WE MANUFACTURE SANITARY, CUSTOM-CONFIGURED CONVEYING SOLUTIONS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

Every solution is designed to meet and exceed sanitary regulations and easily integrate with existing systems, helping processors get product from point A to point B as efficiently as possible without damage or waste and with limited downtime.

WHY PFI

With over 60 years of experience, starting as KOFAB and Meyer Industries and now as PFI, we always have our customers’ best interests at heart and support their success before, during, and after installation.

DEPENDABLE SOLUTIONS

From install to operation, every PFI conveying and handling solution is built to deliver long-term viability from the word go.

INTEGRATION-READY

Every PFI solution is designed to optimize your application and integrate seamlessly into your food processing line.

SANITARY DESIGNS

All PFI equipment is designed to meet and exceed sanitary regulations and customer expectations.

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH

We collaborate with your key teams, engineering firms, and other OEMs to ensure operational excellence.

CUSTOMER COMMITMENT

We’re here before, during, and after a project to maximize the benefits of your conveying solution and overcome unexpected challenges.

FOOD PROCESSING EXPERTISE

As part of the Grote family of brands, we are able to provide more complete solutions to our customers and capitalize on our shared expertise and history in the food processing industry.
  • PFI’s partnership has been invaluable to our business. We trust PFI to support whatever project is going on – from new line design and installation, to quickly dropping everything to troubleshoot an unexpected issue.

    Project Manager, Hormel
  • We are very happy with PFI’s service and equipment. We work with a range of people from both Algona and San Antonio, and everyone is professional and committed to producing the best solution possible. The service has been top-notch.

    Engineer, Bakery Processor
  • PFI has jumped in to take on projects that other OEMs have passed on or given us lead times into 20+ weeks! We value them being able to work within our constraints – it feels like they’re part of our team.

    Ops. Supervisor, Snacks Processor

    What we stand for

    Our Vision

    To feed our growing world — together

    Our PROMISE

    Enduring commitment

    Our Vision

    To feed our growing world — together

    Our Vision


    • Integrity
    • Commited
    • Sense of Urgency
    • Respect
    • Adventurous
    • Positive Mindset
    • Excellence
    • Driven
    • Open Communication
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    Our PROMISE

    Enduring commitment

    Our MISSION


    • Advancing Food Processing
    • Customer Committed
    • Passionate People
    • Quality Products
    • Profitable
    • Principle Based
    • Growing
    • A Great Place to Work

    A WORD FROM OUR CEO, BOB GROTE

    I am truly excited to have PFI on the ever-growing Grote team. Their history, expertise, quality, and relentless customer focus dovetails precisely with how our family-run business operates.

    PFI’s sanitary conveyance solutions fit a strong need in the food processing industry to keep food safe and equipment clean and verifiable, as automation continues to be embraced globally. Their equipment also allows us to offer more complete solutions to our customer base.

    While there is a capability fit, there is a culture and values fit that matters just as much.

    We have long histories – from 50 to 75+ years – of being committed to our customers, employees, and communities. We collaborate as one team to solve tough problems. We proudly serve not only the equipment we build but also the people who operate and depend on it.

    Let’s continue to feed our growing world – together.

    Leadership

    BOB GROTE, CEO

    BOB GROTE

    CEO
    MIGUEL MARTINEZ, GM

    MIGUEL MARTINEZ

    GM, SAN ANTONIO

    JACK GROTE

    COO
    BOB GROTE, GM

    TOM VIPOND

    GM, ALGONA
    ERIC YTTERBO, CFO

    ERIC YTTERBO

    CFO
    BARRY WHITMAN, SALES MANAGER

    BARRY WHITMAN

    SALES MANAGER
    AARON THOMAS, CONTROLLER

    AARON THOMAS

    CONTROLLER
    SCOTT PARKER, ENGINEERING MANAGER

    SCOTT PARKER

    ENGINEERING MANAGER

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