The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group of Companies is one of the largest independent, family owned company in the Gulf region. Established in Bahrain in 1890 by Haji Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo , it has grown from its early trading and shipping business to become one of the most diversified and highly regarded business houses in the Gulf region and beyond. The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo operates extensively in the GCC countries since the early 1960's. The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group of Companies is greatly respected for the ability to combine traditional values with a global vision and has always been linked to the progress and development of the entire region.
Haji Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo took over the small family business in 1890 in Bahrain and established one of the most successful and trusted family businesses in the region today. The Kanoo family expanded its business in the early 1930s to Saudi Arabia and in the early 1960s to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. In due time and particularly during the height of the oil boom, the Kanoo family business grew from its early trading and shipping business to become one of the most diversified and highly regarded business houses in the Gulf region and beyond.
The traditional values that underlined the Kanoo family and the guidance of the late Ahmed Ali Kanoo had a great role in involving The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo group of Companies in the business and social fabric of the Kingom of Bahrain.
Haji Yusuf was the first local Arab shipping and travel agent competing with long established British companies at the beginnings of the twentieth century and managed to steer the family business through two World Wars and several economic depressions successfully and smoothly.
The Kanoo name and corporate signature are among the most recognized names and symbols in the Gulf region. With over a century invested in the brand values and continued delivery against customers and principals needs and expectations the Kanoo name has become a byword for trust, reliability and quality.