First established in Lebanon in 1979, as agents for international chemical companies such as Shell, Solvochem has rapidly evolved to suit the ever-growing demands of present day. Capitalising on the availability of tank storage in Lebanon, Solvochem then initiated and developed an alternate transport and delivery system for the distribution of goods to other neighbouring countries.
Thus assisting industrialists to convert to using road tank-car bulk deliveries instead of drummed liquid products, facilitating the complete work system. With the efficiency of this conversion Solvochem took the lead and expanded to establish independent bulk terminals in Aqaba, Jordan allowing them to serve the eastern part of the Levant in addition to another terminal in Adabiyah port to serve Egypt.
Solvochem's success in those markets was extended through cooperation and joint ventures to establish a marketing presence in Africa in addition to a nucleus terminal in Kenya. Today Solvochem is continuously expanding the scope of its operations. It anticipates, and is well positioned to meet the increasing demand for competitive logistics and services, as the developing economies in the area continue to require more diversified products.
Solvochem understands that every task it tackles is a challenge with its own problems, but it also offers its own opportunities. Whether they involve finance, distribution, transport resources or simply the personal touch of confidence and dependability required to maintain close relationships with customers in one of the most difficult and volatile markets in the world.
Since its conception, Solvochem has established a considerable degree of expertise in the procurement and marketing of petrochemicals and edible oils in challenging areas. Assisted by sound distribution and marketing skills, Solvochem has had the successful ability to meet the consumer's needs, creating a "tailor-made" approach to suit the challenges and needs of various countries and customers.
This is furthered by continued support from local authorities in the countries that we work with due to our commitment to health, safety and the environment. Solvochem's unique consideration to its surroundings, predominately in its relations and experiences within the Middle East and Africa, has contributed to it becoming an increasingly internationally recognised company, with several affiliated companies located in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Solvochem has built up a comprehensive expertise in the bulk distribution of chemicals and liquid oils, from marine transportation to bulk storage and then on to final delivery of products to customers. Each of these operations being an essential part of the reliable and competitive service being offered. Solvochem's acknowledged authority in the field of bulk storage of chemicals and petrochemicals has lead to strong alliances with leading suppliers in their respective fields including many large multinational companies.
Solvochem is close to its markets and serves its customers through an efficient supply chain. Its chemical activities cover 20 countries in the Middle East and Africa.(Ref: Geographical map).
Solvochem is staffed with highly qualified and experienced personnel supported by dedicated customer service staff.
Total professional & support staff + 200 persons.(Ref: Group organization chart).
Consolidated sales 2006 turn over about USD 150 m (up from USD 69 m in 2003) on a total volume of Bulk & packaged products of about 180 kT. (Ref: Business Flow Chart).
Growth year on year basis for past 4 years on average was +25% per annum, which translates into doubling of our activities.
Expansion of current bulk tank farms facilities (113,000m3) Chemicals to reach a total capacity of 137,000m3 to meet market demand & new territorial activities.
Project in progress to build a new bulk terminal in Dar-As-Salam, Tanzania.
Build (BOT) a dedicated Jetty in Aqaba (Consortium).
Purchase/ Lease chemical tanker/s to manage supply chain.
Employ new & young staff with technical/commercial qualifications.
Upgrade and standardize IT support.
Maintain and strengthen SOLVOCHEM in "Added Value" to its Suppliers and Customers by its professional offerings/services of world class chemical products.
Understands its complex markets & different cultures.
Believes in unwaivered continuous professional service to its clients needs to meet their demand.
Values its longtime supply partners and continuously looking to expand its product portfolio with reputable International Companies to meet its ever increasing customer base & geographical expansion.
Building strategically its position in the Global Chemicals Trading through associations with Regional & Global Producers.
Manages & implements in all its operations, the highest standards in Safety, Health and respects the Environment it works in.