PA announce major plans to support rapid growth

Award winning, family owned business Packaging Automation Limited based in Knutsford are a rapidly growing designer and manufacturer of packaging machinery.

PA’s recent success coupled with the company’s continued and ambitious growth plans sees the opening of factory 2 to support the required expansion in manufacturing facilities.

Packaging Automation has achieved rapid growth during the last four years with export sales growth playing a vital part in the company’s success.

In 2017 the company achieved a key milestone when sales revenue topped £10.5 million. In 2014, the family owned business set an aggressive growth target and since then has seen turnover increase by more than 50%.

As well as expanding its facilities, the business has also announced two new appointments, Neil Ashton has been promoted to Managing Director and Dave Schumacker has been promoted to Operations Director. The whole team at PA are looking forward to another fantastic year of growth.


PA is a 3rd generation family owned business employing 120 people established in 1963. It designs and manufactures packaging machinery for fresh and processed food.
Packaging Automation Ltd was established in 1963 and is a leading UK manufacturer of tray sealing machinery and pot filling and sealing machinery.
PA can offer customers a tray sealing machine or pot filling and sealing machine for a wide range of applications in the food industry including fresh produce packing such as salad, tomato, strawberry, raspberry and soft fruit packing, fish, seafood, meat and chicken packing (including vacuum packing and skin packing), ready meal sealing and packing, and pot or tub denesting, filling and sealing for puddings and sauces.

For further information please contact:
Packaging Automation Ltd
Claire Carless
Marketing Assistant
Samantha Ashton
Commercial Director
Packaging Automation Ltd
Parkgate Industrial Park
WA16 8XW
01565 755000