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Business opportunities for women-owned suppliers across Europe

Business opportunities for women-owned suppliers across Europe

WEConnect International is a corporate-led non-profit and their goal is to connect more majority women owned businesses into the corporate supply chain. Their corporate members represent $1 trillion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and more information can be found on their website: http://weconnectinternational.org/.

WEConnect International currently has the following business opportunities:

Packaging suppliers including:
  • On shelf printed packaging: flexible (bags) and cartons (boxes)
  • Shipper cases: corrugated boxes
  • Injection moulding
  • Tertiary packaging: stretch films, tapes, stickers
  • Customized packaging for displays (on shelf)

Hygiene materials including:
  • Non-wovens: spunbond, spunlace and carded
  • Product films
  • Adhesives

Raw materials producers (not traders) including:
  • Resins: PE, PET and PP, recycled resins
  • Fibres: plastic or natural based
  • Cellulose
  • Super absorbent materials

Contract manufacturers producing fem care products including:
  • Tampons and pads and liners – particularly with naturals/sustainable solutions

Packing suppliers including:
  • Primary packing – (filling and form, fil seal); bottle making equipment; flexible packaging (sachets, flow wrappers, stackers and baggers)
  • Secondary packing – wrapping, labelling, cartoning machines
  • End of line equipment – palletizing, case packing, pick and place


Material handling equipment suppliers such as forklifts, AGV, conveyors and racking

Assembly suppliers e.g. converting, dust control equipment, glue equipment, printing/inks etc.

Production related suppliers who can supply skids, tanks, utilities, chillers, welding and heat exchangers etc.

Facilities management related suppliers across Europe (especially in the UK and Germany) including:

  • Cleaning
  • Gardening
  • Janitorial
  • Security
  • Catering
  • Building installations and maintenance
  • Waste disposal

If you are a majority owned women’s business that could provide any of these requirements, please get in touch with Emma Duncan, Outreach and Event Manager for Europe on eduncan@weconnectinternational.org by Tuesday 2nd June