History

  • 1899

    Rogers & Co. Ltd is founded by Walter Rogers. Its main activities are Commerce and Shipping.

  • 1906

    The Company develops activities in the import and distribution sectors.

  • 1932

    Initially a shipping agent, the Company begins chartering its own ships. The Colonial Steamship Co. Ltd is set up to ensure a regular service between Mauritius and Rodrigues.

  • 1947

    Rogers is appointed as the representative for the French, British, South African and Australian national airlines, namely Air France, BOAC, SAA and Qantas. The company creates the hotel sector by setting up Mauritius Hotels Company Limited. Park Hotel opens its doors and two beach hotels are opened as well. A travel agency, Mauritius Tourism Travel Bureau, is also created to assist flight crews and passengers during their stay in Mauritius. An incoming and outgoing travel agency, Mauritius Tourism Travel Bureau, is also created to assist flight crews and passengers during their stay in Mauritius.

  • 1967

    Air Mauritius is founded. Rogers acts as a catalyst in its opening by gathering the necessary finances and providing the expertise required for the implementation of the project.

  • 1970

    The Company is gradually transformed into a diversified conglomerate. Rogers invests in the import, storage and distribution of cement on the local market as well as in the export of molasses.

  • 1990

    Investments are made in new activities, including offshore services and consumer credit solutions. The Company is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.

  • 1997

    The activities of the Company are subdivided into six clusters: Aviation and Tourism, Engineering, Food and Consumer Goods, Industrial, Chemical and Pharmaceutical, International and Financial Services, Shipping

  • 1999

    The Company distributes shares of New Mauritius Hotels Company Limited (trading as Beachcomber Hotels) to its shareholders as dividends.

  • 2004

    With the sale of its engineering unit and part of its food and consumer goods activity, the six clusters are now organised in three autonomous divisions: Leisure and Logistics, Financial Services, Distribution

  • 2005

    The autonomous divisions are structured into 3 business entities: Rogers focuses on tourism and logistics, Cim Group operates in international and financial services, Cerena Group specialises in the industrial and distribution sectors.

  • 2008

    The launch of Foresite Property is accompanied by the creation of Ascencia, its listed property fund.

  • 2008

    The Villas Valriche Integrated Resort Scheme, a golf and lifestyle estate with 288 luxury villas becomes a reality.

  • 2009

    Rogers Logistics is renamed as "Velogic", a total supply chain solutions provider.

  • 2010

    The Domaine de Bel Ombre brand is born with a unique combination of accommodation, golf and leisure facilities stretching over 2,500 hectares of pristine nature in the South-West of Mauritius.

  • 2011

    The Hotels sector changes its name to VLH (Veranda Leisure & Hospitality) with two distinct brands, Veranda Resorts and Heritage Resorts.

  • 2012

    Rogers is reorganised into a service-based conglomerate focusing on Aviation, Financial Services, Hospitality, Logistics, Property, Real Estate & Agribusiness and Technology. The listing of Cim on the Official Market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius is accompanied by the distribution of dividends in the form of shares held by Rogers in the company.

  • 2015

    First edition of The Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open.

  • 2016

    Our activities are now mainly focused on four markets: Hospitality - which incorporates the travel, leisure and hospitality sectors; FinTech - which regroups finance activities and technology; Property - including both residential and commercial real estate; and Logistics - with a full service range in the biggest cities, ports and airports in the region. We are a major player in each of the areas where we choose to operate, guided by expertise and our deep knowledge of these industries.

  • 2016

    EIS, Kross Border and Rogers Asset Management are rebranded, as Rogers Capital.