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History.
Milestones in an extraordinary company history.

Maximum possible benefits for our customers: This has been our aim for over 40 years now.
It all began with the idea of combining steam and convection into a single appliance. In 1976, we therefore developed our first combi-steamer and have since been constantly working on continuously improving it.

  • 2018

    FRIMA becomes RATIONAL: The VarioCookingCenter® is distributed under the RATIONAL brand.

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  • 2017

    Invention of the CombiMaster® Plus

    Invention of the CombiMaster® Plus XS

    RATIONAL Combi-Dämpfer
  • 2017

    Production of our 400,000th SelfCookingCenter®

    2017: Production of our 400,000th combi-steamer
  • 2017

    Invention of ConnectedCooking

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  • 2016

    Invention of the VarioCookingCenter® 112L

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  • 2016

    Invention of the SelfCookingCenter®

    Invention of the SelfCookingCenter® XS

    RATIONAL Combi-Dämpfer SelfCookingCenter® & SelfCookingCenter® XS
  • 2014

    Invention of the VarioCookingCenter® 112T

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  • 2014

    Invention of the SelfCookingCenter® 5 Senses

    RATIONAL SelfCookingCenter® 5 Senses
  • 2013

    Company anniversary - 40 years of RATIONAL

    Company anniversary - 40 years of RATIONAL
  • 2011

    Invention of the SelfCookingCenter® whitefficiency®

    Invention of the SelfCookingCenter® whitefficiency®
  • 2011

    Production of our 500,000th combi-steamer

    Production of our 500,000th RATIONAL combi-steamer
  • 2008

    Third and largest plant opens in Landsberg

    RATIONAL Werk Standort Landsberg am Lech (Bayern/ Deutschland)
  • 2007

    Production of our 250,000th combi-steamer

    Production of our 250,000th RATIONAL combi-steamer
  • 2006

    Founding of Academy RATIONAL

    Founding of Academy RATIONAL
  • 2006

    More than 1,000 employees

    2006: RATIONAL - More than 1,000 employees
  • 2006

    Worldwide introduction of Club RATIONAL

    2006: Worldwide introduction of Club RATIONAL
  • 2005

    Invention of the world’s first VarioCookingCenter® by our subsidiary, FRIMA

    Invention of the world’s first VarioCookingCenter® by our subsidiary, FRIMA
  • 2004

    Invention of the world’s first SelfCookingCenter®

    2004: Invention of the world’s first RATIONAL SelfCookingCenter®
  • 2000

    RATIONAL AG goes public

    RATIONAL AG goes public
  • 1997

    Invention of the RATIONAL ClimaPlus Combi® - the first combi-steamer to allow product-specific cooking cabinet climate regulation down to the exact percentage

    1997: Invention of the RATIONAL ClimaPlus Combi®
  • 1996

    Production of our 100,000th combi-steamer

    1996: Production of our 100,000th combi-steamer
  • 1992

    Acquisition of FRIMA – Our former French sales partner becomes our subsidiary

    1992: Acquisition of FRIMA – Our former French sales partner becomes our subsidiary
  • 1991

    Establishment of first sales company in the UK

    Establishment of first RATIONAL sales company in the UK
  • 1976

    Invention of the RATIONAL combi-steamer

    1976: Invention of the RATIONAL combi-steamer
  • 1973

    Foundation of RATIONAL GmbH to produce and sell convection units in Germany - around 25 employees

    oundation of RATIONAL GmbH to produce and sell convection units in Germany
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