Kanoo Power & Industrial Projects Wins Dubai Quality Appreciation Award

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2009: Kanoo Power & Industrial Projects (Kanoo PIP), a part of The Kanoo Group, today announced that they have once again won the prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Programme (DQAP) Award in the trade category in recognition of the company’s commitment to quality, high performance and superior service. On behalf of the company, Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group received the award from H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at a ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai.

“We are honoured to receive this appreciation award once again. I would like to thank H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for providing us with an international benchmark for quality by initiating the Dubai Quality Awards. This award is recognition of our company’s commitment to raising the standards of quality and excellence. We thank our employees and business partners, who with their continued dedication and support, have made this possible and our customers for believing in us,” says Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group.

The Kanoo Group’s business principles are rooted in quality and all of its major businesses are certified to ISO 9001:2000. The DQAP award to Kanoo PIP is a testimony of the company’s business excellence, outstanding performance and best practices. Several divisions of The Kanoo Group such as Kanoo Travel, Kanoo Machinery and Kanoo Shipping have already been recipients of the Dubai Quality Awards in the past few years.

“Kanoo PIP is happy to receive this prestigious award. Our team has worked very hard to continuously improve our business processes and excel in providing higher value and quality to our customers. Winning the DQAP award has motivated our team to keep up this momentum and strive even further to exceed all expectations in achieving the highest standards of quality, innovation and operational excellence,” says Tameem Ahmed, GM of Kanoo PIP.

The Dubai Quality Award, based upon the Excellence Model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), is a framework for companies to measure their performance and achieve higher growth through leadership, innovation and continuous improvement. The award has been designed to recognize the activities of outstanding organizations and to provide companies with a ‘roadmap’ to achieve excellence through the adoption of best practices. By participating in these awards, organisations are able to sustain their competitive edge and contribute to the ongoing growth of key industries in the Middle East.


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. For further information, please visit http://www.kanoo.com

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