Building on a heritage that dates back more than a century, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo (YBA Kanoo) is one of the largest family-owned multinationals in the Middle East with an extensive portfolio of complementary businesses and strategic partnerships. With a physical presence across the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Asia, and a 4,000-strong workforce, YBA Kanoo covers a broad range of sectors. Its divisions include Shipping, Logistics, Travel, Industrial & Energy (machinery, oil & gas, power & industrial projects), Kanoo Capital and Real Estate.
Established in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1890 as a small family trading and shipping business, the group has evolved into a diversified conglomerate that provides a broad range of quality products and services that meet the highest international standards. YBA Kanoo today has wholly-owned activities across the Arabian Gulf, in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, and Qatar, and expanding beyond the region to cover Egypt, UK, France and India.
Leveraging on more than 120 years of experience, ethical conduct, best-in-class partnerships, advanced business systems and cutting-edge technologies, YBA Kanoo is one of the most trusted and valuable trade names in the region, a key contributor to its economic growth and development, and an ideal partner for companies looking to pursue commercial growth and expansion in the Middle East.
Kanoo Travel Partners were honoured during its Ramadan Ghabga last night. The event at the Kanoo Guest House in Mahooz was attended by senior management of Kanoo Travel airline suppliers and General Sales Agents (GSAs). We are always keen to strengthen ties with our loyal partners who have been supportive of Kanoo Travel for years said Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group Board Director Nabeel Mohamed Kano... View more
In celebration of Ramadan the Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group hosted its annual Media Ghabga at The Gulf Hotel Ramadan Tent Bahrain. The Ramadan gathering has been a yearly celebration of journalism and its people. We highly appreciate the support we receive from journalists for our Group s communications efforts. Their assistance was key in allowing our news reach a wider audience said YBA Kanoo Grou... View more
Kanoo Shipping one of the largest regional shipping agencies in the Middle East has announced an agreement to acquire Wallem South Africa a provider of integrated maritime solutions in the cities of Durban and Cape Town. Kanoo Shipping is a business division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group one of the largest independent family-owned multinational businesses in the Middle East with an extensive port... View more
Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) held its Annual Staff Gabgha at the Gulf Hotel. The Ramadan event was attended by board members Group Acting CEO Mr Fawzi Ahmed Kanoo and more than 250 staff members of YBA Kanoo. In the spirit of our ongoing transformation and our One Kanoo initiative we wanted to have this gathering to bring our various business divisions to celebrate together. It is an ev... View more
MANAMA: Kanoo Machinery a fully owned business division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group has won four awards at compact construction equipment maker Bobcat s Middle East and Africa Dealer Meeting 2018 held in Oman. Achievement awards are presented annually by Bobcat to the best-performing dealers in the region for excellence in sales as well as after-sales support including product servicing and tra... View more
MANAMA: More than a 1 000 visitors ranging from small to mid-level agencies including existing customers visited Kanoo Travel s booth in the 2018 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai. A fully-owned division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) Kanoo Travel has an 81-year-long history in the travel industry with offices in Bahrain Saudi Arabia the UAE Oman Egypt and the UK. It is also the sol... View more
A senior executive meeting between YBA Kanoo s Industrial & Energy business group and Perkins Engines Company Limited was held in Peterborough UK last week. A framework was formed for a win-win strategy between Perkins and YBA Kanoo for further development in equipment parts and service business in the GCC region. Industrial & Energy Executive General Manager Fergus Burke Kanoo Machinery Regional ... View more
The Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group is showcasing its Industrial & Energy business group at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston one of the world s largest energy conferences. The conference which runs until May 3 will be attended by more than 70 000 energy professionals from over 100 countries. Industrial & Energy which recently restructured into five dedicated business units is predom... View more
Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group has recently joined the GCC Board Directors Institute (GCC BDI) the leading governance organisation in the Arabian Gulf as a Corporate Affiliate. As a leading conglomerate in the region for over a century YBA Kanoo Group strives to offer certainty to its stakeholders. In this pursuit good corporate governance and compliance go hand-in-hand. YBA Kanoo Group is devoted to... View more
Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group of Companies (YBA Kanoo) one of the largest independent family-owned multinational businesses in the Middle East has recently joined the GCC Board Directors Institute (GCC BDI) the leading governance organisation in the Arabian Gulf as a Corporate Affiliate. Economies are in constant flux and now more than ever businesses are under pressure to perform. Company performan... View more
Kanoo Machinery will be enhancing their product offering following meeting held with principle Perkins at the 2018 Middle East Electricity exhibition one of the largest international trade event for the power industry. Perkins Engines participated with a stand at the exhibition with Kanoo Machinery joining as the sole distributor in the Middle East. Dubai Civil Aviation Authority President Sheikh ... View more
The week-long vision 2020 roadshow took place across four cities Riyadh Jeddah Dammam and Manama. It aimed to impart YBA Kanoo s vision 2020 business strategy to employees. Group chief executive Dr Patrick Chenel highlighted the success of the first year of vision 2020 how the business is growing and how to better serve clients. We wanted to give our employees a full picture of how the group s act... View more
Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo (Holdings) one of the largest independent family-owned multinational businesses in the Middle East has appointed Khalid Mohamed Kanoo as the new Group Chairman. Khalid Kanoo has a wealth of knowledge and experience where he held many positions and executive roles within and outside the group as well as in many boards of directors and government agencies. He is the founder and... View more
Born in Bahrain in 1930 Mr Kanoo was a visionary and a pillar of the community in Bahrain. He achieved his undergraduate degree from American University of Beirut and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1970. In 1951 he took over the family s travel business which was made up of three employees at the time. In the same year Kanoo Travel achieved IATA status. He also established trading licence... View more
Gulf Industry Fair 2018 the Northern Gulf s leading event dedicated to promoting industrialisation in the GCC is scheduled to take place from February 6 to 8 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. YBA Kanoo Group which has been established for more than 125 years covers the GCC as ... View more