Rabot Dutilleul is established by Henri Rabot and Barthélémy Dutilleul in the Lille metropolis. Across France, the startup business uses reinforced concrete (an innovation at the time) to build factories, bridges, power stations and silos for storing cereals.
Construction sites begin to industrialise thanks to the introduction of metallic form panels with their precast concrete slabs, prefabrication and the use of the first tower crane invented by Potain. Rabot Dutilleul uses all the new processes and technologies of that time.
Rabot Dutilleul builds a new generation of advanced factories, warehouses, logistics centres, offices, hypermarkets, etc. Thanks to prefabrication and prestressed concrete, the company develops in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.
Rabot Dutilleul enters the high-growth housing market.
The Group joins the Paris market and begins its international development in Algeria.
The Group gains new expertise and expands into property development.
Rabot Dutilleul continues to expand internationally by establishing the RD bud construction company in Poland and embarking on a great adventure: three projects in Beirut, Lebanon.
By acquiring Entreprises Louis de Waele, the leading construction company in Brussels, Rabot Dutilleul develops its activities in continental Europe. Its property development businesses are grouped together under the Nacarat brand.
To meet new market expectations (more complex projects, the increasing amount of engineering work, cost-cutting efforts, etc.), Rabot Dutilleul launches a transformation plan.