Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. is a contractor and consultant specializing in the environmental management of contaminated site remediation and water main rehabilitation.

Our team of scientists also performs studies and assessments related to other environmental issues. Over the past 30 years, the company has completed contracts totalling more than a billion Canadian dollars in the environmental and water main rehabilitation fields. The company has developed a profound expertise as well as technologies adapted to the needs of private corporations and public organizations facing various environmental issues.

The company relies on the knowledge and experience of a team of more than 400 employees. In 2009, the company expanded its service offerings following the acquisition of Niedner, a century-old manufacturing plant. Niedner’s products include Aqua-Pipe, a water main liner designed and developed by Sanexen.

In 2011, Sanexen created a subsidiary in France to offer its expertise in decontamination, which led to the acquisition of a bioprocessing centre for contaminated soils, 70 km west of Paris. In 2013, Sanexen acquired Mistral Environnement in France, specializing in asbestos removal.

Closer to home, Sanexen acquired Excava-Tech, a Montreal excavation company.

Sanexen also owns 49% of Qikiqtaaluk Environmental (QE), an Inuit company based in Iqaluit (Nunavut). This partnership has positioned Sanexen to offer its expertise in all areas of Canada’s North. Focusing on the future, the company offers its clients a unique expertise in the field and a team that is dedicated to solving their issues. Sanexen is also in partnership with Avataani, a company serving the region of Nunavik.


Sanexen’s Beginnings

Beginning as a division of Groupe Sanivan, a firm specialized in industrial cleaning services, Sanexen was established in 1985. In 1991, a group of employees, led by Alain Sauriol, acquired Sanexen.Shortly after, Logistec, a marine transportation service provider, became the majority shareholder in the company, while management personnel retained 30% of shares. In 2016, Logistec acquired the remaining shares held by a group of 12 company executives giving them 100% of Sanexen’s shares.