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Tom Grote

Emerging Tech

Sunday, September 25

Emerging Tech: The Impact of Automation: Robotics and the Future of the Industry 

Thomas Grote is the CEO of Agápe Automation. Agápe Automation’s purpose is to automate with love, making the pizza restaurant a better place with more efficiency, consistency, and fun. Agápe Automation has launched its first product, the Sm^rt Saucer for automatically applying sauce to pizzas. Additional products are in development.  

Agápe Automation is headquartered at the Edge Innovation Hub in Gahanna, Ohio and works closely with Grote Family businesses including the Grote Company which manufactures industrial food processing equipment, and Donatos Pizza which was founded by Tom’s father, Jim Grote in Columbus, Ohio in 1963. 

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