History of CICA S.A.
Simplification of the legal structure
The company S+M Tank AG is merged into the parent company CICA SA and takes over all assets and liabilities.
The holding company SAMC-Combustibles SA is merged into the parent company SATRAM-HUILES SA and takes over all assets and liabilities.
New offices in Kleinhüningen
In the course of the tank farm demolition at Hiltalingerstrasse, a new office is occupied at Hochbergerstrasse 60a. The remaining 11 employees operate CICA SA’s trading activities and tank storage management from the 8th floor of the building.
Dismantling tank storage Basel
The loss-making tank farm of SATRAM-HUILES SA in Kleinhüningen on the border with Weil am Rhein is being dismantled. The subsequent soil remediation will be completed three years later. The parcels will be returned to the Swiss Rhine Ports.
Adjustment commercial register
Historically, CICA was founded as the “Comptoir d’importation de Charbon Anglais” in Neuchâtel. The offices in Basel-Stadt were occupied as early as 1948. The official relocation of the headquarters according to the commercial register entry was made in 2016.
Increase of the shareholding in “Tanklager Rümlang AG” (TAR) to 38.3% through the acquisition of the shares of Socar (formerly Esso).
Takeover of S + M Tank AG in Oberbipp.
Closure and increase
Closure of the Sempach tank terminal and increase of the shareholding in Tankanlage Rümlang AG to 19.6%.
Capital increase to 5 million Swiss francs by offsetting against retained earnings.
Takeover by Bolloré
Bolloré SE acquires a 70% stake in SATRAM-HUILES SA. The Paris-based group becomes virtually the sole shareholder.
Activities and shareholdings
Joint activities of CICA/SATRAM, both companies are part of the Bolloré Group ; participations of capacity in 10 different tank storages and in the products pipeline SAPPRO (supply ex Mediterranean to Geneva).
Centralization of the Group’s sales activities in Switzerland within CICA.
New company name
Change of the company name to CICA S.A. for reasons of simplification.
First intervention by Bolloré
The Bolloré Group of Paris, through the company ALCAFI, acquires a 20% stake in SATRAM-HUILES SA, the parent company of CICA SA.
SAMC-COMBUSTIBLES SA: Foundation of the holding company SAMC-Combustible SA and expansion of the participation in the tank farm Rümlang in Zurich
S + M TANK AG
Foundation of the company S + M Tank AG and expansion of the participation in the tank farm Oberbipp in Bern
New in Basel
Renaming of the company to “Comptoir d’Importation de Combustibles S.A.” in view of the increasing importance of crude oil. Transfer of offices to Basel near Switzerland’s main coal and oil transshipment points.
Foundation of the company “Comptoir d’Importation de Charbons Anglais” (C.I.C.A.) in Neuchâtel for the importation of coal from England and the USA.