Kooyman is the absolute leader in the Do It Yourself (DIY) market on the Dutch Antilles. With nine establishments in the Leeward Islands of Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire and the Winward island of St. Martin, Kooyman is the leading supplier of building materials.

We need a reliable and professional European forwarder for all the goods we are importing from Europe into the Dutch Antilles. This strategic partner should be able to receive all incoming goods and consolidate these on both island and store level. To ship within the agreed lead-times. Our entire supply chain should be fully transparent and online available, right from the moment of ordering to the final delivery in the local store. Is SILS able to act as our strategic partner for Europe?


2Integrated logistic services. Flexibility. Innovation. Customer foces. SILS  is Kooyman’s ” Supply Chain Owner” for all goods imported from Europe. Orders placed by Kooyman are automatically imported into the system of SILS. During the deliveries of the various suppliers, the shipments are checked by SILS and consolidated on store and island level. And shipped by sea freight, of course within the agreed lead-times.

As Kooyman’s forwarder, we are booking the sea freight directly at the various sailing companies. The choice of the sailing company depends among others on the type of container we need and on the required  lead-time and of course the price level that goes with this.
After arriving on the island of destination our carefully selected agent ensures the collection of the container, takes care of the local customs clearance and timely distribution to the final destination. As the Supply Chain Owner for Europe SILS is also responsible for the performance of these local agents.