Beyond Meat in East Netherlands
The American producer of plant-based meat Beyond Meat will supply consumers and the catering industry in Europe with meat substitutes from East Netherlands.
The listed company announced that it will undertake part of these activities in Enschede, East Netherlands. Beyond Meat is developing a production line in Enschede for plant based proteins that form the raw material for meat substitutes. Oost NL supports the company with the establishment in the region. The arrival of the company creates dozens of new jobs.
First manufacturing facility in the EU
Beyond Meat also marked a milestone with the announcement of its first manufacturing facility in Europe located in Enschede, the Netherlands. This Beyond Meat owned facility will be the first outside of Missouri, USA to handle Beyond Meat’s innovative approach to texturizing plant proteins, the first step in the company’s manufacturing process. The new Beyond Meat facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2020 allowing for end-to-end manufacturing capabilities in Europe.
“This latest investment in production capacity reflects our continued commitment to serving global markets.”
Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO of Beyond Meat.
“Our new facility in Enschede will not only bring production closer to the consumer, representing an investment in the markets and communities we serve, but is expected to allow us to leverage local supply chains, improving our cost structure and sustainability of operations. We are excited to take this next step in bringing the nutritional and environmental benefits of our plant-based meats to the European consumer.”
“This latest investment in production capacity reflects our continued commitment to serving global markets,” said Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO of Beyond Meat. “Our new facility in Enschede will not only bring production closer to the consumer, representing an investment in the markets and communities we serve, but is expected to allow us to leverage local supply chains, improving our cost structure and sustainability of operations. We are excited to take this next step in bringing the nutritional and environmental benefits of our plant-based meats to the European consumer.”
“As the demand for plant-based protein and particularly Beyond Meat products grows in Europe and the Middle East, the official opening of this co-manufacturing facility in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands is timely,” said Adriaan Figee, Chief Commercial Officer of Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat.
The new Zandbergen co-manufacturing facility is expected to have a lighter environmental impact and features the latest in building and production technology:
- Built to BREEAM Outstanding standards, which are among the highest and most widely accepted sustainability standards for buildings in Europe
- Boasts economical use of energy and raw materials while ensuring tight controls around waste management and transportation to reduce emissions
About Beyond Meat
Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND) is one of the fastest growing food companies in the United States, offering a portfolio of revolutionary plant-based meats. Founded in 2009, Beyond Meat has a mission of building meat directly from plants, an innovation that enables consumers to experience the taste, texture and other sensory attributes of popular animal-based meat products while enjoying the nutritional and environmental benefits of eating its plant-based meat products. Beyond Meat’s brand commitment, Eat What You Love™, represents a strong belief that by eating its portfolio of plant-based meats, consumers can enjoy more, not less, of their favorite meals, and by doing so, help address concerns related to resource conservation and animal welfare. Beyond Meat’s portfolio of plant-based proteins were available at approximately 94,000 retail and foodservice outlets in 75 countries worldwide as of March 28, 2020. Visit www.BeyondMeat.com and follow @BeyondMeat, #BeyondBurger and #GoBeyond on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat
Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat is a leading company in the international protein supply chain with a head office in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands. Their mission is to provide honest, high-quality products, whether of animal protein or plant protein, and to demonstrate sound leadership in the food industry. They started offering alternative protein solutions since 2018. From its foundation 47 years ago, Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat has developed solid and reliable relationships with its suppliers and all products are the result of collaborative efforts with some of the world’s highly respected international companies. The company has two generations of experience in navigating the challenges of the trade flows and regulatory detail of the global meat trade. It also brings the financial rigour required to plan long-term commitments that are necessary to assure supply consistency across both retail and food service markets.