DBM, Pioneer of Industrial Estates and Parks for SMEs

DBM is the pioneer of industrial estates and parks for SMEs in Mauritius and Rodrigues.

Industrial Estates

1. Plaine Lauzun Industrial Estate

In the 1960s, the Government decided to establish a first industrial estate to provide a site with the necessary services (electricity, water, telecommunication and sewerage) and factory buildings for lease to industrialists so as to allow them devote their scarce capital resources for the purchase of production machinery and the provision of working capital requirements.

DBM was entrusted the pioneering role of construction and management of this first industrial estate, which was developed in the Plaine Lauzun industrial zone during the period 1967 to 1977:  9 building blocks, with all necessary infrastructures and services, were constructed on Government-leased lands (1 at Bell Village and 8 at Plaine Lauzun) to meet the increasing demand from industrialists.  In the year 2008, DBM acquired the 10th building block at Plaine Lauzun from the Receiver/Manager of the Company “Manupan Limitee”.

DBM’s industrial estate at Plaine Lauzun has a total factory space of around 41,700m2 occupying 16 Arpents 86 Perches of Government-leased lands accommodating manufacturing units and other enterprises.

2. Coromandel Industrial Estate  

DBM acquired 56 Arpents 84 Perches of land in 1972 at Coromandel to establish a second industrial estate.  DBM developed the land, brought the necessary services, and sub-divided it into smaller plots for lease to industrialists for development of their enterprises.  DBM also constructed 19 building blocks, with all necessary infrastructures and services, during the period 1975 to 1980 for lease to industrial enterprises.

In 2003, Government acquired for the DBM an additional 20 Arpents 67 Perches of land along Richelieu Branch Road, adjoining the Coromandel industrial estate.  The land has been developed and is leased to industrialists for development of their enterprises.

DBM’s industrial estate at Coromandel has presently a total factory space of around 52,900m2 accommodating manufacturing units and other enterprises, and around 30 Arpents 5 Perches of industrial lands leased to industrialists/enterprises.

3. La Tour Koenig Industrial Estate

DBM also acquired 220 Arpents 39 Perches of land at La Tour Koenig in 1973 for development into another fully serviced industrial estate.  The lands, sub-divided into smaller plots, have been mainly leased to industrialists.

Several plots of land have been sold to the tenants, and there now remain 42 Arpents 74 Perches of industrial lands of which 23 Arpents 29 Perches are leased to industrialists/enterprises.

4. Valentina, Phoenix Industrial Estate

This fully serviced industrial estate, covering 35 Arpents of land acquired in 1975, was developed in the 1980s.  It comprised mainly of lands leased to industrialists which have constructed their factories thereon.

Several plots of land have been sold to the tenants, and DBM presently has around 7 Arpents 66 Perches leased to industrialists/enterprises.  DBM has also one building block of 3,530m2 which is occupied by a tenant.

5. Triolet Industrial Estate 

DBM acquired the factory premises of the Bonair Group at Bonair Road, Triolet, covering 16 Arpent 16 Perches of land, in 2002, and sub-divided the building blocks into smaller units for lease to enterprises.  The total factory space is around 18,800m2 and is occupied by manufacturing units/enterprises.

6. Camp du Roi, Rodrigues 

DBM constructed an industrial building of 2,700m2 on Government-leased land of 66 Perches in ….. at Camp du Roi, which is leased to enterprises.

7. Other Industrial Buildings

DBM also acquired industrial buildings at Les Pailles, Bassin Road, Quatres Bornes and Solferino, Vacoas.  These buildings of total area 4,000m2 are leased to several tenants.

Industrial Parks For SMEs

DBM is also the pioneer in the provision of factory space to SMEs and entrepreneurs:  DBM has constructed three Industrial Parks for SMEs at La Tour Koenig and Terre Rouge in 2009, and La Ferme, Rodrigues in …..; and converted one building block at Valentina, Phoenix industrial estate into SME units in 2009.

The 4 Industrial Parks comprise of 68 SME units with a total factory space of around 9,000m2.

DBM is presently converting two building blocks at its Coromandel industrial estate to provide another 25 SME units with a total factory space of around 4,900m2.  This new Park is expected to be ready for occupation in October 2017.