Kanoo Machinery announced that they have been awarded ‘Regional Distributor of the year 2008’ by Perkins Engines Co. Ltd. UK, having previously won the distinction in 2006 and 2007. Mr. Howard Beeken, Director EAME / CIS Distribution, Perkins presented the Perkins Power Award to Mr. Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group at a glittering ceremony held to celebrate the successful enduring partnership between the two companies at Grosvenor House, Dubai. The event themed ‘Strength in Partnership’ was attended by senior management of the two companies as well as their customers.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Beeken said, “In Kanoo there is trust, honesty and fairness in the way they do business. In Perkins, we have a commitment to integrity, excellence and teamwork. And it is these same factors, combined with the vision and leadership of the management team that established Kanoo as one of Perkins’ leading Distributors.”
Perkins is one of the world’s largest off highway diesel engine manufacturers. The company assesses annually the performance of its Global Distributor network in terms of their product support capability, business results and overall engagement in support of the franchise. “Kanoo Machinery won the recognition for the dedication shown in making investments in staff training and in the franchise in terms of tooling and facilities, to ensure that product support capability across the UAE is unsurpassed. Additionally, the launch of a number of marketing and brand initiatives have helped enhance the reach of Perkins brand and products,” Mr. Beeken added.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Mishal Kanoo highlighted the fact that the partnership between the two companies goes back a long time and is a tribute to the values the two companies hold dear. 2010 will mark the fiftieth year of this cooperation between the two companies.
Mr. Kanoo said, “It is an honour to receive this award once again. We look at our suppliers as our partners and therefore, it is not only important for us to live upto our standards but also to their standards. We have to be able to take their products and deliver them to the standards expected by our partners, to our customers who are also our partners. It has to be win-win-win situation where all partners win. We are very happy with all the hard work put in by staff, who are part of the Kanoo family. To win this award, is one more feather in our cap.”
“The Perkins Power Award is a measure of how well we provide our customers’ service, how well we are equipped, how well we respond and how well we get the serviced product to the customer. We, at Kanoo, are very proud to have won the Perkins Power Award in 2006, 2007 and now in 2008,” said Mr. Freddy Sherman, EGM – Kanoo Commercial Group.
The function also saw the launch of a dedicated Kanoo Machinery website for Perkins business, which is informative, user-friendly and interactive. The website will be used as a valuable tool to engage customers and provide them with a 24/7 platform to interact with Kanoo Machinery and also will help provide better services.
About Kanoo Machinery
Since its inception over 40 years ago, Kanoo Machinery has grown to become one of the foremost materials handling equipment distributors in the Gulf, offering a cross-border seamless service.
Kanoo Machinery provides its services to all sectors of the industry, offering a wide range of equipment and consumables from the world's leading manufacturers of welding, grinding, materials handling and maintenance products. In addition, Kanoo Machinery offers a full after-sales service through a network of workshops, parts and mobile service facilities throughout the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula.
Kanoo Machinery represents leading manufacturers such as Grove, Hyster, Perkins, Bobcat, Hiab, Massey Ferguson, Lincoln Electric, etc. Kanoo Machinery offers the following equipment and services:
• Mobile cranes;
• Forklift trucks;
• Warehouse equipment;
• Welding machines and consumables;
• Road sweepers and scrubbers;
• Engines and marine gensets;
• Repair and maintenance;
• Rental of lifting equipment;
• Parts and after-sales service;
Kanoo Machinery (kanoo.com) has been involved in Quality Systems since 1997. It was first certified to ISO 9002:1994 and then was upgraded to ISO 9001-2000 across the region in 2001. Kanoo Machinery has won the Dubai Quality Appreciation Program Award 2001, the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award 2002, the prestigious Dubai Quality Award 2004 and has recently won Shaikh Khalifa Excellence Gold Award.