Whitford holds global relationships with business partners – coating and sector associated bodies and organizations that represent the coatings industry, market needs and act as information portals for the industry as a whole. These relationships foster a culture of understanding and knowledge sharing, to ensure that Whitford operates at the forefront of industry standards.

  • American Bakers Association

    The leading Trade Association for the wholesale baking industry.

  • American Petroleum Institute

    A Tade Association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry. 

  • British Coatings Federation 

    A UK Trade Association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering manufacturers. 

  • British Home Enhancement Trade Association

    The leading UK Trade Association for manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors involved in DIY home improvement, garden, housewares, and electricals. 

  • British Safety Council

    The British Safety Council helps organizations – of all sizes and in all sectors – develop and maintain effective helath & safety policies and processes, working with members to develop best practice.  

  • British Valve and Actuator Association

    The BVAA represents the interests of over 200 British companies relating to the valve and actuator industries.

  • CEPE Chefs

    The European Council of the paint, printing, ink, and artists’ colors industry.

  • China Association of Fluorine and Silicone Industry

    An association to serve its member companies within the Fluorine and Silicone industries.

  • Coatings Societies International

    An international organization linking together all country or regional federations for scientific and technical employees of manufacturers and suppliers within the paint industry. 

  • Controlled Release and Encapsulation Network (CoRE-Net)

    A new initiative to bring together companies and scientific professionals with a common interest in Controlled Release and Encapsulation Technologies by providing a networking platform for technological advancement and to seed opportunities for research cooperation.

  • Composites UK

    The trade body for the UK composites industry. 

  • Cookware Manufacturers Association

    A non-profit Trade Association owned by its membership: manufacturers of cookware, bakeware, and kitchenware with substantial operations and headquarters in the United States.

  • The Cordage Institute

    The Cordage Institute is an international association of rope, twine, and related manufacturers, their suppliers, and affiliated industries.

  • Energy Industries Council

    A leading Trade Association providing dedicated services to help members understand, identify and pursue global business opportunities. 

  • European Coil Coating Association

    An international non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of the use of coil and/or sheet coated metal as the environmentally sound, cost-effective, and high-quality method of testing.  

  • European Marine Energy Centre 

    EMEC is a UKAS accredited test and research center focussing on wave and tidal power development based in the Orkney Islands, UK. 

  • The FEC

    The FEC promotes co-operation between members, gives help and supports on economic and technical improvements, works to the definition of technical standards and officially represents the common interests of its members before the international authorities and particularly to the European Commission in Brussels.

  • Food and Drug Administration

    A federal agency responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of US food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. 

  • Homeworld Business 

    A leading trade journal to the housewares industry in news analysis, in-depth trend reporting, merchandising coverage and exclusive industry statistics.

  • INMETRO – Brazilian government safety body

    A Brazillian federal autarchy, linked to the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.

  • International Housewares Association

    A non-profit, full-service trade organization that has been promoting the sales and marketing of housewares since 1938.

  • Industrial Association of Brescia, Italy

    The AIB represents the industrial and services sectors in the province of Brescia in all the political, institutional, administrative and trade union bodies, both local and national, in order to safeguard their interests.

  • Jiangmen Jianghai District Federation of Trade Unions, China

    A professional federation for Trade Unions in the Jiangmen Jianghai district. 

  • Jiangmen Jianghai District Safety Production Management Association

    A professional association within the Jiangmen Jianghai district. 

  • NACE International

    A professional organization for the corrosion control industry. 

  • National Composites Centre

    The NCC’s mission is to accelerate the growth of UK industrial output by enabling design and manufacturing enterprises to deliver winning solutions in the application of composites.

  • NIBA

    The Belting Association promotes the common business interests of all distributor/fabricators and manufacturers of conveyor and flat power transmissions belting and material that enhances & changes belt.

  • NOF Energy

    A business development organization working on behalf of companies within the Oil & Gas, offshore renewables, and power sectors. 

  • NSF

    An American product testing, inspection, and certification organization. 


    The Plastics Industry Associations (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is a purpose-driven organization here to support the entire plastics supply chain.

  • The Pipeline Industries Guild

    The Pipeline Industries Guild is the only worldwide association to cater directly to the needs of the pipeline industry, regardless of engineering discipline, application, or qualification. 

  • Renewable UK 

    The UK’s leading renewable energy trade association, specializing in onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy. 

  • SAE International 

    SAE is the leader in connecting and educating mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions.

  • Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

    The SCHC is a professional society committed to serving chemical hazard communication professionals and to promoting knowledge and awareness in all areas of chemical hazard communication.

  • Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

    A Trade Association within the automotive industry. The SMMT supports and promotes its member’s interest, at home and abroad, to the government, stakeholders, and the media. 

  • Singapore Business Federation

    The SBF is the apex business chamber championing the interests of the Singapore business community in the areas of trade, investment, and industrial relations. It represents 25,800 companies, as well as key local and foreign business chambers. 

  • Singapore Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry

    The SCCCI is an internationally renowned business organization and the apex body of the Chinese business community in Singapore. 

  • Singapore National Employers Federation

    SNEF is registered as a trade union under the Trade Unions Act. It is the national trade union of employers, representing the interests of all sectors of the economy. It is an independent, autonomous not-for-profit organization funded by membership fees and revenue from consultancy, training, research and other activities.

  • Singapore Plastic Industry Association

    The SPIA is the sole representative body of the plastic industries in Singapore, a non-profi trade organization.

  • Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association

    SEPTA is a trade association representing local companies engaged in the manufacturing of molds and dies, jigs and fixtures, metal stamping, metal castings, plastic and rubber moldings, precision machining, photonic and semi-conductor equipment, aerospace, automotive and medical parts as well as in providing services related to the precision engineering and technology industry.

For more information on Whitford’s Partners, contact your local Whitford representative.