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The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo group of companies is one of the largest independent family-owned multinationals in the Middle East.

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.

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YBA Kanoo Achieves ISO for Information Security Management Systems

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) of largest multinational family businesses in the region has achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for information security management systems (ISMS) known as ISO/IEC 27001:2013 . The certification which is a systematic approach to managing company information so that it remains secure was given to the Group s office... View more

Kanoo Shipping Launches Operations in India

Kanoo Shipping one of the largest specialized shipping agencies in the region and a fully owned business of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) has announced the opening of a general agency office Kanoo Shipping India PLC in Mumbai which will allow it to have a complete port coverage in India. The office will handle crew transfers spare parts deliveries customs and immigration formalities and ... View more

Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group Holds Ramadan Gabgha

Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) held its Annual Staff Gabgha at the Gulf Hotel. The Ramadan event was attended by Group Deputy Chairman board members and staff members of YBA Kanoo. We are delighted to have this annual gathering which brings us closer to our colleagues in YBA Kanoo. It s a great opportunity to strengthen ties among employees and to share Ramadan s hospitality Group Deputy ... View more

Kanoo Travel Website Offers Booking.com Rates

Kanoo Travel a fully owned business of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) announced a strategic partnership with Booking.com that will expand its digital services and will allow it to offer competitive accommodation rates for its customers during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019 which was held in Dubai. Visitors of Kanoo Travel website will be having the same room rates as Booking.com wit... View more

Kanoo Travel Partners with Global Event Management Technology Provider Cvent to elevate MICE experience in the region

Kanoo Travel a fully owned business of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) signed an agreement with Cvent a market leader in meetings events and hospitality technology in which Kanoo Travel will utilise Cvent s complete suite of event management solutions at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April 1 May 2019. Cvent s event technology solutions will ... View more

YBA Kanoo Appoints New Group CEO

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) one of the largest independent family conglomerates in the Middle East has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Singer as the new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Singer previously held the position of Independent Board Director at YBA Kanoo; he assumed the new role in February 2019. Mr. Singer will oversee the Group portfolio of companies as well as... View more

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Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group announced recently its continued support for one of Jeddah s most highly anticipated sports leagues the Kanoo Premier League organised annually by the Jeddah Cricket Association (JCA). This marks the silver jubilee (25 years) of YBA Kanoo sponsoring the event which consists of 15 teams all from Jeddah split into two groups that runs over a period of 3 months. View more

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The Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group was honored by Bahrain s Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa for its generous contributions towards the Health Sector in Bahrain during an event that celebrated the 60th anniversary of Salmaniya Medical Complex. As an appreciation gift Fawzi Ahmed Kanoo Acting CEO of the Group received a scale model of the medical complex. Over its 129 year hi... View more

YBA Kanoo Group Celebrates Bahrain’s National Day

A grand reception was organised by Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) for its employees on the occasion of the 47th National Day of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Accession Day of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at Kanoo Tower in the Diplomatic Area. The reception was attended by Khalid Mohamed Kanoo Group Chairman Kanoo Family members and the Group s employees in Bahrain. The event... View more

Kanoo Shipping Wins ‘Ship Agent of the Year’ at Seatrade Maritime Awards

Kanoo Shipping a fully owned business division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group won a major shipping award by Seatrade Maritime Awards at an event held in Atlantis the Palm Dubai on Sunday (October 28). The Ship Agent of the Year Award was accepted by Kanoo Shipping Executive General Manager Jonathan Bygrave and the event was attended by executives from Kanoo Shipping including Kanoo Shipping Head o... View more

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YBA Kanoo have been a trusted dealer of Bobcat for more than twenty years. Bobcat s brand reputation and quality products make them very well known within the market. The day was spent looking ahead at ways to ensure we continue to deliver best in class service to our customers through equipment rentals parts and services. Fergus Burke Executive General Manager at Kanoo Industrial & Energy said St... View more

Kanoo Travel

Kanoo Travel a business division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kano o (YBA Kanoo) Group has won the Best Travel Management Company and the Best Corporate Incentive Tour Operator at the 2018 Arabian Travel Awards. Representatives of Kanoo Travel offices from KSA UAE Oman and Bahrain received the awards during a prestigious ceremony in Dubai s JW Marriot Hotel which was attended by the region s Travel and Hosp... View more

Kanoo Logistics

A state-of-the-art 100 000sqm logistics facility has been launched by Kanoo Logistics a business group of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group near King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam. The multipurpose facility includes a 10 000sqm warehouse as well as 500sqm of elevated staging area and 5 000sqm of parking space. At YBA Kanoo through Kanoo Logistics we are always looking for solutions that will benefit our cus... View more

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The centre provides both education and rehabilitation for those with autism. Mr Talal Kanoo praised the care provided by the centre and wished them success in their volunteer and charity works that are carried out in the local community. He was given a tour of the centre by Ms Al Moayyed and thanked him for the support provided by YBA Kanoo in helping them further deliver their message and help fu... View more

Kanoo Travel

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

Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group hosted its annual Media Ghabga

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 acquires Wallem South Africa

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.

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

Kanoo Machinery wins top awards at Bobcat’s MEA dealer meeting

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

Big response to Krystal Online

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

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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

Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group will be showcasing at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

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)

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

YBA KANOO joins GCC Board Directors Institute as a Corporate Affiliate

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

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

Around 800 team members attended a group-wide roadshow held by YBA Kanoo Group

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

Khalid Mohamed Kanoo named new YBA Kanoo Group Chairman

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

Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group Chairman Mubarak Jassim Kanoo passed away early this morning.

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

YBA Kanoo Group to showcase products at Gulf Industry Fair

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

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