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SNC-Lavalin Group

Title: SNC-Lavalin Group
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Added on: Nov 26, 2011
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SNC-Lavalin Group is among the world’s largest engineering companies, based in Montreal Canada. The company has interests in aerospace engineering, defense, communications, chemical engineering, and other areas. It is listed on TSX under SNC, and its main competitors are Halliburton Company, ARCADIS N.V., and Aecon Group Inc., among others.

The firm was established through the merger of Lavalin and SNC in 1991. SNC itself was created in 1991 by Arthur Surveyer who was born in Sweden. Surveyer specialized in hydraulics, including flood control, hydropower projects, and rivers, and decided to enter the industrial sector, particularly metallurgy, mining, pulp and paper. Georges Chênevert, Emil Nenniger, and Surveyer signed a ten-year partnership in 1936, and in 1946, a second agreement was signed. The partners changed the name of the company to Surveyer, Nenniger and Chênevert, which later became SNC.

SNC-Lavalin develops sustainable, integrated solutions for the rural sector, with activities in agriculture and the agri-business aiming to achieve competitiveness and diversification of production. In the field of infrastructure development, the company works on solutions that achieve community-based water development and hydro-agricultural improvement. SNC-Lavalin Agro has extensive experience in agrifood engineering in areas such as animal nutrition, primary processing, catering and food services, ready-cooked meals, and others. The company assists multinationals, national groups, and medium-sized and small companies operating in foreign and domestic markets.

SNC-Lavalin has years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, focusing on validation, construction, and engineering projects. The company offers a number of specialized services, among which functional programming, process analysis and optimization, process engineering, facility design, and many others.

In the mining and metallurgy sector, the company is a global leader in engineering, design, consulting, and building of infrastructure and processing facilities for the mining sector. SNC-Lavalin Mining has offices in London, Toronto, Brisbane, and other locations and successfully develops and executes projects around the globe. The company offers a variety of services and has expertise in pyrometallurgy, infrastructure, including ports, roads, and water supply, hydrometallurgy, minerals processing, and many others. Finally, the Mass Transit Group of the company specializes in cost-efficient, effective delivery of advanced automated and heavy rail systems.
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