MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — RATIONAL has achieved an important production milestone and manufactured one-million combi ovens. The one-millionth unit will embark on a world tour before installation at the original Hofbräuhaus tavern in Munich, Germany.
“This is a major milestone for RATIONAL,” explains Peter Wiedemann, Chief Technical Officer. “When Siegfried Meister founded the company in 1973, nobody imagined how successful it would become within such a short time.”
As part of this celebration, the milestone unit will be displayed at major trade fairs and will be easily identifiable by the “1,000,000” written on its gold rotary knob and the customized control panel. A unit prototype was on display in the RATIONAL booth at the recent National Restaurant Association Show held in Chicago.
RATIONAL produced the first combi-steamer just three years after the company was founded and has continued to advance its technology and product line since that time. Recent innovations include the introduction of the small-format SelfCookingCenter XS combi and the 2019 Kitchen Innovations Award-winning UltraVent Plus portfolio of ventless hoods.
Today, more than 130-million meals around the world are prepared every day using RATIONAL technology and RATIONAL leads the combi category with a 50-per-cent global market share.