• Organization TypeGoods Supplier, Independent/None
  • Staff10,000+
  • Founded1910

Fernandes Concern Beheer NV

History 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 really took off after Jule, Isaak’s 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 the Fernandes Group is the largest privately owned Company in Suriname and plays a leading role in many sectors of the Surinamese economy. The Fernandes Group is the market leader in non-Alcoholic ready to drink beverages through its Coca-Cola Franchise. They are also the leading food company through their Food Division with their locally produced Fernandes bread, pastry, snacks, Ice-Cream and sole distributor of Nestle Ice Cream. Through their distribution company they represent imported international brands such as Grace, Agio, Appleton, Freixenet, Gouda Cheese and Roma pasta. Fernandes Automotive is the industry leader representing world class brands such as Honda, Isuzu, Volkswagen and Subaru. Their White Goods and Powertools shops represent among others Panasonic, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Samsung, Makita, Astra, Black and Decker, Jika and Nemef. The company employs about 1.100 people, contributes approximately 2% to the Surinam GDP and to this day is owned by the 4th generation of the family Fernandes. Their mission They at Fernandes aim to enrich the lives of people worldwide by offering a diverse portfolio of quality and innovative products, services and brands, that anticipate, meet and exceed people’s ever changing needs and expectations. They believe in the strength of their people and therefore they work hard to create an environment where their culturally diverse workforce can fully employ its potential. As they continue to grow their business we will continue their strategic and longtime partnerships with major global companies and Brands while developing new relationships based on trust and sustainable growth for all their partners. Their Values Their core values passed down by their founding fathers have guided them for more than 100 year making them the respected company they are today. These values will serve as a compass while they work to achieve their ambitions. Integrity & Honesty: They will never sacrifice their integrity for any commercial, financial or other personal or company gain. People: They believe that their people are the key to their success and strive to grow with them. Inspiration: They have love for their company, pride in their communal and company heritage, and passion for their brands Partnership: They believe that together they can make a difference, and create a win-win relationship. Leadership: They lead by example within the company and as business leaders in their community. They have put in place a strong Governance structure that clearly outlines the role and function of the Group and its Business units. As part of the government structure the Board of Directors of the Fernandes Group is responsible for designing and carrying out a balanced Group strategy, setting up the overall corporate goals, authorizing and monitoring the business units’ strategies and plans. Furthermore the Corporate Board directs policies for Human resource, Internal Auditing, ICT and Corporate communication. Their senior Leadership team Jules Fernandes MBA Chief Executive Officer FernandesGroup Ing. Bryan Renten Director at Fernandes Bottling Company N.V. their Coca-Cola franchise Drs. Kurt van Essen Director at Fernandes Bakkerij N.V. Maurice Brahim MBA Director at Fernandes Autohandel N.V. George Cheng Director at Fernandes Ice Cream N.V. Jules Fernandes MBA Director at Fernandes Handel Maatschappij N.V. Drs. Inez Redjosentono MSc. Operations Manager Fernandes Agenturen
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