Meat substitute company

Development Plant Based - World Wide

Schouten has been a pioneer in the field of meat substitutes since 1990, 30 years ago. Henk Schouten was the first Dutchman to develop products based on vegetable proteins, making him one of the founders of the meat substitutes market in Europe. And with that Schouten Europe was born, the meat substitute company.

Worldwide growth in meat substitutes

In recent years, the market for meat substitutes has really taken off. As can also be seen in the graph on the rigth, this growth will continue in the coming years, also in the USA.

Vegetarian and vegan products

As a meat substitute company, we produce various vegetarian and vegan products at Schouten. We divide our range into meat-like products, our Classics, and products with their own identity, the Variations.

Classics are vegetarian and vegan products, such as fish fingers, hamburger, sausages, and cutlets.

Variations are products with their own identity, such as a kale quinoa burger. These products are made from various legumes, vegetables, seeds, and nuts.

Schouten’s Classics

Schouten’s Variations

We do not only produce products as a meat substitute company. Our strength lies in the development of various products for our customers.

Meat substitute company in the USA

Schouten USA

Schouten supplies vegetarian products in more than 50 countries

We are a meat substitute company that is active worldwide, we deliver in more than 50 countries. To provide our customers with the best possible service, we have branches in the USA, India and Dubai, in addition to our head office in the Netherlands. This way we can give our customers great service worldwide. We produce our products at various locations in Europe. Products are then packed in the desired packaging. Consider consumer units, food service boxes or 10 kilo boxes. These are then shipped to the USA. In the USA, we supply various retail, food service and QSR partners.

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We have all the knowledge in-house to develop a successful product. Our various departments, each with their own specialism, are happy to work together with you to think of the possibilities. Fill in the contact form below or send an email directly to

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Our experts

Arjaan van der Giessen
Commercial Director
Brad Lahrman – General Manager USA
Brad Lahrman
General Manager Schouten USA
Matt Prescott – Supply Chain Manager USA
Matt Prescott
Supply Chain Manager Schouten USA
Monique van Geffen
Sr. Product Developer


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

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