2024 PPMA Show focuses on adoption of smart technology in manufacturing

2024 PPMA Show focuses on adoption of smart technology in manufacturing

Technology

Preparations for the 2024 PPMA Show are well underway in readiness for when the doors open at the NEC in Birmingham from 24th to 26th September 2024. This three-day event is the largest of its kind in the UK, attracting over 300 world-class brands showcasing their state-of-the-art processing equipment, packaging machinery, industrial robots and machine vision systems to an expected audience of over 8,000 visitors. PPMA Show also hosts an outstanding spectrum of presentations which are delivered by well-known industry experts.

This year’s PPMA Show concentrates on encouraging a far greater adoption of smart technology by the manufacturing industry in the UK. Although this technology has been around for some time, the UK adoption rates are lagging behind some other nations and impacting upon competitiveness.

Smart technology can deliver significant benefits to business including greater operational efficiency, improved product quality and better decision-making. All of which can deliver costs savings to many businesses and enhance their competitiveness. The 2024 show provides visitors with an ideal opportunity to learn more about these advancing technologies that are already seen as an integral part of business operations by those in the processing and packaging machinery industry.

PPMA Show provides a perfect platform to hundreds of renowned brands not only to exhibit their mind-blowing technologies and innovative solutions but to host immersive live demos and exciting product launches. These will attract thousands of visitors looking for inspiration and new solutions to improve their existing business operations. The show also offers visitors an opportunity to benefit from expert guidance and answers to queries to enable them to make an informed investment decision.

The 2024 show exhibitors include big names such as ULMA, PFM, Ishida, WestRock, Reiser, GEA, Autopack, Coveya, and Beckhoff. The floorplan is filling up fast, anyone interested in exhibiting should contact the organisers, Automate UK.


The PPMA Show in September will be ‘the smart show’ that enables exhibitors and visitors to connect in new ways by enabling attendees to capture digital content on their smart phones. This means exhibitors won’t miss any leads when they are busy at their stands and anyone interested in particular products can expect to be contacted at a later point.

This event is a unique show that offers a fantastic experience for visitors to discover a complete production line in action from start to finish, from labelling, filling and packaging to processing, robotics, automation and industrial vision systems.

PPMA Show is delighted to reveal the seminar content that will be delivered by recognised industry experts during the three day show. These include:

  • Janet Bellamy, National Centre for Food Manufacturing (Lincoln University): Merging Man and Machine
  • Paul Moss, Intergage Marketing Engineers Ltd: The Age of AI: Start Empowering Your Business to Thrive
  • Richard Allen, Mitshubishi Electric: How and why OEMs and machine builders partner with Mitsubishi Electric from conceptual, through development delivery and machine lifecycle phases

The UK Automation Forum will take to the stage to discuss the topic of ‘What would make UK food businesses adopt more robots?’ Representatives from the food industry will join the panel to discuss the positive impact that adopting automation can have on the sector, whilst sharing top tips and learnings that help to ensure successful outcomes.

Here are the thoughts from a few visitors to the 2023 PPMA Show.

Pepsico: It was great to see such an eclectic mix of manufacturing and engineering companies at the show, showcasing the diversity of the industry.
Unilever: There is a good, wide range of products on show. We came to the show looking for automation partners, which is where our company is headed. We’ve visited the show a number of times and it always delivers good networking opportunities.
Unbar Rothon Ltd: When designing new product lines it can take time speaking to multiple suppliers. The show allowed us to speak to everyone under one roof, saving us weeks of planning.

For more information and to register for a free ticket, please visit: https://www.ppmashow.co.uk/visit

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