History

Over five decades of excellence and innovation.

1970s - Laying the Foundation for Success

 

Our journey began in 1970 when Poncini et Fils Ltd and Chemical Services Pty joined hands to create the company. As the local economy surged ahead, so did we, diversifying into various industries – from hospitality to textile, construction to water treatment, and even the domestic sector.

During this era, we proudly became the exclusive agent for ECOLAB, a global leader in hygiene solutions, and gained the endorsement of CIBA, the world leader in textile technology.

1980s - Pioneering New Frontiers

 

In 1985, we founded Dynachem: a specialised entity dedicated to the textile industry. With a team of about 20 individuals, we introduced our very first homecare cleaning products – the iconic dishwashing liquid, WASH, the powerful bleach, JAVEL POWER 12, and the CERNOSCOUR scouring powder. Our commitment to innovation led us to craft formulations that perfectly matched the evolving needs of the Mauritian market.

1990s - Expanding Across Borders

 

The 1990s marked a significant expansion phase for Cernol. In 1993, we extended our presence to Madagascar through Dynachimie and Cernol Madagascar. We established a factory to serve clients across diverse industries, including hospitality, textile, and construction. Additionally, we made our mark in the Reunion Island market through an agent and distributor, Ecochimie Sarl.

2000s - Spreading Our Wings

 

The early 2000s witnessed a strategic focus on the widespread distribution of Cernol's trusted brands. In 2002, Cernol Marketing Ltd was established to handle the retail marketing and distribution of our products. In 2007, we created Chemical Systems Ltd, a dedicated entity serving the building industry. 

We obtained our ISO 9001 Certification during that period.

2010s - A Decade of Challenge and Triumph 

 

The 2010s brought further expansion as we began distributing Cernol products in Rodrigues in 2011. 

In 2012, a fire outbreak tested our resilience. Yet, with firm determination, our passionate team re-engineered our production system to upgrade our products and solutions, for a successful comeback to the market. 

In 2016, we expanded our horizons by incorporating Cernol Seychelles, enabling us to deliver top-tier cleaning and hygiene solutions to Seychelles' hospitality sector. 

2020s - Forging Alliances

 

Our journey continues into the 2020s with renewed vigour. In a strategic move, the operations of all Cernol companies were merged under Cernol Ltd. We forged an associate partnership with the Taylor Smith Group in 2021, solidifying our commitment to delivering exceptional products and services.

As we look ahead to the future, our legacy of excellence and innovation remains our guiding light. 

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Our Vision

is to be the partner of choice in providing innovative cleaning and hygiene solutions to create safer environments that inspire confidence.

Our Mission

With passion, our team creates and produces cleaning and hygiene solutions while inspiring a shift towards responsible practices.

Together, we provide peace of mind through expert advice to households, communities and industries.

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Meet the team in Mauritius
Olivier Constantin
General Manager
Nadine Houbert
Finance Manager
Natasha Walter
Assistant Human Resources Manager
Kevin Mayer
Sales Manager Professional
Sadna Thumadoo
Sales Manager Retail
Fanny Mahabeer
Marketing Manager
Alexandre Duchenne
Supply Chain Manager
Danishta Ittoo Babajee
Technical Manager
Iqbal Bhuttoo
Process and Production Manager
Gilles Duchenne
IT and Maintenance Manager