Who Are We?

The PPMA Group of Associations (‘PPMA Group’) comprises three specialist trade associations and serves over 500 member and affiliate member companies.

We are voice of the processing and packaging industry, representing businesses in the UK as well as those exporting overseas.

Our principal purpose is to assist in the sales and marketing of industrial processing equipment and packaging machinery through various exhibitions, events, publications and regulatory training.


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PPMA Show 2021

Book today to exhibit at the UK’s largest processing & packaging machinery event at the NEC in September 2021.

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Membership Benefits

Member Benefits and Joining Criteria


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

Technology Finder

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

International Services

PPMA International Services supporting members at overseas exhibitions.

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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.


Are you looking for an apprentice? You can apply for a BEST bursary or grant funding here.

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Contact PPMA Group

How to get in contact with PPMA.

Become a Member

Why Join the PPMA Group of Associations?

As part of your membership with us, you will receive numerous benefits to help you sell more products and services. This includes discounted exhibition space at major PPMA events, through to concessionary rates for training, free publicity opportunities, plus access to the latest insights and trends from within the processing and packaging industry (incl. robotics and industrial vision). Click below to find out more.