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BCMPA supports members at Packaging Innovations

The UK trade association has brought 24 of its 200-plus members to the Birmingham trade show

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The BCMPA was formed in 2000 to promote the services of 200+ members in the packaging industry

The British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association (BCMPA) has discussed its role in this year’s Packaging Innovations & Empack exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham.

Taking place between February 21st and 22nd the show and association act as a hub for brand owners, retailers, manufacturers, and e-commerce companies to seek out new or existing outsourcing partners.

The BCMPA has used its time at the show to underline its members’ credentials as what it calls “some of the best third-party outsourcing options” in contract manufacturing, packing, fulfilment, and logistics.

For the last ten years the association has hosted the Contract Pack & Fulfilment zone as part of its long-standing relationship with the organisers of the exhibition, Easyfairs. 

Emma Verkaik, chief executive officer of the BCMPA says: "The show is very valuable for our members and the BCMPA because there is no other Contract Pack & Fulfilment show within the UK.

"Our members provide the essential third-party outsourcing options that enable brand owners and retailers to focus on developing and selling their products. This show will allow us to highlight the expertise and experience of our members and the essential services they offer.”


The Contract Pack & Fulfilment Zone gives manufacturers, brands, and retailers the chance to source outsourcing partners that can relieve existing production or packaging pressures, while also providing fulfilment services or product launches. 

Verkaik adds: "The big message we'll be looking to get across is that over the last few years, better collaboration between the brand owner, retailer, and third party continues to offer a better outcome. And the more you put into that dialogue, the better the outcome.

"If you're starting a brand and you invest in machinery and plan to take a product to market, there are an awful lot of operational day-to-day challenges that somebody attempting to do that would face. We talk about leaving it to the experts rather than undertaking all that overhead yourself.”

Emma Verkaik is taking part in two panel discussions including the Women in Manufacturing Initiative on the Supply Chain & Manufacturing Stage today at 12:45. 

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