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Fernandes Group

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The Fernandes Group is a Surinamese holding company. The holding company is active in the wood industry, soft drinks, bakery and soap. Its soft drinks are being bottled in the Netherlands as well.


Fernandes was founded in 1939 by Surinamese-Jewish Isaak Fernandes and his son Jule Fernandes. Originally, the company had only shares in the wood industry and the production of soap. Through the operation of Isaak Fernandes, the company was able to expand to a bakery.[1] Growth increased sharply when the Fernandes Group managed to acquire the bottle rights of Coca-Cola in the 1930s exclusively for Suriname. The company's activities were further expanded under the guidance of Jule Fernandes, the son of Isaak. Fernandes expanded into a brand in Suriname making many different products.

Current era[edit]

After the death of Jule Fernandes, Rene and Jack Fernandes took over the company in 1988.[2] Under their leadership, Fernandes became one of the leading holding companies in Suriname. Rene and Jack Fernandes are both in the board now. Today, in Fernandes there are several Fernandes soft drinks in Suriname.


In the Netherlands and Suriname, the soft drinks of Fernandes are released by Lachmansingh Beverage Wholesale. It introduced a logo with palm trees for the Dutch market, designed to emphasize the tropical character of Fernandes soft drinks.


  1. "Suriname-based company opens bakery". Stabroek News. July 16, 2015.
  2. Howard French (October 23, 1990). "Paramaribo Journal; In Suriname's Racial Jumble, a Quest for Identity". The New York Times.

External links[edit]

  • Official Website of Fernandes Bottling Company and Fernandes Sales Company (in Dutch)


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