About us

CKC MOTORS COMPANY N.V. was established in January 1999 as a subsidiary of C. KERSTEN CO N.V. The current Director is Mr. Patrick Heshusius.

Mission:

We are a reliable and  dynamic car dealer delivering a diversity of high quality cars and services and the most satisfying ownership experience for our customers.

Vision:

We are the best customer oriented car dealer with a strong presence in the market driven by excellence, passion and an innovative team of professionals.

CORE VALUES:

  • Customer oriented
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Team
  • Innovation

Since 2012 CKC MOTORS CO. N.V. has been ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001:2004 certified. ISO 9001 is a quality management system. The focus of this management system is on process management, monitoring, constant improvement, realization of goals and an active role in management. This ISO 9001-certification shows that our organization complies with international requirements for quality management. A certificate of KIWA guarantees our customers and our network that CKC MOTORS CO. N.V highly values quality. 

The establishment

In 1919 Kersten started with activities in the automotive sector as part of its department store in the centre of Paramaribo. In 1937 this transformed into an independent activity, conducted by the technical department that traded in cars of the car brand CHRYSLER and tractors of the brand CATERPILLAR. In 1952 the car trade obtained the dealership of the brand VOLKSWAGEN, after which it moved to the Zwartenhovenbrugstraat in 1959 and took on the name CITY GARAGE N.V. In addition to trade in cars, Kersten was the first car lease company and the first taxi company under the name CITY TAXI N.V. In 1969 the VOLKSWAGEN dealership was placed in a separate subsidiary at the van ‘t Hogerhuysstraat, under the name SUROTO N.V.  and in 1977 the DAIHATSU dealership was added to this company.  In 1979 the first MITSUBISHI cars were imported and on 16 November 1981 the distribution agreement between CITY GARAGE N.V., CHRYSLER International S.A. and MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION was signed. 

In the early nineties the economy in Suriname started to recover. It became necessary to transform Kersten into a Holding company and move from a centrally managed organization towards a decentralized organization of subsidiaries with their own directors and personnel. On January 1st, 1999 the decision was made to place all the activities with regard to the car trade in a Holding company. As a result, CKC MOTORS COMPANY N.V. was established together with its subsidiaries CITY GARAGE N.V., SUROTO N.V., AMCAR N.V., CKC MOTORS CO. N.V and REAL CAR N.V.

The parent company CKC Motors Company N.V. provides supporting services, such as Administration, Human Resources, Quality Management and Customs Clearance.  

CKC MOTORS COMPANY N.V. has subsidiaries because it is an acknowledged trader in different brands in SURINAME. Below is a schematic representation of the subsidiaries, each with their own brands. 

 Figure 2 Subsidiaries with their brands

SUROTO N.V.

SUROTO N.V. is the distributor of the brands TOYOTA and HINO in Suriname. SUROTO N.V. was founded on November, 8th, 1967. The TOYOTA vehicles are manufactured in Japan and, depending on the model, in Thailand. The HINO vehicles are imported from Japan. Every TOYOTA and HINO vehicle sold by SUROTO N.V., is covered by a manufacturer warranty for three years or 100,000 kilometres driven. The department Parts Sale has an extensive assortment of only original parts with warranty conditions. The department Maintenance & Repair is also specialised in car repairs, service and dent removal and painting for these 2 brands, TOYOTA and HINO.  

AMCAR N.V.

AMCAR N.V. is the distributor of the brand CHEVROLET. The supplier of CHEVROLET is GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION, located in Mexico. Each CHEVROLET vehicle, sold by AMCAR N.V. is entitled to a manufacturer warranty of 3 years or 100,000 kilometres driven. The department Parts Sale has an extensive assortment of only original parts with warranty conditions.  The department Maintenance & Repair is also specialised in car repairs, service and dent removal and painting for this brand.

CITY GARAGE N.V.

CITY GARAGE N.V. is the distributor of the brand MITSUBISHI. The MITSUBISHI vehicles are manufactured in Japan and, depending on the model, in Thailand. Every MITSUBISHI vehicle, sold by CITY GARAGE N.V., is entitled to a manufacturer warranty of 3 years or 100,000 kilometres driven. The department Parts Sale has an extensive assortment of only original parts with warranty conditions. The Maintenance department is specialized in car repair, maintenance, dent removal and painting of this brand.

As distributor/dealer, the subsidiaries have the formal and legal rights with regard to the import of the product portfolio of the different brands. The vehicles that have been made available for the Surinamese market, are geared to the Surinamese car market. Especially with regard to the use of gas, the climate and road construction. 

Figure 3 Organization Chart CKC MOTORS CO N.V.

The main activity of the Sales department is selling vehicles of all brands. This department is also responsible for the marketing activities of CKC MOTORS COMPANY N.V., REAL CAR N.V., previously CITY TAXI N.V., and has the 'Hertz International System' license for car rental and car lease. In addition, the Company also sells used cars. The Parts department offers an extensive assortment of only original parts. These parts are offered with warranty conditions. In case a part is not in stock, this can be purchased for the client at the respective suppliers. The Maintenance department is specialized in car repairs, maintenance and dental removal and painting. The other departments support swift running of the daily operations within the Company. Planning and control of the different Company processes and activities are conducted by these departments as well.