Formerly known as Food and Allied Industries Ltd, Avipro Co. Ltd is Eclosia Group’s very first company to come into being in 1966. A pioneer in poultry production in Mauritius conforming to extremely strict biosecurity standards, Avipro has always delivered on its promise of offering products that are both safe and tasty.
Henry IV may have promised a chicken in every French peasant’s pot every Sunday, but Michel de Spéville took it a step further. To him, every Mauritian family deserved to have quality chicken on the table at least three times a week. A promise that leads him to create Food & Allied Industries Ltd.
Avipro’s very first production operations begin on a pilot farm christened “Chantecler”: 400 Chantecler chickens are launched on the market each week. Production is boosted by the importation of day-old chicks and the creation of a first breeding farm and hatchery in Bagatelle.
As he overlooks the magnificent landscape that would later harbour his farm, Michel de Spéville lets out a deep sigh—soupir in French. This is where Mon Soupir farm earned its name! Likewise, each one of the farms is given a meaningful name, such as Côte d’Or for Golden Coast, Concordia, which is Latin for Harmony, Beau Climat for Beautiful Climate…
To address biosecurity risks, Avipro embarks on the local production of parent stock by importing grandparent stock chicks from the Shaver-Hubbard Group based in Canada.