Engineering Students Attend the PPMA Show | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) students studying Engineering programmes attended the renowned PPMA Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

This visit provided an opportunity for these aspiring engineers to explore the latest advancements in processing and packaging machinery, fostering a deeper understanding of the industry.

The PPMA Show, the UK’s premier event dedicated to cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery, presented an all-encompassing view of various sectors, including food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, household products and toiletries, building materials and supplies, pet care, micro-brewery and distilleries, FMCG, and contract packing, among others.

During their visit, the engineering students had the privilege of witnessing and engaging with every facet of the production line, from labelling and filling to packing, robotics, automation, and industrial vision systems. The exhibition also showcased the latest technological innovations and unveiled a host of ground-breaking product launches.

Ian Turner, Engineering Course Leader at Bridgwater & Taunton College, shared his enthusiasm about the experience, stating,

The show was brilliant, an excellent opportunity for our students to see innovation first-hand within the industry. They had the opportunity to network with influencers and technical experts, watch live demonstrations, and more. This experience will definitely support their learning and encourage them to think about the career paths they may wish to follow.

For those interested in learning more about Engineering courses at Bridgwater & Taunton College, please visit our website at or reach out to our Information and Advice team with any questions on 01278 441234 or via email at

Additionally, we invite you to attend our upcoming open events to discover the exciting educational opportunities available: Bridgwater Campus on Tuesday, October 10, from 6pm to 8pm, and Taunton Campus on Wednesday, October 11, from 6pm to 8pm.

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