Rational AG

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Rational AG
Traded as FWBRAA
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1973 (1973)
Headquarters Landsberg am Lech, Germany
Key people
Dr. Peter Stadelmann (CEO and chairman of the executive board; since 2014), Siegfried Meister (founder and chairman of the supervisory board)
Products Catering food steamers and multi-purpose ovens
Revenue €350.1 million (2010)[1]
€105.8 million (2010)[1]
Profit €79.8 million (2010)[1]
Total assets €305.7 million (end 2010)[1]
Total equity €230.3 million (end 2010)[1]
Number of employees
1,090 (end 2010)[1]
Website www.rational-online.com

Rational AG is a German manufacturer of industrial food steamers and ovens for catering purposes. The firm is headquartered in Landsberg am Lech, Germany.[2] Since 4 March 2009 it is a constituent of the MDAX index.


In 1973, the Rational GmbH was founded by Siegfried Meister. Three years later, the company started manufacturing combi steamers for commercial kitchens. In the year 2000, the company went public and therefore is now named Rational AG. Besides the combi steamer, the company also sells the SelfCooking Center (since 2004) and the VarioCooking Center (since 2005, sold through FRIMA brand).

Starting in 1991, the following subsidiaries have been founded around the world: United Kingdom (1991), France (1992), Japan (1992), United States (1993), Italy (1998), Scandinavia (1998), Switzerland (1999), Canada (1999), Spain (2000), Russia (2003), Austria (2005), Poland (2005), China (2007), Greece (2007), Middle East (2007), Ukraine (2007), Brazil (2009) and India (2010), Mexico ( 2012).

The company's founder, Siegfried Meister, is the chairman of the supervisory board since December 1998.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Annual Report 2010" (PDF). Rational. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Snapshot of Rational AG (RAAG)". Retrieved 2009-03-29. 

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