Waste less, produce more.

Our pizza topping applicators automate production and drastically reduce waste – down to 1% - to help frozen pizza manufacturers combat the rising costs of labor and ingredients.

We use our decades of experience and leading technology to apply cheese, IQF meats and vegetables, and dry ingredients accurately and evenly on your pizza topping line. Our border-free/target and waterfall models accommodate single lane to multi-lane, high-capacity operations.

In short, we help you make more pizzas and grow your business profitably.

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A pizza going through Grote's topping applicator equipment.



A Step Above the Rest

Grote's best-in-class equipment is built for the things pizza manufacturers care about:


Increased Accuracy


Our leading technology ensures each crust has even and accurate deposits - reducing ingredient costs and rework.

Reduced Floor Waste


Compact machine design and recirculation belts dramatically reduce floor waste to less than 1%. Your savings only increase as you produce more.

Sanitary Design


Our topping applicators offer easy and thorough tool-less changeouts so you can get back to production fast.

Incredible Service


Our enduring commitment to outstanding customer service means we’re here when you need us, throughout the entire life of your equipment.



Pizza Topping Applicator Machines

Border-Free/Target Topping Applicator

Even, accurate toppings with clean crusts on your single-lane line. 


  • Up to 45 pizzas/min
  • Single lane
  • Up to 16” crust
  • Left or right-hand configuration


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Waterfall Topping Applicator

Best-in-class design and technology to top your high-production pizza lines.


  • Up to 180 pizzas/min 
  • 2-3 Lanes
  • Up to 18” crust
  • 34” or 42” (863 or 1067 mm) wide belts standard

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Superior Toppings & Pizza

Our topping applicators can apply a wide range of pizza toppings, while giving you superior accuracy and presentation.

Two pizzas moving through a pizza topping applicator


Our applicators apply a range of pizza toppings, from cheese to IQF meat and vegetables, dry ingredients, and spices. Easily change out ingredients and recipes or run multiple machines on the line to get the variety you need.

Considering plant-based and analogue toppings? We use our decades of experience to optimize machine settings for vegan cheeses and meats.

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Product Handling

Rake systems in our topping applicators “fluff” shredded cheese and toppings to improve application and distribution. An automated feed conveyor or recirculation system keeps your product and line running.

Two cheese pizzas moving through a pizza topping applicator machine.


Our topping applicators are designed to give you high-quality presentation without rework. Toppings are applied evenly and accurately thanks to load cell technology. Be confident in applying toppings with size variability like crumbles and strips.




Border Free Topping Applicator – TruTop MC

Uniform Topping Application with Clean Crusts

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Waterfall Cheese Applicator

Accurately Apply Cheese Crisps Onto Clean Trays With Little Waste Using A Compact, Sanitary Design

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Waterfall Topping Applicator – TruTop Ultra

Accurate Application with Little Waste in a Compact, Sanitary Design

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The Grote Company Advantage

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With a personal touch and enduring commitment to our customers, we collaborate as one team to solve tough problems. We proudly serve not only the pizza topping lines and equipment we build, but also the people who operate and depend on them. We provide full service and outstanding support throughout the long life of our equipment.

Test Our Equipment With Your Product

We understand that food processing equipment is a large capital investment and a potential change in culture. That’s why we invite you to test our equipment with your specific products and precise operating conditions in our demo facilities. Available at both of our locations – Columbus, Ohio and Deeside, UK – you can evaluate one piece of equipment up to a full line, in standard temperatures or in a controlled cold room – giving you peace of mind that equipment will work the way you need it to in your plant.

Ship your product for a virtual demonstration or visit in person to get a real-life view of how Grote Company equipment can optimize your production. Contact us to schedule a demo now.

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