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Vegetarian, vegan and meat substitute

Vegetarian, vegan and meat substitute

A wide variety of vegetable products and plant-based meat alternatives

Vegan and vegetarian diets are gaining importance worldwide. The number of people living vegan/vegetarian and of flexitarians as well as the consumers’ interest in plant-based meat alternatives is growing steadily. The range of vegetable products on offer has therefore become firmly established on the market. Respond to current market needs and use Handtmann technology to produce a versatile selection of vegan and vegetarian products or meat substitutes. From classic products to innovative and new product ideas with potential for gaining new market shares – the excellent portioning accuracy provided by our patented vane cell feed system is the key to a significant cost reduction and maximum product quality. Be it filled, portioned, dosed, formed, co-extruded or linked: the scope for vegetarian/vegan products with Handtmann is immense.


Are you a start-up or meat-processing company? Are you already involved in the megatrend of meat alternatives? Thanks to the rapidly increasing number of flexitarians, plant-based substitute products as an alternative to conventional meat products are a flourishing growth segment.

In our whitepapers you will benefit from current marketinformation, obtain information on optimal process technology and find out what to pay attention to in the production of these products and how to optimise your production process. Valuable information, both for the xperienced producer of vegan products and for start-ups or food producers who wish to add such products to their portfolio.

Veganes hack - vegan mince

Vegan mince

Plant-based mince: first-class product quality and appearance due to perfect interplay of the grinding and portioning processes. Our overall solution for the automated depositing of mince into plastic and cardboard trays as well as pillow bags achieve significant rationalisation effects.

Video: Vegan Mince
Vegetarische Nuggets - vegetarian nuggets

Vegetarian/vegan nuggets

Meat-free snack in familiar nugget shape. Formed, breaded and fried vegetarian or vegan poultry substitute product. Gentle portioning, forming and separating process for first-class product quality. Production on trays or racks is also possible as an option.

Video: Vegetarian nuggets


The popular snack made with chickpeas or beans. Perfectly formed balls or burgers, including cost savings with every portion thanks to the high portioning accuracy and reduction of give-away.

Video: Falafel
Vegetarischer Burger - vegetarian burger

Vegetarian/vegan vegetable burgers

Vegetable product portioned and formed to the gram. Our machines’ modular design allows for a large variety of products and shapes: round, square, longish and other shapes, such as burgers, slices and sticks in variable product sizes.

Vegetarische Wurst - vegetarian sausage

Vegetarian/vegan sausage products

The veggie sausage: plant-based sausage substitute in innovative, natural vegan alginate casing. Significant cost reduction thanks to accurate-to-the-gram portioning and a high level of automation all the way through to packaging.



The trendy soy product: tofu bars, portions or balls, and much more. Highly economical production process thanks to maximum weight accuracy and little give-away. Top hygiene conditions due to the possibility of full wet cleaning of our machines.

Video: Tofu

Vegan bacon

Vegan bacon produced with innovative forming, separating and co-extrusion technology. Two meat substitute initial products can be combined in various ways to produce different product appearances in the ejected product strand. Vegan bacon to suit your needs and taste!

Vegan salami stick

The vegan alternative to the popular snack product! The vegan salami stick in alginate casing comes with the same texture, bite and taste than the original made from meat. Whether natural, mould-ripened or with a spice coating – give free rein to your creativity. The combination of our food know-how and our innovative ConPro systems knows no bounds.

Veganer burger - vegan burger

Vegan burger

Vegan meat substitute product, precisely formed into classic burgers with maximum cost savings thanks to accurate-to-the-gram portioning. We offer maximum quality in every respect, from filling all the way through to packaging. Our machines’ hygienic design ensures excellent hygienic production conditions.

Vegan fish alternatives

Vegan product in various shapes and individual product appearance with fish flavour, texture and optics like the original. Multiple variations such as “salmon” type or “tuna” type are possible.