FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Grote Company Announces Acquisition of Chicago-based Pizzamatic Corporation

Columbus, Ohio, 21 July, 2015 – Grote Company has announced its recent acquisition of Chicago-based Pizzamatic Corporation. Established in 1962, Pizzamatic is a recognized leader in the innovation, design, and manufacture of automation equipment for the frozen, chilled and institutional pizza industries.

According to Bob Grote, CEO of Grote Company, “This acquisition brings Grote back as a complete line pizza equipment manufacturer with leading technology in sauce depositing and waterfall application, complementing our world class Peppamatic and Pendulum slicers. Pizzamatic also offers equipment with an alternate slicing method to our Accuband, which is a great supplement to our traditional methods. Since its founding, Pizzamatic has demonstrated a very similar culture to J.E. Grote’s; a laser focus on the customer and delivering a quality product each and every day. Pizzamatic has many loyal customers that we will now have the pleasure to serve together under one banner. Pizzamatic’s rich engineering history of cutting edge designs should blossom under our ownership. Combined, our companies will be a more formidable force in the pizza industry and the food industry as a whole.”

Grote Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of slicer/applicator, sandwich, and pizza line innovation and technology, with manufacturing and headquarter operations located in Columbus, Ohio. Grote Company operates world-wide through its international sales and service office in Wrexham, North Wales. Grote also owns US-based Vanmark Equipment LLC, a global manufacturer of industrial fruit and vegetable processing equipment. Grote’s Vanmark Creston division is a recognized leader in the innovation, design, and manufacture of industrial peelers for the root vegetable industry. Grote’s Vanmark Boise division is a world-renowned manufacturer of hydro cutters and other food equipment for the French fry, fruit and vegetable industry.