About Us


In 1910, Isaak Fernandes started the business when he opened a small novelty store in Paramaribo. The company did well and steadily grew and diversified but took off after Jule, Isaak’s only son, acquired the Coca-Cola Franchise in 1938. With this milestone the company started its successful journey and rapidly expanded into other sectors of the economy. All this came about under the inspiring leadership of Jule Fernandes. To this date FernandesGroup is one of the largest privately owned companies in Suriname and plays a leading role in many sectors of the Surinamese economy.

The FernandesGroup is currently the market leader in:

Non-alcoholic ready to drink beverages through its Coca-Cola Franchise.
The food division with our locally produced Fernandes bread, pastry, snacks and ice-cream.
The automotive sector, where we represent the world class brands Isuzu, Volkswagen, Honda, and Subaru.

Through our distribution company we represent international brands such as Enfamil, Grace, Albert Heijn, El Dorado Rum, Freixenet, Fernandes Gouda Cheese, as well as Agio. Local brands include Interfood and Sishado.

We are also active in the hardware- and home improvement division, with brands such as Makita, Reginox and Astra.

In 2014, FernandesGroup started the Fernandes Guyana Enterprise in order to export Bakery and Ice Cream products to Guyana. In 2019, Fernandes Guyana Enterprise acquired a leading interest in DemBake, a Guyanese bakery.

Recently, FernandesGroup entered two new industries: The Mining and Construction Industry, and the Agriculture Industry.

The Mining and Construction Industry is serviced by FD Equipment & Services, the authorized dealer of Komatsu. FD Equipment & Services furthermore distributes Eaton, Manitou, Atlas Copco and Lucas Oil. The company also distributes and provides the full service support of SKF.

Fernandes Equip supports the Agriculture Industry by representing Solis tractors, and assorted implements by Shaktiman, Piccin, and Jacto.

Our Mission

Delight! We bring pleasure, ease and energy with our products and services.

Our Vision

As a successful Surinamese conglomerate with an international footprint, we strive every day to delight our customers while strengthening local communities.

Our Values

Our core values passed down by our founding fathers have guided us for more than 100 years making us the respected company we are today. These values will serve as a compass while we work to achieve our ambitions:

Quality Driven
Inspirational Leadership

Our senior Leadership team

Jules Fernandes MBA Chief Executive Officer at FernandesGroup
Ing. Bryan Renten Chief Operating Officer at FernandesGroup
Drs. Kurt van Essen Director at Fernandes Bakkerij N.V.
Ing. Bryan Renten Director at Fernandes Bottling Company N.V.
Maurice Brahim MBA Director at Fernandes Autohandel N.V.
Elton Woei A Tjoen MSc Director at Fernandes Ice Cream N.V.
Jules Fernandes MBA Director at Fernandes Handel Maatschappij N.V.

Our Companies

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Fernandes Bakkerij

Food division
Kernkampweg 52-54
Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone : (+597) 463200
Fax : (+597) 492177
E-mail : info.bakery@fernandes.sr
Website : www.fernandesbakery.com

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Fernandes Bottling Company

Beverages division
Indira Gandhiweg 12
Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone : (+597) 482121
Fax : (+597) 483091
E-mail : FBC.Consumentenservice@Fernandes.sr
Website : www.fernandesbottling.com

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Fernandes Ice Cream

Food division
Kernkampweg 84
Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone :+597 439711
Fax :+597 439718
E-mail : FernandesICE@Fernandes.sr
Website : www.fernandesicecream.com

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Fernandes Autohandel

Automotive sector
Keizerstraat 105-117
Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone : (+597) 475046
Fax : (+597) 473891
E-Mail : FAH.KCC@Fernandes.sr
Website : www.fernandesautomotive.com

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Fernandes Agenturen

Distribution company
Kernkampweg 82
Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone : (+597) 404745
Fax : (+597) 402750
E-mail : FAG.Secretariaat@Fernandes.sr

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Fernandes Technical Center

Hardware division
Klipstenenstraat 3
Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone : (+597) 471313 ext. 1300
E-mail : Sales.FTC@fernandes.sr
Website : www.fernandestechnical.com

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Fernandes Equip

Agriculture Industry
C.R. Biswamitreweg 38
Nickerie, Suriname S.A.
Phone : (+597) 231523 / 211256

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FD Equipment & Services

Mining and Construction Industry
Coesewijnestraat 17
Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone : (+597) 495053 / 8282885
E-mail : sales@fdequip.com

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Fernandes Guyana Enterprise

Food division
Block G 1 Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara
Georgetown, Guyana S.A.
Phone : (+592) 6240092
E-mail : info@fernandesgy.com


Lawyers and Auditors

Advokatenkantoor Lim A Po, handles our company legal matters.
Advokatenkantoor Lim A Po
P.O. Box 92
Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone: (+597) 473514
Fax: (+597) 475394
Website : www.limapolawfirm.com

BDO Suriname
Mr. Jagernath Lachmonstraat 132
Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone: (+597) 493464
Fax: (+597) 494423
Website : www.bdo.sr


For our financial standing and reputation information can be obtained from our bankers:

De Surinaamsche Bank N.V.

P.O. Box 1806
Paramaribo, Republic of Suriname
Phone: (+597) 471100
Fax: (+597) 477835/411750
Website : www.dsb.sr

Finabank N.V.

P.O. Box 2922
Paramaribo, Republic of Suriname
Phone: (+597) 472266
Fax: (+597) 422672
Website : www.finabanknv.com

Hakrinbank N.V.

P.O. Box 1813
Paramaribo, Republic of Suriname
Phone: (+597) 477722
Fax: (+597) 472066/475073
Website : www.hakrinbank.com

Republic Bank (Suriname) N.V.

P.O. Box 1836
Paramaribo, Republic of Suriname
Phone: (+597) 471555
Fax: (+597) 473016
Website : www.republicbanksr.com

Contact US

Verlengde Gemenelandsweg 103-105

Paramaribo, Suriname S.A.
Phone : (+597) 411998