Stuttgart, December 2023 – Regional, sustainable, and highest quality: Start-up Vemiwa Foods GmbH in Königsbrunn, Germany, produces plant-based food products according to these quality parameters and relies on Coperion technology to achieve them. Using the Coperion ZSK 43 Mv PLUS food extruder in hybrid version and Coperion K-Tron feeders, Vemiwa manufactures vegan meat substitutes (HMMA – High Moisture Meat Analogues) such as chunks, pulled varieties, and mince in a wet extrusion process. With his own roots in a family of traditional butchers, Vemiwa founder Michael Walk Jr. aims to thrill customers with flavor, quality and innovation in plant-based alternative products using no artificial additives, colors, or aromas, and instead using only natural seasonings and favoring regional proteins.
Currently, Vemiwa uses legumes such as peas and fava beans as protein sources but is also experimenting with other sources and their compositions. Ever on the hunt for suitable, allergen-free sources of protein bases, the company researches, develops, and produces new and innovative plant-based products using the Coperion ZSK extrusion system. Vemiwa also offers white labeling and commission extrusion to provide other companies access to the market for plant-based products. High flexibility as well as high end product quality are thus important demands upon the extrusion system.