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.

Our director Henk Schouten and his sons Peter, Niek-Jan and Wouter

Henk Schouten and sons (2017)

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.

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. The products can be delivered both fresh and frozen. Sale under your own brand (private label) or under one of our brands 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.


Mission and vision

Why meat substitutes

Why Schouten Europe