Dakri Cartons is, more than a mere producer of quality cardboard, a collection of success stories: those of many clients who bring beautiful ideas and inspire our creations. Introducing Brothers Supplies, one of our most innovative clients, who comes up with original and eco-friendly solutions.
How did this success story start off?
Launched in the midst of the 2020 lockdown, this company was founded by Thibault Harel and Christopher Rogers. These two young, dynamic entrepreneurs have a shared passion for innovation and ecology that fuels all their business ventures. This particular project was inspired by Mauritians and their passion for barbecue, leading the entrepreneurs to enquire about consumer patterns in the charcoal segment. “We noticed that finding quality local charcoal was particularly impractical for individuals, as suppliers only distributed local charcoal in 30 kg packs. As a result, dissuaded customers tended to favour imported charcoal that was more readily available in supermarkets”, explains Brothers Ltd’s Managing Director, Thibault Harel. This led the business partners to launch small kits of ready-to-use charcoal, with built-in fire starter kits.
A promising local product
The observation surrounding local consumer patterns turned out to be particularly surprising, given that the quality of imported charcoal is far inferior to that of local charcoal. “It’s a shame that local charcoal is so underrated! The charcoal that is made in Mauritius is denser, which means that it can sustain a longer burning time, which makes for a longer cooking time and a more consistent temperature”, says Thibault Harel. A far superior product which makes use of a familiar tree in the Mauritian landscape: the filao tree, while also sourcing eucalyptus, logwood and blackcurrant from Case Noyale and Baie du Cap… “However, all the wood is sourced sustainably, as it is important for us to go further than sourcing local raw materials; we also choose trustworthy partners who value natural ressources and avoid excessive tree-cutting!», he adds.
A seamless collaboration
As it so happens nowadays, the Dakri Cartons – Brothers Supplies collaboration started with an internet encounter. “After conducting our research and initiating contact with a few suppliers, we chose Dakri Cartons because the staff was reactive and dedicated… And we certainly weren’t disappointed! The team members who assisted us were available, efficient and highly professional throughout developing the packaging. Our order was actually a corrugated cardboard box with a sturdy handle, so that the packaging would be as innovative as the product. Our greatest reward is perhaps to see the growing appreciation of our product… Which gave us one more reason to launch another option: the 6 kg pack as from September 2022“, concludes Thibault Harel.
A fruitful and lasting collaboration, which prompts us to wish a continued success to Brothers Supplies in their new ventures.
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