PA wins Business of the Year

Knutsford based Packaging Automation Ltd has been named “Business of the Year” at the 2018 E3 Business Awards. The event took place on 12th July at the Macron Stadium in Bolton.

The company, which designs and manufactures tray sealing and pot filling and sealing machinery faced strong competition from organisations across the North West. The award was presented by Andrew Dewhurst, Managing Director of Affilius Group representing the award sponsor.

Commenting on the award, the company’s Commercial Director Sam Ashton said: “We are so proud of our team and our achievements, sometimes it is hard to see how far we have come when we are in the thick of the day to day and focusing so much on finding things to improve but being recognised by peers in our industry is just fantastic.”

Speaking on behalf of 1 Events Media, the host and organiser of the awards, Managing Director Mubarak Chati said: “The E3 Awards have always been about more than just commercial success; they celebrate the impact that enterprise has on lives and communities across the North West. Packaging Automation is a fine example of that enterprising spirit and it’s right that its commitment should be recognised.

“Packaging Automation can be very proud of its achievement. Competition this year was exceptionally fierce; so much so that we felt we had to increase the number of shortlisted candidates in several categories. To come away with a win in 2018 meant proving an extraordinary commitment, and that is exactly what Packaging Automation did."

More information about the E3 Business Awards, including a full list of winners, can be found at www.


Packaging Automation Ltd was established in 1963 and is a leading UK manufacturer of tray sealing and pot filling and sealing machinery.
PA can offer customers a tray sealer or pot filler for a wide range of applications in the food industry including fresh produce packing such as salad, tomato, strawberry, cherry 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.
Full packing lines can be specified and installed to include tray denesting, conveyoring, tray filling, film sealing including modified atmosphere packing (MAP) facilities. Foil tray sealing as well as plastic tray sealing can be accommodated on all machines as standard.

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