Faithful to the innovative spirit of his ancestors, in the 1960s-1970s, Charles decided to extend the activity of the company into a variety of sectors.
At the time, industrial activity on the island vas very limited and there were many opportunities for the company to play an important role on the local market. Isautier created over sixty subsidiary companies. His reasons for diversifying were the wish to make Reunion Island less dependent on mainland France and to develop the use of sugarcane to the maximum of its possibilities.
The by-products of the sugar industry were transformed into many types of goods: chocolates, jams, vinegar, perfume, waxes, candles, mattresses, cattle food, etc. All these products were made locally and helped to improve the quality of life of the population of Reunion Island!
Below is a slideshow presenting photos of “Isautier” products in the 1960s-1970s.
© Photo credit-Isautier private archives