HISTORY Descartes 1596-1650
When he starts and write his works, René Descartes has already travelled across most countries in Europe and learnt to read the “great book of the world”, studied the great Greek philosopher Aristotle, as well as Montaigne with whom he shares the sense of wisdom.

A mathematic and physics Enthusiast and often ahead on his age, Descartes will publish in 1637 the Discourse on the Method which provides the basis for the Cartesian doctrine. That legacy from Descartes, which associates experience and cognition and preach for a rational and methodical proceeds, will have a great importance in the development of science.

2005 RBC - Cité Descartes
When they decide to establish the company RBC and to locate it in Cité Descartes, in Champs sur Marne, 20 kilometre from Paris, the three engineers, Bernard Bourgeois, Abdelaziz Rekik and René Chever have already travelled nearly in all countries around the world and spent decades in working in the field of designing bulk material handling equipment using belt conveyors, precisely in the companies Schwartz Haumont, El Fouladh, Fives Cail Babcock, Caillard and REI, different companies not existing any more or having been taken over by others or having left the bulk material handling activity.

Certainly these three engineers can in no way compare themselves to René Descartes; however RBC will reap advantage of this first experience of these three engineers, in a first period from 2000 to 2010 in the field of belt conveyors with some successes in curved overland belt conveyors and extendible belt conveyors before deciding from 2010 to enter the market of continuous handling machines, gone idle within Caillard in 2000, after its inclusion in the Finish company Konecranes and the specialisation of this later company in the field of lifting business.