23 August 2021
Every step of the way
Excerpted from an interview with William-Olivier Masson, Director of Operations for Servichem and Chloretec since February 2020
Get to know Servichem in this article.
Servichem is one of the oldest subsidiaries of Groupe Somavrac. It joined the Groupe Somavrac team in 1985, setting up in Ville Sainte-Catherine, on the South Shore of Montreal.
Service and facility specializations
Servichem offers modern, efficient infrastructure to provide stevedoring, warehousing, handling, and transformation services for dry and liquid bulk. Servichem can also leverage its access to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Its strategic waterfront position enables Servichem to load and unload ships. The company can then provide full-service logistics, including bagging, warehousing, and rail transshipping. The products Servichem handles most frequently are salt and calcium chloride, two products distributed by sister Groupe Somavrac subsidiaries Somavrac C.C. and UBA to a number of industries, including mining, highways, and construction.
The various products handled are warehoused in tanks, silos, or domes. These facilities are located near docks to warehouse products unloaded from trains or ships. Two domes are used to warehouse products that can be transferred by rail or truck. Servichem can also accommodate thirty to forty 90-ton railcars. Its exterior warehousing capacity exceeds 27,000 square meters.
“We help and support customers to make sure things go smoothly.”
Servichem also provides automatic, semi-automatic, and manual bagging services. The company uses an automated FFS line to bag salt (both treated and untreated), at a rate of 20 bags per minute. That’s the fastest machine in the industry. Servichem also has two manual lines for small and large formats (10 kg, 20 kg, and 35 kg) used especially for calcium chloride. Servichem’s semi-automatic line handles the large-format bagging of a variety of products.
The benefits of choosing Servichem
Servichem operations are highly versatile. The subsidiary provides a wide range of solutions and movements that can be adapted to meet customers’ every need. Servichem’s proximity to customers and high responsiveness are two of its main assets. Whether it involves taking charge of stevedoring operations, full warehousing, or shipping logistics, Servichem can provide end-to-end services for its customers’ products.