Grote Company delivers innovative ways to slice and apply.
As founder of Donatos Pizza, a Columbus, Ohio-based chain with 200 stores in five states, Jim Grote was driven to find a better way to slice and apply pepperoni to his pies. He created the first automated pepperoni slicer/applicator in the late 1960s, and the machine’s ability to cut labor cost, while increasing productivity and efficiency inspired Jim to found the Grote Company.
Since 1972, Grote Company has continually brought the latest innovations in slicer/applicator technologies to food processing manufacturers around the world. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Grote Company is the world leader in slicer/applicator solutions. The company focuses on tackling unique and unconventional slicing challenges, regularly modifying standard equipment and innovating new solutions to meet customers’ needs.