DMP was founded in 1972 by Jacques Potier, and focussed on a number of diverse activities: forklift trucks, the dismantling of sugar factories, distribution agent for Réunion, Martinique, and Guadeloupe, refuelling of vessels (AVITAN).
The forklift truck adventure began with Clark USA/RFA. Fenwick
and Nissan, world- famous brands, were a successful addition to the group when Clark Europe went into liquidation, to offer its customers a more extensive range of diesel-powered forklift trucks and material handling equipment.
At the age of 24, Jean-Luc Potier took over the family business, restructuring the company's sales around material handling and lifting: pallet trucks, forklift trucks and port handling equipment.
Fenwick, Nissan, Kalmar and Amlat were some of the leading brands to associate themselves with DMP to professionalise material handling in the Réunion, which was booming.
Securing the collaboration of Bobcat and the development of Réunion allowed the gradual but promising insertion of small public works equipment onto the market.
■ Export of material handling equipment to Mayotte and Madagascar.
■ Creation and professionalisation of short and long-term rental just a few years after mainland France.
« Be one step ahead of the market » is the motto of the young manager.
■ Construction of the current DMP head office at Le Port – ZAC 2000.
■ Creation of PMI, the industrial maintenance department to supplement and professionalise the DMP and PMI After-Sales service.
These structures covering over 2000m² dedicated to sale, rental and After-Sales service, consolidate the group's leading position and the trust of its customers.
■ Creation of the MIM subsidiary in Mayotte to support the development of material handling in the Indian Ocean where demand is on the up.
addition to the group's activities, MIM also develops the sale and rental of buses and trucks in its area.
« A regional group close to its local customers. »
Creation of the DE COURCY group to secure regional development, today encompassing LCM Maurice, MIM Mayotte, 1 distribution partnership with SOBATRA in Madagascar, DMP (Le Port-St Denis-St Pierre), PMI, SIM (industrial development of hoses and on-site maintenance) and CEM in Réunion. We are thus able to offer all our customers the same high-quality service whatever our basic trades may be thanks to a sales and technical department:
■ Material handling equipment – Fenwick Linde, Nissan Forklift, Manitou, Kalmar.
■ Construction and public works equipment - Bobcat, Manitou, Kubota.
■ Services : Rental, Second-hand equipment, After-Sales service & Maintenance.
We are the only company of this type with a regional focus.
Creation of LCM Mauritius.
■ Be in close proximity to our customers.
■ Offer the best service.
■ Regionalise and professionalise.
LCM, based in Mauritus, cultivates
this philosophy thanks to the group's regional base.
DMP has 3 activities, each organised by a sales and technical department:
■ Material handling – Fenwick, Nissan, Manitou, Kalmar
■ Public works – Bobcat, Manitou.
■ Services – rental, second-hand equipment, maintenance, After-Sales service
Entre 2005 et 2010
■ Creation of 2 agencies at St Denis and St Pierre.
In total, DMP has 3 agencies in Réunion, 1 in Mauritius and 2 in Mayotte.
Specialised in sales, short and long-term rental, advice and maintenance, we are the only company of this type with a regional focus.
■ Relocation of PMI and its team of around 30 technicians to neighbouring offices.
Purchase of Prodstock to supplement the material handling and shelving range and provide a turnkey solution: from empty warehouse to a warehouse ready for business.
The combined skills of the group's material handling team and the new Prostock shelving team is a valuable asset for our customers, whether they are in Mauritius, Réunion, Madagascar or Mayotte.
Creation of new departments based on the same formula:
■ Agriculture Department with Kubota Agri.
■ Second-hand Equipment Department with guaranteed offers and professionalisation.