Timeline

Schouten is a family company that is part of the Schouten group. The emergence of the first Schouten company dates back to 1893. The great-grandfather of the current Director of Schouten Europe started a bakery back then.

­

­1893: Klaas Schouten established himself as a baker selling bread and animal feed. Burgstraat, Giessen (NL)

Klaas Schouten established himself as a baker selling bread and animal feed.

­1930: Marinus, Bart and Otto Schouten extended the business with a mill and a blending location. Burgstraat, Giessen (NL)

Marinus, Bart and Otto Schouten extended the business with a mill and a blending location.

­1956: For the quality control of products, a laboratory was established. Burgstraat, Giessen (NL)

For the quality control of products, a laboratory was established.

­1958: Compound feed location for pressed animal feed was built. Hoge Maasdijk, Andel (NL)

Compound feed location for pressed animal feed was built.

­1965: Nico Schouten expanded the business now called Schouten Giessen with the international trade in cereal and oil seeds.

Nico Schouten expanded the business now called Schouten Giessen with the international trade in cereal and oil seeds.

­1969: Silos were built in Munnikenland. Later a toastery for beans is added. Munnikenland, Poederooijen (NL)

Silos were built in Munnikenland. Later a toastery for beans is added.

­1990: Henk Schouten, son of Nico, was the first Dutchman who developed plant-based protein products as substitutes for meat. Henk founded Schouten Europe. Burgstraat, Giessen (NL)

Henk Schouten, son of Nico, was the first Dutchman who developed plant-based protein products as substitutes for meat. Henk founded Schouten Europe.

­2010: Wouter, Niek-Jan, Rhodé and Peter Schouten entered the company and used the knowledge of previous generations for R&D and innovation.

Wouter, Niek-Jan, Rhodé and Peter Schouten entered the company and used the knowledge of previous generations for R&D and innovation.

­2016: Since 2016, the company has grown strongly and expanded to the Middle East, India and the US. Burgstraat, Giessen (NL)

Since 2016, the company has grown strongly and expanded to the Middle East, India and the US.

­Present: Schouten delivers to 50 countries worldwide. Burgstraat, Giessen (NL)

Schouten delivers to 50 countries worldwide.

­

­