1816 Foundation of CONSTANT VAN ZUYLEN
1830 Belgium becomes an own state (before it was part of the Netherlands)
1831 February, 7th - "Netherlands Guilder" gets replaced by "Belgian Franc"
1858 Foundation of LÉONCE VEREECKEN
1870 Foundation of COMPAGNIE LE GLOBE / HENRI KISS
1880 Foundation of J. TIROU-DIRICQ
1881 Foundation of THE HAMIDIÉ CIGARETTE COMPANY
1885 Foundation of ED. LAURENS and FRÈRES VANDER ELST
1893 Foundation of GOSSET
1897 MANUFACTURE BELGE becomes MANUFACTURE ROYALE DE CIGARETTES ET TABACS
1898 Foundation of MICHIELS BROTHERS
1905 Foundation of FABRIQUE DE CIGARETTES NAP
1906 Foundation of BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO BELGIUM and CONTINENTAL CIGARETTE COMPANY
1920 Foundation of MANUFACTURE DE TABAC ET CIGARETTES ALEXANDRE MESSAKSOUDY
1923 Foundation of MANUFACTURE DE TABACS ET CIGARETTES S.J. MOLDAVAN
1928 Foundation of TABACOFINA, successor of FRÈRES VANDER ELST
1933 Foundation of TABALUX
Closure of CONTINENTAL CIGARETTE COMPANY
1937 Foundation of CENTRALE INDÉPENDANTE DE TABACS CINTA by the owners of MANUFACTURE DE TABAC ET CIGARETTES ALEXANDRE MESSAKSOUDY
1940 Belgium gets occupied by Germany
1945 Belgium gets liberated from German occupation by allied troups
1946 CENTRALE INDÉPENDANTE DE TABACS CINTA becomes COMPAGNIE INDÉPENDANTE DE TABACS CINTA
1949 COMPAGNIE INDÉPENDANTE DE TABACS CINTA becomes general agent for SEITA at Belgium and Luxembourg
1953 Foundation of FLANDRIA
1960 November, 1st - Foundation of BENELUX customs union
1963 German REEMTSMA buys parts of COMPAGNIE INDÉPENDANTE DE TABACS CINTA
1974 French SEITA buys as well parts of COMPAGNIE INDÉPENDANTE DE TABACS CINTA
1981 Introduction of health warnings at side
1989 Closure of ED. LAURENS, GOSSET and TABACOFINA
1993 Belgium is one of the 12 founding members of the European Union
1994 Introduction of front health warnings
1998 COMPAGNIE INDÉPENDANTE DE TABACS CINTA stops production and is now only distributor for brands from REEMTSMA and SEITA
2002 January, 1st - "Franc" gets replaced by "Euro"
2003 Introduction of new big health warnings with white background and black frame
2016 new pictured health warnings (70% of surface) at front and back