About us

Our Company

We’re here to provide you with excellent solutions for your industrial needs. Explore our company’s history, learn about our friendly work culture, and get a glimpse into our vision for the future as we strive to expand our reach, embark on  new opportunities, and set new benchmarks for success in the industry in Suriname.

History

Since our inception in 2003, Mines Services Suriname N.V. (MSS) has been committed to excellence and innovation.
Over the years, we have evolved from a local player to a global partner, driven by our dedication to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction.

We aim to foster strong partnerships with our customers and business associates, built on principles of loyalty and integrity.
We deliver products and services that offer real added value and benefits to users.
Our work is considered complete only when our customers or business partners are fully satisfied.

Company Overview

We are your strategic partner, your problem solver, and your ally in the quest for safety and quality. 

Why Choose Mines Services Suriname?

We are:

  • One of Suriname’s LEADING  provider of industrial goods and services.
  • Serving ALL industrial sectors, because your growth matters.
  • Tailored solutions that adapt to YOUR needs.
  • A trusted partner with a proven track record.

Our clientele originates from the mining sector and various other industrial domains, all sharing one common aspiration – to achieve excellence and elevate standards.

What sets Mines Services apart is our status as a 100% Surinamese-owned company manufacturing products locally that are typically imported. 

As a local supplier catering to the heavy industry, we have the capability to produce everything domestically, eliminating the need for extensive imports.

Mines Services imports semi-finished products, which we then transform into finished goods. This approach significantly benefits the Surinamese economy compared to importing entirely finished products for resale.

Our guiding philosophy is simple yet profound: “We sell everything from underwear to space shuttles.” 

This philosophy reflects our optimistic outlook, where every challenge becomes an opportunity, every problem finds a solution, and every partnership paves the way for a prosperous future.

Corporate Culture

Our corporate culture is defined by integrity, collaboration, and innovation. 

 

  • We create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where everyone is valued for who they are. 
  • We believe in teamwork and appreciate different viewpoints. 
  • We believe in investing in our employees’ growth and development, empowering them to reach their full potential and achieve collective success.

Future Growth and Development

As we look towards the future, Mines Services Suriname N.V. is poised for continued growth and expansion. 

With a strategic focus on innovation and sustainability, we’re expanding globally, offering a comprehensive package to Suriname’s industrial sector, always prioritizing safety and quality.

Through strategic partnerships, technological advancements, we are committed to continuously striving for excellence, never settling for anything less.

We aim to contribute to the sustainable development of Suriname and beyond. 

In 2024, we are set to mark another milestone with our new office building, designed to reflect the six business units we’re currently operating in.

This signifies not just our growth and our ongoing expansion efforts within those areas, but also our commitment to serving Suriname’s industrial sectors comprehensively.

Mission

Our mission is why we’re here—to provide great products and services while always doing the right thing.

We advocate for a high standard of quality, emphasizing its importance in both our own work and that which we entrust to our business partners.

“Consistently providing high- quality products and services that go beyond our customers’ requirements to improve their performance.”

Vision

Our vision inspires us to innovate, grow, and make a positive impact. 

“A Surinamese- owned company that leads the industry with vision and innovation, ensuring reliability of our products and the individual progress of our people.”

People Vision

Our People’s Vision is to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where every individual is valued and empowered to succeed. Read on to learn how we prioritize our team members and their well-being.

  • Medewerkers zijn van nature gemotiveerd en in staat om hun potentieel te ontwikkelen en samen te werken.
  • Medewerkers kennen en begrijpen hun verantwoordelijkheid en bijdrage aan de groei van de organisatie en het belang hiervan voor een optimale serviceverlening. Ze zetten zich volledig in voor organisatie en klant.
  • Medewerkers voelen zich er geborgen, geïnspireerd en gerespecteerd. Ontwikkeling van eigen talent en groei wordt gestimuleerd. Optimaal presteren wordt erkend en gewaardeerd.

Meet our team

Commerce

Our Commerce team is at the forefront of Account Management, Sales Management and Marketing, ensuring sales transactions and promoting our products and services. 

This team works to build strong relationships with clients and maximize sales opportunities, making sure every customer’s needs are met.

Odilon Pinas

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Services Division

With our skilled team on hand, your equipment will run smoothly from setup to regular maintenance, giving you uninterrupted performance.

Our services include:

  • Generator Sales, Repair, Leasing, and Rental
  • Visual Inspections
  • Certification
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Non-Destructive Testing

Meet your contact persons for the Services Division:

Vishal Chotoe

Vishal Chotoe

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Production Division

In our Production Department, we manufacture a diverse range of Rigging and Fabric products to meet the needs of various industries. 

Our offerings include Wire rope Slings, Bridles, Chain Slings, Tarpaulin, Shade, Polyester Slings, Ratchets, Cargo nets, and Round Slings. 

These products adhere to international standards and are tailored to support a wide array of industrial applications. 

Meet your contact persons for the Fabrication Team:

Senevan Olan

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Leadership Team

Meet the dedicated individuals who lead our company to success. Our leadership team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, guiding our organization towards achieving our goals and objectives.

Rashiel Joemmanbaks

Rashiel Joemmanbaks

With a background in Infrastructure, specializing in Construction, combined with being an independent broker in real estate and industrial sectors, my expertise spans procurement, buying, logistics, and project management.

In my role as an Operations Director, my mission is to streamline workflows, optimize operational efficiency, and implement cost-effective measures.  I’m dedicated to always making things better, encouraging new ideas in the company that match our bigger goals for the company and community.

In the domain of procurement, I address challenges to ensure the successful completion of projects. My objective is to improve organizational success by remaining informed about industry trends and facilitating seamless operations.

Kathy Ali

Kathy Ali

I am an experienced HR professional who fosters positive workplace cultures. 

My diverse background includes successful roles in sectors spanning hospitality and tourism, import, export, and distribution. Currently active in the industrial field, I specialize in optimizing HR strategies, with strengths in employee motivation, issue resolution, and stakeholder management.

As I am recognized for being approachable and flexible, I excel in building strong relationships across all organizational levels. I have to champion HR initiatives that empower individuals, drive engagement, and contribute to organizational success. This is what excites me to enhance team dynamics and elevate employee satisfaction.

My love for HR surpasses the universe!

Jenny Ramautarsing

Jenny Ramautarsing

I have experienced success by delivering results through appropriate deployment of resources, enhancement of organizational sustainability through developing and strengthening human capital, optimizing business processes and connecting people to processes sustainably to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world;

Having worked in diverse cultures across Australia, Americas , Asia and Africa I’ve applied an inclusive management and leadership style, to deliver results driven strategies and create valuable support systems for Stakeholders; delivering on accountability and social responsibility of businesses and its stakeholders.

I enjoy working in value based organisations where global thinkers come alive and can combine insights, experience, and values together for a winning concept that drives exceptional sustainable business practices and high performance.

Jop Fitz Jim

Jop Fitz Jim

With over 13 years at Mines Services Suriname N.V., I have gained a lot of experience in making sure industrial environments are safe and reliable.

In addition to holding multiple certifications, including LEEA, I demonstrate expertise in managing lifting equipment and offshore safety. I’m deeply dedicated to improving industrial safety, and my commitment to excellence extends beyond just holding certifications.

Willem van der Jagt

Willem van der Jagt

In my career, I’ve ventured into two primary sectors: Oil & Gas and Marine.

With a strong Nautical and Marine Engineering background, I have gained experience in managing Port Terminal Operations.

Over the course of more than twenty years at Mines Services Suriname, I have expertise in:

  • Leading the manufacturing of a wide range of industrial materials such as lifting and lashing equipment
  • Conducting testing of metal surfaces, products and welds.
  • Overseeing the certification process, particularly for Rigging Equipment.

My main goal is to ensure the reliability of Suriname’s Rigging, and I’m here to offer practical technical, and maritime solutions.

Employee Testimonials

We are honored to share Arthur’s heartfelt testimonial of his remarkable journey with Mines Services Suriname N.V. 

Over the years, Arthur has been an integral part of our team, contributing his expertise and dedication to the company’s growth and success.

Let’s delve into Arthur’s experiences, from his humble beginnings at MSS Guyana to his key role in shaping the Tire Repair department at Mines Services Suriname N.V.

“My journey began over 35 years ago when I joined Mines Services Guyana. 

During my time there, I had the pleasure of meeting Willem during his visit. My attention to detail and the precision with which everything at the Off the Road Tire Repair Department, was handled, left a lasting impression on him.

In 2008, I made the transition to Mines Services Suriname N.V., shuttling between Suriname and Mines Services Guyana for about five years. This was during the period when Mines still operated from its office next to the Golfclub Paramaribo on Indira Gandhiweg.

My employment was not going to be forever with Mines Services, as I had agreed I will set up the OTR Repair Department and then head back to Guyana.

I distinctly remember being the first person to set foot in the new facility on Bethesdaweg. Willem’s vision for expansion was evident when he shared his plans of acquiring the new plot and relocating Mines to this promising location.

My association with Mines Services Suriname N.V. goes back to 1990 when I pursued courses at Bandag. 

Back then, I also provided tire repair services to companies like Rosebel and Omai Goldmines, filling a crucial gap in the market.

Despite not having formal higher education qualifications, I earned Willem’s trust through the quality of my work. I took on the challenge of developing an entire new tire department for OTR, ensuring that every task was executed with precision and dedication.

Throughout the years, my responsibilities have remained consistent, and I’ve found immense joy in my work. 

From 2013 onwards, I’ve embraced collaboration with my colleagues and adapted to every change with enthusiasm.

The energy and determination, especially when dealing with large tires, have kept me engaged and motivated. Working with Mines Services Suriname N.V. has truly been a rewarding journey filled with growth and camaraderie.”

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