10 reasons to collaborate with us
A collaboration is as good as the partner you collaborate with. When it comes to the development and production of veggie and vegan products, Schouten is a solid partner.
We would like to give you 10 good reasons to collaborate with us:
1. You benefit from more than 30 years of knowledge and experience
Since 1990, we are entirely focused on the development and production of plant-based products. In a partnership with Schouten you will benefit from our many years of experience and actual expertise.
2. The world’s largest assortment is available to you
Thanks to our extensive network of production sites, you have access to what is possibly the largest and most diverse assortment in the world. You will always have full insight into what is available regarding veggie and vegan products.
3. You share in our innovative strength
Innovation as a core value is firmly embedded in our organisation. And it shows: 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.
4. You can always have our plant-based products tailor-made
Do you have specific product wishes? Share them with us and we tailor our vegetarian and vegan products entirely to your wishes. Our R&D team Tailor-Made has already developed tailor-made plant-based products for a large number of retailers and manufacturers.
5. You can rely on a partner who is fully committed to the collaboration
You will note from the outset that we like to work closely with you. We are eager to get to know you and the market in which your company is active. To understand and trust each other is, in our opinion, the ideal base for a good collaboration and the best results. We are a family business and that’s exactly how our collaboration should work.
6. You strengthen your competitive edge
Opt for a collaboration with Schouten and you will benefit from our edge in knowledge. We lead the way in innovation and expertise of raw materials, production techniques, food safety, legislation and consumer insight. We translate this expertise into developing the most innovative and tasty veggie and vegan products for you. That is how you stay ahead of your competitors.
7. You are assured of a short time-to-market
Your market is a dynamic market. If you want to gain competitive advantage, you have to be able to react promptly. We understand this at Schouten. That’s why we make sure that you can launch the latest vegetarian and vegan products quickly. Thanks to efficiently organised internal processes and a flexible network of specialised production partners, we guarantee a short time-to-market.
8. You have a sparring partner who is able to step in your shoes
Irrespective of whether your business is active in retail, food service, food industry or QSR (fast food restaurants), Schouten knows your field of work and knows that different channels require different approaches. We are happy to share our extensive expertise and experience. We also like to assist you if you are facing operational and marketing challenges.
9. You will always meet the highest quality requirements
Each country and each sales channel comes with its own quality legislation and regulations. With Schouten at your side, there is no need to be concerned about this. The experts in our Quality department are fully up-to-date when it comes to the current worldwide legislation and guidelines and will ensure that raw materials, production and end products meet both our and your strict quality requirements at all times.
10. You have a collaboration partner who is active throughout the world
Wherever your business is conducted, Schouten follows you closely. We are active in more than fifty countries worldwide – from Norway to South Africa and from Brazil to Australia. Our specialised partners, with whom we work closely, also have various production sites. This allows us to act quickly and gives us access to the latest production techniques in the market.
Do you want to learn more or get to know us?
Do you have a question about one of our plant-based products or our different types of packaging? Are you curious and would like to receive a sample? Or would you like to visit us in Giessen? At Schouten, we look forward to assist you. Contact us, complete the contact form.