Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat officially opens new co-manufacturing facility dedicated to Beyond Meat production

Thursday June 11, 2020 – Beyond Meat announced the company’s first co-manufacturing capabilities in Europe with the official opening of the Zandbergen co-manufacturing facility in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands. The new state-of-the-art facility owned and operated by Zandbergen will produce the Beyond Burger® and Beyond Sausage® and is intended to allow for more efficient distribution of Beyond Meat’s products across EMEA.

Production at the new Zandbergen co-manufacturing facility will also include the upcoming debut of new packaging for both the Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage available in EMEA. The lighter, more sustainable packaging aligns with Beyond Meat’s commitment to sustainability and will feature fully recyclable trays and 30% less material overall by reducing paper and plastic use.

Adriaan Figee, Chief Commercial Officer of Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat

“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”

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.

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