The PPMA Group comprises three trade associations, PPMA (Processing Packaging Machinery Association), BARA (British Automation & Robot Association) & UKIVA (UK Industrial Vision Association). PPMA was founded in 1988 by a panel of 8 manufacturers who wished to run their own exhibition to showcase their machinery. The PPMA was then joined by BARA and then UKIVA in 2009 to form the PPMA Group.

What do we do?

The Group’s principle objective is to promote sales of machinery, both at home and abroad, through various projects and services of mutual benefit to both members and their customers by providing free technical and machinery information and advice.

Now with over 500 members and celebrating its 27th Show, the PPMA Group also enjoys the largest market share of its kind with its in-house publication Machinery Update. The PPMA Group Industry Awards also celebrated their 4th year in 2015 with over 400 attendees. As well as this, the PPMA Group carries a pavilion at overseas shows such as Interpack in Germany & Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai.

Interested in joining us? Our membership team would be happy to help! Simply contact Show Sales Manager Scott McKenna by email or call +44 (0)20 8773 8111 and we will be happy to help.

Proud AEO Members

In February 2016 the PPMA Group became members of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO). The AEO Code of Conduct exists to ensure high standards of business behaviour, and to promote best practice amongst members.

You can see our listing on the official AEO website.