The result of this corporate strategy is our success. For more than 20 years, the company has been growing consistently and organically, i.e. without buying up other companies. Profits rose in 2015 by 14 % from 496.7.1 million Euros to 496.7 million Euros.
Because of its leading technological edge, the RATIONAL Group is associated with constantly-growing efficiency and quality in passing on the unique benefits message. It holds a leading position by far in terms of market position and technology in the field of hot food preparation in professional kitchens. RATIONAL holds a world market share of more than 54%. This means that more than one in two units sold around the world now originates from RATIONAL.
The potential global market comprises more than 3 million professional kitchens, and this number is increasing. Around the world, approximately 30 % of all potential customers currently use combi-steamer technology from RATIONAL or competitors; in other words, 70 % are still using traditional cooking equipment. The customer base is vast and includes Michelin-starred and other restaurants, hotels, catering establishments such as company canteens, hospitals, schools, universities, military facilities, prisons, senior citizen homes, and fast-food chains, caterers, supermarkets, butchers shops, as well as, increasingly, bakeries and snack outlets.