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Monday, 24 November 2014

New training facility targets business needs

Dubai, UAE: Power Systems Gulf LLC (PSG), a member of The Kanoo Group, a strategic business unit and the appointed distributor for Perkins in the Gulf Region opened the doors to their new Training facility for Perkins products in The Kanoo Group Jebel Ali facility on 5th November 2014, ushering in a generation of advanced product innovation and accelerated learning, to benefit Perkins customers, dealers and end-users in the region.
Gracing the event, Mr. Bob Curtis, CEO, The Kanoo Group – UAE & Oman said, "Investing in knowledge-based capabilities will help us expand our commitment to provide the most innovative systems and approach to better serve our consumers and to continuously aim for global standards.
Bob Curtis, CEO, The Kanoo Group - UAE & Oman (left) and
David Brady, Global Training Coordinator - Perkins UK

The training facility includes a dedicated classroom and conference area to hold up to 20 participants each at a time, as well as indoor office and practical area equipped with modern devices, tools and systems to expedite leading-edge engineering, product and process learning development. Trainees get hands-on training on disassembly / assembly of engines and study the performance characteristics, diagnostics and fault-finding of a running engine. For those who successfully complete the courses, completion Certificates from Perkins will be issued online. 

PSG Technical & Training Manager Shaik Rahim has demonstrated that he delivers training to the highest standards that are expected by Perkins. He is currently coaching and mentoring Service Engineer Shiju Thomas to become a trainer.

The full-fledged PSG Regional Training facility will be home to OEMs, OEM Dealers, their customers and other end-users of Perkins engines to address the market needs in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Yemen for highest quality service and product support through knowledge gained methodically and working with latest technical information on products.
Mr. Shaik Rahim said, “The plan to eventually create an exclusive Training facility for Perkins products was realized after studying the growing demands for product support requirements based on the number of Perkins engines entering the market every year. This project was implemented as part of Perkins strategy to grow and sustain 'Best in class' Distribution network.”


Perkins engine
Following the event, Mr. David Brady, Perkins Global Training Coordinator assessed the entire facility as well as the trainers. He spent 3 days at the company’s product training and observed the training courses being run that demonstrated all sorts of application scenarios which tested the skills and knowledge of trainers and evaluated their training performances, with a view to eventually certify the training facility as meeting global standards documented by the Perkins Training Guild.

During the final meeting, the Perkins Global Training Coordinator has reaffirmed Mr. Rahim’s status as a District Trainer. He likewise confirmed Mr. Thomas as a certified Perkins District Trainer and commented on his considerable progress from his last assessment and gave remarks on his potential to grow further. He lastly noted of certain key actions to be completed to reach the global standards for the facility for certain models of engines, which PSG should be able to complete by the end of this year.

Mr. Krishna Warrier, Sales and Marketing Manager; Mr. Karthik Harsha, Parts Analyst; Mr. Reuben Dias, Engine Sales & Applications Engineer and Mr. Mohammed Suhail, Regional Parts Sales Coordinator, also members of the PSG Team, took part in the success of the event.

Concisely, Power Systems Gulf will continue to provide excellence and to look after regional training and distribution strategy, the commercial operation and management of the Perkins engines distribution sales development and product support capability across the Gulf region.
Left to right: Reuben Dias (Engine Sales & Applications Engineer), Shiju Thomas (Service Engineer), Mohammed Suhail (Regional Parts Sales Coordinator), Shaikh Rahim (Technical Support & Training Manager), David Brady (Global Training Coordinator from Perkins UK), Krishna Warrier (Sales & Marketing Manager) & Karthik Harsha (Parts Analyst)
Acknowledgements:

This project has been completed on time and to the expected standards because of the efforts and support of the following team members.

Girisha Siddappa – Property Department – for his excellent coordination, support and the choice of the Contractor, WMI Constructions, who is very professional and accommodating at the same time
Anil Kumar – IT Department – for providing input from inception, giving us a ‘near future-proof’ technology setup
Ali Islim - Marketing Department – and his team member Ramesh Varakkoth, for coordinating and implementing the branding and signage
Issam Al Zammer – Communications Department – for coordinating and ensuring smooth transfer of phone lines into the new office
Hameed Hussain – Legal Department – for promptly supporting the team with all the required documentation

Thank you for your support. We are indeed proud to be associated with such knowledgeable, proactive and professional team members.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Power Systems Gulf upbeat about future

Dubai, UAE – March 07, 2013 - Power Systems Gulf LLC, a part of The Kanoo Group gained remarkable success and strong market presence during its participation with Perkins in the Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2013 held recently.
The Kanoo Group supports UAE cancer charity as a Platinum Sponsor
This year's exhibition marked a prominent recognition to Power Systems Gulf due to its professional approach to business, commitment to customers and excellent customer service response in the entire region.

Power Systems Gulf as the appointed regional distributor of Perkins in the Arabian Gulf since last year looks after regional distribution strategy, commercial operation and management of the Perkins engines distribution sales development and product support capability throughout Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen.
The Kanoo Group supports UAE cancer charity as a Platinum Sponsor
Srini Kadaba (2nd - left) and Krishna Warrier (3rd - left) of Power Systems Gulf in
discussions with customers during the exhibit
One of the exhibition highlights was the added confidence placed on Perkins-powered gensets for both prime and standby applications by customers. This is because of the visibility and recognition given to authorized Perkins Distributor OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) through 'Certificate of Authenticity' that gives assurance to end-users in the genuineness of the Perkins engines they are buying. This also gives the OEM an assurance of product support to their end-users wherever their Perkins engines are operating.
Shiju Thomas, Reuben Dias, Srini Kadaba, Shaik Rahim and Krishna Warrier in the 2013 Middle East Electricity Exhibition
This unique opportunity has encouraged many new genset assemblers to approach Power Systems Gulf to join hands for engine business cooperation. Power Systems Gulf engine sales package offers applications support, training, Extended Service Contracts, OEM Dealer agreements and more importantly, stability in the long term, to do business with a trusted Perkins partner upholding its values of honesty and integrity.

Another noticeable point during the exhibition was the absence of serious complaints on product support issues from territories. This is a testimony to the fact that the new regional business model implemented is improving the support levels for Perkins products in the region.

Middle East Electricity 2013 was the biggest event in its 38-year history with over 18,000 visitors reviewing the latest products and services and 1,100 exhibitors from 60 countries. Close to 150 exhibitors – all generator set and engine manufacturers including Perkins were gathered in one specific section, Sheikh Saeed Halls which covers a total floor area of 5,750 square meters during the exhibition.

With strong foundation in place and with the positive feedback received from Middle East Electricity Exhibition, Power Systems Gulf is very optimistic to grow Perkins business sustainably in the region through its strategic alignment with Kanoo & Perkins vision.

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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