History

Established more than a century ago

The BESIX group was founded in 1909 and has grown steadily and impressively ever since.

1909

The "Société Belge des Bétons" (SBB)/ "Belgische Betonmaatschappij" (BBM) signs contracts for prestigious construction projects.

1922

SBB sets up subsidiaries in France and Spain.

1940+

SBB enters the West African market.

1966

The 6 companies of SBB Group form Six Construct to manage large projects in the Middle East.

1973

The list of references in the Middle East and Africa expands rapidly.

1982

SBB takes over companies in the 3 Belgian regions : Entreprises Jacques Delens, Wust & Vanhout. 

1990

The Group enters the Eastern European market with projects in Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

1992

Re-entry into the Netherlands.

1995

Re-entry into Egypt.

2004

Leveraged Management Buy-Out.
Launch of new corporate identity: SBB becomes BESIX Group.

 

2010

Inauguration of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest buidling, proudly built by BESIX

2011

BESIX Group wins its first contract in Australia

2015

BESIX celebrates 50 years of presence in the Middle East.

2016

BESIX goes Nordic with its first project in Denmark (Roskilde Fjord Link).

2017

Rik Vandenberghe is appointed as new CEO of BESIX Group. Johan Beerlandt succeeds Baron Jean Stéphenne as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

2017

BESIX announces the acquisition of the main Belgian activities of the Dutch group Heijmans.