International Casings Group was founded upon and remains centered
around supplying natural sausage casings to customers worldwide.
We are proud to bring nature into everything we do.

Our Story

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Founded in America

At International Casings Group, we’re proud to be headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 1986, we began our story as an American company, putting our team’s years of experience in supplying natural sausage casings to our customers.

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International Presence

While we began in the USA, ICG has grown to be a global leader in the natural sausage casings industry. We are proud to be a part of the world-renowned Van Hessen Group, leading the natural sausage casings industry for over a hundred years. Our goal is to provide the highest quality natural casings to our customers worldwide. We currently supply natural sausage casings to over 50 countries.

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Always Natural

While many companies across industries are now adopting a natural approach, ICG has always been dedicated to purely all-natural products. We always will be. Our Nature’s Best product line never contains collagen or fillers. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, consistent natural sausage casings.

Our Mission

Our Mission

International Casings Group strives to support our customers and suppliers, exceed expectations in superior quality, value and consistency, foster growth among our employees, and maximize our shareholders’ return.

Meet our Partners

  • “As a longtime customer of International Casings Group, we are elated with the continuous improvement that we’ve experienced with their product through the years.  ICG has worked diligently with our team to produce a natural casing that has continuously improved our yields, and which also optimizes our plant productivity.  ICG maintains an inventory that supports our needs, where we get regular weekly shipments of product from them.  The quality of the product has been superb, giving our production team a hassle-free experience.  Most importantly, their casings give our consumers the bite and cooking experience that brings them back for more!”

    — Steve Laack, Director of Purchasing, Johnsonville

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  • “We have been a partner with ICG for many years. When we were looking for a partner for our casing operation, we were looking for an experienced partner that could provide us with guidance and direction in areas that we had little experience in. ICG has provided that and has helped us bring value to an area that we did not realize that we could gain value in. ICG has opened us up to explore options that we did not know even existed and has allowed us to improve the ultimate finished product for our customers.”

    — Michael Bracrella, former Vice President of Facilities, Clemens Food Group

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  • “As a sausage manufacturer, we feel that using quality materials is instrumental to the success of our products. Over 25 years of doing business with ICG, they have delivered a premium casing that consistently meets our expectations and has helped our overall productivity. Their exceptional service has given us confidence that our products will continue to impress consumers.”

    – Pete TarantinoTarantino Gourmet Sausage Company

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  • ICG has been our main supplier of sheep and hog casings for years..One of the most important things is that they always have a casing available for our needs. Their salespeople are knowledgeable, friendly and always helpful.

    When they deliver it is always on time and prompt. I especially like the fact that there are no unexpected/unwanted surprises when we receive casings and are just what we ordered.

    — Mike Vogel, Cher-make Sausage Co.

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  • “We at Andy’s Deli have been a customer with ICG since 9-30-14. Service has been great, we feel as though ICG cares about us as they visit almost on a weekly basis just to make sure everything is going fine, and that says a lot especially when this is a very important part of our business. They have definitely earned our business and happy to be a partner with International Casings Group.”

    — Simon Kolosa, Project Coordinator, Andys Deli

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  • “Our customers ask for ICG’s product by name. We are very pleased with the customer service ICG gives to Harvest. The order to delivery time frame is always very quick, usually a 2-day turn around. We couldn’t be happier with the service and quality of the product nor could our customers. Keep up the great work!”

    — Jeff Greenwalt, Harvest Meat

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  • “I would like to start this off by saying the staff at ICG are spectacular! They provide an unbelievable service to my company. We produce a high-end gourmet sausage and I will use nothing else but ICG Casings. They have the best quality and consistency on the market. Thank you, ICG!”

    — Mike Palumbo, Spolumbo’s Fine Foods

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Meet Our Leaders

Nuestros líderes nos motivan a siempre mejorar, y a producir la mejor tripa posible a nivel industrial.

Meet The Leaders

Our leaders push us to continually improve and always deliver the best casings the industry has to offer.

Rob Schouten
President
Rob Schouten
President

Before joining ICG in 2014, Rob worked for the Van Hessen group for 12 years. His experience and training makes him an expert in every step of the production process. As President and CCO of ICG, he drives customer acquisitions, new market opportunities and merchandise planning and continuity.

“We enjoy the benefits of being part of a large multinational organization, but we also have our own history and identity.” - Rob

Eric Svendsen
Vice President of Casings
Eric Svendsen
Vice President of Casings

Eric has been a part of ICG since its foundation in 1986. As Vice President of Casings, he is responsible for purchasing, vendor operations and major sales.

“I’m able to see how my work directly affects the success of our business.” - Eric

Bryan Schultz
Chief Financial Officer
Bryan Schultz
Chief Financial Officer

Bryan has been with ICG for 14 years. As Chief Financial Officer, Bryan is responsible for financial planning and reporting. He also oversees the IT and Human Resources departments.

“I appreciate the opportunity to participate in key business and operational decisions on a regular basis, and contribute to our strategic and organizational goals.” - Bryan

Jay Gotteiner
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Jay Gotteiner
General Manager of ICG Canada

Jay has been with ICG for over ten years. As General Manager of ICG Canada, he oversees sales, operations and financial decisions that contribute to the company’s success.

“I have the perfect job.” – Jay

Bernardo Esqueda
Human Resources Manager
Bernardo Esqueda
Human Resources Manager

Bernardo brings over 20 years’ experience to his role. He is responsible for the planning, developing and implementing human resources policies, procedures and programs throughout the organization. He manages recruitment, performance management, training, safety and employee relations.

“ICG does a great job demonstrating that we value and appreciate our employees.” - Bernardo

Careers at ICG

We are enthusiastic , motivated and pluralist and we love what we do!
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