Founded in 1990, Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) merged with European Metal Packaging (Empac) to form a new entity in 2017, Metal Packaging Europe (MPE). The new structure, which combines the best of both former associations creating a more efficient and powerful organisation, is based in Brussels and gives Europe’s rigid metal packaging industry a unified voice, by bringing together manufacturers, suppliers, and national associations. We proactively position and support the positive attributes and image of metal packaging through joint marketing, environmental and technical initiatives. It is our goal to make metal the preferred choice for consumer and industrial packaging. We represent the industry’s views and voice opinions so that stakeholders understand how metal packaging contributes to the circular economy. Our membership consists of over 760 companies, employing over 180 000 people and 90% of member companies are small and medium-sized enterprises.  

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Metal Packaging Europe
Avenue des Arts 41
1040 Brussels, Belgium

Phone +32 2 897 04 90


European Aluminium, founded in 1981 and based in Brussels, is the voice of the aluminium industry in Europe. We actively engage with decision makers and the wider stakeholder community to promote the outstanding properties of aluminium, secure growth and optimise the contribution our metal can make to meeting Europe’s sustainability challenges. Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, European Aluminium promotes the use of aluminium as a material with permanent properties that is part of the solution to achieving sustainable goals, while maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications among their stakeholders. Our 80+ members include primary aluminium producers; downstream manufacturers of extruded, rolled and cast aluminium; producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations are representing more than 600 plants in 30 European countries. Aluminium products are used in a wide range of markets, including automotive, transport, high-tech engineering, building, construction and packaging.

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European Aluminium
Avenue de Tervueren 168
1150 Brussels, Belgium

Phone +32 2 775 63 63