Our history

The Blaton family boasts a history spanning 155 years. CIT Blaton comes from a long line of entrepreneurs in the construction industry in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Over the years, the family business has established itself as a leader in the construction industry.

1865

First establishment of a Blaton-Aubert factory in Brussels.

1927

Development of the deep foundation process: Vibro piles.

1949

Construction of the first post-tensioned concrete continuous bridge over the Meuse River.

1954

Foundation of Compagnie Industrie et Travaux Emile Blaton (CITEB) which later became CIT Blaton in 1988.

1958

Construction of several pavilions during Expo 58, including the famous American pavilion.

1960

Construction of the BBL Marnix complex in Brussels

1970

Construction of various metro stations and adjacent rail sections in Brussels

1980

Completion of various projects in the Persian Gulf and Cameroon

1990

Construction of the TGV terminal at Brussels-Midi station

2000

Construction of the two North Galaxy towers in Brussels

2006

Foundation of the CBL (CIT Blaton Luxembourg) company, wholly owned by CIT Blaton.

2015

CIT Blaton receives the Innovation Award from the Construction Confederation for the Mons Congress Centre

Today

Currently, Sophie Le Clercq, daughter of Thérèse Blaton, is Chairperson of the CIT Blaton Board of Directors and represents the fifth generation.

2020

With a turnover of € 331 million, CIT Blaton employs 678 people in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.