Dutch meat and fish alternatives producer, Schouten Europe, has announced its acquisition of Nijland Food, which recently declared bankruptcy.
Based in Goor, the Netherlands, Nijland Food is a meat processor that also offers co-packing services for the vegetarian food market. The company has been packaging products for Schouten for 12 years and has also produced several Schouten products for five years.
“We have always outsourced production and packaging in order to remain flexible and focus on innovation. In recent years, however, there has been an increasing shortage in production and packaging capacity… This acquisition offers us room to grow further,” said Schouten CEO and owner, Henk Schouten.
The company added that the deal does not mean that it will produce and package all of its products itself.
“We have a strong network of specialised and valued production partners who will continue to add value to our company and with whom we are happy to continue to work,” said Henk Schouten.
Schouten says that it is committed to ensuring that as many Nijland employees as possible can keep their jobs.
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