28 December 2021
Every step of the way
From an interview with Mikael Gagnon, Business Development Manager since 2017
Groupe Somavrac is composed of a team of professionals offering services that meet you needs. In this article, learn how Groupe Somavrac serves companies in the battery industry.
One stop shop
Groupe Somavrac has positioned itself as a trusted partner for industrial companies. Few organizations offer specialized road transportation, warehousing, container loading and marine loading services.
Groupe Somavrac stands out by offering a complete logistics service for the transportation of mining concentrates from the mining sites to the battery manufacturing plants, whether local or international. With its wide range of services, Groupe Somavrac offers an adapted logistic combination for each project, every step of the way.
An expertise well established in the company: bulk mining product
Groupe Somavrac’s specialized mining concentrate handling team can handle all the components of the battery industry: graphite, lithium, cobalt and nickel are some examples. Groupe Somavrac has the expertise and knowledge to handle these type of products since its creation in 1963. Especially since these types of mining concentrates are handled in bulk form, from the mine to the ship, using a multitude of transportation methods, which is another specialty of Groupe Somavrac.
‘’ With its wide range of services, Groupe Somavrac can offer the most efficient and economical logistical combination for each clients project. ‘’
Groupe Somavrac is an interesting alternative to large centers such as Quebec City and Montreal because of several warehousing sites and terminals strategically are located throughout the St. Lawrence River. Groupe Somavrac develops adequate and customized solutions to maximize efficiency and reduce costs related to the client’s logistics.
Also, this location, halfway between Quebec City and Montreal, allows for a competitive distribution of products by road, thanks to Groupe Somavrac’s subsidiaries: Transport Servitank and Transport Somavrac, and this, to Ontario, Northern Quebec and the Northeastern United States.
Safety and environment first
Groupe Somavrac stands out as a full-fledged bulk handler with a prominent level of expertise in health, safety, and environment for complex of hazardous products. Indeed, mining concentrates must be managed with great care according to very rigorous standards.
Our partners have entrusted the handling of their products to our team, which has over 50 years of experience. Groupe Somavrac continuously adapts to customer requirements while meeting market standards.
Economic development strategy
The Quebec government is investing considerable efforts to develop the potential of the electrical industry in Quebec. This economic development strategy should certainly change the face of Quebec’s energy environment. This new vision generates several new operations in which Groupe Somavrac is involved with its multimodal logistics services.
Groupe Somavrac has the expertise to facilitate the completion of handling projects related to energy transformation.
Multimodal handling allowing the transition between road, rail and sea transportation of bulk mining concentrates is an important service in the market for Groupe Somavrac. The company engages in several future projects to help achieve the energy transition and ultimately, the electrification of transportation.