The Association of the European Vehicle Logistics
ECG, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics, has been the voice of the Finished Vehicle Logistics industry in Europe since 1997.
ECG represents the interests of over 140 member companies and partners, from family owned SMEs to multi-nationals, and is the major champion of the European vehicle logistics sector. ECG represents all transport modes at EU level – road, rail, maritime and fluvial. ECG Members provide transport, distribution, storage, preparation and post-production services to manufacturers, importers, car rental companies and vehicle leasing operators across the European Union as well as Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Turkey and beyond. They own or operate more than 360 car-carrying ships, 15,100 purpose-built railway wagons, 22 river barges and more than 23,000 road transporters
What we do
Established as a non-profit making organisation to promote the interests of the car carrier operators, ECG is now the established platform for the automotive logistics sector bringing together logistics service providers, manufacturer logistics managers and suppliers to the sector. While lobbying the main EU institutions to give an external voice to the sector, within the industry ECG aims to facilitate non-commercial collaboration between member companies and assist them in sharing best practices in many operational areas, especially the harmonisation of operational standards. In co-operation with the European Business School (now KPMG Education), ECG has created the only existing Academy for higher education tailored and wholly dedicated to Finished Vehicle Logistics. Additionally, through the Annual Conference and Regional Meetings as well as through Working Groups and Forums, ECG has positioned itself as the meeting point to discuss key non-commercial issues that affect the entire automotive outbound logistics sector. The Vehicle Manufacturers take an active part in this process by participating in many of the ECG events.