Alliance for a Competitive European Industry

The Alliance for a Competitive European Industry (ACEI) 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 Alliance therefore encourages a policy and regulatory framework that supports that objective, reinforcing and complementing BUSINESSEUROPE’s work in this respect by providing a sectoral perspective. The industry sectors concerned represent the interests at EU level of some 6 000 large companies and 1.7 million SMEs with a combined output of nearly 5 trillon euros turnover and 1.3 trillion euros added value. These companies directly employ about 23 million people in the EU.

ACEI members:

  • ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association
  • CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council
  • CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association
  • CEPI, the Confederation of European Paper Industries
  • EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Organisation
  • EURELECTRIC, the Union of the Electricity Industry
  • EUROFER, the European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries
  • EUROMETAUX, the European Association of Metals
  • FuelsEurope, the European petroleum refining industry
  • FoodDrinkEurope, the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the EU
  • ORGALIME, the European Engineering Industries Association