Why join us?

If you are a co-packer based in Europe, you will benefit from our membership.

ECPA – promoting the European co-packing industry

ECPA represents the co-packing and co-manufacturing industry in Europe. The Association plays a major role in promoting the concept of outsourcing and is fast becoming the first port of call for brand owners, manufacturers and retailers looking for professional outsourcing partners.

Our memberships

Member

ONLINE

  • Your company’s profile will be listed on ecpacopacking.com.
  • Being an ECPA member increases your online visibility when potential customers search for a co-packer (ECPA runs AdWords campaigns to funnel traffic and enquiries with more leverage than by individual members).
  • You will receive qualified enquiries submitted by potential customers through ECPA’s website (creating sales leads to gain new business).
  • You will receive exclusive industry information through regular newsletters.

NETWORKING

  • ECPA offers a networking platform and members can share their knowledge and experience with other professionals from the European packaging industry.
  • You will be invited to ECPA events and workshops where you have the chance to network with other subject matter experts and get to know packaging suppliers.
  • Every two years ECPA organises a conference (about 150 industry professional visitors) with an opportunity to present your own company.

ASSOCIATION

  • Your membership certificate will show your customers your dedication towards the co-packing industry and that you are serious about achieving high standards.
  • Through ECPA’s market survey you will be updated and informed on important trends of the co-packing industry.
  • By using the “Member of ECPA”-logo on your letterhead and on your own website you will have another tool to elevate the image of your company.

Associate

ONLINE

  • Your company’s profile will be listed on ecpacopacking.com.
  • Being an ECPA Associate member increases your online visibility.
  • You will receive exclusive industry information through regular newsletters.

NETWORKING

  • As an Associate Member, you have the opportunity to network and take part in ECPA events to build relationships with co-packer’s representatives.
  • You will be invited to ECPA events and workshops where you have the chance to meet key personnel within your target market and to discuss the opportunities and services that you provide.
  • You will have the chance to host an ECPA event and provide a comprehensive insight into your business.
  • Every two years ECPA organises a conference (about 150 industry professional visitors) with an opportunity to present your own company. 

ASSOCIATION

  • Being part of a European Association will open up new business opportunities across the borders.
  • Through ECPA’s market survey you will be updated and informed on important trends of the co-packing industry.
  • By using the “Member of ECPA”-logo on your letterhead and on your own website you will have another tool to elevate the image of your company.

How do I qualify for accreditation?

First of all, you must have an operational co-packing or co-manufacturing site within Europe. Current ECPA members range from multi-national firms to smaller companies turning over less than €1m. We look for companies who are professional at what they do and comply with our Code of Conduct. 

Our aim is to ensure that the services of our members meet the high standards expected by the clients who contact us.

Benefits of a member

Branded profile page

Sales leads

Sector information

Network events

ECPA accreditation

More about our memberships

Associate Membership

ECPA also offers the possibility of Associate Membership for non co-packing third parties who are involved in the packaging industry. Please see our Associate Members page on this website.

If you are interested in joining ECPA please get in touch with Marc van den Maagdenberg (New Membership Development).

Email: membership@ecpacopacking.com

We can also connect you with our ECPA Ambassadors in Benelux, Germany, Nordic Countries and Switzerland.

Online Enquiry Form

Clients also have the ability to submit their project details via the website online form, which ECPA can then circulate to all members, in order to ascertain who can help. It is a valuable service for the client and provides additional sales enquiries for ECPA members.

Search facility

Potential clients can use the comprehensive search facility on the ECPA website database to swiftly shortlist members with the appropriate facilities to handle their outsourcing projects. Your profile page on the ECPA website is therefore an excellent way to promote your business.

Your visibility on the new ECPA website and map

As a Member, your profile page promotes your brand, summarises your key service offerings and lists the industry sectors you supply to together with any relevant industry accreditations. Your page features all your contact details and a link to your own website. You can also be found via the ECPA Co-Packers Map.

Whatever co-packing activity your company is involved in, ECPA will help to raise the visibility of your business. Whether it is primary or secondary elements of the project, food or non-food, general co packing with hand packing and reworking of retail formats or large production lines with automated co packing, filling of liquids in the household and automotive sectors to the production of Healthcare/Pharmaceutical or Nutraceutical products and vitamins, or water-soluble technology or the milling, grinding and sieving of bulk powders, ECPA is able to help to raise the profile of your company across Europe.

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Contact us

For general enquiries about ECPA or the co-packing industry, please contact us via this contact form.

If you have a contract packing project that you are looking to outsource and you want to find ECPA members with the appropriate facilities to help, check out our List of Members page.