The American producer of plant-based meat Beyond Meat will supply consumers and the catering industry in Europe with meat substitutes from the Netherlands. On Thursday, the listed company announced that it will undertake part of these activities in Enschede. 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.
This week, 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,” 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."