About us

Schouten Europe is specialist in the development, production, and packaging of meat substitutes. Our family business started as a bakery back in 1893. We were then active for years in the trading of raw materials and livestock feeds. Converting these plant-based raw materials into human food is however a much more efficient and sustainable approach to doing things.

We started in 1990 as the first Dutch company to develop meat substitutes based on soya protein. Our director Henk Schouten and his sons Peter, Niek-Jan and Wouter developed these products in Giessen.

Henk Schouten and his sons

Vegetarian and vegan food manufacturers

We work with European retailers; brand manufacturers of snacks, salads and meals; global fast food chains and all sorts of other parties within the industrial, intermediate, and institutional market. Our intensive cooperation with specialized production sites enables us to work quickly and efficiently. Furthermore, we are very flexible. Our products are manufactured at our own specialized production locations. 

Vegan and vegetarian products

The products can be delivered both fresh and frozen. Sale under your own brand (private label) or under our brand is possible. Even though our team is relatively small, our products are sold in about 40 countries. Please feel free to contact us to discuss the wide range of possibilities.


Do you prefer direct contact?

+31 (0)183 44 63 90
Burgstraat 12, 4283 GG, Giessen, The Netherlands

More information about the possibilities?

Get in touch with one of our commercial staff members via the form below. We like to discuss your ideas and we usually answer in a couple of hours.