Milestone for PPMA Group of Associations


Minebea Intec has become the 500th member of the PPMA Group of Associations.

The supplier of weighing, line inspection and process control equipment, previously called Sartorius Intec, has recently undergone a  rebrand following its move to Japanese group, Minebea.

Colin Maher, country manager – UK & Ireland, Minebea Intec, said, “Following our recent rebranding and a significant focus on investing in new technologies, the time was right to join the PPMA to build the company’s profile and highlight the new technological innovations we’ll soon be launching for the manufacturing industry.

“The PPMA provides us with a significant platform to highlight our new product range as well as networking with our peers and potential customers across the processing, packaging and manufacturing industries.”

Minebea Intec will make its debut at the PPMA Show at the NEC, Birmingham in September 2017, which will be co-located with Interplas. MineBea Intec will join more than 200 exhibitors that have already booked stands at the event for processing and packaging machinery.

Speaking about its “record” booking for 2017, David Harrison, PPMA group exhibition manager explained, “With more than 6,000 sq. meters already booked, we’re confident that the PPMA Show 2017 will be bigger and better than the previous edition in 2015. Interest was already strong at this year’s Total Show event where many of the stands were booked, 12 months in advance. We had over 7,300 visitors coming to discover the latest technological innovations and discuss key business opportunities and look forward to welcoming returning and new visitors to the NEC next September for what’s set to be our biggest show yet.”

Companies including Schubert, ULMA Packaging, ABB Robotics, Mettler Toledo and Beckhoff Automation are among those confirmed to exhibit and they will be joined by newcomers like MineBea Intec and CPACK Packaging.

Valerio Del Vecchio, PPMA head of marketing said, “This marks the end to a successful and memorable year and a great way to enter our 30th anniversary in 2017. We’ll soon be announcing plans to celebrate 30 years of helping the industry and look forward to continuing to create value for our members through the provision of new and improved services.”

 The PPMA Group of Associations comprises the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA), British Automation and Robot Association (BARA) and the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA).