Press release: ECPA and CPA Announce Official Collaboration
5 June 2020

Tilburg, Netherlands; June 5, 2020 – CPA, The Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers, and The European Co-Packers Association (ECPA) are pleased to announce their official collaboration efforts. With shared missions of furthering the awareness and use of the contract packaging and contract manufacturing (CP/CM) industry in their respective regions, this collaboration presents expanded opportunities to the members of each organization on a global scale.

“Both ECPA and CPA have the same objective, we serve the needs of member companies through continuing education, market knowledge and customer relationships,” says Marc van den Maagdenberg, Board Member ECPA. “Together we represent a large part of the CP/CM industry worldwide which will result in an even stronger base to support the industry and our members. As a result, brand owners, manufacturers and retailers are able to resource CP/CMs worldwide.”

To kick-off this partnership, CPA has shared it’s recent “Why Use a CP/CM?” video with ECPA. This video was created to help the potential customers of CPA and ECPA members to decide whether or not a contract packager or manufacturer is right for their business needs.

“There are so many reasons brand owners and CPGs might turn to a CP/CM and potential customers may have a lot of questions,” says Ron Puvak, managing director, CPA. “We created this video for CPA members to use as part of their marketing efforts. Sharing this with potential customers may help them decide how best to engage a CP/CM. By sharing this video with ECPA, we can broaden our promotion of the CP/CM industry on a global scale.”

CPA and ECPA are working on other ways to heighten their collaboration in the future. To learn more about CPA, visit To learn more about ECPA, visit

About CPA, The Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers in USA

CPA, The Association for Contract Packagers & Manufacturers, 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 and manufacturers 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. To learn more, visit

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.

Press contacts:

ECPA: Marc van den Maagdenberg –
CPA: Ron Puvak –

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