Servisal is a family business, dedicated to the processing and packaging of industrial salts.
We advise our client about the optimal product, depending on his needs and the potential product uses.
We display our products in our warehouse or deliver them directly to the client’s home by flexible quantities and formats, according to delivery orders.
We work at a national level
With our own logistics, we can guarantee the tracking of our products until they reach their destination.
The history of salt
Salt is an ionic compound made of sodium and chloride ions.
Its ability to preserve food was a founding contributor to the development of the Jews, Greeks, Chinese and other ancient civilizations.
It helped eliminate dependence on seasonal food availability and made transporting food over long distances possible. However, salt was often difficult to obtain, so it was a highly valued commercial item, and even some people considered it a form of currency.
During the last years of the Roman Empire and throughout the Middle Ages, salt was a precious item that was transported on the roads to the most important cities.
The word “salary” comes from the Latin word “sal”. Even sometimes the Roman legions were paid in salt.
Populations located along the salt-traffic roads demanded heavy tariffs and taxes on salt that passed through their territories. This practice caused the formation of important cities in the areas which those roads were located
On the other hand, its mining sources have also played a prominent role in determining the power and location of the world’s great cities. For example, in the nineteenth century Liverpool rose from a small English port to become the main salt export port of the Cheshire mines.
Salt has also played an important role in strategic war development. In the United States history, it was an important factor. During the American Revolutionary War, the British intercepted the salt shipments of the revolutionaries to interfere with their ability to conserve food.