The Rational brand is well known among professional chefs, but the commercial kitchen supplier has also made big a name for itself among traders and investors.
Since its stock market launch in 2000, Rational’s shares have soared. On August 11, the company regained its place in the MDAX, Germany’s index of 50 leading companies after the DAX top-30.
“We do anything for our customers: the many people who work in commercial kitchens all over the world,” Chief Executive Peter Stadelmann told Handelsblatt. “We have an edge, because 40 years ago, our founder Siegfried Meister invented Rational combi-steamer technology, which combines hot air and steam in one device.”