About us

RoboLabs is a dynamic and innovative technology company. The company manufactures a wide range of food equipment, focusing on three key segments: fast food, fun food and professional restaurant equipment

Our patented know-how is Vortex Popcorn™ technology. We are proud of our innovative Robopop® popper series, which have no analogue in the world. The machines are currently exported to 40 countries.

RoboLabs have been inventing, developing and manufacturing equipment for HoReCa, cinema and FunFood facilities since 2007. The modern plants are located in the city of Tver and Saint Petersburg, Russia, equipped with high-precision German and Japanese machines and staffed by 150 professionals.

The plants manufacture tens of thousands of pieces of equipment and ship them to 40 countries, including the US, Germany, Italy, Poland India, China and others. Our equipment has been working successfully at Burger King, KFC, Subway, Cinnabon, hundreds of movie theaters and thousands of restaurants. Consolidated in our own warehouses in the US and Europe, our authorized and customized equipment can be delivered timely.

Our history

Great changes bring great opportunities, so thought the young engineer Mikhail Korin on his first flight to the United States.

In 1991 the Soviet Union collapsed and new borders have been opened. Thousands of people were looking for a new beginning. It was also true for Mikhail, a university graduate: the Western world promised endless business opportunities.

It may sound strange to people of our time, but popcorn as a snack did not exist in the Soviet Union back then.

Mikhail was lucky enough to meet popcorn professionals in the US, he was fascinated by the product and the opportunities it could bring him and thousands of Russians. Thus, popcorn became his life project and the American dream materialized on the other side of the Atlantic.

Nineteen years later, Mikhail invented a new technology for making popcorn, based on a vortex hot air flow.

The technology materialized in a series of ingenious popcorn machines, affordable for small-scale manufacturers, versatile and profitable in terms of products.

Developed and manufactured by its team of associate engineers, Vortex Popcorn machines immediately gained worldwide reputation and popularity, making RoboLabs LLC the world's leading manufacturer of Vortex Popcorn machines.

It will not be presumptuous to say that these machines changed the concessions market.

But first things first:


Mikhail Korin obtains the license for his company "Business Russia" in 1990.
In 1991, "Business Russia" becomes an authorized distributor of "Star Manufacturing" (USA) and begins to import popcorn to Russia.
From that moment on, "Business Russia" has owned 70-80% of the Russian movie theaters and concessions market.


“Business Russia” becomes a distributor of “Gold Medal Products” (USA) and remains its key distributor.


We celebrate our first jubilee: 10 years of popcorn in Russia. In honor of this event, a beautiful 10x10 meter multicolored popcorn mosaic is collected, its size being 10 x 10 meters.
In reality, it was a replica of Petrov-Vodkin's masterpiece "The Bath of the Red Horse." The mosaic appears in the Guinness Book of Records.


The own manufacturing plant is established in Tver. The plant begins the production of restaurant and concession equipment.


Production of Focus and Twister cotton candy machines is launched. They and the following models immediately take more than 90% of the market share.


The market sees the invention of new popper machine, the Robopop. The technology is patented in the USA and Russia.


For the first time, RoboPop is presented at the annual CinemaCon trade show in Las Vegas.


The arrival of the first shipment of RoboPops to the United States


Europe sees first supply of RoboPops


The RoboSugar Automated Caramelizer is invented. Its manufacturing and export begins in the same year.


RoboLabs, a new engineering technology group, is established within the “Business Russia Group of Companies"


RoboJetFloss, a cotton candy maker with a vertical cotton flow, is invented.

A new line of equipment is designed for Burger King and KFC: French fry stands, chest freezers, toasters and deep fryers.


The RoboChef conveyor oven is designed for the "Dodo – pizza" chain.


Gold Medal Products becomes a distributor for the US and Canada and begins purchasing Mini Robopop 25 machines.


A fully automated caramel popcorn line with a capacity of 500 kg per hour is designed and supplied to a large Russian retailer.


"Business Russia Group" buys the SIKOM plant. The plant has been in operation since 1991 and is famous for manufacturing automatic fritter and pancake making machines as well as highly in-demand chicken rotisseries.