Founded in 1911 as The Medine Estates Company and rebranded Medine Limited in 2009, the company’s history is inherently linked to the one of Mauritius. As a major player in the sugar and cane industry of the island for more than a century, Medine Group has known how to get away from a monocrop agriculture, specially based on sugar cane, to be a diversified group with four pillars of activity, namely Agriculture, Education, Leisure and Property. Medine, as a pioneer in the cane industry, is willing to be a trendsetter in each of its sectors of activity.
The Group has also pioneered the development of high net worth villas under the Integrated Resort Schemes (IRS) and has a leisure offering that includes a four-star hotel and an 18 holes Golf course of international standard. Casela World of Adventures welcomes some 500,000 visitors a year and has positioned itself as the first leisure park of the island over time.
In the context of the diversification of its activities, the Group published its Master Plan in 2005. The latter foresees a harmonised and coherent development of a landbank of 10 000 hectares strategically situated on the west coast of the island.
The Master Plan spelt out the contours of a new town in the west of the country and has since known a series of update to take into account a new strategic direction: the creation of Uniciti, a smart city whose main axis of development is Education, mainly through the creation of an international and integrated Education Hub. The Group’s ambition is to develop the city, already in the making since a number of years now, around the knowledge economy, further positioning Uniciti Education Hub as a reference in the Indian Ocean within the educational field, with offers ranging from kindergarten to corporate training and spearheaded by higher education.
With a workforce of 1,695 and a turnover of MUR 1. 73 billion, Medine is listed on the secondary market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (DEM – Development and Enterprise Market) and has a market capitalisation of MUR 6.82 billion as at 1st of July 2018.
“Medine has a rich history as a pioneer in many fields of activity and Uniciti is yet another landmark as we push forward. We have successfully expanded our activities from being solely a sugar producer to a diversified organisation. The Medine Group devised a vision around the virtuous circle of the knowledge economy and we are confident that high-quality tertiary education and research will in time become a new pillar of Mauritius’ economy.”Thierry Sauzier
CEO of Medine Group
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As a pioneer in a number of activities, Medine still looks ahead to develop innovative solutions that best fit the lifestyle of the new century. Through its Agriculture, Education, Property Development, and Leisure sectors, the centennial company is, more than ever, set to turn the West of the island into a major “work, live, play” destination.
- July 2018 - Partnership with Akuo Energy Mauritius
- June 2018 - Medine Distillery | Launch of Vinegar
- March 2018 - Casela | Tulawaka Gold Coaster
- March 2018 - Launch of Student Life Restaurant
- Jan 2018 - Launch of Uniciti Education Hub
- Sep 2017 - The launch of Medine Smart City, Uniciti
- Oct 2016 – Joint venture between Medine Limited and Middlesex University
- Nov 2015 – Setting up Medine Power Generation Plant
- Oct 2015 - Opening of Student Life Residences
- Dec 2014 – Rebranding of Casela Leisure Park into Casela World of Adventures