Driven by delivering maximum customer benefit.
It all began with the idea of combining steam and convection cooking into a single appliance. In 1976, we therefore developed our first combi-steamer and have since been constantly working on continuously improving it. Yet our company has never just been content with being a mechanical engineer. We see ourselves as an innovative solutions provider. Above all else, our utmost priority is to satisfy our customers.
This vision has transformed RATIONAL into a global market and technology leader. RATIONAL products are an integral part of industrial kitchens.
With over 850,000 RATIONAL appliances on the market, our appliances have become a standard in professional kitchens all over the world. And what we're particularly happy about: 93% of our global customers confirm that RATIONAL offers maximum customer benefit. (TNS Infratest 2016 study). Definitely one reason why almost all of them would also recommend RATIONAL.
Figures, Facts & Data:
- more than 600 patents, patent applications and utility models
- more than 850,000 RATIONAL appliances have been produced
- Over 43 years of cooking research
- 54 % market share worldwide
- 120 million meals prepared daily
- 57 appliance languages
- 33 subsidiaries
The chefs’ company.
The corporate philosophy is reflected in our approach to research and development. Physicists, food scientists, development engineers and experienced chefs all work together in our R & D team. This makes RATIONAL not only the company for professional chefs. With over 250 professional chefs in its workforce, it is also the chef's company. Our application-centric organisation forms the powerful basis for RATIONAL unique innovative drive!