Rational, a company operating in the field of hot food preparation for commercial kitchens, has produced its millionth combi-steamer and sent the unit on a world tour before having it installed at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich.
The SelfCookingCenter leaves the production halls of Rational in Landsberg am Lech hundreds of times every day, but the millionth unit will hold special mention. “This is a milestone for Rational,” explains Peter Wiedemann, chief technical officer of Rational AG. When Siegfried Meister founded the company in 1973, nobody imagined how successful it would become within such a short period of time.”
“The first combi-steamer was produced just three years after the founding of the company, and the technology has been developing continuously since then. Today, more than 130 million meals are prepared in Rational units every day around the world,” he adds.
“It was decided that the millionth combi-steamer would be sent on a world tour to be displayed at the major trade fairs around the globe. The milestone unit can easily be identified by the lettering ‘1,000,000’ written on its gold rotary knob and the personalised control panel,” says Dr Peter Stadelmann, chairman of the board at Rational.
“This SelfCookingCenter will be going to the Hofbräuhaus and so we’ll place the logo of the Munich institution in a clearly visible position,” he adds. The SelfCookingCenter will be returning to Germany around the end of October for installation at the Hofbräuhaus.
Markus Paschmann, chief sales and marketing officer, adds: “For the entrepreneurs within the company, as Rational employees see themselves, this is no reason to rest. Quite the contrary. We know about four million commercial kitchens across the globe that use our technology to their benefit. A motivating number for us. Even though the percentage of kitchens with Rational units is constantly rising, there are still many we wish to inspire with the customer benefits we offer.”