Our History

What is today known as the Innodis Group started out in 1973 as Mauritius Farms Ltd, a family-run business.

Mauritius Farms was a poultry farming operation and under the inspirational and forward-thinking leadership of Sir René Seeyave Kt., CBE the business expanded quickly to become the leading food production and food distribution company in Mauritius. Solid, lasting partnerships, with some of the world’s leading companies, have been forged over the years, cultivating a culture of excellence that endures today. Our rich heritage has been marked by memorable events that have each played a significant role in our growth, bringing us to where we are today.

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Memorable moments

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1973

Incorporation of Mauritius Farms Ltd (MFL) for poultry production

1975

Exclusive supply agreement
La Vache qui rit™ (Bel Group)

1986

Exclusive supply agreement
Flora™ (Unilever)

1987

Creation of Consumer Goods Division for the distribution of dry food products

1989

Exclusive supply agreement
Ceres™ (Ceres Fruit Juices (Pty) Ltd)
& Barilla™ (Barilla)

1995

ISO 9002 certified
Changed our name to Happy World Foods Ltd (HWF)

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1996

HWF (Happy World Foods) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius

1997

Exclusive supply agreement
Kotex™ & Huggies™ (Kimberly-Clark)

1999

ISO 9001 certification for poultry production

Obtained licence from Nestlé SA to produce Dairymaid ice cream locally

First Supercash outlet opened

Acquisition of 33.3% shareholding in Meaders Feeds Ltd (animal feed production)

2001

Distribution of chicken and supply of logistics to the first McDonald’s outlet in Mauritius

2002

Exclusive supply agreement
Knorr™ & Robertsons™ (Unilever)

2004

Start of yoghurt production under our DairyVale™ brand

2005

Chicken production is HACCP certified

Start of Peninsula Rice Milling operations

Start of Mozambique poultry operations

2006

Changed our name to Innodis Ltd

2007

Obtained licence from Ceres Fruit Juices (Pty) Ltd to produce Ceres Nectar juices

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2009

ISO 22000 certification for poultry production

2010

Consultancy and management services agreement with Food Concepts, a Nigerian conglomerate

First Point Frais™ outlet opened

2011

Acquired majority shareholding control of Meaders Feeds Ltd

2012

Exclusive distribution agreement with St Aubin Group for Bois Cheri™ teas

Partnership with Irvine’s Group to expand Mozambique poultry operations

2013

ISO 22000 (Food safety management system) certification for our Dairy factory

2014

Exclusive distribution agreement with Mopirove for a range of detergents and personal care products

ISO 14001 (Environmental management) certification for our poultry operations

HACCP certification for the packing section of our commercial division

2015

Inclusion in the Sustainability Index of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius

2017

Acquisition of entire shareholding of Mozambique poultry operations

2019

ISO 45001 certification for our poultry operations

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