Michelle Laylo Verzola
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The Kanoo Group

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