MKN is a market leader in premium cooking equipment, offering a wide range of thermal cooking ideas for more than 75 years. A specialist in the development, manufacture and worldwide sales of professional cooking technology, the company is headquartered in Germany.
MKN’s extensive portfolio of products and systems combines classical cooking equipment with innovative, multifunctional appliances. Intelligent products are designed to optimise production processes, focusing on delivering benefits for customers.
However, MKN’s approach is about more than just delivering products – it builds long-term partnerships with dealers and distributors worldwide to provide a reliable end-to-end service that encompasses technical expertise, product innovation, after sales support and more.
Innovations to support dealers include the MKN DigitalKitchen, an interactive kitchen configurator tool for real-time kitchen designs using MKN products, and the MKN Digital Centre with professional kitchen, from where livestreams, cooking shows, expert talks, webinars and podcasts are filmed, produced and streamed.
By their nature, MKN products have an extremely long service life and they are developed to conserve resources, reduce CO2 emissions and avoid waste. The portfolio includes modular and bespoke professional cooking solutions, including the FlexiChef® appliance for multiple cooking modes, intelligent FlexiCombi® and SpaceCombi® combi steamers, modular cooking technology for unique kitchen combinations and MKN Individual, manufacturing premium customised cooking suites. The Counter SL series also provides flexible, hygienic front of house cooking solutions.
MKN’s focus is on innovation and sustainability. Recognising its responsibilities, it has built an extensive sustainability strategy, taking into account product development, supply chain, manufacturing facilities and more to reduce social and environmental impact. Around 80% of components are manufactured directly by MKN, and the remainder are sourced from within Germany. This not only helps to minimise the carbon footprint of MKN’s production operations, but also ensures quality.
MKN products have been installed in key projects and developments around the world including hotel chains Hyatt, Hilton and Ritz Carlton, airports such as London Heathrow and Frankfurt, top restaurants such as those at the Sydney Opera House and Burj Khalifa Dubai, as well as a large number of cruise ships.
Its expertise has been further demonstrated with major global award wins including a Gold Innovation Award at the Commercial Kitchen Show, Lower Saxony Foreign Trade Award and the Major Prize for Medium-Sized Business awarded by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation.