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Rational wins Capital Equipment Supplier of the Year Award 2021

Rational wins Capital Equipment Supplier of the Year Award 2021
ENSE conference honours market-leading manufacturer

With a turnover of £400m representing seventy dealers, the ENSE Buying Consortium is one of the foodservice equipment industry’s biggest hitters – which is why its annual awards are highly regarded and eagerly contested.  At ENSE’s recent Conference the consortium announced its 2021 awards – and Rational won the prestigious Capital Equipment Supplier of the Year. 

“We’re absolutely thrilled to pick up this award,” says Simon Lohse, managing director of Rational UK.  “It’s especially important because it’s the dealers who vote for it – so to win it is a real boost for us.”

Competition was tough in the Capital Equipment Supplier award and Rational was up against six other top suppliers. 

“We work very closely with ENSE and its dealer network,” says Lohse.  “Being a supplier partner to the Consortium is vital to the success of our strategic dealer development. Events like this Conference let us network with our ENSE dealer partners, building relationships and addressing issues. 

“The award underlines the close relationship we have with ENSE and its dealer members, and I’d like to thank everyone who voted for us!” 

As a buying consortium, ENSE carefully selects its suppliers in each category, looking to focus on the best price, the best warranty and the best service engineering.  Rational’s iCombi Pro combi steamer and iVario Pro multifunctional cooking system are both market-leaders in their respective categories. 

Rational is currently running a series on Live online events where expert chefs demonstrate the company’s two cooking systems.  Several of the Live online sessions focus on specific sectors – such as pubs, hospitals, hotels and care homes.  Each Rational Live online lasts about 45 minutes.  They are free to attend and can be booked at  To find out more, talk to your Rational representative or visit the Rational website. 

RATIONAL is the leading provider in hot food preparation equipment and, with the iCombi Pro and the iVario multifunctional cooking system, the company delivers 95% of all conventional cooking applications.  Rational’s ConnectedCooking allows operators to monitor, manage and update their Rational appliances remotely, from a PC, tablet or smartphone.  iKitchen is the combination of the iCombi Pro, iVario Pro and ConnectedCooking – iKitchen delivers the best kitchen management and the best cooking solutions.  For information and brochures, or to find out about free Rational Live online demonstrations, call +44 (0)1582 480388, freephone 0800 389 2944 or visit



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Rational wins ENSE AwardMar-21

Press Contact:

Vanessa Millard, RATIONAL UK Limited


Tel:       01582 480388

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Editor's notes:


The RATIONAL Group is the world market and technology leader in the field of hot food preparation for professional kitchens. Founded in 1973, the company employs more than 1,100 people in Germany and a total of around 2,000 worldwide. Since the IPO in 2000, RATIONAL has been listed on the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange and is included in the SDAX.

The primary objective of the company is to always offer its customers maximum benefits. Internally RATIONAL is committed to the principle of sustainability, expressed in its policies on environmental protection, leadership and social responsibility. Year after year, numerous international awards testify to the exceptional quality of RATIONAL’s work.