About PPMA

Established in 1987, PPMA (Processing and Packaging Machinery Association) is the UK’s trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to both the domestic and overseas markets.

With over 550 member companies, our principal objective is to help members sell more products and services through PPMA Group’s various exhibitions, publications and training.  Read more

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Machine Vision Conference 2024

A comprehensive programme of technical seminars and innovations from world leading industrial vision companies.

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Automation UK 2024

See working demonstrations of the latest automation and robotics technology, and improve your investment decisions before you buy.

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PPMA Show 2024

Book today to exhibit at the UK’s largest processing & packaging machinery event at the NEC in September 2024.

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Membership Benefits

Member Benefits and Joining Criteria

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Training Courses

A wide range of technical & practical engineering training courses, as well as personal development, leadership, sales and marketing courses. All available at subsidised prices.

Technology Finder

Search from 100s of processing equipment, packaging machinery and ancillary providers using our quick finder tool.


Machinery Update, The Machinery Directory, Vision in Action, PPMA Group News (Members Only).

International Services

PPMA International Services supporting members at overseas exhibitions.

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Contact PPMA Group

How to get in contact with PPMA.

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Submit your news or event (Members only)

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Processing & Packaging Machinery Association

Find out more about what the PPMA has to offer

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24 Nov 2023
New & Improved Vacuum Conveyor

New & Improved Vacuum Conveyors from VMECA


20 Nov 2023
**NEW** MV Series Magic Grippers

These innovative MV Series Magic Grippers from VMECA, have a NEW vertical compact design with closer mounting centres to maximise the surface area for vacuum handling.


17 Nov 2023
RARUK Automation is Making Automation Accessible with Free Robotics Demo Events

Recently, leading UK collaborative robot (cobot) distributor RARUK Automation Ltd hosted its first Automation For Everyone – Free Robotics Demonstration event at the AMRC North-West in Blackburn.


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17 Nov 2023
Busch Introduces New Generation of Small MINK MM

Busch Vacuum Solutions introduces new MINK MM dry claw vacuum pumps. The new generation stands out for its minimal operating costs, low energy consumption and reduced CO2 footprint through reduced raw material requirements.


07 Nov 2023
Choose the right AMR

Global labour issues continue to drive manufacturers’ and logistics companies’ need to automate low-value, manual tasks such as material transport.


07 Nov 2023
Verderflex iDURA 45-80 wins Industrial Product of the Year 2023!

Verderflex iDURA 45-80 Range Wins Industrial Product of the Year at the Industrial Plant & Equipment Awards 2023


07 Nov 2023
New IO-Link Master Reduces Hardware Costs, Future-Proofs Pneumatic Valve Systems with IIoT Integration

Customers can reduce costs by including multiple IO-Link masters on one G3 Fieldbus platform


07 Nov 2023
Excelerate launches new perforated film range

Excelerate has recently launched a new range of perforated stretch films, designed to provide maximum aeration to pallet loads.


PPMA Member Events

11 Oct 2023
Automation for Everyone – Free Robotics Demonstration at AV Dawson, Port of Middlesbrough

6 December 2023, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Are you struggling with labour shortages? Looking to give your business a productivity boost?

PPMA Member Events

11 Oct 2023
Automation for Everyone – Free Robotics Demonstration at the AMRC, Blackburn

Are you struggling with labour shortages? Looking to give your business a productivity boost? RARUK Automation would like to introduce you to the small-footprint, intuitive range of 6-axis collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots and MiR autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

PPMA Member Events

11 Oct 2023
Get Hands on with AMR's

RARUK Automation are delighted to be supporting MiR with their event at Magna Science Adventure Centre where you will be able to get a hands on experience with autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), as well as gain a comprehensive understanding of how the robot operates and interacts within your facility.

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11 Oct 2023
Coffee and Cobots – An Introduction to Digital Manufacturing

Alongside Universal Robots, RARUK Automation is thrilled to be supporting a Wirral Chamber of Commerce event to promote the key benefits of robotics and automation.

PPMA Member Events