The Company was formally incorporated in 1921 and has grown and diversified over the years. From a core sugar-based operation, it has diversified through the cultivation of potatoes, onions, palm heart, as well as the establishment of a nursery and deer breeding activities, amongst others. Compagnie de Beau Vallon Limitée, however, remains one of the most productive estates on the island in terms of cane and sugar yield per hectare and ranks among the top five sugar factories in Mauritius.
Following the acquisition of the majority of shareholding of The Union Sugar Estates (Union) in 2011, the estate was expanded by a further 1,500 hectares and is currently the largest supplier of sugarcane to the Omnicane factory at La Baraque. It also provides for 25% of the country’s annual potato production through its subsidiary, CopéSud, half of which is cultivated on its land and at Union. The production of duck foie gras and by-products, under the label Terracine Foie Gras, and greenhouse vegetable cultivation at Union complete the Group’s range of agricultural activities.