Kanoo Machinery joins Perkins in the 2018 Middle East Electricity to showcase revolutionary engines that power a myriad of applications

Kanoo Machinery joins Perkins in the 2018 Middle East Electricity to showcase revolutionary engines that power a myriad of applications

Kanoo Machinery, a member of The Kanoo Group, exhibited alongside its principal Perkins® at the 2018 Middle East Electricity held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 6-8 March 2018 to meet the power industry's burgeoning demand for clean and efficient gas fuelled engines.

Perkins, one of the world's leading providers of diesel and gas engines is a key sponsor of the recently concluded exhibition. Middle East Electricity is the region's most important international trade event for the power industry with dedicated product sectors for power generation, transmission & distribution, lighting, solar and energy storage and management solutions.

During the show, Perkins showcased its three new engine platforms, the 7L Perkins® 1206, 9.3L 1706 and 18L 2806, which it said deliver a great uplift in power density across a comprehensive range of power nodes. This means that customers can run a smaller engine that is just as dependable as before regardless of what EP sector, power needs, emissions demands, or environmental challenges they work in, thus increasing its performance and reducing operational costs.

Perkins also showcased its latest product innovation – the Perkins® SmartCap and Perkins® My Engine App which can be downloaded from Apple and Google App stores. The SmartCap solution allows end users to connect their mobile device to their engine via the free Perkins® My Engine App on their smartphone, installed by replacing the existing oil filler cap. This cap monitors the Perkins' engine and directly sends data to the app with information such as engine running hour, location, and much more.

Graeme de Villiers, acting country manager, Kanoo Machinery – UAE, said, "Kanoo Machinery looks after Perkins' distribution strategy, engine distribution management, and product support capacity across the GCC. This includes engine sales, brand and product marketing, training, parts inventory optimisation, as well as technical/warranty support."

"To support the new generation of technologically advanced Perkins engines entering the market, we ensure that we deliver consistent and seamless service across the region, in accordance with Perkins global parts and service support standards," he added.

"Kanoo Machinery is a Perkins authorised district training centre that provides training needs for Perkins Engines in the region. With a fully equipped dedicated training facility based in Dubai and with Perkins approved trainers, it provides a local platform for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), OEM dealers, government establishments, large fleet users to quickly address their technical and product support needs," Shaik Rahim, technical and training manager, Kanoo Machinery, explained.

"This training covers maintenance, service, technical and application engineering to equip customers on how to optimise their engines' lifetime cost of ownership. We also provide Perkins Certifications for trainees as well as customised training content options for end users."

Furthermore, Kanoo Machinery also works with new inventory management and forecasting systems to ensure that it offers competitively priced genuine Perkins parts, reflecting the market demands and the availability on the shelves at each Dealer outlet.