Let's Go Local | Compacon Roadmap

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Compacon roadmap






Securing our full-service promise on a local scale

Let’s go local!


For over five years, we have multiple offices spread around Europe. This makes it possible to combine our rich history in the promotional items industry with knowledge of local trends and partnerships with local manufacturers. Today, ‘going local’ is more important than ever. Before we explain what this means, we’d love to share some facts and figures.

The European Union aims to be climate-neutral by 2050

Container prices from the Far East are 10x higher than one year ago (and still rising!)

Leadtimes for Far East import have increased from 3-4 months to 5-6 months

Full-service close to home

Concept & Product development

Creative Thinking

Since 1992, we promise our clients a full-service solutions and we have never broken that promise. We determine the path to a full-service experience based on five core principles. In this roadmap, we tell you how we integrate local sourcing, production and trends into our full-service solution. Learn all about it, become inspired. We’d love to create a customized roadmap suitable for boosting your brand.

Production & quality



1. Creative thinking Insight & trend reporting plays a big role in this first phase of our full-service process. We have an in-house design studio and our local account managers organize workshops and brainstorms to get to know your brand. Once we know what you are all about, we find a product that resembles you. Take a look at the Bottle Up water bottle. It is produced in Europe, but might meet your own sustainability approach in another way as well.

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Workshop & brainstorms

In-house design studio

Insight & trend reporting

2. Concept & Product Development

It’s a birdhouse and a giftbox Communication makes the difference

There is something about supporting local entrepeneurs

It’s all about concept. It’s not just products. You are using promotional items to tell your brand story. With the right communication, this story becomes so much more powerful. The right packaging can help you with that. Besides partnering up with local manufacturers, our packaging and sleeves are designed in our local offices and produced by local printing partners. Add a name and turn a simple mug into a personal ‘thank you’. Compacon is part of Plato which houses its own printing facilities in The Netherlands. Through our European warehouse distribution, your customized products are at your doorstep in the blink of an eye.

Customize and personalize

3. Sourcing Did you know 67% of French consumers feel concerned about ‘responsible’ consumption? This includes buying products of an organic, vegan or local nature*.

Made in Turkey

Our skilled Buying & Sourcing experts support the local sales teams with interesting partnerships. Compacon has meaningful contract agreements with both local and international manufacturers. Therefore, we can still guarantee great value for money, even when the products are sourced locally.

Made in France

Made in Germany

*Source: Reaching the French consumer. (2021). Santander Trade. https://santandertrade.com/en/portal/analyse-markets/germany/reaching-the-consumers

Made in Italy

4. Production & Quality Quality is always top priority. Compacon takes their clients serious. Therefore, we only offer products that fit our CSR regulations. All manufacturers and factories we partner up with are expected to sign our Code of Conduct. Our Quality & Compliance Manager works together with the local offices to ensure the products meet all compliance requirements active in the country of production or distribution. Compacon complies to different, internationally-proclaimed standards such as the United Nations Global Compact.

5. Logistics

450+ employees across Europe

Compacon understands that your promotional items might be part of a large campaign or end of year gift. Timing is of the essence! Thanks to our warehouses in Europe and network of dedicated forwarding agents, we are confident to provide 99% assurance that your promotional timing is met. Producing locally equals a reduction in lead times. Thanks to our European logistics partnerships and warehousing solution, we are happy to help you with time-bound or last-minute requests.

own printing facilities

26.000 m² warehouse

Interested in your own roadmap? We would love to offer you a personalized proposal and support your promotional goal with our full-service solution.

Contact your Compacon contact or visit www.compacon.com for local contact details.

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