Our workplace

Our Danish home

When it was originally built in 1907, the Herning Turbine Hall was certainly not a place where you would consider setting up a buzzing office environment. The bare concrete floors were stained with oil, the walls were covered with brown tiles and the slightest sound would echo around the empty hall.

When Rationel decided to move its Danish HQ to Hernig in 2011,  we were confident that the old turbine hall could be converted into the perfect home for a window and door manufacturer with a rich heritage and an abiding passion for craftsmanship.

Careful restoration has transformed the hall into a modern office environment, but you can still feel its history in every stone when sunlight falls through the large windows. It still has high ceilings, but softer acoustics have helped to create a much more comfortable indoor environment.

Working at Rationel

Rationel’s UK business operates from modern offices in Bicester, Oxfordshire, where we provide customer service, technical support and advice, sales, logistics and marketing support for all of our UK customers.

Wherever they may work, all of the Rationel team have the space and encouragement to develop professionally and personally. A strong and inclusive team ethos is part of our DNA.

Some of our team have been with Rationel for many years, but we also take great pride in the way in which we develop our newest team members and trainees. We provide all of our staff with opportunities to work in our offices abroad. Many Rationel employees have taken advantage of the opportunity to move around and work at one more or more companies within the DOVISTA and VKR Group; Rationel’s parent companies.

We encourage diversity with respect to both the background and professional approaches of our team members. We believe that this is one of the key ingredients to our engaging, dynamic and forward-thinking culture, which our team members demonstrate both in and out of the office.

Rationel also supports numerous charities and community projects, and we have had many of our ideas for local community support projects accepted by VKR’s employee foundation. Plus, we select a worthy cause to support every year, towards which we donate all of the proceeds raised from our various annual events – from golf days to company bake-offs.

We do our best every day

At Rationel, improvement is part of our daily routine. We set ourselves ambitious new goals every year, and strive to continuously develop a better experience for our customers. We have strong values, and abide by a written “code of conduct” – this contains the principles that make Rationel a great place to work. 

"At Rationel we work hard to be the best we can be," says UK Managing Director, Phil Marris, "we always look to improve, we keep our promises, show respect to all of our stakeholders, achieve our goals and help each other, always keeping our customers at the heart of what we do.”

By tailoring our meticulously crafted, Scandinavian-designed windows and doors to match the vision of our customers, we have been helping home builders and improvers design and build their dream homes for more than 30 years, giving the best guidance and support we can along the way. 

You can count on us at Rationel, we strive to be the best and to always exceed our customers’ expectations, all while growing a successful, socially responsible and profitable business long into the future.

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