Incorporated in 1910, CSBO (Compagnie Sucrière de Bel Ombre ltd) owns around two thousand five hundred hectares of land in Bel Ombre on the south west coast of Mauritius. The company has for the past century been involved in the agricultural business with its main focus on sugar cane cultivation and production. In line with the reform of the sugar industry in Mauritius, the company closed down its sugar mill in 1999 and its cane production is since sent to neighbouring mills.
Following the closure of the sugar factory, a complete reengineering of the business environment in Bel Ombre was initiated and set the vision to transform the region into a quality hospitality and leisure zone.
In 2004, the Domaine de Bel Ombre inaugurated two luxury hotels and a championship golf course in the unique surroundings of its historic monument, ‘’Le Chateau de Bel Ombre’’. The Domaine has since developed further with the opening of three additional beach hotels and the development of luxury villas resorts. CSBO forms part of the Agricultural and Real estate cluster of the Rogers Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Mauritius.
The Rogers Group
Established in 1899, Rogers & Co. Ltd has been an innovative contributor to the economic development of Mauritius for over a century. The company has been actively involved in the development of the tourism industry and participated in the creation of the leading hotel group on the island, Beachcomber Hotels, in 1962 and in setting up the national carrier, Air Mauritius, in 1967.
A listed company on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, Rogers has more than 4000 employees and serves clients in various business domains such as aviation, hospitality, logistics, financial services, real estate & agribusiness and technology across a dozen territories, with operations covering Africa, the Indian Ocean region, Asia and Europe.
Rogers is recognised for its strengths such as: a solid balance sheet with major assets, a quality network of contacts and partners, recognised expertise with substantial market share in each of the sectors in which it operates, and a united, competent and balanced team.
To continuously focus our energy in accomplishing its objectives, the Company relies on the shared spirit of leadership, agility and dynamism of its employees.