As the Grote Company family of brands, we can provide more complete solutions to our customers and capitalize on our shared expertise and history in the food processing industry.

Our enduring commitment is to do our part in feeding and nurturing our customers, colleagues, and communities.

Combined Food Processing Expertise

In the last 20 years, Grote Company has diversified and strengthened our food processing expertise with acquisitions of industry pillars Vanmark, Advanced Food Technology, GME International, Pizzamatic, and PFI.

Our family of brands has been manufacturing food processing equipment for over 60 years. We have hundreds of employees in 8 global locations dedicated to supporting a wide range of food industries and the biggest brands in the world.

Our Locations

  • HQ – Columbus, OH USA
  • Manufacturing & Service – Deeside, UK
  • EU Parts & Service – Nijverdal, Netherlands


PFI manufactures a wide variety of sanitary conveying and bulk material handling equipment for food processing operations. Every solution is designed for sanitary regulations and configured to integrate with existing systems seamlessly. With over 60 years of experience, starting as KOFAB and Meyers Industries, we always have our customers’ best interests at heart and ensure dependable success before, during, and after installation.


  • HQ – Algona, Iowa USA
  • Manufacturing – San Antonio, Texas USA

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Vanmark is a leading industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, working with our customers to make the safe, high-quality food we know and love to eat. For over 60 years, we have been designing and manufacturing top-quality, easy-to-use equipment that optimizes receiving, storage, washing, peeling, and cutting processes.


  • HQ – Creston, Iowa USA
  • Manufacturing – Boise, Idaho USA
  • Southeast Asia Manufacturing & Service – Bengaluru, India

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