Tilburg, Netherlands; June 1, 2021 –Capitalizing on the success of ECPA’s Request for Quote (RFQ) tool, global brands now have heightened access to capabilities in both North America and Europe. CPA, The Association for Contract Packaging and Manufacturing, is joining forces with the European Contract Packaging Association (ECPA) to expand the capabilities of both RFQ tools, allowing global brands one service to find contract packagers and contract manufacturers (CP/CM) partners in the location that works best for them.
“We have seen great success with the RFQ tool within the North American market,” says Ron Puvak, executive director, CPA. “In today’s global economy, we are excited to be able to expand the reach of consumer brands beyond North America.”
Both RFQ tools are currently used by brands to match their needs to the solutions provided by ECPA and CPA members by submitting their project needs. With this partnership, ECPA’s network of members will be added to the list of CP/CMs that can receive brand project submissions that fit their capabilities. There is no charge for the use of both the CPA- as the ECPA-tool.
“We are excited about this CPA RFQ tool partnership because it allows both associations to increase our collaboration efforts to further our shared vision of improving and strengthening the overall CP/CM industry,” says Marc van den Maagdenberg, board member, ECPA. “This collaboration will bring value to brands by expanding their pool of possible CP/CMs to partner with and to CPA and ECPA members by providing heightened opportunities for business growth and furthering networking and collaboration opportunities between members and their potential clients.”
To submit an RFQ to CPA members, visit www.contractpackaging.org/RFQ and submit the form, providing as much information as possible. To submit an RFQ to ECPA members, visit www.ecpacopacking.com/enquiries and be sure to provide as much information as possible.
About CPA, The Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers in USA
The Contract Packaging Association, is the national, not-for-profit trade organization for the contract packaging industry. CPA was formed in July 1992 for contract packaging firms and those businesses related to them in order to promote the growth and welfare of member firms. Members are comprised of the nation’s leading contract packagers as well as suppliers to the industry, performing all packaging functions: from the glamorous to the hazardous and the simplest to the most complex. CPA members offer these packaging services to an extremely wide variety of consumer goods companies and brand owners.
About ECPA, The European Co-Packers Association
The European Co-Packers Association (ECPA) is the resource for contract packing and contract manufacturing partners in Europe. ECPA and its member companies represent the professional contract packaging industry in Europe, providing a valued resource for brand owners, manufacturers and retailers looking to outsource. ECPA was formed in 2009 and currently has members with co packing facilities all over Europe.
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