Why collaborate with Schouten
10 reasons to work with us
A partnership is only as good as the partner you work with. When it comes to the development and production of veggie and vegan products, Schouten is a creative and solid partner.
Here, we offer 10 good reasons to collaborate with us:
1. You benefit from more than 30 years of knowledge and experience
We have focused on developing and producing plant-based products since 1990. When you partner with Schouten, you benefit from our many years of experience, our knowledge advantage in the field of plant-based and our up-to-date know-how of trends in the chain and in raw materials.
2. The world’s largest product range is at your disposal
Thanks to our extensive network of production sites, you have access to numerous production techniques and maybe even to the most diverse product range in the world. This way you always have a complete overview of what is for sale in the vegetarian and vegan field.
3. You share our innovative power
Innovation is strongly embedded in our organisation. We like to inspire you with new product ideas and variations, and we ensure that all our plant-based products continuously meet the requirements of the latest legislation and regulations. Good to know: our R&D department always speaks the language of your market.
4. Our plant-based products can always be tailored
Do you have specific product wishes? Share them with us and we will tailor our vegetarian and vegan products entirely to your wishes. Our Tailor Made R&D team already develops customised products for many retailers and manufacturers. Do you have specific wishes for your packaging? That can also be tailor-made.
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5. You can rely on a partner that takes the collaboration more than seriously
You will notice straight away that we enjoy an intensive collaboration. We want to get to know you and the environment you operate in very well. Understanding and trusting each other is the foundation for a successful collaboration. We are a family business, and our partnership should also feel that way. That is why you will always have a dedicated contact person at Schouten.
6. You strengthen your competitive position
When you choose to work with Schouten, you benefit from our cutting-edge knowledge. We are leaders in innovation and know-how regarding raw materials, production techniques, food safety and consumer insights. We translate this expertise into developing the most innovative and tasty vegetarian and vegan products for you. This allows you to stay ahead of the competition.
7. You can be sure of a short time-to-market
Your market is a dynamic one. If you want to gain a competitive advantage, you have to be able to react quickly. At Schouten we understand that. That’s why we make sure that you can launch the latest vegetarian and vegan products quickly. Thanks to well-organised internal processes and a flexible external network of specialised production partners, we can guarantee a short time to market.
8. You have a sparring partner who understands your discipline
Whether you are active in retail, food service, the food industry or QSR (fast food restaurants), Schouten understands your field of work and knows that different channels require different approaches. We are happy to share our knowledge and experience with you. We are also happy to help you if you are dealing with operational and marketing challenges.
9. You always meet the highest quality requirements
Every country and every distribution channel has its own requirements when it comes to quality. With Schouten by your side, there is no need to worry about this. Our QA/QC specialists understand the laws and guidelines around the world and ensure that raw materials, production and end products comply with them. Quality is paramount to us, as proven by our Higher Level IFS certificate.
10. You collaborate with a partner that is active all over the world
Wherever in the world you do business, Schouten is right beside you. We are active in more than fifty countries worldwide – from Norway to South Africa and from Brazil to Australia. Our specialised cooperation partners also have various production locations. That means we can always respond quickly and we have access to the most current production techniques on the market.
Do you want to learn more or get to know us
Do you have questions about any of our plant-based products or our packaging? Are you interested in partnering with Schouten? Or would you like to receive samples? At Schouten, we look forward to assisting you. You can contact us here.