The National Association of Central Purchasing and Services, Anceco, represents the Central Purchasing and Services in Spain.
It is a non-profit association that currently has 55 partners representing 127 purchasing centers in 21 different activity sectors, which group more than 20,000 companies, 31,200 points of sale, 135 logistics platforms and 608 cash & carry.
Anceco was born in March 1998 after the holding of the 1st National Congress of Centrals and Purchase Groups that took place in September 1997. This event served to confirm that the Centrals themselves were interested in sharing experiences and promoting this formula of cooperation.
Its mission is to maximize the competitiveness of the individual companies that act in association under the Central Purchasing and Services (CCS) model, defend their common interests against third parties, encourage and promote their creation.