• To provide a range of quality, cost effective services and publications to help members develop their business.
  • To provide a single voice for the machinery sector on relevant issues.
  • To promote standards of technical service, training and know-how, making membership a mark of quality and service.
  • To provide channels of contact between members, members and customers, members and government and other organisations.
  • To provide cost effective access to professional and focused exhibitions.



The PPMA has a number of key objectives which can be summarised as follows:

1. Provide members with an effective marketing support service to promote the sales of machinery both in the UK and overseas.

This is achieved in the following ways:

  • PPMA Show Exhibition (Members exhibitor rate applies)
  • PPMA web site with interactice directory generating real leads
  • Machinery Update (industry journal)
  • PPMA Machinery Directory (Members only)
  • PPMA Group stands at overseas exhibitions
  • Regular members meetings
  • Export Information
  • Business advisory service
  • Meeting, seminar and library facilities at PPMA HQ
  • Members web area with catalogue of past information to download


2. Provide education and training for members and their customers

This is achieved in the following ways:

  • Interactive Web Machinery Finder Service
  • Technical Seminars
  • Technical Publications
  • Input into and monitoring of legislative process
  • Regular technical newssheet
  • Technical consultancy
  • Machinery Finder Service


3. Representing the interests of members and their customers with government, legislators and other relevant industry bodies.

This is achieved in the following ways:

  • Links with government.
  • Links with other trade bodies and organisations.
  • Input into the European legislation process.
  • Using and promoting the industry voice when and where appropriate.


4. Raise the status and professionalism of members and develop the recognition of the importance of the machinery supply sector within the many industries served by members.

This is achieved in the following ways:

  • Ensure that the image of PPMA stands for quality and service by maintaining strict membership criteria.
  • Maximising profile opportunities for the PPMA and its members.
  • Provide education and training for members and their customers.