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Tradition

World-first innovations and patents in the service of our customers.

Highlights from nearly 40 years of tradition

Frank Dittmann and Werner Schwarzbäcker set up Convotherm in Wolfratshausen. From the very outset, true passion and a genuine zest for innovation have shaped the company’s history.

1976   The first appliance already bears the distinctive red C on the door
1977   The first large-scale customer, apetito – they have remained Convotherm customers to this day
1982   The first combi steamer in the world with the energy-saving Closed System (patented)
1987   The first combi steamer in the world with a hand shower on the appliance (patented)
1990   Delivery of the 20,000th appliance
1994   The first combi steamer in the world with a disappearing door (patented)
1995   The first combi steamer manufacturer in the world with DIN ISO 9001 certification (quality)
1998   Subsidiary of Enodis plc., London, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of foodservice equipment and systems
2000   The first combi steamer manufacturer in the world with DIN ISO 14001 certification (environment)
2002   Fully automatic cleaning, the CONVOClean system (patented)
2004   The +3 appliance series with groundbreaking technology: Advanced Closed System (ACS) with Crisp&Tasty cooking chamber dehumidification (patented)
2006   mini appliance series: the world’s smallest combi steamer with a footprint of only 0.31 m²
2007   The first touchscreen panel in the world for programming a combi steamer without additional controls
easySystem (patented)
2008   Subsidiary of Manitowoc Foodservice, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional kitchen equipment with over 25 brands
2009   Expansion of the “mini world” appliance series
Hygienic door handle (patented)
2010   ecoCooking energy-saving program
2011   Annual sales of 10,000 combi steamers
2012   CONVOBake
Total supply of the Eglfing site with 100 % green energy
2014   Convotherm 4
2016   10 years mini series
2017   Subsidiary of Welbilt, a business with operations all around the globe
2018   New Convotherm mini series

Convotherm 4 recognized with ICONIC Award 2018: Innovative Interior

Eglfing, Germany- Welbilt Inc. (NYSE: WBT), a leading global supplier of commercial foodservice equipment, is proud to announce that its brand, Convotherm Elektrogeräte GmbH and the Convotherm 4 combi steamer is the receipient of the “ICONIC Award 2018: Innovative Interior” by ICONIC World, in recognition of the clear, intuitive design of the Convotherm 4 product range. The range of units boasts a flexible, fully automatic cleaning system that is perfectly tailored to the needs of users as well as a unique Advanced Closed System+ (ACS+) that ensures the best in cooking results.

“We are honored to be the receipient of the ‘ICONIC Award: Innovative Interior,’” says Ralf Klein, Convotherm managing director. “Until recently , planning and organizing a commercial kitchen and its overall concept has always focused on strict rules for production and logistics, leaving aesthitics for last. The Convotherm 4 family of products is a reflection of our motto - ‘form follows function,’ enabling professional commercial kitchens to be funtion seamlessly as well as designed aesthetically.

ICONIC WORLD is the international platform for networking architects and property developers with the furniture industry. The prestigious “ICONIC Award: Innovative Interior” is conferred by the German Design Council, the body dealing with design and brand matters in Germany. The focus of the evaluation is on innovative top performance achieved in all product areas of the industry sector. The nominated objects are considered and assessed in terms of their interaction within their overall context. This method reflects the holistic design approach of the German Design Council, which was established in 1953 as a foundation at the initiative of the German parliament and ever since has supported the economy in achieving brand value through design. It is one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the area of design and directs its efforts towards businesses in the furniture and furnishings industry as well as their partners in design and interior architecture.

Convotherm wins Lean & Green Management Award

Eglfing, Germany . - Convotherm Elektrogeräte, a Welbilt brand is proud to announce it took first place in the “General Production Industry: SMEs” category at the Lean & Green Management Awards. This adds yet another award to Convotherm’s long list of achievements. The award recognizes Convotherm’s unparalleled results in the area of resource-efficient production.

The Lean & Green Management Award recognizes the most successful approaches to improving resource efficiency by continueing to reduce waste of all resources within the organization. One of the principal aims of the competition is to generate benefits through the sharing of best practices and networking between different industries, practical operating recommendations and innovative solutions and applications for resource efficiency consistent with Industry 4.0.

“We are honored to have won the Lean & Green Management Award 2017,” says Stefan Dorsch, Head of Production & Operations at Convotherm. “It reflects not only the enormous importance that we attach to sustainability and ‘green production’, but also serves as confirmation of our commitment to efficienty with resources -- not only in our production, but throughout our entire operation.  We consider both to be key elements of our corporate social responsibility.  Winning the Lean & Green Management Award is a confirmation of our commitment to efficiency with resources not only in our production operations, but throughout our entire location as well. Among other things, this is a testament to how we analyze all our administrative processes in terms of lean management and resource efficiency as well. It supports our efforts to define, track, and achieve new environmental goals every year, with examples including our efforts to avoid on-peak times and lowering compressed air losses by thirty percent.”

Convotherm receives ENERGY STAR® Certification on 18 models


Eglfing, Germany . - The efficiency and sustainability of the Convotherm 4 combi oven has once again been affirmed through ENERGY STAR®. Convotherm offers a total of 18 combi oven models with the ENERGY STAR® certification, making it the manufacturer with the most certifications in the product category. The Convotherm models include 6.20, 10.10, 10.20 and 20.20 models both in Gas and Electric models featuring easyDial or easyTouch® control panels. ENERGY STAR® is an international labelling programme for energy-saving appliances which was started in 1992 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
 

“StandortProfi” awarded to Convotherm Elektrogeräte GmbH

Eglfing, Germany . - Convotherm’s passion for success has earned another award – the “StandortProfi” (SitePro). Starting in 2011, the “StandortProfi” has become a well-established distinction which honours the special efforts of businesses in the social and economic region of Weilheim-Schongau. The “StandortProfi” is an integral part of the economic life in the administrative district and, especially because of its unique profile, it is esteemed as the “somewhat unconventional business award” by representatives from both business and politics.
 

Footprint Award 2016

Guildford, UK. Leading combi steamer manufacturer, Convotherm, is delighted to have won the ‘Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award’ at last night’s prestigious Footprint Awards with its latest Convotherm 4 model.

As one of the most renowned events within the hospitality and foodservice sector in UK, key figures within the industry gathered at the Footprint Awards to applaud the very best in sustainability across the sector.  Already recognised as a manufacturer who puts sustainability at the heart of their design, Convotherm further demonstrated to the judges how through extensive innovation, the latest Convotherm 4 combi steamers, are at the pinnacle  of efficient, sustainable catering equipment.

The judges commented that the Convotherm 4 was “an amazing combi steamer range which has achieved some excellent energy efficiencies in water and electric consumption compared to the previous model. More important is the excellent cooking results which obviously contribute to less food waste.”

The Convotherm 4 range of combi steamers feature a highly automated cooking process including the patented ACS+ technology which delivers even cooking results due to perfect steam saturation and control of air input and output directly to the cooking chamber. This results in a constant environment within the combi steamer for all products, ensuring that vegetables remain fresh and baked goods have a longer shelf life, thus allowing less chance for extensive food wastage. What’s more, the easyTouch model includes ‘ecoCooking’ which can save up to 25% energy over other models, and can improve product quality significantly.

Steve Hemsil, National Sales Manager Distribution at Manitowoc Foodservice UK was thrilled:  “We are absolutely delighted to have won the Footprint ‘Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer Award’. Not only is it an excellent achievement for the team, but it further proves that Convotherm is leading the way within the combi steamer market in terms of sustainability. It highlights that by using the latest advancements in technology, and having a fantastic team of designers and engineers, catering equipment can be extremely energy efficient – this can only be good for the end user with reduced operating costs and food waste.  Convotherm 4 combi steamers also boast a 100% green manufacturing process.”
 

German Brand Award 2016

After the German Design Award for Convotherm 4, now also the Brand Convotherm got recognized with the German Brand Award 2016.

Green Good Design Award 2016 for Convotherm® 4


Eglfing, Germany – The Convotherm 4 of combi steamers has scooped a prestigious award from the Chicago Athenaeum, otherwise known as the International Museum of Architecture and Design.  Dedicated to all areas of design from architecture, industrial and product design, the museum’s mission is to advance the public’s education about the value of good design and how it can positively impact the human environment.

GOOD DESIGN was founded in Chicago in 1950 to promote and foster a greater public understanding and acceptance for Modern Design.

Now in turn and in 2016, GREEN GOOD DESIGN's goal is to bestow international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions - together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts-that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a more healthier and more sustainable universe. Convotherm is delighted that the combi steamer range Convotherm 4 was one of those to hit the high standards required.

The Convotherm 4 boasts perfect cooking results, low energy consumption and an award winning functional design which was based on detailed research and intensive discussions with chefs worldwide.

“Every watt and litre count. The Convotherm 4 represents a new class of energy efficiency and water consumption compared with the previous P3 model. Not only are our appliances certified with the Energy Star but our environmental and energy management systems comply with ISO standards 14001 and 50001. Because we believe that sustainability starts back at the factory”, Ralf Klein, General Manager.

This latest award follows hotly on the heels of the coveted iF Design Award, red dot Award and the Good Design Award, which was bestowed on the Convotherm 4 range in 2014 for outstanding international design achievement.
 

Convotherm won the 2nd place in the category water for the sustainability award "Grünes Band"

The concept of sustainability has become one of the most important words that accompany, drive and move people.
Sustainable development takes environment considerations into account on equal footing with economic and social criteria.
This is a target that is particularly dear for HUSS-MEDIEN GmbH with the trade magazines "gastronomie & hotellerie" and "GV-kompakt".

Recognized with the German Design Award 2016

By winning the "German Design Award - Special Mention" Convotherm 4 continues its series of successes.

The German Design Award, which is awarded by the German Design Council, is one of the most respected design competitions in the world and is held in high esteem even outside of circles of experts.
 
With it, top-class products and projects from the field of product and communication design will be honored. The declared objective is to discover unique design trends, to showcase and to celebrate them.

Recognized with the Gulfood AWARD 2015

Convotherm 4

The success of the new Convotherm 4 combi steamer continues, having won the highly sought after ‘Best New Food Service Innovation Award’ at the Gulfood Awards 2015. The win secures further recognition for Manitowoc Foodservice and its Convotherm® brand within the industry, and is a particular highlight of their time exhibiting in Dubai.

Recognized with the EuroGastro AWARD 2015

Convotherm 4

During the EuroGastro 2015, Poland’s leading HoReCa exhibition, the Convotherm 4 series has won the ‘Best Product‘ award.

The Convotherm 4 models boast perfect cooking results, low energy consumption and an award winning functional design which has been based on detailed research and intensive discussions with professional chefs worldwide.

Awarded with the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2014

“The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design” and “Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.” present the Museum’s annual GOOD DESIGN ® Awards Program. The emphasis of the GOOD DESIGN program is on quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetics a standard beyond ordinary consumer products and graphics:

Convotherm 4 Range

Designed by
IMAGO DESIGN GmbH
PORSCHE DESIGN GmbH

Awarded with the INDUSTRIEPREIS – BEST OF 2014

The Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH awards the INDUSTRIEPREIS to companies that demonstrate high economic, social, technological and ecological values. The jury of experts is awarding the distinction of BEST OF 2014 to:

Company: Convotherm Elektrogeräte GmbH
Product: Convotherm 4

The company receiving the award has convinced the jury of its qualities and thus belongs to the exclusive top group from among the entries received. A distinguished jury of experts consisting of 30 professors and specialised journalists forms the elite circle of judges – the size and the constellation of the group ensure an objective evaluation and make the prize truly unique in the industrial sector.

Recognized with the INNOVATIONSPREIS – IT by the Mittelstand 2014 initiative

Convotherm easyTouch

easyTouch uses robust, resistive touch technology suitable for even the most demanding kitchen environments. With colour and icons for easy comprehension. Manual or automatic cooking. easySystem with Manager and Crew modes. Unique, flexible control of cleaning with eco, regular and express modes. 36 language versions and on-screen help with a video function.

Recognized with the McDonald’s Best of Sustainable Supply Award

More than 600 entries were submitted, with Manitowoc Foodservice earning a prestigious place alongside 50 other leading projects. McDonald’s leadership and external subject matter experts recognized Manitowoc Foodservice and its Convotherm facility for sustainability leadership in the Community Impact category.

“The submissions in the Best of Sustainable Supply report demonstrate that our suppliers go above and beyond to provide sustainable leadership, and that they take their commitment to preserving resources as seriously as we do,” said Jose Armario, executive vice president, McDonald’s Global Supply Chain, Development & Franchising. “We are fortunate to work with such a diverse and dedicated group of suppliers to service our 35,000 global restaurants each day.”

Click here for the complete list of “Best of Sustainable Supply” winners.

Recognized with the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014

Convotherm 4

The new Convotherm 4 series is introducing a never before seen design quality to the professional kitchen. State-of-the-art technology, simple usage and hygiene can be felt at the mere sight, due to the clarity of the design. This experience is being continued at the first contact: The door handle may appear rigorous and puristic, but at the same time it offers perfect ergonomics. A consistent, intuitive usability concept extends to all product classes – this is a substantial plus in an often hectic daily routine in gastronomy. Last but not least, the scalability of the design concept allows for the realization of a whole product family with 7 different sizes and 6 basic configurations each. The result is a symbiosis of functional flexibility and formal conclusiveness which is completely new in this product segment.

Recognized with the iF product design award 2014

Convotherm 4

The goal of the new Convotherm 4 series has been to have the design aspect as a basis for the functionality of a key product within the professional kitchen operation. Strictly following the principle “form follows function”, we were able to proof that functionality, intuitive handling, serviceability and a hygienic approach combined with a, for this industry-segment, new focus on esthetic design results in a symbiotic approach. Due to the adaptability of the design concept we were able to develop a product family of seven unit sizes with six different basic models, offering a flexibility unparalleled in the market.

Kitchen Innovation Award 2011

Award for 6.10 mini 2in1

Ever since the market launch in April 2009 the OES 6.10 mini 2in1 convinces with its unique concept of operation and concept of space. It is the only combi steamer using one controller for two separate cooking chambers. When needed you can use two different cooking modes simultaneously (e. g. for the steaming of vegetables and roasting of meat). For this world debut CONVOTHERM was rewarded with the “Kitchen Innovation Award 2011″ by the “National Restaurant Association” in the USA.

Next to the brilliant concept of operation the concept of space was also rated positively. With its width of only 51.5 cm it belongs to the smallest combi steamers worldwide and a capacity of up to 12 x 1/1 GN containers (each 6 per cooking chamber) there is always enough space despite of its little dimension. In order to keep things simple for the user the “mini” is equipped with the in-house easyToUCH operation panel. The transparent touch screen leads you self-explanatorily through all necessary functions and applications.

Welbilt

Welbilt – global leaders

Welbilt, Inc. develops, produces and sells world-leading solutions in the foodservice equipment sector.

Offering you an unrivalled understanding of the customer and industry combined with comprehensive kitchen systems, culinary expertise and first-class customer service. Globally and locally. With business operations in America, Europe and Asia, Welbilt supplies leading brands such as Cleveland, Convotherm®, Crem, Delfield®, Fitkitchen®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln®, Manitowoc® Ice, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®.

You can find out more about Welbilt, and how our leading brands could help you from our website: www.welbilt.com. You can also find details here of our regional and local offices.
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The particular software update for Convotherm 4 gas units has to be done by an authorised service partner (there are adjustment steps necessary).

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