Plant & Bean to open Europe’s largest plant-based meat factory in UK

Read Time:   |  10th December 2020

A new plant protein facility is opening in Lincolnshire to 'accelerate the adoption of plant-based meat'.

Plant-based food manufacturer Plant & Bean is opening Europe’s largest production facility to produce vegan meats on a mass scale. The Lincolnshire factory will produce a range of plant-based meats including sausages, burgers, mince, nuggets and slices.

This will enable efficient product distribution across Europe, helping plant-based brands to meet the exponential demand for vegan meats. Moreover, the company hope to accelerate the adoption of plant-based meat by driving down prices through large-scale production.

The 65-acre site will see Plant & Bean establish the world’s first global plant-based manufacturing platform and they hope to replicate the facility in the USA and Asia in 2021/2022.

‘Collaborative innovation is the key’

Plant & Bean believe that the way to drive down costs and increase product quality is to work with collaborative partners.

In a statement sent to Vegan Food and Living, Plant & Bean CEO Edwin Bark said: “In the past year, I believe there has been a realization amongst the plant-based meat industry that if we’re to penetrate the mass-market, the speed of innovation needs to increase dramatically, and that no one company can do it alone.”

“Our collaborative approach has garnered significant interest across the food ecosystem, and we will continue to grow our network of industry-leading expertise to achieve this objective. This will be key to creating delicious, healthy, low-cost, plant-based meats that are accessible to everyone.

‘In doing so, we will achieve our foremost objective to improve global health, the biodiversity of the planet and animal welfare, and having a meaningful positive impact on the world we live in.”

We can’t change the world alone, collaboration really is the key.

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