SEREP was founded in 1953 and is part of the Le Havre group SOGESTRAN, an inland waterway transport company. Building on this affiliation, it was natural for the company to turn, from its inception, to treatment of the wash waters from oil tanker internal washing operations.
Thanks to the patent filed on the water / hydrocarbon separator, the company rapidly became an essential reference both nationally and internationally. It was during this period that it installed, in over 1,000 ships, equipment for treating ballast water in oil tankers and then bilge water in ships of all types.
In the 1980s, SEREP chose to expand its applications and to turn towards industry. The companies new activities were more diverse than in the oil sector and necessitated the use of state-of-the-art technology. Study and research have enabled SEREP to master treatment processes such as skimming / deoiling, oleofiltration, electrocoagulation via cylindrical hollow anode and catalytic ozonation. In addition to these technologies resulting from research and development, SEREP has become a supplier of complete water treatment systems, capable of combining its equipment with third party technologies (MVC vacuum evaporator, etc.). This expertise enables the company to meet the needs of today's businesses.
And so, in over 50 years of existence, SEREP's goal has always been to improve industrial water treatment. With the combination of its two businesses, the treatment of liquid effluents at the Le Havre plant and the supply of equipment and turnkey systems, the company stays even more faithful to its motto "Pour que l’eau reste l’eau®" (So that water remains water).