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Robot Coupe USA at forefront of product development, refinement

For more than 30 years, Robot Coupe U.S.A. has made the metro Jackson, Mississippi area its home. The company has been headquartered in a Ridgeland industrial park for the past 10 years. In its years in business, Robot Coupe has become the food service industry leader in the development and refinement of commercial food processors and vegetable preparation units.

Robot Coupe U.S.A. was founded after three Jackson residents saw a Robot Coupe food processor in action at LeRuth’s Restaurant in New Orleans. The three partners, Rollins Brown, Bill Gilmore and Dan Bounds, contacted the company, located in France, and established a new company, Robot Coupe U.S.A., to present the new product to the American market.

When the Robot Coupe commercial food processor was developed, it was a totally new concept. Before then, food preparation was done by hand, and it was very labor intensive. Robot Coupe U.S.A. introduced and promoted the commercial food processor to the North American continent by demonstrating how it could slice, dice, shred and grate at various shows, seminars and conventions throughout the country. It wasn’t long before the name Robot Coupe became synonymous with commercial food processors.

“Business is great, and continues to increase,” said Cliff Redding, chief financial officer of Robot Coupe U.S.A. “We just continue to see an increase in business year after year.” Redding explained that the company sells to distributors in the United States and Canada, as well as to a company in Florida, which sells to distributors in Mexico and throughout the Caribbean.

Because of the company’s dedication to producing the very best product available, its commitment to research and development and its constant striving to give its customers the best customer and service support available, the Robot Coupe Commercial Food Processor has become the worldwide “standard of the industry” for the entire food processing industry. The processor is used in restaurants, schools, correction facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, cruise ships and delicatessens.

In 1998, Robot Coupe introduced the “Blixer” — a combination food processor/blender in one machine. This machine enabled the healthcare industry to serve the same foods to everyone in their facility by processing any food for patients with modified diet needs all the way down to tube feedings, if needed, without the loss of any valuable nutrients. For gourmet chefs, the Blixer produces the smoothest and creamiest of purees and patés in just seconds.

The latest product introduction from Robot Coupe is the Power Mixers line, which is distinguished from its competition by its superior cleanability, power, ease of use and enhanced sanitation.

Robot Coupe has a few competitors, including Waring Commercial and Hobart. But over the years, Robot Coupe has been honored many times for its superior products and excellent customer service. Recently Robot Coupe was named “Best in Class” in the food processor category by an independent panel of industry equipment dealers and consultants.

Contact MBJ contributing writer S.J. Anderson at andersonwrites@yahoo.com .

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