How it all started… the story of RC Inspection
As our new website is live now and the company is growing, it’s time to go back in time and
tell you something about the start of RC Inspection. Because you don’t build a company in
a day or one year. So preparing for our 10th anniversary next year, here is the story of the first decade.
Kees & Ben
RC Inspection was founded by Kees Maarschalkerweerd in Rotterdam in 2006, as an independent,
privately owned inspection company operating in the field of marine survey related services.
Before Kees started RC Inspection, he was active in the field and office for over more than 20 years.
Ben Bender joined RC Inspection 2 years later and grounded the metals and minerals department.
Bringing with him more than 25 years of knowledge and experience in the field as well in the office.
Years of experience
Having been founder and owner of other international inspection companies, starting new successful
businesses offering global inspection, sampling and analytical services in the fields of ores, metals,
minerals and concentrates was merely in line with Ben’s career path.
Growing to a professional company
During the following years, experienced field and office staff joined Ben and Kees. In combination
with the help of many strong, newly joining overseas partners, this resulted in the formation of a
professional company giving them all the opportunities to expand their services fast and on a
Peter joins the club
In 2009, Peter Bagchus joined RC Inspection and grounded the solid fuels department. Shortly after,
his father Piet Bagchus joined the group as well, bringing together with Peter more than 40 years of
experience and knowledge of all types of solid fuels, and a new management was formed.
Ever since, RC Inspection strives for continued global expansion purely driven on strong customer
demands. Knowing that their critics are the springboards for our inspiration and their requests are
regarded as our motivation to stimulate both management and staff, to create a world believing in
solutions rather than problems. Our direct people-to-people approach to realize and provide
independent, fast and reliable services, befits a modern inspection company.