About us

Schouten 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.

That’s why Henk Schouten started developing meat substitutes based on soy protein in 1990. Expertise, sustainability, food safety, and transparency remain our core values, based on our long history and experience in agri-food. All products are developed by us in Giessen under the direction of Henk and his sons Peter, Niek-Jan, and Wouter Schouten.

Henk Schouten and his three sons Peter, Niek-Jan and Wouter. Daughter Rhodé rejoined the company last year

Producer of vegetarian and vegan products

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 products are manufactured at our own specialized production locations. Our intensive cooperation with specialized production sites enables us to work quickly, flexible and efficiently.

Active Worldwide

Our 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 50 countries. Please feel free to contact us to discuss the wide range of possibilities.

Schouten supplies vegetarian products in more than 50 countries

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Our experts

Henk Schouten
CEO & owner
Wouter Schouten
Sr. Product Developer
Rhode Meijers Schouten
Rhodé Meijers - Schouten
Project Manager
Niek-Jan Schouten
R&D and Business Development Director


Do you prefer direct contact?

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