Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Kanoo Group celebrates 46th UAE National Day

UAE: Employees from across The Kanoo Group divisions in the UAE, members of the Management including Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group; Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager for HR and Marketing; and Mr. P.S. Ganapathi, Director/Chief Financial Officer gathered for a celebration to mark the spirit of the union, held last week in Dubai Head office.

The UAE’s 46th National Day was observed through a symbolic meal gathering for employees featuring the local cuisine and displays of traditional creative arts and decorations. Employees showed up with festive moods and patriotic fervours as they wore costumes and embellishments with the UAE colours and others with traditional dresses, while some waved the UAE flags and performed cultural dances to the tune of the local songs.
Mr. Mishal Kanoo graced the ceremonial cake-cutting to start the celebration. He said, “Today, we all come together to celebrate our success as a reminder for us to honour our Founding Fathers for the birth of our nation. We reflect on the greatest achievements of our country as we embrace and harness innovation and technology, with the UAE becoming the central hub for business around the world.”


Similarly, the Abu Dhabi office also gathered its employees for the important celebration led by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group.

Showcasing a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage, employees at Dubai HQ enjoyed the main stall attraction of the famous Majlis (an Arabic term meaning "a place of sitting"), one of the cornerstones of Emirati hospitality where families, friends, and neighbours would socially gather, in addition to assortments of UAE-inspired confectioneries and giveaways to add delight to the festivities.
See also: Kanoo Machinery earns Distinguished Supplier 2017 Award from Dubai Municipality
The gathering in Dubai was organised by its Emirati HR Manager for Employee Services (UAE & Oman), Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, together with the HR team led by Mr. Matt Cooper-Bradfield, Head of HR.
See also: The Kanoo Group celebrates the 44th UAE National Day





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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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The Kanoo Group
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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Kanoo Machinery earns Distinguished Supplier 2017 Award from Dubai Municipality

Dubai: Dubai Municipality’s Contracts and Purchasing Department honoured Kanoo Machinery with Distinguished Supplier 2017 award, among other suppliers, thanking them and giving appreciation for their contributions and continuous efforts to support the municipality, under the slogan, “Happy Supplier” on 25th October 2017 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek.

A total of 25 companies from different categories were honoured including suppliers, as well as service providers, contractors and consultants, and members of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Support.

Mr. Khalid Hussain Ali, Government Relations Manager, Machinery Division and Ms. Zina Hussein, Office Sales Coordinator, Machinery Division, both from Government Business & Export Department, attended the ceremony on behalf of Kanoo Machinery.
The event was said to be in line with Dubai Municipality’s strategy to build strong relationships with suppliers to promote an effective, direct and systematic communication channels with key decision makers in providing the best government services and for building a better future.

During the opening ceremony, Ahmed Obaid Al Falasi, Assistant Director-General of Dubai Municipality for Corporate Support Sector, said, “We are seeking to build successful and sustainable partnerships with our suppliers to continue the development march of building a happy and sustainable city."


"The suppliers are our partners in the race for excellence to provide the best, distinguished and comprehensive government services that meet the needs of customers. We look forward to a city that provides a safe and sustainable environment for future generations, making it a preferred place to live in luxury and to support the emirate of Dubai in particular and the UAE in general," he added.

Mohammed Al Zaffin, Director of Contracts and Purchasing Department also gave a presentation on the volume and value of purchases and projects executed by suppliers.

The Dubai Municipality’s Contract and Purchasing Department also wished Kanoo Machinery’s further progress and prosperity in its journey towards success and fruitful interaction with the Department in the future.
See also: Kanoo Machinery earns DP World's UAE Region Top Vendor Award for second consecutive year

About Kanoo Machinery

Kanoo Machinery caters to diverse industries in both government and private sectors through a wide range of equipment and consumables from world's leading manufacturer brands such as Grove, Hyster, Perkins, Bobcat, Tennant, Massey Ferguson, Lincoln Electric, Norton, AUSA, Sullair, Beach Tech, Aisle-Master and Utilev. These world-class products are backed by Kanoo Machinery's strong support of efficient Sales and Aftermarket network throughout the UAE - with branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and RAK.

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 

To comment on the article, send an email to:
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PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
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Saturday, 25 November 2017

The Kanoo Group leads ‘Transition to Management’ forum to cultivate a high-performance culture

Dubai, UAE: What could be more important to a company’s long-term well-being than the cultivation of its future leaders? The Kanoo Group addressed this crucial topic by organising the ‘Kanoo Future Leaders: Transition to Management’ forum attended by 60 team leaders and executives across The Kanoo Group in the UAE, which was held on 30th October until 1st November 2017 at Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel in Dubai.
The leadership forum spearheaded by the HR Team was conducted with the aim towards creating a leadership and discipline culture through a systematic approach in managing the performance of organisations, teams and individuals, thus providing the road map for sustaining a high-performance culture.

The three-day Transition to Management workshop was divided into three batches, with 20 participating employees each day from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM.
See also: The Kanoo Group launches new fully integrated HR solution
As the Resource Speaker for the entire course, Matt Cooper-Bradfield, Head of HR - UAE & Oman, said, “Achieving sustainable growth requires a commitment from each and every one of us to build a culture that can adapt to ongoing changes in a competitive environment. A high-performance culture requires setting clear expectations, creating a trusting environment, defining employees' roles, and encouraging employees' growth and development.” 

He also underlined the significance of strengthening the company’s core values: Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative and Accountable.

The first half of the course defined the purpose and roles of a Manager, Risk Assessment and Management, and High-Performance Culture and its key elements. The second half detailed the different Leadership Styles using the principles of Kurt Lewin, Eric Berne (Transactional Analysis) and John Adair (Action Centre Leadership), its advantages and disadvantages.

The employees also gained insights about some of the fundamental elements of business success with topics such as Performance Discussions and Team Development by managing organisational & individual performance and development.

Further, the conference served as a platform for the participants to speak up, interrupt, ask and engage, as well as discuss the present team management fears and challenges, and how to continuously raise the bar and increase leadership capability at all levels as an individual, and as a team. 


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 

To comment on the article, send an email to:
Michelle Laylo Verzola 
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Kanoo Group launches new fully integrated HR solution

UAE: The Kanoo Group recently implemented its new HR management system, MenaITech, in order to better serve its employees, with improved capabilities and modern functionality, including the ability to submit and approve requests on a smartphone application.
MenaITech is the first software company in the Arab region that is specialized in the development and distribution of Human Capital solutions to top public and private companies of various countries operating in the Middle East and North Africa.
MenaITech is designed in Jordan for the Middle East market and is an integrated HR solution that will help The Kanoo Group improve HR functions including payroll processing, leave management, appraisal reports, hiring, career management, and much more.

Maha Kanoo, GM of HR said, “We are delighted to implement the MenaITech system in The Kanoo Group as its supports our digital transformation objectives while also enabling us to provide cutting edge functionality to our employees that they can access from their smartphones anywhere in the world.  Moreover, the system will enable us to do more with less, making our service provision more cost effective and helping HR to remain responsive to changing business needs.”

MenaITech has been implemented as a cloud-based solution, meaning that employees and managers can manage their information and transactions from any web browser around the world.  At the touch or a button, or click of a mouse, employees can review their payslips and other data, submit leave and letter requests, request overtime and so much more.  Line managers can use the smartphone app or web browser to approve requests in a matter of seconds.
See also: The Kanoo Group donates laptops to support learning initiatives for the youth
Users in HR benefit from a modern interface and advanced workflow and reporting capabilities to help them manage their workloads in a more efficient way than ever before.  MenaITech also adds new capabilities, including an online appraisal system, recruiting and onboarding management, a training management system and online expenses submission.

Matt Cooper-Bradfield, Head of HR - UAE & Oman, said “The MenaITech HR system is a key step in the transformation of HR support in The Kanoo Group.  Working as a strategic partner to all of our businesses requires access to advanced technology solutions so that we can automate the routine, manage only the exceptions, and focus much more of our effort on making a difference for our businesses”

Matt also congratulated and thanked The Kanoo Group’s HR, IT and Finance teams for working so hard to deliver this milestone project.
See also: The Kanoo Group launches new Corporate Video

The Kanoo Group donates laptops to support learning initiatives for the youth

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum addressed the closing ceremony at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai,
in celebration of the "Educate a Child, Build a Nation" initiative for another year of success. (credit: WAM)
Dubai, UAE: For the second year in a row, The Kanoo Group donated 90 new laptops to support the Information City’s "Educate a Child, Build a Nation" initiative to develop children’s skills in technology that will improve productivity and contribute to the economic growth and performance of Dubai in the future.

Under the patronage of its Chairman and Founder, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, this initiative has achieved success and achievements over the past years and has won the praise of Ministry of Education, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, governmental and semi-governmental institutions, as well as charitable partners and supporters.

Mr. Talal Fawzi Kanoo
A gala ceremony was recently held to celebrate another year of progress at the Atlantis Hotel on 31st October 2017, attended by Ministry delegates and experts in the field of education and culture, and senior officials and representatives from charities and sponsors, including The Kanoo Group.

On behalf of The Kanoo Group, Mr. Talal Fawzi Kanoo received the Appreciation Award during the ceremony for its contribution and support towards the overall success of the programme.


The "Educate a Child, Build a Nation" initiative highlights the importance of adding awareness and developing the minds of the young to information technology; and puts the cornerstone of the vitality of early childhood learning, believing that education remains the key to developing the future of the nation.
See also: The Kanoo Group supports 'Educate a Child, Build the Nation' initiative

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The Kanoo Group’s Deputy Chairman receives Spanish Ambassador to the UAE

H.E. Antonio Alvarez Barthe, Spanish Ambassador to UAE [right] meets Deputy Chairman Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo
at The Kanoo Group office in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group, Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo welcomed Spain’s new Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Antonio Alvarez Barthe, on 26th October 2017 at The Kanoo Group office in Abu Dhabi.

H.E. Ambassador Barthe expressed his keenness in exploring and promoting economic, commercial and cultural relationships between the two countries and welcomes any opportunity to work closer with the Kanoo Group.
See also: Ambassador of Chile to the UAE visits The Kanoo Group office in Abu Dhabi
Mr Mohamed Kanoo expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the visit and stressed the strong historic and economic bonds between the UAE and Spain and he wished the new Ambassador every success in his mission to the country.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Al Safeena Villas by Kanoo wins international property excellence awards

Dubai, UAE: Al Safeena Villas, an inaugural project of The Kanoo Group under Kanoo Property, received prestigious awards for development and architecture for this year’s International Property Awards, a world-renowned mark of excellence for residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. The award was presented at Al Safeena Villas in Jumeirah, Dubai, and proceeded with a gala dinner held at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai on 7th September 2017.

The ‘International Property Awards’ celebrates the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. These awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central & South America, Europe, UK and USA.  Participants enter at their relevant national level and are judged by a highly experienced team of professionals who cover the whole range of property disciplines.

Al Safeena Villas won under ‘The African & Arabian Property Awards 2017-2018’ as ‘Award Winner for Residential Development Dubai’; and also in partnership with its projects architect AD&D Architecture Design & Development, for the ‘Best Architecture Multiple Residence Dubai.’

Christian Peter, General Manager of Kanoo Property said, “We are honoured to be judged as one of the best among all respected property organisations worldwide. For a business standpoint, this major accolade gives us a competitive advantage in the global market for our existing and potential customers, giving them our quality assurance with such a commendable reputation.”

Set in Jumeirah 3, at the heart of one of Dubai’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, Al Safeena Villas is a compound community of 11 contemporary residential properties ─ each of 275-square metre, two-storey open plan layout with a fully-equipped kitchen, three spacious bedrooms plus maid’s room, a private garden, and two dedicated parking spaces.
See also: The Kanoo Group announces completion of villa project 
Completed in 2015, the property offers an ultra-modern living set, with each villa featuring high-ceiling, travertine marble flooring, and a rooftop terrace that flaunts the vibrant view of Jumeirah downtown and iconic developments such as the Burj Khalifa.

The residential project also hosts a variety of community facilities and services such as shared swimming pool, fully equipped gym, on-site security, and landscaped outdoor areas.



The Kanoo Group receives accolades for the International Property Awards at Al Safeena Villas 
Photo from left to right: Kalpesh Rathod (Real Estate Coordinator – Kanoo Property), Ahmad Rashed Al Attar (Security Manager – Kanoo Property), Ashraf Ahmed (Senior Accountant – Kanoo Property), Ramy Mubarak (Projects Manager – Al Ghurair CEW), Fahad Kanoo (Executive Director-UAE, The Kanoo Group), Florian Oettl (Architect/Director – AD&D Architecture Design & Development), Ava Monshi (Interior Design Director – AD&D Architecture Design & Development), Girish. S (Property / Project Manager – Kanoo Property), Hassan Al Hamadi (Al Ghurair CEW)

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 

To comment on the article, send an email to:
Michelle Laylo Verzola 
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
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Thursday, 14 September 2017

NEW LPG ENGINES FOR HYSTER® FORKLIFTS INCREASE FUEL EFFICIENCY AND POWER

New engines have been introduced on several Hyster® LPG forklift models in Europe. The new Power Solutions International (PSI) engines are more powerful and fuel efficient, helping to increase productivity and further reduce the total cost of ownership.


NEW LPG ENGINES FOR HYSTER® FORKLIFTS INCREASE FUEL EFFICIENCY AND POWER
Robust, reliable and quiet, the new PSI LPG engines have been introduced following stringent testing by Hyster in several challenging applications.  The engines are reported to deliver increased performance with lower fuel consumption on intensive drive cycles, compared with previous models.
“Several Hyster® models now lift full capacity faster than any other brand in their class,” says Robbert Wijnandts, Counterbalance Product Manager EMEA at Hyster Europe. “They provide excellent power and strength for general logistics operations through to tough manufacturing applications.”
The purpose-built LPG industrial engines were first introduced on the Hyster® S2.0-3.5FT space-saving series in January 2015, with great success.  The premium H2.0-3.5FT together with the new H2.0-3.0XT trucks for everyday applications will now leave the factory in Northern Ireland with the 2.4L PSI engine. The smaller H1.6-2.0FTS models will also now feature the 2.0L PSI engine.
In addition to the increase in performance, the new engines have reduced noise levels to enhance operator comfort and reduce overall workplace noise levels. Noise levels on some models have been reduced to as low as 73 dB(A) (driver’s ear measurement to EN12053) in ECO-eLo mode.
All trucks can be switched between a choice of operating modes. “These modes allow the truck performance to be tailored to the application and give flexibility for the same truck to do more, in peak demands, for example,” explains Robbert.
ECO-eLo mode offers maximum fuel efficiency with a 24%* improvement when measured in loads moved per kilo of fuel, as well as lower noise output.  The HiP (High Performance) mode drives productivity by up to 8%* with 10%* less fuel than the previous engine.  Some models with the 2.4L PSI engine, also have access to the new advanced ECO mode, which provides a balance between power and fuel consumption. 
See also: Kanoo Machinery launches new Hyster and UTILEV technologies in the UAE 
Additional benefits on the Fortens® models include a more sophisticated cooling system with an anti-clog radiator as standard, and the added option to include an even higher capacity anti-clog part for applications where there is a high ambient temperature, or dust and debris filled operating environments. Serviceability is also improved and camshaft belts replacement intervals have been extended from 3500 to 5000 hrs.
“Hyster offers customers different internal combustion engine forklifts to suit different levels of operational intensity and use,” adds Robbert.  “By matching the right product to the application from either the FT or XT series, Hyster LPG customers will now enjoy even greater reliability, dependability and an even lower cost of ownership.”
Power Solutions International (PSI) is a US based manufacturer which has been supplying engine systems since 1985. PSI has been a Hyster qualified supplier for a number of years, supplying and supporting high quality and class leading engine systems.

*Based on H2.5FT truck with New 2.4L PSI Engine

ENDS – 486 Words
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Hyster Europe
Hyster® is one of the leading global brands of materials handling equipment and Hyster Europe, a trading name of Hyster-Yale UK Limited, a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. (www.hyster.com), is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer, offering more than 140 models of counterbalance trucks, warehouse and container handling equipment. The company invests heavily in research and development to ensure Hyster® products are at the forefront of the materials handling industry providing maximum dependability and low costs of ownership for demanding operations everywhere.
Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 6,500 people worldwide.
Visit www.hyster.eu  for further information.

Issued on behalf of Hyster Europe by:
MOLOKINI MARKETING LTD
Press/Advertising contact : Nik Webb,  Tel: +44 (0) 1903 207408
nik@molokini.co.uk | www.molokini.co.uk

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Kanoo Machinery is the authorised dealer for Hyster in the Middle East. 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.


Kanoo Machinery is a member of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the Middle East established in 1890. For more details, visit: www.kanoogroup.com 

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