Planted Production volume doubled in Kemptthal

Kemptthal, Switzerland, 19 May 2022 - The Swiss foodtech start-up Planted, known for alternative proteins, continues to focus on Switzerland as its home base and is investing in expanding capacity at its production site in Kemptthal. Planted was able to double its production capacity as a result of the investment. The site will become the largest Swiss and most modern European production facility for plant-based meat. Since May, Planted has been opening its doors to innovation lovers and knowledge seekers on selected Saturdays.

The demand for environmentally friendly food has grown rapidly, especially in the last two years. Planted produces meat from alternative proteins, focusing on the perfect bite. Inspired by nature, the company pioneers a novel biostructuring approach that combines protein structuring and biotechnology. Using proprietary technologies, Planted structures alternative proteins into any size and shape to achieve a perfect fibre. In addition, Planted is committed to using only natural ingredients and no additives in its products. Research and production has been carried out at the Kemptthal site since 2020. The plant is steadily gaining in importance and, with the current expansion, is becoming the largest Swiss as well as the most modern European production facility for plant-based meat.

The demand for environmentally friendly food has grown rapidly, especially in the last two years. Planted produces meat from alternative proteins, focusing on the perfect bite. Inspired by nature, the company pioneers a novel biostructuring approach that combines protein structuring and biotechnology. Using proprietary technologies, Planted structures alternative proteins into any size and shape to achieve a perfect fibre. In addition, Planted is committed to using only natural ingredients and no additives in its products. Research and production has been carried out at the Kemptthal site since 2020. The plant is steadily gaining in importance and, with the current expansion, is becoming the largest Swiss as well as the most modern European production facility for plant-based meat.

The demand for environmentally friendly food has grown rapidly, especially in the last two years. Planted produces meat from alternative proteins, focusing on the perfect bite. Inspired by nature, the company pioneers a novel biostructuring approach that combines protein structuring and biotechnology. Using proprietary technologies, Planted structures alternative proteins into any size and shape to achieve a perfect fibre. In addition, Planted is committed to using only natural ingredients and no additives in its products. Research and production has been carried out at the Kemptthal site since 2020. The plant is steadily gaining in importance and, with the current expansion, is becoming the largest Swiss as well as the most modern European production facility for plant-based meat.

Green Technology for Kemptthal

Green technology played a central role in the construction of the new plant. The site has an energy recovery system. With this system, the energy generated in the heating and cooling processes of the production as well as the room air conditioning can be reused. In the future, Planted will even be able to feed the energy that it does not need itself into the district heating network that is being developed by Mettler2Invest for the industrial park "The Valley". This will greatly reduce the energy consumption of the plant and the area and minimise the consumption of resources. Planted proves once again that a new standard of sustainability in production can be achieved through innovation.

A look into the future

Planted is available in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and recently also in the UK in restaurants and retail outlets as well as in its own web shop across Europe. The Planted products, each made from different protein sources (peas, oats, sunflower), currently include: planted.™chicken, planted.™pulled, planted.™kebab and planted.™schnitzel. Planted continues to upgrade. The company is convinced that in the future, biostructured proteins will beat animal meat in terms of taste, sustainability, health, productivity and price. More office buildings and research laboratories are already in the works at the Kemptthal site.

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Notes

The company tours for groups have been very popular since the company was founded. Since May, Planted has also been opening its doors to individual innovation enthusiasts and knowledge seekers on selected Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased in the online shop.

Further information

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