Who Are We?

The PPMA Group of Associations (‘PPMA Group’) comprises three specialist trade associations and serves over 550 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.


Contact PPMA Group

How to get in contact with PPMA.

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.


Book today to exhibit at the UK’s largest processing & packaging machinery event at the NEC in October 2019.

Machine Vision Conference

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

International Services

PPMA International Services supporting members at overseas exhibitions


Take advantage of a wide range of heavily subsidised training and seminars throughout the calendar year.



How to join the PPMA Group of Associations

Established in 1987 the PPMA Group consists of three trade associations with over 500+ member companies. Representing the UK market in its four Association sectors, the PPMA Group speaks with a truly representative industry voice. Whilst there are many common services across the group each trade association has its own objectives and committees.