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Packaging and processing innovations on display at the 2023 PPMA Show

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Packaging and processing innovations on display at the 2023 PPMA Show

Packaging and processing innovations on display at the 2023 PPMA Show
August 25
15:06 2023
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The UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition, the PPMA Show, returns to the NEC Birmingham in September.  This is the ultimate event for anyone involved in the industry to see the latest processing and packaging machinery, robotics, and industrial vision systems. 

The exciting three-day event on 26-28 September will be showcasing the latest innovations to visitors from numerous different sectors involved in processing and packaging. Some of these sectors include food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, household products, and toiletries, building materials and supplies, pet care, micro-brewery and distilleries as well as contract packers and more.

In less than a month, the show opens its doors to thousands of visitors, who will have the opportunity to hear from a range of dynamic speakers. They are all eager to share with the visitors their extensive industry knowledge and some fascinating insights into future developments. These seminars are designed to inspire visitors to think about how they can improve their businesses. 

The content-rich seminar programme topics will include food packaging innovation, the importance of sustainability, successful selling, and how manufacturing is evolving to meet the needs of the processing and packaging sector.

The show has an impressive line-up of exciting keynote speakers, including Cassandra Stavrou MBE, Proper Snacks Founder, who shares her entrepreneurial journey, including some takeaway “rules for business” and the importance of innovation in processing and packaging machinery.

Joining her will be Dimitrios Spiliopoulos, Industrial IoT Lead for Manufacturing at Amazon Web Services, and Philip Hooker, VP Strategic Programmes at Cumulocity IoT, who will share their vision and expertise in empowering packaging and processing enterprises to tackle critical smart production and smart connected product challenges head-on. 

Visitors can find the complete seminar programme on the PPMA website.

This must-attend show will offer plenty of brilliant meeting opportunities with over 300 exhibitors, representing more than 2,600 brands. In addition, visitors can expect to see numerous exciting new product launches and live demonstrations at the show. This provides an ideal chance to get an up-close look at the latest technological innovations and products helping to shape the various markets.

Scott McKenna, Group Exhibitions and Membership Manager at the PPMA Group said: “We are pleased to have once again such an array of exhibitors representing the full spectrum of the industry. These leading companies will be eager to demonstrate to visitors how they can improve their businesses with the latest cutting-edge technologies. This can help businesses stay ahead with the latest trends, improve efficiency, and make better use of resources.”

Here are just a few of the exhibitors taking part in the show: 

SOMIC Packaging (C54) is a leading manufacturer of shelf-ready packaging machines and line technology for complete end-of-line automation. Global brands as well as medium-sized companies trust SOMIC’s expertise for their packaging needs and are convinced of the absolute user-friendliness and maximum efficiency of their innovative technology.

Beckhoff Automation (F70) offers automation solutions for highly efficient and resource-saving packaging machines with PC-based control and EtherCAT. Their powerful control technology is perfect for automating all packaging processes, ideally suited to applications where high speed and precision are essential.

SMC Corporation (UK) (D70) is one of the leading global companies in automation technology with a product range comprising 12,000 standard parts and over 700,000 variations. They have over 40 years of trading expertise in the UK and their customers benefit from bespoke product options, built to their specific needs, and assembled in the Milton Keynes facility.

Visitors can take advantage of the comprehensive exhibitor listing on the PPMA Show website to help plan their visit. 

The PPMA Show will offer a rare opportunity for visitors to see a complete production line in action from start to finish, from labelling, filling, and packaging to processing, robotics, automation, and industrial vision systems. 

Those looking for new solutions will be impressed with a wide variety of cutting-edge innovations on display. By integrating new solutions into their own businesses, they can streamline processes, improve efficiency, and increase productivity, which when all put together benefits businesses by saving time and money.

Visitors can also connect with leading industry experts and gain access to an invaluable source of knowledge and insight. These experts can provide the latest information and trends, help identify opportunities and challenges, and offer guidance and advice. In addition, whether looking to make new business connections or network with industry peers, this is the perfect event for all. 

To register for a free ticket to this year’s show, visit:

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