Just has partnered with Emsland Group to expand its protein processing capacity and meet the increased demand for its plant-based Just Egg product.
Germany-based Emsland Group has traditionally manufactured pea and potato products for various food applications, and the Group will now process mung bean protein, the key ingredient in Just Egg, as part of the new processing partnership.
Just Egg is a plant-based, dairy-free product which reportedly mimics the properties of egg.
Just claims that this latest partnership will help to ensure a manufacturing infrastructure for Just Egg that is ‘dependable, efficient and expandable’.
This latest deal builds upon a number of strategic partnerships agreed by Just earlier this year. In March, new partnerships were formed with a number of companies including Grupo Bimbo, SPC Samlip Alianza Team, which allowed the manufacture and distribution of Just Egg in various markets across North America, Europe, Latin America and East Asia.
Just also completed the acquisition of a 30,000-square-foot factory in Appleton, Minnesota in December, which specialises in the patented protein extraction methods for Just Egg, helping the company scale up production of the product.
Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of Just, said: “Our partnership with Emsland Group is not only an innovative and creative development in the world of protein processing but it will ultimately help us make Just Egg more accessible and affordable to customers and consumers around the globe.
“We’re excited to learn from their more than 90 years of experience and leadership in the food industry, guided by the philosophy ‘using nature to create.'”
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