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 with your own webpage.
  • Being an ECPA associate member increases your online visibility when potential customers search for a co-packer. ECPA runs AdWords campaigns to funnel traffic and enquiries creating more leverage than is typically achievable by individual members’ own marketing efforts.
  • Lead generator: 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.
  • You will have the opportunity so send out a dedicated newsletter to our (associate) members.
  • You will be welcomed into our own dedicated LinkedIn-group.

NETWORKING

  • ECPA offers a networking platform through which members can share their knowledge and experience with other professionals (co-packer’s representatives) from the European packaging industry.
  • You will be invited to ECPA events (both online and in-person) and workshops where you have the chance to network with other subject matter experts within your target market and to discuss the opportunities and services that you provide.
  • Every two years ECPA organises a conference (about 150 industry professional visitors) with an opportunity to present your own company’s capabilities and network with peers.

REPUTATION

  • Your membership certificate demonstrates to your customers your commitment to the co-packing industry and your dedication to high standards.
  • Through ECPA’s market survey you will be updated and informed on important trends in 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 your company’s brand reputation.

Associate

ONLINE

  • Your company’s profile will be listed on ecpacopacking.com.
  • Being an ECPA associate member increases your online visibility when potential customers. ECPA runs AdWords campaigns to funnel traffic and enquiries creating more leverage than is typically achievable by individual members’ own marketing efforts.
  • You will receive exclusive industry information through our regular newsletters.
  • You will have the opportunity so send out a dedicated newsletter to our (associate) members.
  • You will be welcomed into our own dedicated LinkedIn-group.

NETWORKING

  • ECPA offers a networking platform through which members can share their knowledge and experience with other professionals (co-packer’s representatives) from the European packaging industry.
  • You will be invited to ECPA events (both online and in-person) and workshops where you have the chance to network with other subject matter experts 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. 

REPUTATION

  • Your membership certificate demonstrates to your customers your commitment to the co-packing industry and your dedication to high standards.
  • Through ECPA’s market survey you will be updated and informed on important trends in 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 your company’s brand reputation.

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

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.