Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery partners with Kanoo

Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery is a provider of commercial vehicles, and industrial and heavy equipment in Saudi Arabia. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 28 November 2018
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Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery partners with Kanoo

Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery has announced a new strategic partnership with Kanoo Machinery, a regional distributor of Perkins Engines, to provide best-in-class support for Teksan generators.

Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery supplies the leading brand of Teksan generators, most of which are powered by Perkins diesel engines. With the new strategic partnership, the company will now offer warranty support along with parts to support Perkins Engines’ products.

The partnership aims to expand and deepen Teksan and Perkins’ presence and after-sales support in Saudi Arabia and meet rising public demand for safe, affordable and reliable power.

The announcement was marked at a special event at Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery in Jeddah, attended by senior officials from Perkins Engines, Kanoo Machinery and Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery.

Arif Chishti, managing director of Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery, said: “A kaizen approach to consistently improve the best-in-class customer support needs of our partners and customers is central to our work at Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery. The announcement of the association of Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery with Kanoo Machinery ensures that Teksan and Perkins quality commitment is delivered to customers through Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery.”

Kanoo I&E Executive General Manager Fergus Burke said: “With a heritage that dates back more than a century, Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo is one of the largest family-owned multinationals in the Middle East and is proud through Kanoo Machinery to associate with and to appoint Abdul Lateef Jameel Machinery as an OEM Dealer (OEMD) for Perkins diesel engines in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Graeme De Villiers, regional power manager for Kanoo Machinery, added: “To meet the demands of the new generation of technologically advanced Perkins engines entering the market, Kanoo Machinery has chosen to partner with Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery as an OEMD to ensure that Teksan generators powered by Perkins receive the highest standards of warranty support across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” 

Teksan produces high-quality diesel, natural gas and biogas-driven generator sets, cogeneration, tri-generation solutions and hybrid power systems. Perkins Engines, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, is a diesel engine manufacturer for several sectors including power generation and industrial. The Teksan generators supplied by Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery are mostly powered by Perkins Engines.


Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Updated 20 March 2019
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Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality this week celebrated the opening of the Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter. The complex is strategically located in the heart of one of the most sought-after areas in the city with easy access to key embassies and major corporate headquarters, and a 30-minute drive from King Khalid International Airport. 

“We are delighted to enhance our footprint in Saudi Arabia with the opening of two strategically important hotels that not only complement each other but also deliver very distinct brand experiences. Saudi Arabia continues to be one of our key markets and we are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Dur Hospitality,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

The hotel is inspired by Wadi Hanifa, a beautiful desert oasis running through Riyadh. The low-rise hotel resembles the smooth, dry canyon walls that make for a dramatic arrival experience. Once you step inside, the waterways guide the way into the building, ushering guests through the arrival court into the palm-dotted oasis in the hotel’s courtyard. Planted cacti, flowering vines, plentiful blooming desert flora and native date palm trees create a calming ambiance, providing shade from the desert sun. 

The complex is the first five-star full service hotel in the Diplomatic Quarter and features 80 spacious modern rooms, and 140 fully equipped apartments. The deluxe rooms feature modern décor and ample work space, allowing guests to stay connected with in-room technology, including high-speed WiFi and bedside USB outlets. Guests staying in one of the six Premium Suites or the Presidential Suite can enrich their experience in the M Club Lounge offering an international buffet, hors d’oeuvre and local specialties 24 hours a day. 

The Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter houses three dining venues, Goji Kitchen — an all-day dining destination, a la carte restaurant Mesquite and Agave Café located in the lobby. The hotel offers multiple recreational areas surrounded by lush greenery. 

Muin Serhan, general manager of Marriott Hotels in Riyadh, said: “The opening of Marriott Riyadh and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is considered an important milestone in our developing journey in the hospitality field; we are keen to provide a very special experience to our valuable guests whatever they are traveling for — business or leisure.”

He added: “And we are very proud to be part of the new Marriott travel program ‘Marriott Bonvoy,’ built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them. Launching in February 2019, Marriott Bonvoy replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).”