Grote Acquires Precision Food Innovations

The acquisition of PFI enhances Grote’s sanitary conveyance capabilities, further supporting all Grote food processing customers worldwide.

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Grote, an industrial food slicing and assembly equipment manufacturer, has announced its acquisition of Precision Food Innovations (PFI), a manufacturer of sanitary conveying equipment, from Precision. The addition of PFI will further support Grote’s and its fully owned subsidiary Vanmark’s customers in automating their processing lines with sanitary conveying equipment.

“The acquisition of Precision Food Innovations greatly enhances our sanitary conveyance capabilities, complementing the processing equipment offered by our two brands, Grote and Vanmark,” says CEO Bob Grote. “Their history, expertise, quality, and relentless customer focus dovetail precisely with how our family-run business operates. The additional talent and capacity afforded by PFI’s two operations allow us to deliver more complete solutions to our customers worldwide. I welcome PFI to the ever-growing Grote team.”

The acquisition will fulfill the need for sanitary conveying solutions to connect to Grote and Vanmark processing equipment; align long-standing food processing equipment manufacturers with similar histories and cultures; advance Grote’s global footprint and capability within its food processing customers’ plants and processing lines; and contribute to Grote’s growth goals.

PFI’s operations and employee bases in Algona and Pella, Iowa, and San Antonio, Texas, will be unchanged as a result of the acquisition. Integration of the businesses will occur over the next several months.

Grote manufactures reliable, top-quality food slicing and assembly equipment, which is expertly designed and built strong for pizza, sandwich, and food slicing processors.

Vanmark is a leading manufacturer of industrial potato and produce processing equipment, working with its customers to make safe, high-quality chips, French fries, and produce snacks.


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