From his children’s games and his long experience in the construction industry, Gabriel Lakatos found inspiration to develop a new construction concept that is as disruptive as it is efficient.
From a long and strong friendship with Simon Schloesser, also an experienced construction professional was born Gablok!
Gablok, initially designed for self-builders, has largely overscaled the wish of its founders.
Gablok’s focus is to simplify construction and offer a simple and efficient way to build a house, faster and cost-effective.
From three decades of presence through Africa, TSE Africa Group has gained extensive and dedicated experience in construction and infrastructures.
From the first time the respective teams of Gablok and TSE Africa Group have met, it was a shred of evidence they were complementary and animated by the same passion!
From that evidence, Afrigablok is born!
About fourty years ago…
Like many children, Gabriel, Simon, Marc, François, Laurent, and many others played Lego.
Gabriel Lakatos has patented a revolutionnary construction method with the objective of simplifying the construction process.
Gabriel Lakatos and Simon Schloesser found Gablok.
July 31, 2020
TSE Africa Group obtains the exclusive license to deploy the Gablok concept across Africa.
October 9, 2020
During the Covid-19 crisis, when most Western and African economies are slowing down, Afrigablok conducts a first exploratory mission to Nigeria.
Nigeria is the leading country with South Africa in terms of interest received over the Gablok concept.
February 28, 2021
To facilitate our clients’ creative work and help them design their building, Afrigablok will implement a creation tool that meets the Gablok construction rules and will instantly deliver a budget for the modelized building.
This tool will allow each user to share their creations with their friends and contacts and allow Afrigablok to respond more quickly to detailed study requests.
Afrigablok intends to build its first show house in Africa in early 2021.
This first house will be followed by other units in various locations of Africa to show the populations the added value Afrigablok brings to the construction industry.
Afrigablok needs between eight to ten months to build its first factory in Africa and turns its most crucial value into reality: For Africa, BY Africa.
Depending on the countries or regions expressing the most significant demand, Afrigablok will deploy additional production units throughout the continent.