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Established in 1987, PPMA (the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association) is the UK’s trusted trade association for processing and packaging machinery suppliers to both the domestic and overseas markets.
With 550+ member companies, our principal objective is to help members sell more products and services through various exhibitions, publications and training.
Choose from six prestigious categories and register your interest today!
Book today to exhibit at the UK’s largest processing & packaging machinery event at the NEC in September 2024.
A comprehensive programme of technical seminars and innovations from world-leading industrial vision companies.
See working demonstrations of the latest automation and robotics technology, and improve your investment decisions before you buy.
Access a wide range of technical & practical engineering training courses, as well as personal development, leadership, sales and marketing courses. All are available at subsidised prices.
Automate UK International Services supporting members at overseas exhibitions.
Member Benefits and Joining Criteria
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