Kanoo Power & Industrial Projects (Kanoo PIP), a part of the leading diversified business conglomerate, The Kanoo Group, has won the coveted Dubai Quality Appreciation Programme Award in the trade category for 2005. Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group, along with Freddy Sherman, Executive General Manager of Kanoo Commercial Group and U.A. Chengappa, Commercial Manager of Kanoo PIP received the award from H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry (UAE) at a ceremony held in Dubai on Sunday. With this award, The Kanoo Group becomes the only group to receive business excellence awards for six consecutive years since 2000.
Speaking on the occasion, Mishal Kanoo said, “The Kanoo Group’s business principles are rooted in quality and this award is in recognition of our business excellence, outstanding performance and best practices. I would like to especially thank H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for initiating the Dubai Quality Awards and providing us with an international benchmark for quality.”
“This award is also testimony of the great support and dedication of our staff, customers and business partners, who have contributed tremendously towards the success of The Kanoo Group,” Kanoo added.
The Dubai Quality Award, which was established in 1994 by the Department of Economic Development in Dubai under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is a framework for companies to measure their performance and achieve higher growth through leadership, innovation and continuous improvement.
“Kanoo PIP is honoured to receive this award. Our team has worked very hard to excel in quality across all our business processes. Winning the DQAP award has motivated our team even further to strive to achieve the highest possible standards of quality, innovation and operational excellence,” said Mr. U.A. Chengappa.
The corporate conviction of The Kanoo Group is rooted in quality and all of its major businesses are certified to ISO 9001:2000. Several divisions of The Kanoo Group such as Kanoo Travel, Kanoo Machinery and Kanoo Shipping have been recipients of the Dubai Quality Awards in the past few years. H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum honoured two Kanoo divisions for their quality and business excellence drive in 2001. It was a remarkable and unprecedented achievement in the history of Dubai Quality Awards since its launch in 1994, where two companies from the same group were honoured in the same year. Apart from winning the Dubai Quality Awards, The Kanoo Group also won the coveted Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award in 2003 and Dubai Human Development Award in 2002.
“We are delighted that one of our group companies was once again chosen for the coveted Dubai Quality Appreciation Programme Award. We will keep up this momentum and strive to exceed all expectations in the years to come. We look forward to continuing to participate in this programme of excellence,” Mr. Freddy Sherman concluded.
About The Kanoo Group
The Kanoo Group is a diversified business conglomerate in the United Arab Emirates with business activities across the world's most dynamic industries from Shipping, Travel, Holidays, Machinery, Oil & Gas, Power & Industrial Projects to Exhibition services, Courier Services, Logistics, Specialty Chemicals and Business Centers. In addition, The Kanoo Group has a remarkable history in forming joint ventures with world-class companies serving the service and industrial sectors such as AXA Insurance (Gulf), Mearsk, BASF, Johnson Arabia, Freightworks and others.