Our business

The 5 operational Kersten divisions are:

With its 13 operating companies, Kersten is active in a number of
areas from distribution, electrical installations, car sales, tourism,
energy to various other areas. In 2006 Kersten decided to combine
companies operating in the same sector of the market in strategic
divisions. As a result, Kersten has 5 operational divisions where
customers are offered a total package of their products and services,
aimed at delivering solution to their customers.


The division structure ensures total cohesion and communication
within the division and encourages the exchange of best practices,
while generating synergies in business development activities and
yet leaving operating units with a high degree of autonomy and

The 5 operational Kersten divisions are:


Building & Construction

- Kersten Alginco
- Kersten BEM
- Argos Suriname



- Kersten Training Academy (KTA)
- Kersten Environmental Services N.V. (KES)



- Kersten Distribution



- Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
- Radisson Hotel Paramaribo
- Bergendal Amazonia Wellness Resort


Motors & Industrial Equipment

- Kersten Motors
- Surmac
- Kersten Lease
- Surmac Guyane

Our Brands

Our History

Over 255 years of excellence

C. Kersten en Co. N.V. was founded in 1768 and is one of the most

diversified companies in Suriname with 13 operating companies

divided over 5 divisions.


As one of the oldest trade companies in the Western Hemisphere,

Kersten has always been able to pride itself upon the trust of the



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