RATIONAL sees itself as a specialist in hot food preparation in the world's professional kitchens. This clear self-image is the basis of a success story that dates back over 40 years. RATIONAL's primary corporate objective has always been to offer the maximum possible benefits to its customers. Regular innovation has guaranteed its leading position by far in terms of technology and market share. Rapid growth has increased its share of the world market to 54%. Over 100 million meals are now prepared every day in RATIONAL units in all parts of the world.