Leading combination oven manufacturer Rational now ranks amongst a select group of successful global companies, such as Henkel, Volkswagen and BMW to have won the Best Innovator prize in previous years. Rational manufactures well over 60% of all combi steamers sold in the UK.
Rational’s innovation process was declared overall winner by a jury of experts consisting of the international business consultants A T Kearney, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the German Ministry of Economics and the WirtschaftsWoche, a German weekly business news magazine.
"As concerns innovation, the winners of this competition are a step ahead other companies. This shows that Germany can still provide world class performance where innovation is required," says Dr Kai Engel, partner of the business consultancy A T Kearney.
"We are particularly proud that our new innovation process, which was developed with all the managers concerned, has been acknowledged and distinguished as ‘Best Practice’ by such a top-class specialist jury. This also encourages us to continue always offering our worldwide customers the best possible benefits, which means the best available technology on the market and the best free services before and after the sale, and to continue expanding out technology and world market leadership year after year," says Dr Günter Blaschke, Chairman of the Board of Rational AG.
• In April Rational will show Hospital Caterers Association National Conference and Exhibition delegates why its SelfCookingCenter whitefficiency is the ideal combi steamer for hospitals.
“Meeting patient expectations, in terms of food quality, is high on everyone’s priority list,” says Lee Norton, managing director of Rational UK. “Our latest model includes new features designed to make this easier to achieve.”
The HCA conference takes place at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, April 11-12.