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  • Internorga Future Award 2024

    Category "Technology & Equipment" for iCareSystem AutoDose.

  • World Technology Leader 2024

    Advanced sensor technology and AI for the optimization of cooking processes.

  • Innovator of the year 2024

    Professional kitchen technology

  • Corporate Excellence Award

    2023: RATIONAL AG „Best Company in Germany“

    2022: RATIONAL AG „Best Company in Germany“

    2021: RATIONAL AG „Best Company in Germany“

    2020: RATIONAL AG „Best Company in Germany“

    2019: RATIONAL AG „Best Company in Germany“

    2018: RATIONAL AG „Best Company in Germany“

    2017: RATIONAL AG „Best Company in Germany“

    2016: RATIONAL AG „Best Company in Germany“

  • Bavaria‘s Best 50

    2023: Germany

    2020: Germany

    2016: Germany

    2013: Germany

    2011: Germany

    2008: Germany

    Bavaria‘s Best 50
  • Factory of the year 2022

    The competition is the most traditional benchmark competition for the manufacturing industry in Germany. As this year's overall winner, RATIONAL is being honoured for excellence, especially in the core competencies of cost-effectiveness and agility.

  • Integration Award of the Government of Upper Bavaria

    With this award the commitment to refugees is honoured. Since 2015, RATIONAL has been supporting people with a migration background in parallel to their training with internship and familiarisation measures, entry-level qualification and in-house supplementary training.

  • Axia Best Managed Companies Award

    Awards 2019 and 2022

    The seal of quality for excellently managed companies with strategic foresight and responsible action.

    Award ceremony held by the German auditing and consulting companies Deloitte, WirtschaftsWoche and BDI.

  • Brand of the century 2022

    This award is given to a brand only once, but then forever, and shows that it is one of Germany's leaders.

  • CSP 2021 Retailer Choice Best New Products Award.

    The iCombi Pro is the winner of Convenience Store Products magazine’s 18th annual Retailer Choice Best New Products Contest for the “Foodservice: Equipment-Oven” category.”

  • GreenMLA Award 2021

    iCombi Pro and iVario Pro - Award for ergonomics, energy savings and cleaning chemicals, and the durability of the products.

  • German Innovation Award 2021

    iCombi Pro and iVario Pro - Winner in the "Excellent Product Design - Kitchen" category.

  • German Design Award 2021

    New iCombi Pro and iVario Pro win in prestigious German Design Awards 2021.

  • GOOD DESIGN Award 2020

    The iCombi Pro received the GOOD DESIGN Award 2020 in the USA. The jury was impressed by the design, technology, form, function, utility, aesthetics, energy efficiency and environmental compatibility.

  • IKOM Award 2020

    Student prize for exemplary employers.

  • Złoty Medal 2018

    Award for ConnectedCooking, MTP, Poznań International Fair

  • Dieselmedallie 2018

    Category "Most successful innovation", Deutsches Institut für Erfindungswesen.

  • German Design Award 2018

    Award for the SelfCookingCenter® XS, Category "Excellent Product Design - Kitchen", German Design Council

  • Snacking d’Or 2018 award for ConnectedCooking

    Awards for the suppliers of the quick service food industry, France

  • Chefs' Choice Awards 2016

    2016: Best Combi Oven and the Best Equipment Brand

    2015: Restaurant magazine`s annual Chefs` Choice Awards RATIONAL comes top in the best equipment category and is winner as the best combi-oven

    Chefs' Choice Awards 2016
  • Intergastra Innovation Prize 2018

    Award for ConnectedCooking in the category "kitchen technology", Intergastra Germany

  • Küche Award Gold 2017

    Germany's chefs chose the most successful product innovations

  • 2017

    Innovation challenge Innovation Award "Gold winner", SelfCookingCenter® XS, The Commercial Kitchen Show

    CSP's 2017 Best New Product Contest, Foodservice Equipment category, CSP Magazine

    Smart Label Award, SelfCookingCenter® and ConnectedCooking, HOST 2017, Mailand

    Internorga Show Star 2017, ConnectedCooking, Internorga 2017, Hamburg

    Top 100 des Mittelstands, Munich Strategie Group

    Starchefs XS, SelfCookingCenter® XS, Starchefs USA

  • Großer Preis des Mittelstandes 2017

    Finalist RATIONAL AG, Oskar-Patzelt-Stiftung

  • Star Award 2017

    SelfCookingCenter® XS, Magazin Top Hotel

  • Manufacturing Excellence Award

    2015: décerné pour l'orientation client et de la logistique

    2010: distinction dans le domaine "orientation clients", Allemagne

    2006: lauréat dans la catégorie orientation clientèle, Allemagne

    Manufacturing Excellence Award
  • Superpartner 2016

    First place in the category „Large appliances – thermal“, Awarded by the members of the industry

  • CEDA Supplier Awards 2016

    Category Heavy Equipment, UK

  • Catering Insight Award 2015

    Supplier of the Year: Business Development

  • Deutschlands innovativster Mittelständler 2015

    Magazine 'Wirtschaftswoche'

  • Kitchen Innovations Award

    2019: UltraVent® Plus

    2017: SelfCookingCenter® XS

    2016: KitchenManagement System

    2015: SelfCookingCenter®

    2014: VarioSmoker

    2012: National Restaurant Association für den innovativen und nachhaltigen RATIONAL VarioSmoker

    2009: National Restaurant Association für CareControl

    2006: National Restaurant Association, New York Restaurant-Hotel-Motel Show

    2005: National Restaurant Association, New York Restaurant-Hotel-Motel Show

    Kitchen Innovations Award
  • BEST of Market

    2015: 1st Place Category “Combi-Steamer", Germany

    2013: 1st Place Category “Refining procedure”, Germany

    BEST of Market
  • GEO-Award allemand

    2014: A.T. Kearney, magazine économique "Produktion"

    2003: A.T. Kearney, magazine économique "Produktion"

    GEO-Award allemand
  • Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

    2017: Dolphin in Gold, category "Marketing" B2B for the movie "An idea is changing the world"

    2014: Dolphin in Silver, category "Marketing" for the corporate movie "4 chefs – 4 journeys"

    Dolphin in Silver 2014
  • Customer-Innovation-Award 2014

    Winner in the category „Technology", with the SelfCookingCenter® 5 Senses

    Customer-Innovation-Award 2014
  • German institute for service quality, 2014

    Magazine 'DUB UNTERNEHMER', Goethe University Frankfurt

  • Lean & Green Management Award 2014

    Winner in the category „Producing industry, medium-sized companies"

    Lean & Green Management Award 2014
  • Grünes Band

    2018: Award for sustainability in the away-from-home-market, Germany

    2016: Award for sustainability in the away-from-home-market, Germany

    2014: Award for sustainability in the away-from-home-market, Germany

    2011: Award for sustainability in the out-of-home-Market, Category Energy, Germany (Trade Fair Intergastra, Feb. 2012)

    Grünes Band
  • Axia Award 2013 Region Bavaria

    Award for "Think sustainably, manage successfully“, Germany

    Axia Award 2013 Region Bavaria
  • Bavarian Award for medium-sized Companies 2013


    Bavarian Award for medium-sized Companies 2013
  • Industrial Award

    2013: Best of 2013

    2012: Best of 2012

    Industrial Award
  • Germany's most customer-oriented service provider 2013

    second place as the best B2B Company

    Germany's most customer-oriented service provider 2013
  • Bavarian Quality Award 2013

    Highest Quality in the Industry, Germany

    Bavarian Quality Award 2013
  • Best Innovator 2012/2013

    Award for the new pioneering RATIONAL innovation process, Germany

    Best Innovator 2012/2013
  • Catering Star

    2016: 1st Place Category “cooking technology”, Germany

    2012: 1st Place Category “Refining procedure”, Germany

    2008: for the best cooking technology, Germany

  • European Business Award „Ruban D`Honneur 2011“ 

    European Business Award „Ruban D`Honneur 2011“ 
  • 2011 Construction Award

    from KFC Japan

    2011 Construction Award
  • Intermedia-globe SILVER Award

    Grand Prix Victoria for the SelfCookingCenter® whitefficiency® movie

    Intermedia-globe SILVER Award
  • Gold Innovation Award and Green Excellence Award

    for the SelfCookingCenter® whitefficiency®, HOST trade fair 2011, Milan

  • 2011 Company of the Year Pinnacle Award

    Supplier of the Year, „Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine", Kanada

  • 2010:

    Production Systems:
    Award in the category „Best Practice“, Germany

    Best GVmanager magazine:
    1st place for quality, service, price/performance, Germany

    YUM! Achievement Award Equipment:
    KFC, Japon

    Best Supplier Award:
    KFC, Royaume-Uni

  • 2009

    Küche Award technology:
    1st place for CareControl, Germany

    LACP – International Vision Award:
    distinction „Argent“ pour le secteur commercial, USA

    Küche Award technology
  • 2008

    Best in Class Award:
    for food service, USA

    Prix de l’innovation de la restauration allemande pour la planification
    la rechercher et le développement, Allemagne

    NAGRODA MT Polska:
    Euro Gastro, Pologne

    Best Marketing Company Award:

    Best Practice Award:
    International Best Factory Awards 2008, Allemagne

  • 2007

    Prix de la stratégie mécanique 2007:

    TASTE 07, TOP Innovation at ANUGA:

    Best in Class Award:
    Foodservice, USA

    Kentucky Fried Chicken (YUM!):
    Top-Partner 2007, Chine

    Küche Award:
    1e place, technique de cuisson et cuisinière, Allemagne

    International Best Service Award:

    TASTE 07, TOP Innovation at ANUGA
  • 2006

    Prix APRIA:

    Meilleure usine:
    Ecoles de management Insead et Vallendar, France/Allemagne

    German Investor Relations Prize:
    DIRK, Allemagne

    Gastro-Innovation Prize:
    DEHOGA, Bade-Wurtemberg

  • 2005

    Dr. Georg Triebe Innovation Award:
    SelfCooking Center®, association des cuisinistes, Allemange

    Produit nouveau de l´année:
    Montreal Salon Rest-Hotel 2005, Canada, avril

    Produit nouveau de l´année
  • 2004

    Manufacturer of the Year:
    Electric Food Service Council, USA

    Best of Show:
    Kenneth F. Hine New Product Award 2004, USA

    Best New Product:
    Editors Choice Award, USA, novembre

    Innovation, France

    Editor´s Choice Award:
    Category "Restaurant", International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show, New York

    Manufacturer of Year:
    FCSI Award, USA

    Entreprise de l'année:
    2e place dans SDAX, Focus-Money

    Investor Relations Preis:
    (prix relation investisseurs) 3e place dans SDAX, Capital

    Gastro Innovation Prize:
    (prix de l'innovation gastronomique)

  • 2003

    Vision Award - Annual Report Competition:
    League of American Communications Professionals

    Product Innovation of the Year:
    Foodservice Equipment and Supplies 2003, USA

    Meilleure entreprise de l'année:
    2e place dans SDAX, FOCUS-MONEY

    Product Innovation of the Year