Vanmark and PFI Announce Two New Sales Partners

Solempack Will Now Represent Vanmark and PFI in Central America, While Southwest Equipment Group Represents Them in the Southwest U.S.

CRESTON and ALGONA, Iowa, Dec. 20, 2022 – Today, Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, and sister company PFI, a manufacturer of sanitary conveying equipment, announced that they are working with two new sales partners who will now sell both brands’ equipment in their respective territories.

Solempack will represent Vanmark and PFI in Central America. Based in Guatemala, Solempack, a company representing and distributing machinery used for packaging products, will cover all of Central America, from Guatemala in the north to Panama in the south, along with the Dominican Republic.

Southwest Equipment Group, formerly known as Pacific Packaging & Inspection, will represent Vanmark and PFI in the southwest U.S. Based in Phoenix, Southwest Equipment Group has been in the food equipment sales business for 30 years.

 “Solempack and Southwest Equipment Group are bringing expanded reach to Vanmark and PFI in these geographic areas,” said Barry Whitman, PFI Sales Manager. “This means we’ll be able to better meet our customers’ needs in these territories, while marking yet another way we continue to bring these two brands together under the Grote Company umbrella.”

About Grote Company/Vanmark/PFI

Vanmark and PFI are part of the Grote family of brands that have been manufacturing food processing equipment for over 60 years. With hundreds of employees in eight global locations, Grote Company is dedicated to supporting a wide range of food industries, working with the largest brands in the world to make safe, high-quality food people love to eat.

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