Alliance for a Competitive European Industry (ACEI)

FoodDrinkEurope is a member of the Alliance for a Competitive European Industry (ACEI). The Alliance was formed in 2004 by 11 major European industry sector associations and BUSINESSEUROPE. The common objective of its members is to promote the competitiveness of European industry on a global scale.

The industry sectors concerned represent at EU level the interests of some 6,000 large companies and 1.7 million SMEs with a combined turnover of nearly EUR 5,000 billion and EUR 1,300 billion added value. These companies employ directly approximately 23 million people in the EU.

Click here to download ACEI's manifesto 'Shifting Gears for a New EU Industrial Partnership.


ACEA - The European Car Manufacturers Association
CEFIC - European Chemical Industry Council
CEMBUREAU - The European Cement Association
CEPI - Confederation of European Paper Industries
EURATEX - The European Textile and Apparel Organisation
EURELECTRIC - Union of the Electricity Industry
EUROFER - The European Steel Association
EUROMETAUX - European Association of Metals
FoodDrinkEurope – European Food and Drink Industry
FuelsEurope - European Petroleum Refining Industry
ORGALIME - The European Engineering Industries Association
BUSINESSEUROPE - The Confederation of European Business