Rational first honored ebm-papst as its Supplier of the Year in 2016. The fan manufacturer from Mulfingen was able to defend its title in 2017 – a novel situation for Rational, which has never bestowed the title twice on any other supplier. Rational and ebm-papst have worked together since 2003 and the company named ebm-papst a premium supplier in 2012 and 2015. In Landsberg, Alfred Müller from ebm-papst accepted the award on behalf of the company, saying: “Being recognized by our customer is the result of our top performance. We would like to compliment the colleagues in Production, Procurement, Quality Assurance and Order Processing for earning the award.” Excellent customer-supplier relationships and beneficial partnerships are important to Rational since they make a key contribution to the value chain. Rational relies on the quality and reliability of its suppliers and recognizes only the best. Rational AG is the world market leader in the combi steamer segment for the thermal preparation of food in restaurants, professional kitchens, store chains and catering businesses. Infinitely adjustable EC motors from ebm-papst ensure optimal air circulation in cooking chambers and uniform cooking results.