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.


Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019
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Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) Jeddah Chapter recently held its 13th annual general meeting at Hotel Ramada Continental.

Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed graced the event as chief guest and Consul General of India Noor Rahman Sheikh was guest of honor. IEF President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.

Expressing appreciation for the activities of the forum, Ambassador Dr. Sayeed recalled its foundation in 2016 during his tenure as consul general of India in Jeddah.

He lauded Sayeeduddin, Amir Khan, Shuja Sheriff and other members and engineers for the activities of the forum and their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sayeed highlighted scarcity of water as an acute problem in the world in general and in India in particular. He shared his experience of interacting with engineers in the US, who developed a water condensation machine to extract water from humid air.

Consul General Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded IEF for its services to the engineering community in Saudi Arabia. He highlighted how the excellence of Indian engineers in each sector has impacted society. 

“Our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated during last year’s Hajj. The mobile app developed by the Consul General of India is going to help the 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year,” he said.

Amir Khan, founder and chairman of IEF, said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He urged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which he said would help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.

Sayeeduddin thanked Dr. Sayeed for his support in the foundation of IEF. He announced that, having served as founding president for the last 13 years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected, will be Khan Mustafa.

Nadeem Ahmed Ali, executive member of IEF, delivered a presentation on digital disruption.

Syed Nasir Khursheed, IEF general secretary, conducted the program.

Indian real estate advisory firm/ institutional channel partner 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. A presentation covering major construction, residential and commercial projects in India was made by S. K. Vivek Kumar, head of international sales, 360 Realtors. Amit Hariyal also delivered a presentation on residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. 

Abdul Rahman, general manager of TA Infra Projects, expressed happiness to be part of the IEF.

Khader Memon made a presentation titled “Special Investment Plan.”

The chief guest, guest of honor and sponsors were presented mementoes as a token of appreciation by the IEF president and executive committee. This was followed by the release of the annual magazine of the forum, Spectrum 2019, edited by Muazzam Sayeed.

A lively session of quiz was conducted by Munnawar Amafh. 

The event was attended by a number of guests from across the Kingdom, including Abdul Haseeb Hazari, Danish Ghafoor, Siadat Ali Khan, Shameem Kausar and Ahmed Omais.

The program started with a recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Talha Khan. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi, IEF treasurer, welcomed the guests.

IEF Vice President Abu Bakar Sherkhan introduced the chief guest while Mohammed Shoebuddin, IEF chief coordinator, presented a vote of thanks.