Terra has been growing sugar cane and producing sugar since 1838 when the Harel brothers acquired the Belle Vue sugar estate in the north of Mauritius. Today we have around 6,000 hectares of agricultural land, and we operate one of the island’s most modern sugar-producing factories. We also jointly manage two sugar estates and factories in Côte d’Ivoire.
Terra Brands Ltd, the holding company of the Grays cluster, is one of the pioneers in the Mauritian distillation sector, the leading Mauritian producer of premium alcoholic drinks derived from sugar cane, and a top importer and distributer of quality spirits and wines. Established in 1931, we have diversified our activities to include the distribution and sale of personal and homecare products, pharmaceuticals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
Terragen is a power producer that supplies electricity to the CEB as well as electricity and steam to Terra’s sugar mill through two 35 MW thermal power plants. Operating in a joint venture partnership with French company Albioma, we generate electricity and steam by burning bagasse and cane straw during the crop season (from July to December) and imported coal (mainly from South Africa) during the intercrop season.
Property and Leisure
Established in January 2016, our Property and Leisure business (Novaterra) focuses on utilising Terra’s land assets to establish an innovative property-development cluster in the north of Mauritius.
The cornerstones of this development will be the Beau Plan Smart City and the Balaclava Golf and Lifestyle Estate, both of which aim to positively transform the region.