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From the combi-steamer to the SelfCookingCenter®.

It all began with the idea of combining steam and convection cooking into a single appliance. We invented the first combi-steamer in 1976 and have developed it ever since. 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 750,000 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:
  • 503 patents, patent applications and utility models
  • Approx. 766,000 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

100 % Made in Germany.

RATIONAL AG has a workforce of approx. 1,700 employees, approximately 850 of which are employed in Germany. All RATIONAL appliances are exclusively produced at our site in Landsberg am Lech in the heart of Bavaria, South-East Germany. RATIONAL has been listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since its IPO in 2000, and is currently included in the MDAX.

To ensure that our customers receive a high-quality and perfectly functioning appliance, four different employees check each RATIONAL appliance 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.

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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!

"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."

Peter Wiedemann

Peter Wiedemann

Chief Technical Officer

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