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.


First establishment of a Blaton-Aubert factory in Brussels.


Development of the deep foundation process: Vibro piles.


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


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


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


Construction of the BBL Marnix complex in Brussels


Construction of various metro stations and adjacent rail sections in Brussels


Completion of various projects in the Persian Gulf and Cameroon


Construction of the TGV terminal at Brussels-Midi station


Construction of the two North Galaxy towers in Brussels


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


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



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


With a turnover of € 435 million, CIT Blaton employs 711 people in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.


With a turnover of € 460 million, CIT Blaton employs about 700 people in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

July 2023

At the end of July 2023, MSP Bois (click here to read the press release), a solid industrial player and pioneer in timber construction, is born.

October 2023: new management

After more than 30 years of service, Frédéric Loriaux is stepping down as Director, although he will continue to sit on the Board of Directors. Marc-André Gennart joins Eric Doff-Sotta as co-CEO, while Wim Claesen becomes the new COO. Click here to discover CIT Blaton's management team.