For more than 45 years it has been our mission to provide our customers with the best tool for cooking. Starting out in 1973 with only 18 employees, our success has been built on an unwaivering commitment to a shared goal of continually creating value for our customers.
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. As such, 140 million dishes are prepared daily around the world in RATIONAL units.
With over 100,000 RATIONAL units on the market, our cooking systems have become a standard in professional kitchens all over the world. According to our 2018 Kantar TNS study, 98 % of our customers in the relevant German, British and US-American markets confirm that we are on the right track: they would recommend us.
RATIONAL units are produced at two locations: In Landsberg am Lech, Germany, the home of all combi-steamers and Wittenheim in France, where the VarioCookingCenter® is developed and produced.
To ensure that our customers receive a high-quality and perfectly functioning unit, four different employees check each RATIONAL unit before it is sent to the customer. All of the company's technical departments coordinate their activities regularly to maintain and improve the quality of our products.
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!
"Our aim is that we develop our products and services together with our customers. Our customer-centric organisation forms the powerful basis for RATIONAL's unique innovative drive."