Tray sealing solutions for small start-ups

We recognise the needs of small businesses who may be thinking about tray sealing their products for the first time and know there are a lot of decisions to make and concerns about costs. We offer help and support to get you started, including machine hire offers, free use of our test and development kitchen, free trials facility and advice on choosing packaging materials including alternatives to plastic packaging solutions.

We recognise the upsurge in innovation within the food industry with many small businesses launching exciting fresh new brands. We are keen to support and encourage this innovation by allowing these smaller companies to access professional top quality packaging options that open the door to retailer listings.

As a growing business ourselves we know how important it is to keep cash within the business and how hard it is to acquire the machines and equipment you need to grow. We want to help businesses to grow, adapt and keep up with what can be frighteningly fast paced growth without tying up cash in machinery.

At the Farm and Deli Show our team will be on hand to discuss a scheme that will help customers to automate packing processes from day one with minimal investment. The hire scheme offers entry level machines with a sealing tool for one pack format on hire for a fixed weekly hire rate. At the end of an initial six month hire period, users have the option to return the machine and stop making payments, keep the machine at a reduced weekly rate or upgrade for a small uplift in cost to a quicker machine with a sealing tool to suit the same pack if demand for products is increasing.

As well as providing support with machinery, we also offer full support with advice and industry contacts for selecting suitable packaging. Customers are able to take full advantage of our free of charge test kitchen and trails facility to prepare sample packs to help show off your products to prospective customers. On display will be a range fully recyclable and compostable packaging solutions that are compatible with PA machinery.


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 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