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History

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At the end of the Second World War, agricultural production in 1945 represented only two thirds of that of 1938 and France imported food products to make up this deficit. The Monnet and Marshall Plans which followed made it possible to rebuild a more modern and more productivist agriculture based on mechanization, the use of fertilizers and amendments and the selection of plants.
The objective of food self-sufficiency was achieved in 1960. At that time, France becomes fundamentally an exporter and will capitalize on this major economic asset and make it a lever for growth.
2019 - Transfer of Sénalia's head office to Rouen
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The transfer of the head office from Chartres to Rouen Presqu'ile Elie was approved by the Board of Directors in May 2019. In August 2020, work begins on the construction of the new head office in Rouen, the "109".
2019 - New ships loaders in Grand-Couronne
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Sénalia has made a significant logistical investment at its Grand-Couronne site: the installation of new ship loaders. They were put into service in February 2019. They allow the loading of Panamax type boats within the limit of the depth authorized by the channel. The ship loaders load 3000T / h without emanating dust and without the boats having to carry out any hauling operation.
2018 - Partnership with SCAEL – Lecureur and acquisition of a stake in Magestiv.
Sénalia signs a partnership with the SCAEL group through its subsidiary Lecureur SA with the aim of structuring and consolidating the Rouen export sector. The silos at Bonnières sur Seine, upstream, and Val de la Haye, on the right bank downstream of the Seine, are operated by SENALIA. The same year, SENALIA bought the participation of the cooperative union Invivo in the company Magestiv, a freight forwarder specializing in rail transport, with more than 450 wagons owned. The ambition: to provide the French cereal sector with massive and regular transport tools. The economic model, with zero margin, is based on a total redistribution of the value created.
2011 - Development of the Cocoa business with a new service for CARGILL
Drawing on his experience with the Barry Callebaut group in Grand Couronne, Sénalia was entrusted by the CARGILL group with an important part of the supply of cocoa beans to its plant in Grand Quevilly. This new Cocoa activity will be operated from Hangar H126 on the Elie peninsula.
2007 - Building of a silo at Lillebonne, partership with Tereos BENP
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The Tereos group entrusts Sénalia with the supply of the BENP plant located in Lillebonne. Sénalia is building a new silo intended to receive wheat but also certain products from the plant, including grains and gluten.
2002 - Merger of UCACEL and UCASPOR to create SENALIA SICA
SPR and UCACEL merge into a single structure called Sénalia, owned by 59 members, mostly agricultural cooperatives.
1995 - Construction of a sugar storage in ROUEN (ROBUST site)
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UCACEL and Saint-Louis Sucre are joining forces to build a large terminal for the export of sugar, ROBUST on the Elie peninsula.
1992 - Construction of Rouen and Grand Couronne silos and creation of silo 5 and an activity with SAIPOL
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From 1992, UCACEL began to diversify its activity in order to limit its dependence on the cereals market alone and its contingencies. Thus UCACEL built in 1992 in Grand Couronne a warehouse intended for intervention which was subsequently reassigned to a cocoa bean handling activity on behalf of the Barry Callebaut group (1998) and in 1993, a silo to ensure handling of rapeseed for the Saipol crushing plant.
1982 - Purchase of a silo at Grand Couronne silo MRM
UCACEL took control of the Rouen Maritime Stores (MRM) which operated a grain terminal in Grand-Couronne. The following year, it built an additional silo behind this terminal, supplemented by new storage capacities in 1984 and 1986 (70,000 tonnes).
1961 - volume_up 50 / 5000 Résultats de traduction Construction of the first grain silos in ROUEN
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EAt the same time, the SPR (SICA des Silos Portuaires de Rouen) was created in 1958, bringing together the consular chambers and 9 cooperatives of the Normandy region. In 1961, the two structures built on the Elie peninsula, the first two silos in a long series, since the site was subsequently extended in 1967, 1976, 1985 and 1990 bringing storage to 250,000. t current.
1957 - Birth of UCACEL
In 1957, France was still a net importer of wheat. Yet Eure-et-Loir had a surplus of wheat production. Representatives of 20 local cooperatives decide to organize themselves to export. They created UCACEL (Union des Coopératives Agricoles de Céréales d´Eure-et-Loir) and built a silo in Rouen because of its strategic position, on the Seine, with maritime access and surrounded by a rich agricultural hinterland.