Thushara Gunawardhana, Business Manager/Corporate Chef, RATIONAL Cooking Systems, Millie Chan, Vice President Partner Markets Asia, RATIONAL Cooking Systems, Adil Mansoor, Managing Director, EKTC, Prashanth Deepan, Vice President, EKTC
EuroKitchens Trading & Contracting Pvt (Ltd) [EKTC] has been chosen by RATIONAL as its exclusive partner in Sri Lanka, helping make further available the premier manufacturer’s unparalleled range of cooking systems to professional kitchens across the country. The provided portfolio of integrated services will include supply and distribution, as well as the full gamut of after-sales services.
A subsidiary of PromoLanka Holdings, home-grown brand EKTC has for the past seven years been dedicated to offering complete and comprehensive solutions for the design, construction, and supply of high-end commercial kitchens and laundry equipment to star-class hotels, resorts, villas, and restaurants in Sri Lanka, ensuring incomparable customer satisfaction and quality of service for specialized industrial applications. Although already a veteran in the industry, EKTC has outlined a brand-new vision for the company, with plans to restructure and redefine its focus, hoping to create a new chapter of corporate success.
“As part of our commitment to our clients in the industry, EKTC has undergone a transformative revamp with even new management on board,” added Director of EKTC, Adil Mansoor. “We hope in particular to overcome the many challenges in our sector with regards to HR availability, and we feel that our aligning visions is what makes us the ideal partner for RATIONAL.”
“With our extensive market coverage in Sri Lanka and successful track record in the hospitality and F&B sector, we look forward to leveraging RATIONAL's well-established German quality and efficiency to bring cutting-edge appliances to our large customer base.”
Established in 1973, the Germany-based RATIONAL Group is the world market and technology leader in the field of hot food preparation for professional kitchens. The now globally-acclaimed brand employs more than 2,300 people, with over 1,300 based in Germany alone. RATIONAL has been listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since its IPO in 2000, and is currently included in the SDAX. Internally, RATIONAL is committed to the principle of sustainability, expressed in its policies on environmental protection, leadership and social responsibility.
The company’s success comes from years of unfailingly providing the finest cooking systems and appliances which deliver functionality in the form of high-quality food which appeal to the eye, but most importantly produce taste and quality above par. Among its diverse selection of sophisticated food preparation equipment, RATIONAL is the world’s leading manufacturer of combi ovens; acknowledged by gastronomy industry professionals as the most beneficial and cost-effective cooking solution for commercial kitchens available today. RATIONAL’s innovative combi technology can perfectly fry, roast, grill, steam, poach, bake -and much more- all in a single versatile and self-cleaning piece of equipment, producing quantity without compromising on consistently high standards; specializing in hot food preparation which enables food to be cooked at correct temperatures, sealing in the flavor and moisture in order to maintain consistency in every dish that is served.
As the RATIONAL Service Partner in Sri Lanka, EKTC will not only supply combi ovens to the kitchens of both large-scale hotel chains as well as individual restaurants, but will also engineer service, repair, and maintenance of the full range of RATIONAL equipment, having being approved to carry out RATIONAL warranty and post warranty work. Employing the expertise of a fully qualified, internationally experienced, RATIONAL Corporate Chef, Thushara Gunawardhana, all EKTC staff have now been trained in the installation, calibration, cleaning, and maintenance of all RATIONAL equipment in order to ensure compliance with the global brand’s standards.
“We are excited to have now exclusively partnered with EKTC to expand our presence, providing on a greater scale our new -as well as our more popular- range of innovative cooking appliances and systems to a larger segment of the industry in Sri Lanka,” commented Millie Chan, Vice President Partner Markets Asia at RATIONAL. “The current installed base across the country is promising, and we are certain that the synergy of our collaboration with EKTC will drive acceptance of our cooking solutions to even more kitchens.”