Health and an abundance of freshness

It is important to have a professional solution for in-house food distribution especially when it comes to the catering concepts in hospitals. In this case, food must be distributed as economically, effectively and meticulously as possible in accordance with the statutory HACCP hygiene regulations. In addition, the patients should be served delicious, fresh and temperature-controlled food, tailored to the individual diet of the patients. 

No matter whether the food is to be distributed as fresh or chilled food, as a serving or tray system, in a central kitchen or ward, at Rieber you will always find the right solution and also receive professional advice. The professional selection of individual components is crucial for the efficient care of your patients. 

With its care product range, Rieber offers mobile and safe solutions for the optimal distribution of restaurant-quality food in all situations for perfect food quality at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Catering solutions for hospitals.

Your specialist in food distribution for 60 years.

Solutions for hospitals
  • Cook & Chill/Freeze
  • Residential communities
  • Cook & Serve/Hold
  • Meals on wheels
  • AWT containers
Solutions for hospitals
Cook & Chill/Freeze

Cook & Chill/Freeze

With our different ward kitchen variants, such as the Regiostation or the STW food transport trolley, the food can be brought hot or cold directly to the ward kitchen or dining room in a GN system with absolute confidence. In addition, food can be regenerated, kept hot or cold and served directly at the station in the mobile trolley variants. 

This way, the meal portions in the classic serving system can be arranged and distributed on the plates and trays at the station. The simple serving system enables flexible individual portioning for diets. With the hybrid kitchen and the navioven you have a flexible all-rounder for the cooking and regeneration of food - flexibly without mains power. Our reliably insulated trolleys enable an HACCP-safe food distribution chain with optimal food quality. 

Regiostation – regenerating and serving

The Regiostation is available in different type variants, with a wide range of special equipment and also with 7-day programming adapted to your menus, thanks to the intelligent electronic control. 

The food is regenerated at the serving location, either Cook & Chill for chilled food or Cook & Freeze for frozen food or else food is kept hot for fresh food distribution or also kept chilled temporarily until it is time for serving. Ideal for use in hospitals or wherever groups eat together every day, requiring a reliable solution for the best food quality.

Temperature curves can be recorded with the Regiostation in accordance with HACCP. The desired temperature and serving time can be entered either on the appliance or optionally via a PC. All measuring data can be read easily via a USB stick. It can also be operated in automatic or manual mode with an additional core temperature function. 

STW/STRW – cooking, regenerating, serving and hot holding

Thanks to the functional food transport trolley, the pre-produced food, which is produced in a central Cook & Chill kitchen, can be optimally and simply regenerated or ready prepared à la minute on site directly at the decentralised stations or in the production kitchens. This allows the menu to be designed with a variety of fresh and seasonal dishes and extended with à la carte dishes, just like in restaurants.

The food transport trolley is heated and chilled for even greater flexibility. With a worktop including a tubular gallery and/or with GN 1/1 heated wells on top. Can be heated reliably wet and dry; dry heating provides significant energy savings and less cleaning of the wells is required. 

Also available with a built-in K|POT® for even greater functionality. Through the combination with the thermoplates® in GN format, made of SWISS-PLY multi-layer material, which conducts the direct contact heat from the K|POT® in a particularly energy-efficient and absolutely uniform manner, food is perfectly regenerated or even freshly grilled, fried, cooked and kept hot à la minute directly on the trolley. Flexible to use thanks to cabinets and wells that can be controlled separately – for the safe transport, hot and cold holding and serving of food in a GN system.

hybrid kitchen – cooking, hot/cold holding, regenerating

You can use the hybrid kitchen to temporarily store and transport food or to reheat or regenerate, cook or chill food – and can always count on top quality. Simultaneous hot/cold holding, the extra tray system or the serving feature on the 140°C model, which transforms your hybrid kitchen into a stylish serving station, are only a few examples of how it can be used. 

The mobile multifunctional kitchen, which can be used without mains power, with two separate digitally controllable circulating air heating systems. The hybrid kitchen provides a wide range of functions and unique hybrid properties – with a choice of programs for cold and hot holding at the same time or separately, as well as for regenerating, cooking and baking food in a GN system. This allows you to map all types of food and production methods and cook food to perfection.

Additionally with individually adjustable time, moistening and a target value for the chamber or core temperature. All programs can be saved, thus allowing for perfect food quality at any time regardless of the staffing situation.

In the Cook & Chill application, the "chilled" food can be passively cooled for up to 6 hours, reliably insulated by simply placing cooling pellets in the hybrid kitchen. The pellets can then be removed and the food can be regenerated, cooked or prepared with core-temperature simmering and then gently kept hot – so the entire transport and regeneration process can take place in the hybrid kitchen. For even more flexibility, the hybrid kitchen also offers the option to actively keep food hot and passively keep food chilled at the same time. 

navioven - cooking, hot holding and regenerating

The navioven - our mobile table-top unit for baking, cooking, steaming, core-temperature simmering, braising and regenerating food, even directly in living areas. Thanks to the well-developed steam function, the mobile oven allows for a variety of cooking methods. The temperature range extends from +20°C in hot holding mode to approx. +230°C at the maximum power level. This can be used individually for baking, cooking, steaming, core-temperature simmering, braising and regenerating large quantities or for the rapid heating of smaller quantities in a GN system. The filled food containers can then be moved directly from the navioven to the serving station. 

Thanks to the water inlet and outlet, the superfluous steam is discharged directly into the drain when using the steam function and therefore an additional steam extractor in the room is not required – this also makes it perfect for mobile use without mains power. Additionally with individually adjustable time, moistening and a target value for the chamber or core temperature. All programs can also be saved, thus allowing for perfect food quality at any time. Safe and easy handling in combination with the Rieber thermoport® system. For universal, mobile applications for any type of cooking and for stationary use, also available as a built-in version on request.

STW - Food transport Trolleys
hybrid kitchen
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Core temperature sensor ETI Blue LE
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Residential communities

Breakfast, snacks and dinner for residential communities and care stations 

The breakfast trolley can be flexibly used directly at the station for cold food such as breakfast, snacks or dinner. The various trolley versions with drawers or compartments in the substructure are loaded with the meal components in a GN system in the central kitchen and can be temporarily stored and transported with neutral or active cooling. A full meal can therefore be arranged and served individually at the serving location in the morning, at lunchtime or in the evening using the breakfast trolley. The trolley can be extended with useful accessories, such as a tray slide and waste bin, to create a complete solution. Hot snacks can also be offered in combination with a passive K|POT® and GN-thermoplates®.

Breakfast Trolleys
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Cook & Serve/Hold

Cook & Serve/Hold with a food distribution tray system


We offer the optimal solution for professionally organised food distribution systems in central or distribution kitchens with our food distribution and clearing conveyors. Our solutions meet the high demands placed on these systems for handling food in terms of compliance with the hygiene regulations and the reliability of the technology. Rieber food distribution and clearing conveyors are available in two versions, both as a flat belt and round belt conveyor. 

  • The conveyor belt is a white 2 mm thick 3-layer belt, 295 mm wide, food-resistant and permanently antistatic.
  • On the round belt conveyor there are 4 parallel round belts running with a clearance of 55 mm (Ø 10 mm thick, PUR with polyester draw element, in blue) on special V-shaped plastic sliders.

The following accessories are available to individually configure the conveyor:

Food distribution conveyor

  • Bumper per rm
  • Folding table at the end of the conveyor for checking trays
  • Swivel table at the start of the conveyor for patient cards
  • Forward and reverse travel, belt length up to 6 m
  • Foot switch
  • Socket 230 V earthed / CEE (also international types)
  • Fuse box
  • Main switch 40/63 A
  • Additional ON/OFF, EMERGENCY STOP switch
  • Capacitive end switch
  • Mobile version for a 3 m, 4 m, 5 m or 6 m belt
  • Belt washing system
  • Spring rod with end switch
  • Light barrier with/without destacking
  • Overdrive
  • Hold-up cycle switch
  • Additional drive station for a length of 12 m or above
  • Tray guide on both sides
  • Dirt tray per rm
  • 90-120° curves and an overdrive for curves

Clearing conveyor

  • Spring rod with end switch
  • Light barrier with/without destacking
  • Overdrive
  • Additional drive station for a length of 12 m or above
  • Tray guide on both sides
  • 90-120° curves and an overdrive for curves

The various tray systems, such as the Rieber Combitray or Thermotray, can be loaded quickly and easily on the conveyor. A complete distribution system is created when used in combination with other mobile appliances, such as cutlery, crockery and tray dispensers, exchange and platform dispensers, ZUBs, rack trolleys and the TWF tray trolley. 


Our mobile serving system, the robust stainless steel trolley with 1-3 separately controllable, electrically heated GN 1/1 heated wells, is used for the safe transport, distribution on the conveyor and serving of food in a GN system. The universal delivery trolley for the best food quality at distribution stations. Can be heated reliably wet and dry; dry heating provides significant energy savings and less cleaning of the wells is required. 

For a complete solution on a food distribution conveyor in combination with other mobile products, such as the thermoport® made of plastic and stainless steel, various dispensers, tray and banquet trolleys as well as transport and serving trolleys. 


Our reliable and sturdy TWF tray trolley is available in various versions, such as neutral, active or passive cold holding. For absolutely safe food transport and ready-to-serve cold and hot holding of food on GN/EN trays with Combitray and Thermotray compact trays for more flexibility in the crucial choice of a tray system. Available with active and passive cooling and with eutectic plates.


With the matching Rieber insulated crockery, your food is perfect when it reaches the patients. The Combitray tray system consists of four different product models: the plastic set, the stainless steel set and the combi set with an integrated aluminium core or Ultra heating agent. The Combitray consists of a combination of insulated and non-insulated crockery items for main courses, casserole and soup, which can be flexibly configured according to your menu selection and distribution times. 


The Thermotray tray system consists of an insulated tray top and bottom, into which the crockery items with the food are inserted. The design of the Thermotray allows easy stacking of the tray tops and bottoms. The crockery items can be safely positioned on the tray in the insulated interior and the cold and hot food can be thermally separated reliably under the tray lid. So you can transport all your menu components like the main course or a casserole, soup, salad and dessert on one tray without having to cover them individually. 

Thanks to the seamlessly welded inner and outer parts and pore-free surfaces, you have perfect insulation and optimal compliance with the hygiene regulations. The Rieber stacking trolley is a practical option particularly suitable for the storage or transport of the Thermotray system. With this variety, Rieber offers you more flexibility and perfect food quality in the distribution of food – from the portioning to the consumption.

ZUB - Delivery Trolleys
TWF - Tray Transort Trolleys
Combitray - Insulated Crockery (Stainless Steel & Plastic)
Thermotray - Compact Tray
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Meals on wheels

Meals on wheels

With our single-portion thermoport® multi-cycle system, the quality and temperature of your food are perfect, even after several hours. With meals on wheels, Rieber has a solution to deal with lukewarm food and crude disposable packaging when catering for the elderly.

thermoport® 10/10 D/10 KW

Cold or hot food can be transported with the thermoport® 10/10 D. Both are possible at the same time in the thermoport® 10 KW that has a separate hot and cold zone. This insulation ensures a clean separation of the two types of food.

Individual loading options either with a 3 compartment meal tray for a multi-component menu or undivided for single-component dishes (stews/bakes), each with the respective meal tray lid. The filled bowls are kept at a perfect temperature during transport thanks to the latent heating agent in the meal tray. Can also be used for cold food (dinner/breakfast); this requires the meal tray to be cooled before filling. Can be configured with a GN 1/6 side dish tray (32 mm deep) with a tight press-in lid for further side dishes. Due to the standardised size of the thermoport® 10 series (10/10 D/10 KW), the food and side dishes are compatible with all models.

With the PU-M 2/1 meal tray dispenser and Ultra dispenser with multifunctional tubes, the meal trays can be heated up before filling, thus storing the heat in an even better way. For simplified handling in large containers, the Rolli 10 multi-transporter transports all thermoport® 10 models (10/10 D/10 KW) safely and in an orderly manner.

thermoport® 21 

An extra latent heating agent in special pellets ensures reliable hot holding in the thermoport® 21. Previously heated in a navioven or combi steamer, for example, the heating agent uniformly distributes the heat to the crockery, thus delaying the cooling down process of the hot portions of food in the porcelain dishes. The heated heat pellet is simply placed in the designated recesses under the meal tray in the thermoport® 21 and can therefore release the heat directly to the crockery. 

A constructive separation of the hot and cold zone allows the simultaneous transport of cold and hot food in the thermoport® 21. This keeps the cold food cold and the hot food hot. The special insulation prevents undesirable reciprocal temperature effects so that the food arrives in perfect condition.

thermoport® 10 - One Portion
thermoport® 21 - One Portion
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Menu tray dispenser - PU-M2/1
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Transport trolley - thermoport® 10
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AWT containers

AWT container system 

As the size and complexity of hospital logistics increase, a professional transport solution is required. With its versatile AWT system, Rieber offers a high-quality and efficient answer for the automatic transport of a wide variety of goods and materials within a hospital. This simplifies the process flow and efficiency. Several transport cycles can also be completed daily with many containers without any problems with high transport efficiency and intelligent organisation. The hygienically produced containers made of high-quality stainless steel can therefore be used specifically in different hospital departments and the complete logistics for the supply and waste disposal operations is realised with a uniform container system.  

Rieber can produce a customised and perfectly designed container system to meet these varying requirements of a facility. Something that owing to its high-quality design withstands the robust continuous use on the one hand and also works perfectly with the automatic transport systems in the hospital on the other hand.

The container variants

  • Food and beverage containers
  • Laundry containers
  • Pharmacy/medication containers
  • Special sterile materials container
  • General goods container
  • Waste container

The modes of transport

Different types of construction are possible for the type of container transport. 

  • Horizontal and vertical conveyor systems
  • in automated systems (AWT)
  • and in flexible transport systems (FTS)

Automated systems (AWT)

The overhead conveyor system can be aligned for the horizontal and vertical transport of containers in automated systems. The containers are mounted at the top on both sides of the special mounting brackets, which also serve as sliding concepts for manual operation.

Flexible transport systems (FTS)

With flexible FTS floor conveyor systems, there are drag or lift versions, vertical transport with a lift system/elevator or with a drag conveyor, such as tractor units or trolleys with a coupling and drawbar.

Container designs

  • Single-walled or double-walled are generally possible
  • Single-walled container designs: lightweight and easy to manoeuvre
  • Double-walled container designs: sturdier and more durable


  • Hygienic, fully welded construction and the best dimensional stability
  • Differentiation between the trolley: the mobile frame has an all-round coloured bumper to correspond with the container's intended use
  • Interior and exterior surfaces are formed entirely without seams
  • All connections are welded absolutely tight; the welding seams are also sited outside the loaded zones of the trolley in order to optimally counter any mechanical and thermal loads
  • The interior space is sound-deadened, steam diffusion-tight and perfectly insulated
  • The 2 separate doors can be easily opened on the sides of the trolley thanks to the secure two-point locking system
  • The door design is double-walled, maintenance-free and easy to replace
  • The swing angle is 270° - the doors can be locked in the closed and fully open position and also in the washing position of approx. 230°
  • The doors can be opened and closed automatically through the mounted actuators
  • The trolleys can withstand all the requirements of automatic wet cleaning, without any residues from puddles, with temperatures of 95°C without compromising on strength, colour accuracy and dimensional accuracy, and in the short term also temperature loads up to 115°C

Special features of the container types

  • In the case of goods containers, a central wall is integrated, which allows for support rails for holding grille shelves in one half of the container.
  • In the case of food containers, food trays can be easily and safely accommodated in the two different compartments. Thanks to the specially shaped tray shelves, the food trays do not slip even during transport in the conveyor system.
  • The laundry containers have a special tubular frame construction on the inside for holding 2 grilles. The shelves serve as intermediate levels with 2 hinged shelves, which can be used both vertically as side protection to prevent items falling out and horizontally as intermediate levels.
  • Waste containers are similar in construction to the dirty laundry containers, open at the top and with 2 half-height doors. The containers can therefore be emptied overhead using a suitable lift mast with an appropriate tilting mechanism and towing system.
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Rieber transport standard

Our solution – the GN operating system combined with our reliable thermoport® transport system. 

With the thermoplates® GN highlight - the only GN standard with high thermal efficiency, from the storage to the serving. Thanks to the unique SIWSS-PLY multi-layer material, Rieber is revolutionising the use of the GN format with the thermoplates® – cooking, steaming, woking, grilling, frying, deep-frying, baking, storage, transport, serving and cold holding across the entire process without having to transfer the food. 

This provides you with the perfect transport standard for the path to your guest that can be used across all processes from cooking to ultimately serving the food.


Your networked solution for maximum safety.

Our mobile products can be retrofitted with CHECK sensors for seamless and automatic temperature documentation during transport. Likewise, all products are simply connected to the CHECK CLOUD platform using the QR code. This provides you with safe and easy logging of HACCP data, digital checklists and hygiene organisation. In addition, Rieber service data can now also be accessed via the QR code used.

System helpers

For your complete solution – our various mobile helpers, such as versatile dispensers as well as transport and serving trolleys. Our refrigerated dispenser variants, which also have vents for more energy-efficient storage in cold storage warehouse are perfect for the Cook & Chill process.

Optimale Raumeffizienz bei der Lagerung immer und überall, bietet Ihnen unser GN-kompatibler gastropolar® Kühlschrank und gestaltet Ihren Prozess von Anfang bis Ende im GN-Betriebssystem. Für flexible und raumeffiziente Kühlung bei jedem Einsatz auch am Speisenverteilband, auf Anfrage auch als mobile Version erhältlich.

Find your customized solution concept.

Your contact
Dorothee Rinker

You would like to know more about our products in this area? 
Then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Dorothee RinkerExport Sales Manager
Middle East & India

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