Dutch family business of meat and alternative products, Schouten Europe, has announced the acquisition of Nijland Food from Goor, which recently declared bankruptcy.
Both companies have been working together for twelve years, Nijland has been packaging products for Schouten and has also produced some Schouten products.
According to sources, the acquisition of Nijland does not mean that Schouten will produce and package all its products itself.
“We have always outsourced production and packaging so that we were flexible and could focus on innovation. In recent years, however, there has been an increasing shortage of production and packaging capacity. This did not benefit our market position. This takeover gives us room to grow further”, says CEO and owner Henk Schouten.
Schouten will take over all of Nijland’s buildings and machinery and it is committed to ensuring that as many Nijland employees as possible can keep their jobs.